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Authors Many: Casino Crash: the end of neo-liberalism?

The greatest financial crisis since the Wall Street crash of 1929 has been met by an unprecedented set of government actions to stem the tide of destruction. But is there also a coming sea change in economic theory and practice, as well as in politics, in the shift from a free market to intervention in Read more…

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Mark Weisbrot: Financial Turmoil and the “Solutions”

World leaders of the G-20 gathered in Washington to discuss solutions to the global financial crisis. Although the crisis originated in the deregulated financial markets of the developed countries, the impacts of the crisis – both in the financial sector and in the real economy – are spreading globally, including to many countries of the Read more…

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Carsten Agger: An Open Letter to Obama: On Danish Racism

An Open Letter to Obama: On Danish Racism

Sean Penn: The Truth About Chavez and Castro

Actor and filmmaker Sean Penn talks with Raul Castro about Obama, Guantanamo and the Pentagon; and with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on human rights in his country and the next US administration.

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Maxwell Black: The Assassination of Julius Caesar

History is a weapon. Be armed! Enjoy.

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Susan George: Transforming the Global Economy: Solutions for a Sustainable World

The crisis that we are seeing today is not only the financial crisis – this is only one aspect of a much bigger systemic crisis that encompasses the social crisis, or crisis of inequality, the financial and the ecological crises, says Susan George in this video lecture, and suggests radical reforms that would create more Read more…

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Joseph Sweetman: Introduction to Project for a Participatory Society UK

An introduction to Project for a Participatory Society UK and Liberating Theory. The talk was given at the Anarchist Bookfair, London (2008)

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Matt Loewen: Conservative Clean Air Act- Rick Mercer Report

Conservative Clean Air Act- Rick Mercer Report

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Michael Moore: Slacker Uprising Movie

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So -- Slepton: The Importance of Election Day 2008

EPISODE #1! First some clips from my recent interview with Barbara Walters … Then a few words about presidential elections.

: Antonia Juhasz – The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry – and What We Must Do to Stop It

Author and journalist, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry – and What We Must Do to Stop It.

McIntosh: Political Remix Of Presidential Debate

[Article On Political Remix Video Below]   Video remix description:   —————————————– So You Think You Can Be President is a new reality television show where candidates compete for American votes!   Presidential hopefuls must present their positions on major issues in front of our live studio audience then face hard-hitting critiques from our panel of Read more…

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Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice 101

Loretta Ross of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, gives a lecture on "Reproductive Justice 101" in Miami during June of 2008, sponsored by Women’s Fund of Miami and Mi Lola.

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Loretta Ross: “Reproductive Justice 101” Part 2

Loretta Ross of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, gives a lecture on "Reproductive Justice 101" in Miami during June of 2008, sponsored by Women’s Fund of Miami and Mi Lola.

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Dean Baker: Global Financial Stability: What Role for the IMF? Pt. 1

Economist Dean Baker discussed the current economic crisis and it’s causes. Note: Audio levels are a little low

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Mark Weisbrot: Global Financial Stability: What Role for the IMF? Pt. 2

Economist Mark Weisbrot discussed the current economic crisis and considered the choice of the IMF as a future global finance regulator. The IMF’s failure to provide advance warning of most of the major financial crises of the last 15 years and its record of suggesting inappropriate remedies after the fact raise serious questions about its Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Obama Without illusions

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: As the financial crisis and the economic crisis deepens, working people are asking, "How bad is it going to get?" and "How will it affect me?" To help us answer those questions, we’re joined by Professor Noam Chomsky, who needs no introduction. Thanks for joining us. NOAM CHOMSKY, PROFESSOR OF Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: The Economy

MICHAEL GOODMAN, REAL NEWS MEMBER: We support The Real News Network because we want to have independent journalism, and in a democracy there’s nothing more important than the free flow of information. Please join with us and help support The Real News Network. Chomsky on the economy PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to Read more…

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Howard Zinn: Obama & Direct Action

Howard Zinn says vote against McCain, vote for Obama. Even though Obama does not represent any fundamental change, he creates an opening for a possibility of change. Obama will not fulfill that potential for change, unless he is enveloped by a social movement, which is angry enough, powerful enough, insistent enough, that he fills his Read more…

: Phyllis Bennis – The Presidential Elections and the Future of the Middle East

Author and journalist, Phyllis Bennis, delivers the keynote address for the Peace Works 2008 conference in Olympia, Washington. The Peace Works 2008 Conference was convened by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice the weekend of October 17-19, 2008.

