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Lonnie Atk: Lonnie vs. the FCC

Testimony at the FCC hearing in Nashville on December 11, 2006.

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Rachel MacCratic: NLG Student

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: Norman Finkelstein – The Coming Breakup of American Zionism, Part 1

Independent scholar and author, Norman Finkelstein, speaking at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. The title of the lecture is "The Coming Breakup of American Zionism".

: Norman Finkelstein – The Coming Breakup of American Zionism, Part 2 (Q&A)

Independent scholar and author, Norman Finkelstein, speaking at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. The title of the lecture is "The Coming Breakup of American Zionism".

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Alexis Alexism: Pédagodgie économique

Pédagodgie économique

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Norman Solomon: War Made Easy

  When The New York Times published its explosive "Pentagon Pundits" story on April 20, the result was a wave of criticism directed at the Defense Department for manipulating TV news coverage of the Iraq war. Critics also faulted the networks for failing to scrutinize the conflicts of interest of the "military analysts" who went Read more…

Sam Mayfield: Occupying the Offices of General Dynamics. Burlington, VT

Ten citizens occupy the office of General Dynamics on May 1, 2008 in Burlington, Vt.

Tuomas Tie: Anarchists in the 1936 Spanish Civil War/Revolution

Anarchists in the 1936 Spanish Civil War/Revolution

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Rachel MacCratic: Bleached for Chile

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Rachel MacCratic: Weighing Career Goals

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Freedom Fight (ff): Roma Reffugee Camp

This is a video story by activists of Freedom Fight about Roma Refugee camp located under bridge in Belgrade, Serbia. Roma people (Gypsies) unprotected by UN Army Forces (UNMIK) were forced to leave Kosovo when Albanians came back to Kosovo after bombing of Serbia by NATO has been finished. Roma came to Belgrade and settled Read more…

Michael Baily: Blockade halts food aid to Gaza

Friday April 25th, 2008—The Gaza Strip has fallen eerily silent as day-to-day life grinds to a halt in the face of an Israeli fuel blockade that has forced the UN to halt its food shipments into the territory. Michael Bailey of Oxfam in Jerusalem tells The Real News Network that some 300,000 Gaza residents have Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Will Sadr declare open war?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2008–The Real Story: Behind Sadr’s warning to the US lies an unavoidable fact – he holds critical cards. In this three part story on "Who is Muqtada al Sadr?", Senior News Editor Paul Jay introduces the context . . . Sadr’s call for all out war until liberation if the attacks on Read more…

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Raj Patel: How World Bank policies led to famine in Haiti

Food riots in Haiti caused the deaths of five people last week, including a UN peacekeeper, and forced the country’s prime minister out of office. The country is "a place of terrible turmoil," Raj Patel, of UC-Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, tells The Real News Network. Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle Read more…

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Michael Albert: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Discussion Session 3/3

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Michael Albert: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Discussion Session 2/3

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Michael Albert: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Discussion Session Part 1

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond: 5/7

Noam Chomsky – arguably the most famous Western intellectual and dissident alive today – interprets former President Bush’s foreign policy actions (such as the Iraq war) in the long history of American Imperialism. He points out how the US was founded as an Empire -contrary to popular perception – and has been driven since inception Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Brian Dominick 11/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond: 7/7

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Noam Chomsky: Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond: 6/7

Noam Chomsky – arguably the most famous Western intellectual and dissident alive today – interprets former President Bush’s foreign policy actions (such as the Iraq war) in the long history of American Imperialism. He points out how the US was founded as an Empire -contrary to popular perception – and has been driven since inception Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond: 4/7

Noam Chomsky – arguably the most famous Western intellectual and dissident alive today – interprets former President Bush’s foreign policy actions (such as the Iraq war) in the long history of American Imperialism. He points out how the US was founded as an Empire -contrary to popular perception – and has been driven since inception Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond: 3/7

Noam Chomsky – arguably the most famous Western intellectual and dissident alive today – interprets former President Bush’s foreign policy actions (such as the Iraq war) in the long history of American Imperialism. He points out how the US was founded as an Empire -contrary to popular perception – and has been driven since inception Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond: 2/7

