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Recent Video

Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet

Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom

Gareth Porter: Manufacturing a Narrative for War

Interview on Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

Amy Goodman: Gravest Crisis Since Cold War?

The United States and the European Union are warning Russia not to annex Crimea after voters there overwhelmingly backed a referendum to leave Ukraine

Noam Chomsky: Chatting with Chomsky

Leaders and members of Zenkoku Ippan Tokyo General Union (“Tozen Union”) met Saturday afternoon (March 8, 2014) with Professor Noam Chomsky

Tony Benn: 10 Minutes of History from Tony Benn

Tony Benn, a leading figure of the Labour Party for two generations, gives an impassioned 10 minute history lesson

Michael Albert: The Return of the Coordinator Class

Building up an economic alternative creates necessarily a set of problems. That could be seen in Argentina

Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden and ACLU At SXSW

Edward Snowden speaks about privacy and technology with the ACLU’s Ben Wizner and Christopher Soghoian at SXSW Interactive

Robert Pollin: A Post-Austerity Agenda

The Annual Robert Heilbroner Lecture on the Future of Capitalism…

Tariq Ali: The Inaugural Hugo Chavez Memorial Lecture

The Venezuela Solidarity Campaign in Britain on February 20, 2014, sponsored the inaugural Hugo Chavez Memorial Lecture in London

Angela Davis: Why Social Movements Shouldn’t Wait on Obama

Interview on prison abolition, mass incarceration, the so-called war on drugs, International Women’s Day, and why President Obama’s second term should see a greater wave of activism than in his first

Michael Albert: The Financial Crash and the Always-Crisis

Even before the financial and economic crisis in 2008 capitalism has been in crisis

Michael Albert: Participatory Economy – An Alternative to the Always-Crisis

Interview on participatory economy for German/European TV – Part One.

Amy Goodman: 398 Youth Arrested at Anti-Keystone Protest

398 opponents of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline were arrested in front of the White House in what could be the largest youth sit-in on the environment in a generation

Ewan Robertson: Venezuela One Year After Chavez’s Passing

Latin American studies professor Miguel Tinker Salas and Venezuelanalysis.com journalist Ewan Robertson discuss the presidency of Hugo Chavez and the current state of opposition protests

Abby Martin: Russia Today Anchor Abby Martin Speaks Out

Abby Martin reads a monolog explaining her own personal position about Russia and the United States meddling with the sovereignty of the Ukrainian people

David Swanson: On Ending War

David Swanson talks in Brunswick, ME

Norman Finkelstein: The Uncompromising Life Of Norman Finkelstein

Interview about his unique family background, his battles with American academia and the future of the Palestinian people

Keane Bhatt: US Backing the Destabilization of Venezuela

Elite forces in Venezuela and the US are determined to undermine the accomplishments of the Bolivarian revolution

Gregory Wilpert: Why is Inflation So High in Venezuela?

Venezuela is struggling to find a solution to capital flight and exchange rate problems

Gregory Wilpert: Understanding Venezuela’s Opposition Protests

The Real News speaks to Venezuelanalysis.com founder Gregory Wilpert about the reasons behind the opposition protests in Venezuela

Medea Benjamin: Obama & the Anti-War Movement

Interview on the founding of Code Pink and the need for a movement independent of the Democratic Party

Alexis Tsipras: End Austerity To Regain Democracy

Alexis Tsipras, president of SYRIZA and candidate of the European Left party for the precidency of the European Commission, spoke on January 18, 2014

Ewan Robertson: Venezuela’s Maduro Holds Mass Rally

Thousands of government supporters gathered yesterday in Caracas to call for “peace” after violent clashes left three dead on Wednesday

Noam Chomsky: On “Zombies and Apocalypse”

Interview on the cultural preoccupation with “the zombie apocalypse” in United States

Mark Weisbrot: Venezuelan Protests

Interview on the current situation in Venezuela

Bill McKibben: On Global Extreme Weather from U.S. to Sochi

Examples of extreme weather are being seen across the globe

Matt Damon: Matt Damon Amazes Audience with Howard Zinn Speech

At The People Speak Live! show in Chicago, Matt Damon blew people everyone away after reading excerpts from a speech entitled “The Problem is Civil Obedience,” by the late social activist Howard Zinn.