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Phyllis Bennis: Mandate for Change Election Series: The Election, War, and Peace

John McCain and Barack Obama differ widely on many issues, but in addressing foreign policy concerns there is surprising overlap. On October 6 the Institute for Policy Studies held a discussion that probed key issues in foreign policy addressed by the presidential candidates. John Feffer, co-director of FPIF, moderated the expert panel, which included Phyllis Read more…

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Kostas Beveratos: The Type Error News 2/2

 We live in a fiction world.  A world which our deficient minds have created for us to live in.  A “Real Virtuality” in which our beliefs create for us an often tragic reality. “The Type Error News” occurred as one more product of deficiency between many.  It appeared after a chain of type errors at Read more…

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Kostas Beveratos: The Type Error News 1/2

 We live in a fiction world.  A world which our deficient minds have created for us to live in.  A “Real Virtuality” in which our beliefs create for us an often tragic reality. “The Type Error News” occurred as one more product of deficiency between many.  It appeared after a chain of type errors at Read more…

: Jeff Halper – From Apartheid to Warehousing: Israel’s Strategies of Dispossession and Control

Executive Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Jeff Halper, talks about recent transitions in Israeli policy towards the Palestinian people, and about why Israeli governments, from Begin to Sharon, have always been able to rely on US support.

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Bill Fletcher: Contempt from McCain as Obama pulls ahead

Minutes after the termination of the second of three Presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain, Real News Senior Editor Paul Jay sat down with Bill Fletcher Jr. Executive Editor of The Black Commentator. In part one of their conversation Bill shares his dissatisfaction with Obama’s unwillingness to advocate for any radical policy changes Read more…

Lucy Ascaso: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Interview (1/2)

This was an interview with Marc from the Student-Farmworker Alliance and Lionel from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.  I interviewed them for United Students Against Sweatshops (SIUE); together, we all organized a demonstration at Chipotle in University City, St. Louis, MO.  The protest centered around a campaign the CIW is engaged with, to get their Read more…

Lucy Ascaso: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Interview (2/2)

See CIW Interview (1/1).

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Naomi Klein: The Colbert Report

Klein discusses her book The Shock Doctrine.

Richard Trumka: AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka on Racism and Obama

Excerpt of speech at Steelworkers convention July 1, 2008, sponsored by USWA President Leo Gerard.

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John Clarke: Poverty And Healthcare

Poverty, income security, and health are intimately related. With: * Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition * John Clarke, Organizer Ontario Coalition Against Poverty * Laura Cowan, Executive Director Street Health * Doris Grinspun, Executive Director Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario Hosted by Judy Rebick. Recorded Sept 18, 2008, Toronto, Canada.

Dennis Kucinich: Bailout

Kucinich rails at Congress…

: Frances Moore Lappé – Liberation Ecology: Toward an Empowering Frame to Move from Crisis to Transformation

Democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert, Frances Moore Lappé, provides the keynote address for the annual Provender Alliance Conference in Hood River, Oregon. The title of her talk is "Liberation Ecology: Toward an Empowering Frame to Move from Crisis to Transformation."

: Canwest Media Bully

The campaign in B.C. Supreme Court by Canwest Media, Canada’s largest media conglomerate, to bully three Vancouver Palestine solidarity activists who disagree with Canwests pro-Israel media bias.

: Stephen Baker – The Numerati

Business Week reporter, Stephen Baker, talks about his first book, THE NUMERATI. As his website describes it, "[a] captivating look at how a global math elite is predicting and altering our behavior — at work, at the mall, and in bed."

: Veterans Occupy the National Archives

War vets demand restoration of constitution, prosecution of war crimes…

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Tariq Ali: The Dual 2/2

Barack Obama’s disastrous plans for Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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Tariq Ali: The Tangled U.S.-Pakistani relationship on the edge of war

The first section of the Tariq Ali interview.

