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Howard Zinn: War & Social Justice 5/6

Howard Zinn is one of this country’s most celebrated historians. His classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and is a phenomenon in the world of publishing selling Read more…

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Howard Zinn: War & Social Justice 6/6

Howard Zinn is one of this country’s most celebrated historians. His classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and is a phenomenon in the world of publishing selling Read more…

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Howard Zinn: War & Social Justice 3/6

Howard Zinn is one of this country’s most celebrated historians. His classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and is a phenomenon in the world of publishing selling Read more…

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Howard Zinn: War & Social Justice 4/6

Howard Zinn is one of this country’s most celebrated historians. His classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and is a phenomenon in the world of publishing selling Read more…

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Howard Zinn: War and Social Justice 1/6

Howard Zinn is one of this country’s most celebrated historians. His classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and is a phenomenon in the world of publishing selling Read more…

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Howard Zinn: War and Social Justice 2/6

Howard Zinn is one of this country’s most celebrated historians. His classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and is a phenomenon in the world of publishing selling Read more…

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Edward Herman: Latin America & The Us

Longtime activist and author Edward S. Herman was interviewed by Hans Bennett in Philadelphia on December 26, 2008. In this interview, Herman discusses the history of US influence in Latin America, and contextualizes this with what he says is an anti-democratic US policy throughout the Global South, designed to create a favorable investment climate for Read more…

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Norman Finkelstein: Gaza Crisis

Norman Finkelstein is an American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust.

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Tolstoys Cat: Happy Birthday G!

To my lovely boy. You are perfect exactly as you are. Choose life… (and stop smoking Happy Birthday!! smooooch, lOvE, aunt neen xxxooo (Yup, I know your age. I couldn’t convince the band to change the words.) BTW here is something Uncle Ed told me when I was about your age. "Illegitimi non carborundum." Oh, Read more…

Ac Thompson: New Orleans: Victims and Vigilantes

In this Nation Institute/Hidden Driver exclusive, reporter A.C. Thompson talks with innocent victims and ruthless vigilantes about his expose on shootings of black New Orleans residents fleeing the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and police misconduct after the storm. The full story is at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090105/thompson

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Tolstoys Cat: World, Peace – Five for Fighting

What kind of world do you want Think anything Let’s start at the start Build a masterpiece Be careful what you wish for History starts now

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Tolstoys Cat: You Have Been Invited to Join the Greek Revolution!

On December 26th, urfurslaag, a Greek Anarchist, posted this video, entitled Anarchy is a Greek Word, to youtube. He explains what is currently happening in Greece and why it is more than a riot. He invites you to join the Greek Revolution.

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Phyllis Bennis: UN official calls Israel Apartheid

President of UN General Assembly urges Israel to be recognized as an Apartheid State

: L3 Protest at New School

RSU protests L3 Corporation’s association with trustee.

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Maxwell Black: Capitalism and Other Kid’s Stuff

An interesting and easy to understand critique of Capitalism. It’s great for people just getting interested in the subject and also people wanting a fresh way to present the subject. It’s best half way through. [Note: this came out before the current economic "situation."]

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Howard Zinn: Chicago Workers Sit-In

With the financial crisis and the election of Barack Obama, allusions to the Great Depression, The New Deal, and FDR have become commonplace. But what can the past teach us about the current historical moment? Are the parallels useful? Historian and author Howard Zinn is well known for his People’s History of the United States. And he Read more…

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Tolstoys Cat: Where the Hell is Matt

(Click video, after clicking play, to watch in high definition on youtube.com) Dancing 2008 is a video made by Matt who travels around the world and dances with people he meets. It’s quite beautiful.  

: Steve Fainaru – Big Boy Rules: America’s Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq

Pulitzer Prize winner, Steve Fainaru, talking about his latest book, Big Boy Rules: America’s Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq, at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

Authors Many: Casino Crash: the end of neo-liberalism?

The greatest financial crisis since the Wall Street crash of 1929 has been met by an unprecedented set of government actions to stem the tide of destruction. But is there also a coming sea change in economic theory and practice, as well as in politics, in the shift from a free market to intervention in Read more…

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Mark Weisbrot: Financial Turmoil and the “Solutions”

World leaders of the G-20 gathered in Washington to discuss solutions to the global financial crisis. Although the crisis originated in the deregulated financial markets of the developed countries, the impacts of the crisis – both in the financial sector and in the real economy – are spreading globally, including to many countries of the Read more…

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Carsten Agger: An Open Letter to Obama: On Danish Racism

An Open Letter to Obama: On Danish Racism

Sean Penn: The Truth About Chavez and Castro

Actor and filmmaker Sean Penn talks with Raul Castro about Obama, Guantanamo and the Pentagon; and with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on human rights in his country and the next US administration.

