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Gilbert Achcar: Egyptian Army Ousts Pres. Morsi From Power In Face Of Popular Protests

Gilbert Achcar grew up in Lebanon, and is currently Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. His books include The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder, published in 13 languages, Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, co-authored with Noam Chomsky, Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: Glenn Greenwald Delivers the Hard Truth About Spying… On Fox and Friends

Glenn Greenwald is a constitutional law attorney and writes for the Guardian. He is the author of four books, most recently "With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful."

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Justin Podur: The Ossington Circle: Episode 1, John Clarke on Austerity & Resistance

A new internet talk show begins! The Ossington Circle is hosted by Justin Podur in Toronto. A news and politics show, tOC will have fascinating guests discussing international (and local) politics from a thoughtful, informed, and progressive perspective. This week we have John Clarke from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), and range over everything Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Empty ‘Posturing’

Noam Chomsky’s well-known political views have tended to overshadow his groundbreaking work as a linguist and analytic philosopher. As a result, people sometimes assume that because Chomsky is a leftist, he would find common intellectual ground with the postmodernist philosophers of the European Left. Big mistake. In this brief excerpt from a December, 2012 interview Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: Good Journalism Is Measured By How Angry You Make The People You’re Covering

Glenn Greenwald speaks via Skype to the Socialism 2013 conference in Chicago regarding Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's mass surveillance program. Introductions by Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater and the filmmaker behind Dirty Wars, and Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism. #Socialism2013 #Snowden #NSA

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Tariq Ali: ‘Fig Leaf Democracy Not Enough, Expect Egyptian Boil-Over’

Egypt's main opposition has rejected President Morsi's offer of dialogue on reconciliation and insists on holding early elections. The country's seen clashes between supporters and opponents of the Islamic leader, with a major protest expected on Sunday. Two people were killed and hundreds injured in street fighting, as Morsi was preparing for a national address Read more…

Michel de Souza: In The Eye Of The Storm (No Olho Do Furação)

During the protests this week in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, I filmed myself photographing the riots. It is a video that shows moments before each photograph was taken. I think it also tells the story of something that seems to be marking our country. I confess that, towards the end, it moved me to Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Patrick Cockburn on U.S. Plans to Arm Syrian Rebels: Where is the Skepticism About Chemical Weapons?

Veteran foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn of The Independent joins us to discuss the Obama administration’s decision to begin directly arming Syrian rebels after concluding the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons. "There must be some doubts about this," Cockburn says, adding that it "reminds me of what they were saying in 2002 Read more…

Marian Kramer: How We Can Win

David Harvey interviews Marian Kramer, legendary activist who has been on the front lines of the welfare rights and civil rights movement for over forty years. Founder and co-chair of the National Welfare Rights Union (NWRU) and founding member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, she has been a leading organizer in struggles for Read more…

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Max Haiven: Financial Totalitarianism: The Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Rule of Speculative Capital

Original essay can be found on Truth-Out: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16911-financial-totalitarianism-the-economic-political-social-and-cultural-rule-of-speculative-capital

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Edward Snowden: “You’re Being Watched”: Edward Snowden Emerges as Source Behind Explosive Revelations of NSA Spying

Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has come forward as the whistleblower behind the explosive revelations about the National Security Agency and the U.S. surveillance state. Three weeks ago the 29-year-old left his job inside the NSA’s office in Hawaii where he worked for the private intelligence firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Today he is in Hong Read more…

Iambradleymanning.org: “I am Bradley Manning” Celebrity Support Video

Amidst courtroom secrecy, whistleblower and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning is on trial after three years of confinement. The information that Bradley gave to the public has been a catalyst for pro-democracy movements in the Arab world, exposed the unjust detainment of innocent people at Guantanamo Bay, shown us the true human cost of Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: “A Massive Surveillance State”: Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails

The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major Internet companies — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo! and Facebook. The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the top-secret program, codenamed PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows Read more…

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Mitchell S: Chicago Independent Television for June

