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Eva Golinger: Why the CIA Won’t Give Up on Venezuela

Interview about the Western backed resistance groups in Venezuela and how there is a coup happening in real time

Laura Hanna: Students Launch Historic Debt Strike

Refusing to Pay Back Predatory College Loans

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Norman Finkelstein: Netanyahu is a Maniac

Interview on how the Goldstone report was ‘devastating’ in its conclusion that Israel was trying to punish and humiliate the citizens of Gaza

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Norman Finkelstein: The Martyrdom of Gaza and the Future of Palestine

Norman Finkelstein’s address to the UCD Philosophical Society, University College Dublin, on the current state of the occupied territories

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Paul Mason: Rejecting Austerity, Greece Squares Off with Its Creditors & Risks Future in Eurozone

Less than a month after the anti-austerity Syriza party swept to victory in Greece, a major dispute has broken out between Greece’s new leaders and European finance ministers

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Eva Golinger: The Media War on Venezuela

Venezuela has been in the eye of a constant media storm. That storm is intensifying as a new opposition coup plot was thwarted

David Sirota: As Public Pensions Shift to Risky Wall Street, Local Politicians Rake in Political Cash

Many of the investments are being done in secret while politically connected Wall Streets firms — including Blackstone, the Carlyle Group and Elliott Management — earn millions in investment fees from taxpayers

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Leo Panitch: The Historic Victory of Greek Left: What Now?

Presentation by Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University, Toronto

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Yanis Varoufakis: In Past, Assessing Future

The hour and a half session addresses a wide range of matters, economics, theory, social arrangements, personal relations of struggle, and of course, Syriza’s future and prospects

Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong

It’s not your morality, it’s not your brain, it’s your cage. Addiction is an adaptation to your environment

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Gilbert Achcar: Egypt 4 Years After Mubarak

Interview on the current state of Egypt four years after a popular uprising forced then dictator Hosni Mubarak to step down

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Mark Weisbrot: The Greek Debt Talks

Discussing the ECB and Greek debt talks

PBS Nova: Rise of the Drones

Spy Drone Can See What You are Wearing From 17,500 Feet

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Noam Chomsky: Surviving the 21st Century

Noam Chomsky speaks on a variety of topics.

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Costas Panayotakis: After Historic Victory, Greece’s Leftist Syriza Party Begins Mandate Against “Vicious” Austerity

Interview on Syriza’s historic rise to power and the challenges it faces in trying to restructure Greece’s economy

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Edward Snowden: ‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students

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Russell Brand: Greek Revolution Against Corruption – Will We Follow?

Reaction to Syriza’s victory in the Greek election and a look at what their anti-austerity measures might mean for Europe

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George Monbiot: How To Buy a Politician

Discussing the corruption of politics

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Tariq Ali: World Wars & Historic Memory, Part 1 & 2

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Russell Brand: How To Buy a Politician

Discussing the corruption of politics with Russell Brand

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George Monbiot: How Whales Change Climate

The astonishing story of how whales keep the oceans alive – and alter the composition of the atmosphere

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Norman Finkelstein: The Making of Norman Finkelstein

Writing the “Holocaust Industry” changed his life, isolating him academically and making him a target – but he felt he had to take on the subject to defend the legacy of his holocaust survivor parents

Jade Lindgaard: Charlie Hebdo and France’s Response

Interview about Charlie Hebdo since 1968, Islamophobia and the French response

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Gilbert Achcar: On the Clash of Barbarisms

From the Massacre in Paris to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq

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Michael Albert: Russell Brands’ Revolution

Host Chris Spannos interviews radical leftist Michael Albert about comedian and actor Russell Brand’s controversial new book, “Revolution”

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A discussion on the organizing work of the coalition of the Greek Left

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Kathy Kelly: Peace Activist Kathy Kelly Heads to Prison for Protesting U.S. Drone War

Kelly and another activist were arrested after offering bread and an indictment against drone warfare

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Chris Hedges: Answering Questions from Viewers

Answering questions like: “Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?” and “Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?”

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Chris Hedges: Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career

Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times

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Norman Finkelstein: Is Israel Unfairly Held to a Higher Standard?

Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS

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Tim Shorrock: “The Interview” Belittles North Korea, But is Film’s Backstory and U.S. Policy the Real Farce?

President Barack Obama has said the United States is considering putting North Korea back on its list of terrorism sponsors

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Interview on where Syriza came from, the significance of the current Greek elections, the effort to frame Syriza as extremists, and the party’s relations with Latin America and Greek social movements

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Tariq Ali: The Destabilization of Pakistan

Interview on the attack in Peshawar

Ben Swann: The Root of Police Militarization

A look at the root of police militarization and why even if military equipment is removed from police departments across the nation, militarization will not come to an end

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An interview about the New York Times on Parenting and raising “moral children

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Interview on the recent climate agreement between the US and China, the rise of ISIL, and the the movement in Ferguson against racism and police violence

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On the occasion of Brooklyn for Peace’s 30th Anniversary Gala honoring Noam Chomsky, recipient of the Pathmakers to Peace Award. Interview by Dr. Partha Banerjee, labor educator and human rights activist

Bernie Sanders: An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward

Speech on the Senate floor about a 12-step plan to combat the 40-year decline of the middle class and rampant inequality

Vernellia Randall: Grand Jury Could Indict Ham Sandwich, Wilson Walks

An interview with author and professor Vernellia Randall about the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict, justice for Black America, and a look at the victims of Colombia’s civil war

Michael Eric Dyson: Dehumanizing the Black Lives of America

On Ferguson, Police Brutality and Race

Lawrence O'Donnell: Shocking mistake in Darren Wilson grand jury

A look at a major correction the assistant prosecutors had to make to the grand jury in the Michael Brown case.

Tory Russell: “This Country Values Property Over People”

Ferguson Activist Speaks Out

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Gilbert Achcar: On revolution reaction and barbarism

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Red Pepper: The Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow

Over 3,000 people gathered to discuss what next for the campaign that makes the socialist case for Scottish independence

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Paul Street: American Oligarchy and Class Rule, 2014

They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy

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Laura Carlsen: Are Mexico’s Missing Students the Victims of U.S.-Backed Drug War?

The United States has spent approximately $3 billion to fund the so-called war on drugs in Mexico

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For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of Britain’s political left

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