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Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges: As a Socialist, I Have No Voice in the Mainstream – Pt 6 of 7

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, Read more…

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Cornel West: Obama’s Response to Trayvon Martin Case Belies Failure to Challenge “New Jim Crow”

For a response to President Obama’s comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman and racism in the United States, we’re joined by Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of numerous books. On Obama’s remarks comparing himself to Trayvon Martin, West says: "Will that identification hide and conceal the fact there’s a Read more…

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Chris Hedges: “America is a Tinderbox”

On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism

Jules Lobel: California Prisoners Challenge Solitary, Jail Conditions with Largest Hunger Strike in State History

Prisoners in California have entered their 10th day of a statewide hunger strike to fight back against what they call inhumane conditions. The prisoners’ demands include a call for adequate and nutritious food, an end to group punishment, and stopping long-term solitary confinement in high-security "special housing units" where more than 3,000 prisoners are held Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: Growing Backlash Against NSA Spying Shows Why U.S. Wants to Silence Edward Snowden

As Congress holds its second major public hearing on the National Security Agency’s bulk spying, we speak with Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations. The NSA admitted their analysis of phone records and online behavior far exceeded what it had previously disclosed. "The fact that you now see members Read more…

Kali Akuno: Trayvon Martin’s Unpunished Shooting Death Among 100+ Extrajudicial Killings of Unarmed Blacks

According to a recent study, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer is not unique. In "Operation Ghetto Storm," the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) found at least 136 unarmed African Americans were killed by police, security guards and self-appointed vigilantes in 2012. Overall, one black person was killed in Read more…

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Michelle Alexander: : “Zimmerman Mindset” Endangers Young Black Lives with Poverty, Prison & Murder

"Justice for Trayvon" protests are planned in more than 100 cities this weekend as activists seek federal charges against George Zimmerman and the repeal of "Stand Your Ground" laws in Florida and dozens of other states. We speak with Michelle Alexander, a law professor at Ohio State University and author of the best-selling book, "The Read more…

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Justin Podur: The Ossington Circle: Episode 2, Jon Elmer on a Generation-long Civil War

The Ossington Circle is an internet talk show hosted by Justin Podur in Toronto. This week we have Middle East journalist Jon Elmer, and we discuss the Egyptian Revolution, the Syrian Civil War, and the great powers and their designs in the middle east.

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Glenn Greenwald: Snowden Has ‘Blueprints’ to NSA

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says Former NSA Systems Analyst Edward Snowden has documents that blueprint what the National Security Agency does and how it works. He says these documents prove that everything Snowden leaked is true. 

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Chris Hedges: Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate

Edward Snowden's decision to leak a trove of secret documents outlining the NSA's surveillance program has elicited a range of reactions. Among his detractors, he's been called "a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison," (Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker), who's committed "an act of treason," (Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Read more…

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Yasiin Bey: This is America

As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and Read more…

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Arundhati Roy: Field Notes on Democracy

Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. From her celebrated Booker-Prize winning novel The God of Small Things, to her prolific output of writing on topics ranging from climate change to war, the perils of free-market development in India, and the defense of the poor, Roy's voice has become indispensable to Read more…

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Ali Ahmed: Child Explains Egyptian Revolution In Less Than 3 Minutes

Why have over 20 million Egyptians taken to the streets of Egypt? Though our very own president and most politicians in America would debate the subject over a rather lengthy period of time, 12-year old Ali Ahmed explains quite eloquently this ‘turning of the tide’ in Egypt in less than 3 minutes. If only our Read more…

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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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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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