Forrest Hylton: Bolivia Expels US Ambassador

Bolivian President Evo Morales stated that he was expelling US ambassador Philip Goldberg for allegedly inciting violent opposition protests. The Bolivian leader did not offer specific evidence against Goldberg, but he has long accused the diplomat of conspiring with Bolivia‘s conservative opposition. Meanwhile Anti-Morales protests reached a crescendo this week ,with the sacking and burning Read more…

: Fr. Roy Bougeois – Shut Down the School of the Americas!

Founder of School of the Americas Watch, Father Roy Bourgeois, talks about the struggle to shut down the School of the Assassins, the military training base at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

: What happened in Sadr City?

VIDEO – Iraq, Baghdad/Sadr City – Since the last few years Sadr City was the center of many battles between the Mahdi Army and the US military. Many homes, shops, and other buildings were destroyed in the first battles there in 2005, the conflict took place between the US forces and the Mahdi Army after Read more…

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Holden Mufferaw: Jeremy Hinzman appeals to Prime Minister Harper to stay in Canada

A US war-resister living in Canada is being extradicted back to the US, where he faces a court martial and 5 years in prison. Canada has long prided itself as being a neutral, peacekeeping country. In allowing the US to extradict Hinzman, Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada are bowing to US interests, Read more…

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Naomi Klein: Call out for Sept. 13th Day of Action for U.S. Iraq War Resisters in Canada

Naomi Klein’s personal call out for the Sept. 13th Pan-Canadian Day of Action for U.S. Iraq War Resisters in Canada. Join the actions in your town or city: http://www.resisters.ca/

: Slavoj Žižek – Maybe We Just Need a Different Chicken … Politeness and Civility in the Function of Contemporary Ideology

Sociologist and philosopher, Slavoj Žižek, discusses politeness and civility in the function of contemporary ideology. Dr. Žižek spoke at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon, as part of the tour for his latest book, VIOLENCE.

: Nena Baker – The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being

Journalist and author, Nena Baker, talks about her first book, "The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being."  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

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Howard Zinn: Confronting Empire 5/5

United States Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East. Part of the Confronting Empire: Five Years of War in Iraq Lecture Series, Harvard Law School, March 17-19, 2008. With… Professor Irene Gendzier Professor Howard Zinn Sponsored by HLS Peace HLS Justice for Palestine Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left Recorded and Edited by Read more…

Jordan Flaherty: New Orleans Pre-Gustav

As southeast Louisiana braced for Hurricane Gustav, many in New Orleans wondered what evacuation efforts will reveal about changes since Katrina. Produced for Democracy Now! by Jordan Flaherty and Lily Keber. Originally aired 2 Sept 08.

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Howard Zinn: Confronting Empire 4/5

United States Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East. Part of the Confronting Empire: Five Years of War in Iraq Lecture Series, Harvard Law School, March 17-19, 2008. With… Professor Irene Gendzier Professor Howard Zinn Sponsored by HLS Peace HLS Justice for Palestine Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left Recorded and Edited by Read more…

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Howard Zinn: Confronting Empire 3/5

United States Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East. Part of the Confronting Empire: Five Years of War in Iraq Lecture Series, Harvard Law School, March 17-19, 2008. With… Professor Irene Gendzier Professor Howard Zinn Sponsored by HLS Peace HLS Justice for Palestine Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left Recorded and Edited by Read more…

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Irene Gendzier: Confronting Empire 2/5

United States Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East. Part of the Confronting Empire: Five Years of War in Iraq Lecture Series, Harvard Law School, March 17-19, 2008. With… Professor Irene Gendzier Professor Howard Zinn Sponsored by HLS Peace HLS Justice for Palestine Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left Recorded and Edited by Read more…

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Irene Gendzier: Confronting Empire 1/5

United States Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East. Part of the Confronting Empire: Five Years of War in Iraq Lecture Series, Harvard Law School, March 17-19, 2008. with Professor Irene Gendzier Professor Howard Zinn Sponsored by HLS Peace HLS Justice for Palestine Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left Recorded and Edited by Read more…

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