Glenn Greenwald: Defying Threats to Journalism

Interview on The Intercept, their new digital magazine

Richard D. Wolff: “What to Do when Capitalism Fails”

Professor Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to talk about Janet Yellen

Harvey Wasserman: U.S. Sailors Sick From Fukushima Radiation File Suit

79 American veterans of 2011’s earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi (“Friendship”) have filed a new $1 billion class action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power.

Mariam Kirollos: Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt

Interview with one of the founding members of Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault, a group that patrols the streets during protests and fights off men as they attempt to encircle and assault women

Dennis Trainor, Jr.: The Day We Fight Back Against The NSA

Activists in New York City commandeered the Verizon building to promote the February 11th day of action to stop the NSA

Paul Mason: The Economics of Revolt

Interview is the second in a series of interviews conducted at the Global Uprisings conference in Amsterdam, NL

Noam Chomsky: The Life of Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is interviewed by Bill Zimmerman

Chris Hedges: Crisis Cults and the Collapse of Industrial Civilization

Interview on areas of extreme poverty that Hedges refers to as ‘sacrifice zones’, as well as the reasons behind the collapse of complex societies

Amy Goodman: NYC to Reform Stop & Frisk

Interview with Baher Azmy, legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and counsel on their lawsuit against New York City

Charlton Stanley: US Blackout of Snowden Interview

An interview with Edward Snowden appears to have been blocked intentionally by US government authorities

Jeremy Scahill: The “Drone President” & Obama’s Whitewashing of NSA Spying

Interview on Obama as a “drone president” whose operations have killed large numbers of civilians

Jasiri X: Checkpoint

“Checkpoint” is based on the oppression and discrimination Jasiri X witnessed firsthand during his recent trip to Palestine

Noam Chomsky: On the Tea Party

Interview on number of issues including the Tea Party and its anarchistic tactics

John Pilger: Open-Air Premiere Of Utopia

Utopia had its premiere in the urban heart of indigenous Australia

Amy Goodman: Amiri Baraka: Poet, Playwright, Activist, Revolutionary

Looking at the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka, the poet, playwright and political organizer who died Thursday at the age of 79

Bill Moyers: North Carolina: Battleground State

First it was Wisconsin. Now it’s North Carolina that is redefining the term “battleground state”

Noam Chomsky: “A People Centered Society”

Bridgewater, MA “Noam Chomsky will talk about social justice and a people-centered movements when he speaks on Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church.” Organiser Michael Louis Ippolito of Bridgewater hopes Thursday’s talk also raises awareness of a movement to amend the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would abolish the legal personhood of corporate Read more…

Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky on the Civil Rights Movement

Students ask a series of questions relating to the civil rights movement and other topics which they are currently studying

Amy Goodman: NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality…

The North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada went into effect 20 years ago this week on January 1, 1994

Glenn Greenwald: Glenn Greenwald vs Ruth Marcus: “Ruth Marcus Argument Exemplifies Everything Horrible About Dc Media”

“Ruth Marcus Argument Exemplifies Everything Horrible About Dc Media”

Noam Chomsky: The Race War of Drug Prohibition

Interview on the race war of drug prohibition, the prison-industrial complex, the erosion of civil liberties under Barack Obama, and other topics

Paul Street: Why I’m an Eco-Socialist

Paul Street, Open University of the Left, 12-14-2013, Chicago, IL

Michelle Alexander: Locked Out of the American Dream

After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and sparked a movement. In her book, Alexander explores how the war on drugs, “get-tough” sentencing policies and racism has created a caste system similar Read more…

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