Chicago Independent Television is the monthly TV series of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN JUNE 2013: Activists take on Keystone XL Pipeline ? A short film, "Lockdown", features a group of activists and landowners in Texas working to stop the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Chicago Protests Corporate Biotech Takeover of Read more…

Smita Narula: As Lawmakers Target Food Stamp Funding, New Report Finds 1 in 6 in U.S. Are Going Hungry

As Republicans move to cut billions of dollars in funding for food stamps, a new report finds one in six Americans live in a household that cannot afford adequate food. In "Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the Right to Food in the United States," the International Human Rights Clinic at New York University’s School of Law reports Read more…

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Julian Assange: Julian Assange on Meeting with Google, Responds to Anti-WikiLeaks Attacks from New Film to Finances

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy last year to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex assault and rape allegations. He fears that Sweden will agree to extradite him to the United States. On Tuesday, Ecuador’s foreign minister accused the British government of trampling on Assange’s Read more…

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Jeremy Scahill: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and author Noam Chomsky recently sat down together at Harvard University to discuss Scahill’s groundbreaking new book, "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield." Amy Goodman hosted the discussion, which was sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

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Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky Breaks the Set on War, Imperialism, and Propaganda

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Dr. Noam Chomsky, philosopher, linguist, professor, political critic, and author of over 100 books, about the Boston bombings, US terror inflicted abroad, drones, Obama's rebranding of Bush administration policies, the National Defense Authorization Act & Holder v. Humanitarian Law, conventional wisdom, the evolution of Read more…

Clive Hamilton: Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet By Messing With Nature?

As the carbon dioxide in the air hits 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, some are arguing that the best way address climate change is to use the controversial practice of geoengineering — the deliberate altering of the Earth’s ecological and climate systems to counter the effects of global warming. Read more…

James Goodale: Obama Worse Than Nixon? Pentagon Papers Attorney Decries AP Phone Probe, Julian Assange Persecution

The Justice Department’s disclosure that it had secretly subpoenaed phone records from the Associated Press has prompted a wave of comparisons between President Obama and Richard Nixon. Four decades ago, the Nixon administration attempted to block The New York Times from publishing a secret history of the Vietnam War leaked to the newspaper by whistleblower Read more…

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Mitchell S: Chicago Independent Television for May

ON THE SHOW IN MAY 2013: Chicagoans protest public school closings The Chicago Public School system announced a closing of 54 public schools, which spurred protest actions in the city.  We'll learn more in this segment. ? Walk the Walk Protest Highlights Safety Concerns Raised by School Closings?? The proposed closing of 54 Chicago public Read more…

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Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a “Terrifying” Step in State Assault on Press Freedom

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The phones targeted included the general AP Read more…

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Peter Watt: Obama Visits Mexico – US Policy Helped Create a Land of Government Corruption and Narco Gangs

President Obama has arrived in Mexico apparently to talk about immigration, energy, securing the border. But it seems to me if you're not talking about the American war against drugs and the relationship of the Mexican government to Mexican narco gangs, I'm not entirely sure what you really are talking about. Now joining us to Read more…

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Alfred W. McCoy: “Rocket’s Red Glare”: Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power

On Friday, April 5, 2013, J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alfred McCoy, delivered the keynote speech at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War." Professor McCoy's book, Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State, won the Read more…

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Robert Fisk: Syria’s Civil War, Chemical Weapons “Theater” & Obama’s Backing of Israeli Strikes

As the United States moves toward increased intervention in Syria, we’re joined by Robert Fisk, the longtime Middle East correspondent of the British newspaper The Independent. Just back from two weeks in Syria reporting around the capital Damascus, Fisk discusses what he calls the "theater of chemical weapons," the latest in Syria’s civil war — Read more…

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Angela Davis: Angela Davis and Assata Shakur’s Lawyer Denounce FBI’s Adding of Exiled Activist to Terrorists List

One day after the exiled former Black Panther Assata Shakur became the first woman named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, we’re joined by another legendary African-American activist, Angela Davis, as well as Shakur’s longtime attorney, Lennox Hinds. Davis, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the subject of the recent Read more…

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Tom Morello: Union Town by Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman

Visit http://saveworkers.org to join the fight and download "Union Town" for free. Video by Revolution Messaging. Directed and edited by Robin Bell. Tom Morello filmed by Sean Ricigliano Wisconsin convergence footage by Matt Wisniewski as well as the Transport Workers Union. LA Unity Rally footage by Chris Kissinger.

