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Roger Hallam: Why International Rebellion?

Explaining the concept behind the forthcoming International Rebellion starting from April 15, 2019

Jaisal Noor: Hopkins Students Sit-In to Oppose University Police and ICE Contract

The protestors say they will occupy Hopkins until officials end the militarization of its campus

Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows

 

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Gregory Wilpert: The Origins of Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing

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Extinction Rebellion – Press Briefing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Demolishing GOP Claim That Green New Deal Is “Elitist”

Speech in defense of the Green New Deal

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Glenn Greenwald: The Media and Political Humiliation from the Mueller Report

I obviously intended to write about the fallout from Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report: specifically his definitive finding that “the Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government” and that “the report does not recommend any further indictments, nor Read more…

Aaron Bastani: The Coup in Venezuela, Explained

Sanctions and oil prices are to blame for the country’s economic plight, while it boasts a far greater tradition of democracy than critics often realize let alone dare to admit

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Lucas Koerner: Coup in Progress in Venezuela?

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Ralph Nader: A “Massive Outlaw”

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Yanis Varoufakis: On Julian Assange and the Political Economy & future of Europe

Interview on the socio-economic transformations taking place within the core of the European Union and how much time is left until it disintegrates

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Chris Hedges: Crucifying Julian Assange

Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria, journalist and editor-in-chief, Consortium, discuss efforts to force #WikiLeaks publisher, #JulianAssange, out of the Ecuador Embassy in London and extradite him to the USA to stand trial.

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Steve Ellner: Trump Putting Venezuela on ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ List?

The Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela’s economy

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Phyllis Bennis: The Crisis in Gaza and a Potential Ceasefire

Discussing the recent Israeli special forces operation inside the Gaza Strip that killed 7 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier, as well as Israeli air strikes and a potential ceasefire

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Glenn Greenwald: The Lessons from the Victory of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro’s victory is highly consequential in its own right: for the 210 million people who live within the borders of the country he and his tyrannical movement now dominate, as well as for the region and the globe

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Michael Albert: Planting Seeds of the Future in the Present

This talk took place on 10th October 2018 at The Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow

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Norman Solomon: On the Democratic Party

Interview on the sequel to a report on how the Democratic party can revitalize and compete in 2018 and beyond

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Steve Ellner: Venezuela under siege

The siege-like conditions which Venezuela has been subjected to from both foreign interference and domestic opposition present a myriad of challenges for the country to move forward

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Dave Zirin: Sports History

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Vincent Emanuele: Struggles in Organizing

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Noam Chomsky: The Future of Capitalism

Interview with Noam Chomsky

Marc Ribot: “Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)”

“Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)” by Marc Ribot (feat. Tom Waits) from the album ‘Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018,’

Boots Riley: Riding Through Oakland

Take a ride through Oakland with Boots Riley, frontman of the politically-charged hip-hop group ‘The Coup’, as he reflects on his music, his future, and his relentless revolt against capitalism

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Noam Chomsky: From Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition

Noam Chomsky delivers the keynote address, “Fate of Humanity”

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Ron Daniels: Dr. Ron Daniels Delivers his Final Lecture

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Bill Fletcher: The History of Race and Labor in the U.S.

Interview on the history of race and racism in the US from African slavery to today

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Arundhati Roy: Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth

Interview on the political upheaval in India with PM Modi at its front, fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more

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Norman Finkelstein: Life in Gaza

Interview on Gaza, its people, and its future

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Glenn Greenwald: Trump and NSA Surveillance

Interview on Donald Trump, NSA Surveillance, Facebook Scandal, Russiagate, Syria, Israel, Gaza & Yemen

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Noam Chomsky: International Solidarity in the Nuclear Age

Interview on the state of nuclear geopolitics, international solidarity and more

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Badri Raina: Democracy – Past, Present and Future

Indian democracy is at crossroads because it did not experience any intellectual revolution

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Noam Chomsky: Will organized human life survive?

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Noam Chomsky: Discussing Nuclear War

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Norman Solomon: The Democratic Party in Crisis

Talk on “Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis,” recorded April 25, 2018 at Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle

Taya Graham: New Student Movement Seeks to Change Hopkins from Within

A student-led group called Youth Against War and Racism is partnering with the community to lead a fight against Hopkins’ connection to government agencies like the CIA and end its role in military research

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Laura Flanders: Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

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Naomi Klein: The Battle for Paradise

The post-Hurricane Maria recovery is seized by one overarching question: Who is Puerto Rico for: islanders or wealthy outsiders?

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Francis Boyle: Boycott, Divest, Sanction

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Gregory Wilpert: US Efforts to Sabotage Venezuelan Elections Intensify

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Mark Weisbrot: Trump Renews Venezuela Sanctions

Trump renewed Obama’s sanctions against Venezuela, declaring it an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the US, violating international law in the process

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Vincent Emanuele: Red State Rebellion In The Age of Trump

Vincent Emanuele, Open University of the Left, 2-24-2018, Chicago, Illinois, Red State Rebellion In The Age of Trump.

Eddie Conway: ‘It’s Not Mass Incarceration, It’s Targeted’

Prisons aren’t “correctional” facilities, because they have no interest in correcting anything; the multibillion-dollar prison industry is interested in profits, and institutional racism keeps the money flowing

Women's Strike - UK: Why We Strike

On 8 March 2018 women across the world are going on strike. This is a call to action for women in the UK to join the strike. We will refuse to work. We will be on the streets. We will shut things down and disrupt business as usual

Michael Hudson: Trump Privatizes America

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Bernie Sanders: Responding to the State of the Union

Bernie Sanders responds to Trump’s State of the Union speech

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Mark Weisbrot: Lula’s Prosecution a Travesty of Justice

Brazil’s political elite is going after Lula and the Workers Party to stop them from running in this year’s presidential election

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