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Gilbert Achcar: On revolution reaction and barbarism

Speaking at the Public meeting “Iraq, Syria & Kurdistan between reaction and revolution.”

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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Russell Brand: On Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing & Noam Chomsky

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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John Gibler: Mexico Burns

Outrage over Student Disappearances Sparks Protests Against State-Backed Violence

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Glenn Greenwald: On Palestine, Spying and Diversity

Glenn Greenwald addresses diversity concerns about his new media venture TheIntercept.com, tackles Palestinian politics, and the economics of spying

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Noam Chomsky: NATO became US-run intervention force

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Arundhati Roy: Debunking the Gandhi Myth

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Matthew Hoh: A Former Soldier Speaks Out on Hidden Costs of War

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Russell Brand: 90-year-old Arrested For Feeding Homeless

Reaction to news that 90-year-old Arnold Abbott was arrested by police in Florida for handing out meals to homeless people in a park

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Noam Chomsky: World ominously close to nuclear war

The world has never been closer to a nuclear war that could wipe out all of its initiators

Bernie Sanders: The United States is on the Verge of Becoming an Oligarchy

Reaction to the Republicans’ big midterm victory

Bernie Sanders: Breaking Big Money’s Grip on Elections

Vermont’s independent senator is angry about what he sees as big money’s wholesale purchase of political power

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Howie Hawkins: A “Green New Deal for New York”

A call for a “Green New Deal” that includes public jobs for the unemployed, single-payer healthcare, a ban on fracking and a 100 percent clean-energy future

Michael D'Antuono: Dear Mr. 1%

Shining a light on corporate greed

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Speech and interview about privacy, state surveillance, and its impact on Canadians, followed by a moderated Q&A

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a bill that critics say tramples the free speech rights of prisoners

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More than 150 countries at the United Nations signed a joint statement calling on nuclear powers to attend the third major conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons scheduled this December in Vienna

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Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater Execs Remain Free as Guards Convicted for Killing 14 Iraqis in Massacre

This is an extremely important verdict, because we’re talking about a mercenary industry, a war industry, that has largely operated in a Wild West atmosphere

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Richard Falk: On the Legitimacy of Hope in the Palestinian Struggle

We speak to a legal expert who has just spent six years trying to hold Israel to account for its actions in the Occupied Territories

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Russell Brand: Robin Williams: What Should We Think?

Reaction to the death of Robin Williams

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Talk at XOXO, an arts and technology festival in Portland, Oregon celebrating independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love

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“Interview on the homeland security-industrial complex”

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Noam Chomsky: “Solutions To The Israel-Palestine Conflict”

Noam Chomsky at UN

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Kshama Sawant: “Socialism is the Only Answer”

interview with Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

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Glenn Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters

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Malala Yousafzai: The Daily Show: Extended Interview:”I Am Malala”

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Julian Assange: Counterposed Conceptions for the Internet

Interview on the United States, NATO, Internet, and Google

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Murtaza Hussain: How the U.S. Concocted a Terror Threat

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Noam Chomsky: On Scottish Independence

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“International law is crazy”

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