Rev. Chris Hedges: Take Down This Discredited System! + Bernie Booed + Thousands Protesting at DNC

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with Chris Hedges and

American Babylon on Jul 25, 2016

Dr. Cornel West with American Babylon – Dr. West reveals why he is not voting for Bernie Sanders. We also speak with Pulitzer Prize winning writer and activist Chris Hedges about why he is done with the Bernie bus and what needs to happen next. This was shot a couple of hours ago in Philadelphia at the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia. Forgive the spelling and editing and other errors, this was done on the fly…

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Translating the Bern Internationally by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
Socialist Worker
April 21, 2016

The Bernie Sanders campaign isn’t alone among events in the United States capable of inspiring international solidarity. On February 15 and 16, 2003, nearly a million antiwar protesters marched against Bush’s invasion of Iraq. On May 1, 2006, more than 3 million predominantly Latino workers effectively called the largest one-day strike in the nation’s history to demand immigration reform. In 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement found common cause with the Indignados in Spain, while Egyptian revolutionaries in Tahrir Square ordered pizza for workers and students sitting in at the Madison Capitol building. And in 2014, Palestinian activists offered advice to Ferguson, Missouri, protesters about how to best withstand the effects of tear gas.

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The Nader Challenge and What It Means Today by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
socialistworker.org
October 1, 2015

VERMONT SEN. Bernie Sanders’s campaign for the presidency and his platform in favor of raising the minimum wage, defending Social Security, reducing student debt and establishing a single-payer health care system have energized millions of people who want an alternative to the status quo political system.

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Is Bernie Sanders Making A “Political Revolution”? by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
socialistworker.org
September 3, 2015

BERNIE SANDERS’ bid to unseat Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s heir apparent to the White House has shaken up election season and given a voice to millions of people who have had it with a political system wholly owned by the 1 Percent.

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Why I’m still not voting for Obama by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
SocialistWorker.org
October 29, 2012

Does Barack Obama deserve the votes of activists and radicals?

FOUR YEARS ago, I wrote an article for Socialist Worker titled “Why I’m Not Voting For Obama.” The atmosphere in which President Barack Obama is running for reelection could not be more different from the high hopes and expectations that surrounded his 2008 campaign. But I believe socialists and the left must take the same attitude to this election.

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Marx meets the working class by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
SocialistWorker.org
April 7, 2011

Karl Marx (1818 – 1883)

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In Paris, Marx finally encountered the social force capable of achieving liberation.

“I AM referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results…and being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be.”

Marx was in a fighting mood in the months after the German authorities banned the Rheinische Zeitung, the newspaper he had edited in 1842-43. This is not to say that he was unhappy, far from it. After years of courtship, he and Jenny Westphalen were finally married and soon expecting their first child. As Howard Zinn put it in his play Marx in Soho, the two “were powerfully in love.”

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The muckraking Marx by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
SocialistWorker.org
March 9, 2011

The owners of the Rheinische Zeitung hired a “devil of a revolutionary” as editor.

In 1841, things were looking good for Karl Marx. After completing his dissertation in philosophy, his mentor, the radical critic and philosopher Bruno Bauer, prepared Marx’s way to land a prestigious academic appointment. Only 23 years old and widely recognized as a rising intellectual star, Marx shot to the top of the most influential liberal circles in Germany.

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Hegel’s hard work by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
SocialistWorker.org
February 23, 2011

Marx looked to Hegel’s original method for thinking about society’s problems.

“IF THERE should ever be time for such a work again,” said Marx to Engels amid a flurry of letters in January of 1858, “I should greatly like to make accessible to the ordinary human intelligence, in two or three printer’s sheets, what is rational in the method which Hegel discovered but at the same time enveloped in mysticism.” (From The Selected Correspondence of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: 1846-1895, New York: International Publishers, 1942, p. 102.)

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Getting started with Marx and Engels by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
SocialistWorker.org
February 8, 2011

Todd Chretien begins a new series that goes through the works of Marx and Engels.

“PHILOSOPHERS HAVE only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.” So wrote Karl Marx in his Theses on Feuerbach when he had reached the ripe-old-age of 27.

Yet Marx and his collaborator Frederick Engels spent their lives interpreting the world, covering page after page, year after year. Their Collected Works fill up 50 volumes, which average about 600 pages each.

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