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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

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: 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

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 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

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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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…

: Winter Soldiers: Clifton Hicks and Steven Casey

This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning on March 13, there was a second Winter Soldier gathering — 37 years after the first. Organized by the protest group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attack on New York will testify about their experiences. They presented photographs Read more…

: Verifying Winter Soldier

This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning on March 13, there was a second Winter Soldier gathering — 37 years after the first. Organized by the protest group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attack on New York will testify about their experiences. They presented photographs Read more…

: Winter Soldier: Adam Kokesh

This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning on March 13, there was a second Winter Soldier gathering — 37 years after the first. Organized by the protest group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attack on New York will testify about their experiences. They presented photographs Read more…

: Winter Soldier Testimonials 3: An Iraqi Perspective

This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning on March 13, there was a second Winter Soldier gathering — 37 years after the first. Organized by the protest group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attack on New York will testify about their experiences. They presented photographs Read more…

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Phyllis Bennis: Winter Soldier: Has Corporate Media Forgotten Iraq?

This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning on March 13, there was a second Winter Soldier gathering — 37 years after the first. Organized by the protest group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attack on New York will testify about their experiences. They presented photographs Read more…

: Winter Soldier Testimonials 1

This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning on March 13, there was a second Winter Soldier gathering — 37 years after the first. Organized by the protest group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attack on New York will testify about their experiences. They presented photographs Read more…

: Winter Soldier Testimonials 2

This month, for four days in Washington, DC, beginning on March 13, there was a second Winter Soldier gathering — 37 years after the first. Organized by the protest group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attack on New York will testify about their experiences. They presented photographs Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: American Foreign Policy in Latin America

This video is the second half of an interview with Professor Noam Chomsky on American Foreign Policy in Latin America, and Latin American integration. In the interview, Noam Chomsky addresses the traditional relationship between the United States and Latin America, the impact of neoliberal economic policies, and Latin America’s "turn to the left."

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Noam Chomsky: American Foreign Policy in Latin America 1/2

This video is the first half of an interview with Professor Noam Chomsky on American Foreign Policy in Latin America, and Latin American integration. In the interview, Noam Chomsky addresses the traditional relationship between the United States and Latin America, the impact of neoliberal economic policies, and Latin America’s "turn to the left." From April Read more…

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Alex Kramer: Andante from Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Piano and Cello

This slow movement from Sergei Rachmaninoff is among the most evocative music of the late romantic period. Often performed on it’s own for memorial and tribute concerts and as a recital encore this perfomance is from a recital given at the University of Georgia in 2005. The cellist is Alex Kramer with father Stephen at Read more…

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Nathan Jones: An Overview of the National Endowment for Democracy, pt. 1

This is a video primarily to be used to show folks who know little to nothing about the NED an overview of what it is, what it does, and why it does it.   This video uses a vareity of sources, most of which come from here and thirdworldtraveler. 

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Nathan Jones: An Overview of the National Endowment for Democracy, pt. 2

This is the 2nd in a series looking at what the NED does, why it does, and how it does what it does.

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Nathan Jones: An Overview of the National Endowment for Democracy, pt. 3

The final part in a series looking at the impact the NED has globally and here at home.

Erik Leaver: No Radar in the Czech Republic!

A Feb. 27, 2008 demonstration in front of the White House against the proposed U.S. radar base in the Czech Republic on the occasion of the visit by Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek to meet with President George Bush. The organizers from Campaign for Peace and Democracy (CPD) and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) Read more…

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Phyllis Bennis: US Army Suppresses Rand Report

Phyllis Bennis is a Senior Analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. She is the author of Before and After: US Foreign Policy and the September 11 Crisis and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power. Monday February 18th, 2008

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Norman Solomon: War Made Easy

Interview with Norman Solomon author of the book "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death". Uploaded to Youtube Feb. 17, 2008

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Nathan Jones: The Continuing Crisis in Somalia Pt. 4-Focus on Ethiopia

A focus on Ethiopia’s internal issues that should lead any wary person to question the integrity of their government and its right to international aggression against Somalia.  Camera Work by Corey Deyette.

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