Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni: The Islamic State and the Crisis in US Foreign Policy

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

LeighaCohen on Dec 4, 2014

Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni, author of The Islamic Phoenix spoke on December 2, 2014 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture and co-sponsored the event along with Seven Stories Press, New York Society for Ethical Culture, and AlterNet. Ted Rall was the moderator of the event.

Much of the evening gives one a brilliant clarification of how world policy starting after World War 1 carved up the Islamic State. The discussion then goes into how US foreign policy has interfered and created Islamic Fundamentalist Groups such as the Taliban and now a more state Islamic State driven group such as ISIL as a continuing reaction to outside interference within the region.

The video has opening statements by Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni, then a dialogue between the two speakers. After 15 minutes Ted Rall asks audience questions to both speakers on topics including the history of ISIS, what the Caliphate is, and is ISIS accepted by other Islamic States?

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Chris Hedges: Strategies for Revolution + Revolution, the video

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

LeighaCohen on Aug 28, 2014

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A meeting of 8 diverse panelists met on August 27th 2014 at Project Reach located in NYC to discuss Strategies for the Revolution. The meeting by Deep Green Resistance of New York.


In this much edited video version of the entire 2 hour event, I feature Chris Hedges. The Panel discussion touched on topics such as Strategies for a revolution, the role of women and indigenous people in a revolutionary struggle, and a view of the inherent failures associated with Capitalism.

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A system beyond repair by Leela Yellesetty

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by Leela Yellesetty
January 3, 2011

Cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall’s book is a passionate call for struggle and social change–but with deep flaws about how to get there. Leela Yellesetty explains why.

“It shall be unlawful for any person with the intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any government in the U.S., to print, publish, edit, issue, circulate, sell, distribute or publicly display any written or printed matter advocating, advising or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence.”
–U.S. Code, from a 1940 law still in effect

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Eric Holder Press Conference On Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Going On Trial In NY

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Sister of Guantanamo inmate condemns detention – 13 Nov 09

November 13, 2009

The US has announced that five people held at Guantanamo Bay will face trial before a military commission.

Among them is Canadian detainee Omar Khadr. Khadr was only a teenager when he was brought to Guantanamo after being captured in Afghanistan for allegedly killing a US soldier there.

Canadian courts have ordered their government to request his repatriation. But the government is now fighting that ruling before the supreme court.

Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar sat down with Khadr’s sister Zaynab for an exclusive interview and began by asking her how her brother has been treated over the past seven years in detention.

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