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Joseph Stiglitz: Joseph Stiglitz on TPP, Cracking Down on Corporate Tax Dodgers & New BRICS Bank

Part 2 of a discussion with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and the World Bank’s former chief economist.

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Angela Davis: On Palestine and the Prison Industrial Complex

to Davis makes the connections between the violence in Gaza and the struggle for racial justice

Gideon Levy: If Netanyahu Wants to Stop the Rockets, He Needs to Accept a Just Peace

Israeli journalist Gideon Levy argues that Middle East peace will never come until the Israeli government drops its rejection of basic Palestinian rights

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Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter?

NBC is facing questions over its decision to pull veteran news correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza just after he personally witnessed the Israeli military’s killing of four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach

Stephen F. Cohen: Downed Malaysian Plane Raises Risk of War

Interview with Professor Stephen Cohen on what this incident could mean for the region

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Norman Finkelstein: Did Israel Spark Violence to Prevent a New “Peace Offensive”?

Interview on the broader context of decades of occupation and recent events highlighting the expansionist goals of the Israeli government in the Palestinian land under its control

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Noam Chomsky: The Gaza Crisis

Interview on the current situation in Gaza

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Noam Chomsky: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Inteview on a variety of topics

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Julian Assange: Fair U.S. Trial for Snowden “Not Possible”

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Responds to Hillary Clinton

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Julian Assange: About WikiLeaks & Snowden

Assange discusses his new legal bid in Sweden, the ongoing grand jury probe in the United States, and WikiLeaks’ efforts to assist National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden

Dennis Kucinich: On Iraq & Learning from Sweden’s Political Diversity

In Sweden to observe the political festival Almedalen Week, which brings together people from all points on the political spectrum. Kucinich says the United States needs a similarly inclusive political process

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Amy Goodman: Greatest Curbs on Voting Rights Since Reconstruction

In a week marking the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, Mississippi was in the news when African-American voters crossed party lines to help Republican Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly defeat a tea party challenger

Allan Nairn: Journalist Allan Nairn Threatened

Journalist Allan Nairn Threatened for Exposing Indonesian Pres. Candidate’s Role in Mass Killings

Gerry Conlon: MUA Melbourne meeting 2011

Gerry Conlon talking at the MUA Conference Melbourne 2011

Lori Wallach: A Plan Only Banksters Will Love

According to the leaked text, TISAaims to cement the extreme deregulatory model of the 1990s by forbidding countries from improving financial regulation

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Noam Chomsky: Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky

Interview on working-class resistance during the Industrial Revolution, propaganda, and the historical role played by intellectuals in times of war

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Dave Zirin: The World Cup You Won’t See on TV

Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents

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Noam Chomsky: Driving Forces in US Policy

 

John Avlon: Hatriot Politics Created the Las Vegas Killers

Jerad and Amanda Miller, the Wingnuts whose killing spree left two policemen, a civilian, and themselves dead, were inspired by fright-wing radio hosts and militia movement groups

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Dave Zirin: Protesters Clash with Police in Brazil

Brazilian police and hundreds of protesters have come clashing with each other just hours before the World Cup.

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Noam Chomsky: How I Became A Political Person

How did a linguistics professor become an outspoken political critic and one of the most iconic public intellectuals in the world?

Jihan Hafiz: Brazilian Military Deployed, Civil Unrest Intensifies

The Brazilian government deploys more than 200,000 troops after workers across sectors continue to strike

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Kshama Sawant: Speech by Kshama Sawant on $15 victory

This is the text of a speech by Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the City Council enacting a $15 minimum wage

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Dean Baker: Is the U.S. Headed toward Another Recession?

Economists Dean Baker from CEPR and Robert Pollin from PERI say that the U.S. economy remains weak 5 years after the recession despite recent job growth, due to low wages and weakened unions Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and founding Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Read more…

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Norman Finkelstein: Norman Finkelstein and Mouin Rabbani speak at Oxford University

A talk on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and touched upon some of the proposed solutions that will be in their upcoming book

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Abby Martin: Two top NSA veterans Expose Shocking History of Illegal Spying

Two top NSA witnesses to the agency’s transformation into an unconstitutional surveillance apparatus following the events of 9/11 and the FBI’s determination to crack down on their dissent

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Aviva Chomsky: “How Immigration Became Illegal

Interview on the U.S. exploitation of migrant workers

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Noam Chomsky: Rethinking US Foreign Policy

Noam Chomsky discussion on U.S. foreign policy

Vincent G. Harding: Remembering Vincent Harding

Today we spend the hour remembering the pioneering historian, theologian and civil rights activist Dr. Vincent Harding

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Rebecca Solnit: The Santa Barbara Massacre & Viral Response to Misogynist Violence

“Violence doesn’t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender”

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Dahr Jamail: On New Mexico Politics and Climate Change

Interview on the devastating and accelerating impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption globally and how those impacts are being intensified in New Mexico by the policies of Gov. Susana Martinez’s radically corporatist administration

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Noam Chomsky: On Edward Snowden and Mass Surveillance

Chomsky and Greenwald discuss Snowden, the NSA, and the United States as a surveillance state

Various Contributors: Remembering Malcolm X On His 89th Birthday

Some video showing Malcolm X in his own voice

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Kevin Zeese: An “Attack On Dissent”

Attorney Kevin Zeese discusses how the judge hearing Cecily McMillan’s case did not allow the defense to show images which would have proven that the activist was reacting to getting her breast grabbed

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Amy Goodman: Stanford Divests

Student-led movement forces elite school to pull its money from coal companies

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Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden decries increased surveillance of entire populations

‘Entire populations, rather than individuals, now live under constant surveillance’

Yannis Nikolakopoulos: Australians For Coal

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Paul Krugman: What the 1% Don’t Want You to Know

“We’re seeing inequalities that will be transferred across generations. We are becoming very much the kind of society we imagined we’re nothing like.”

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Glenn Greenwald: ‘Enormous Badge of Honor’

Greenwald reacts to winning Pulitzer

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Isabel Allende: “He Gave Us Back Our History”

Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez

Stephen F. Cohen: “We Are Not Beginning a New Cold War, We are Well into It”

Interview on the current situation in Russia

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Matt Taibbi: Who Goes to Jail?

Interview on American Injustice Gap from Wall Street to Main Street

G. William Domhoff: Who Rules America Today?

“Who Rules America Today? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich”
by G. William Domhoff, UC Santa Cruz

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Glenn Greenwald: On Snowden, the Surveillance State & Press Freedom

Journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill hold a press conference in New York after winning a Polk Award

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Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky: Talks at Google

Noam Chomsky visits Google Cambridge to answer questions

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Arundhati Roy: Is India on a Totalitarian Path?

Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

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Chris Hedges: “Israel’s War on American Universities”

Excerpts from Chris Hedges talk at Northeastern University in support of its now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter

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Abby Martin: US Attempts Twitter Coup in Cuba

USAID’s secret attempt to monitor and influence dissent in Cuba through a social messaging service called ZunZuneo

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Mark Weisbrot: Will Venezuela’s New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

New exchange rate is intended to safeguard the importation of essential and primary goods

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Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism

Interview on the present and future role of anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, and indigenous struggle in terms of the profound ecological crisis we confront today as a result of capitalist hegemony

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