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Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky: US, A Top Terrorist State

In this episode of press TV's documentary program renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States would be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied.

350.org: Nebraska Stands Up Against Keystone XL, 1 Million People Join Them

On April 18th, people converged in Nebraska to speak out about the Keystone XL Pipeline at the State Department's only public comment period. Farmers, ranchers, climate activists, and people of all stripes and colors spoke out in opposition to the pipeline.

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Mike Elk: No OSHA Inspections at Texas Plant in 5 Years: Are We Doing Enough to Protect Workplace Safety?

In the wake of the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, reporter

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Gregory Wilpert: Maduro Wins Venezuelan Election with 50.66% of Vote – Capriles Demands Audit

On Sunday night, the Venezuelan presidential elections were a cliffhanger. Nicolas Maduro, the chosen successor by Hugo Chavez, won by the narrowest of margins, around 300,000 votes. He got 50.66 percent of the vote against 49.1 percent by his opponent, Henrique Capriles. The election was far closer than anyone expected. Ten days ago, polls were showing Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Libertarianism?
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Noam Chomsky: Can Civilisation Survive Really Existing Capitalism?

One of the world's leading intellectuals and political activists, Professor Noam Chomsky has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow. The award was inaugurated in 2005, as part of the university's sesquicentennial celebrations, to highlight the 'creative brilliance' of UCD alumnus James Joyce. It is awarded to Read more…

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Robert W. Mcchesney: Digital Disconnect

Longtime media-reform advocate Robert McChesney looks at how the future of American politics could be largely determined by who controls the Internet in his newest book. "'Digital Disconnect' talks about the difference between the mythology of the Internet, the hope of the Internet, that it would empower people and make democracy triumphant, versus the reality, Read more…

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Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges: Why I Resigned from PEN

In May, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges was supposed to be speaking at an event for PEN. Instead, he told them he would not be speaking there and actually resigned from the organization. Now joining us to talk about why he took these steps is Chris Hedges. As I said, he's a Pulitzer Prize Read more…

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Mitchell S: Chicago Independent Television for April

Chicago Independent Television is the monthly TV series of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN APRIL 2013: Chicago protest against pro-poverty efforts of Uptown alderman? This is a report from the Chicago neighborhood of Uptown, about a protest against Alderman James Cappleman and his efforts to stop programs that help the homeless.?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyFAn_gElQ&t=1m57s Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: The Role of the State

Philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist Noam Chomsky discusses the roles of the state and the mass media, 25 years on from his essential work Manufacturing Consent.

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Gregory Wilpert: The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

Gregory Wilpert a German-American sociologist who earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University in 1994. Between 2000 and 2008 he lived in Venezuela, where he taught at the Central University of Venezuela and then worked as a freelance journalist, writing on Venezuelan politics for a wide range of publications and also founded Venezuelanalysis.com, an Read more…

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Tariq Ali: Tariq Ali on the Obama Syndrome

In this Perth Writers Festival talk, Tariq Ali argues that very little has changed since George W Bush left the White House – especially when it comes to foreign affairs.

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Noam Chomsky: 2013 Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture: Violence and Dignity–Reflections on the Middle East

Professor Noam Chomsky, delivering the 2013 Edward W Said Lecture: Violence and Dignity — Reflections on the Middle East at Friends House in London on 18th March 2013. The annual Edward W Said London Lecture is part of a series of cultural events and exhibitions programmed in association with The Mosaic Rooms (mosaicrooms.org) and the Read more…

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Arundhati Roy: Iraq War 10th

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the global justice activist and author Arundhati Roy joins us to discuss the war’s legacy. Roy is the author of many books, including "The God of Small Things," "Walking with the Comrades," and "Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers." Roy argues Read more…

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