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Brian Dominick: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Brian Dominick 10/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Brian Dominick 9/11

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Jessica Azulay: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Jessica Azulay 8/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Mark Weisbrot: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in the Post-Bush Era

Mark Weisbrot spoke on a panel with Greg Craig, a foreign policy advisor to Senator Barack Obama; Nora Lustig, a visiting Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs; and, Mark Schneider, who is Senior Vice President and Special Advisor on Latin America at the International Crisis Group. The discussion was hosted by the Elliott Read more…

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Michael Albert: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Michael Albert 7/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Michael Albert: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Michael Albert 5/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Michael Albert: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Michael Albert 6/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 9/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and ZNet. In this video, Michael Albert addresses the issue of why people do not trust politicians in response to a question submitted by Konstantinos. Go to… Read more…

Richard w. Franke: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Richard W. Franke 3/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

Richard w. Franke: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Richard W. Franke 4/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 8/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and Znet. In this video, Michael Albert, addresses the issue of Socialism as a socioeconomic system in response to a question submitted by Stefanos. Go to… Pt. Read more…

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Gregory Wilpert: Real Utopia, Left Forum ’08: Introduction and Greg Wilpert 1/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos. Read more…

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Gregory Wilpert: Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Introduction and Greg Wilpert 2/11

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 6/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and ZNet. In this video, Michael Albert addresses the issue of why people blog and whether self-organization is an inner need that people have. This question was Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 7/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and Znet. In this video, Michael Albert addresses the issue of the conflict between hierarchical structures and self-organization in a political party, in response to the question Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 5/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and Znet. Michael Albert addresses the success and failure factors in the implementation of social media (blogs, wikis etc) as political tools to create citizen communities in order Read more…

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Site Administrator: The Cost of War

It would be nice if they showed the 600,000+ iraqi’s that have died since 2003. But good ideas never the less! It just leaves me yearning for more from somebody who obviously has some talent for creating a buzz.

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 3/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and Znet. In this video, Michael Albert addresses the issue of internet misuse, fundamentalism and related inconsiderate policies, in response to the question submitted by Stefan. View Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 4/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and Znet. In this video, Michael Albert addresses the reasons for his persistence, perseverance and commitment to change the world, in response to a question submitted by Read more…

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Chris Voss: Reasoned Debate

Reasoned Debate is a performance project that puts two or more people on the subway in New York City to have a rigourous and well researched debate on the most important issues of our time.  Our first debates have been about the Iraq surge.  Future debates will be about climate change, Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 1/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and Znet. This is the introduction and the first question submitted by Panagiotis. In this video, Michael Albert addresses the issue of internet freedom. Recently, the conservative Read more…

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Michael Albert: Greek Political Forum Interview 2/9

In March 2008, members of the Greek political forum "You Become the Change" interviewed Michael Albert. Michael Albert is a well-known, longtime political activist and co-founder of Zmagazine and Znet. In this video, Michael Albert addresses the subject of the role of internet, as a tool to exchange ideas and create massive political and activist Read more…

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So -- Slepton: 5 Years Too Many

Don’t Sleep …

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Bill Blum: The Other Side: an Interview

Interview with historian and author William Blum about US foreign policy, democracy, and freedom of the press, and their world-wide implications. Length: 38 min., 20 sec. Date produced: Oct 28, 2007

: Voices from the 4th Radical Organizing Conference

Short news video about the March 29, 2008 4th Radical Organizing Conference in Dorchester, MA USA – featuring interviews with 8 Boston progressive activists and artists. Length: 12 min. 51 sec. Date: Mar 31, 2008

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Jeremy Scahill: Winter Soldier & Blackwater

Jeremy Scahill is the author of the bestselling Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He is an award-winning investigative journalist and correspondent for the national radio and TV program Democracy Now! Jeremy discusses why no presidential candidate plans on fully leaving Iraq. — This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning Read more…

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