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Maxwell Black: The Assassination of Julius Caesar

History is a weapon. Be armed! Enjoy.

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Susan George: Transforming the Global Economy: Solutions for a Sustainable World

The crisis that we are seeing today is not only the financial crisis – this is only one aspect of a much bigger systemic crisis that encompasses the social crisis, or crisis of inequality, the financial and the ecological crises, says Susan George in this video lecture, and suggests radical reforms that would create more Read more…

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Joseph Sweetman: Introduction to Project for a Participatory Society UK

An introduction to Project for a Participatory Society UK and Liberating Theory. The talk was given at the Anarchist Bookfair, London (2008)

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Matt Loewen: Conservative Clean Air Act- Rick Mercer Report

Conservative Clean Air Act- Rick Mercer Report

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Michael Moore: Slacker Uprising Movie

ABOUT SLACKER UPRISING As you may have heard, I’ve decided to make my new film, "Slacker Uprising," available for free to everyone in the United States and Canada. It is the first time ever that a major feature-length film is debuting as a free download on the internet — legally. I am doing this for Read more…

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So -- Slepton: The Importance of Election Day 2008

EPISODE #1! First some clips from my recent interview with Barbara Walters … Then a few words about presidential elections.

: Antonia Juhasz – The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry – and What We Must Do to Stop It

Author and journalist, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry – and What We Must Do to Stop It.

McIntosh: Political Remix Of Presidential Debate

[Article On Political Remix Video Below]   Video remix description:   —————————————– So You Think You Can Be President is a new reality television show where candidates compete for American votes!   Presidential hopefuls must present their positions on major issues in front of our live studio audience then face hard-hitting critiques from our panel of Read more…

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Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice 101

Loretta Ross of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, gives a lecture on "Reproductive Justice 101" in Miami during June of 2008, sponsored by Women’s Fund of Miami and Mi Lola.

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Loretta Ross: “Reproductive Justice 101” Part 2

Loretta Ross of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, gives a lecture on "Reproductive Justice 101" in Miami during June of 2008, sponsored by Women’s Fund of Miami and Mi Lola.

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Dean Baker: Global Financial Stability: What Role for the IMF? Pt. 1

Economist Dean Baker discussed the current economic crisis and it’s causes. Note: Audio levels are a little low

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Mark Weisbrot: Global Financial Stability: What Role for the IMF? Pt. 2

Economist Mark Weisbrot discussed the current economic crisis and considered the choice of the IMF as a future global finance regulator. The IMF’s failure to provide advance warning of most of the major financial crises of the last 15 years and its record of suggesting inappropriate remedies after the fact raise serious questions about its Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Obama Without illusions

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: As the financial crisis and the economic crisis deepens, working people are asking, "How bad is it going to get?" and "How will it affect me?" To help us answer those questions, we’re joined by Professor Noam Chomsky, who needs no introduction. Thanks for joining us. NOAM CHOMSKY, PROFESSOR OF Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: The Economy

MICHAEL GOODMAN, REAL NEWS MEMBER: We support The Real News Network because we want to have independent journalism, and in a democracy there’s nothing more important than the free flow of information. Please join with us and help support The Real News Network. Chomsky on the economy PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to Read more…

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Howard Zinn: Obama & Direct Action

Howard Zinn says vote against McCain, vote for Obama. Even though Obama does not represent any fundamental change, he creates an opening for a possibility of change. Obama will not fulfill that potential for change, unless he is enveloped by a social movement, which is angry enough, powerful enough, insistent enough, that he fills his Read more…

: Phyllis Bennis – The Presidential Elections and the Future of the Middle East

Author and journalist, Phyllis Bennis, delivers the keynote address for the Peace Works 2008 conference in Olympia, Washington. The Peace Works 2008 Conference was convened by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice the weekend of October 17-19, 2008.

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Phyllis Bennis: Mandate for Change Election Series: The Election, War, and Peace

John McCain and Barack Obama differ widely on many issues, but in addressing foreign policy concerns there is surprising overlap. On October 6 the Institute for Policy Studies held a discussion that probed key issues in foreign policy addressed by the presidential candidates. John Feffer, co-director of FPIF, moderated the expert panel, which included Phyllis Read more…

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Kostas Beveratos: The Type Error News 2/2

 We live in a fiction world.  A world which our deficient minds have created for us to live in.  A “Real Virtuality” in which our beliefs create for us an often tragic reality. “The Type Error News” occurred as one more product of deficiency between many.  It appeared after a chain of type errors at Read more…

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Kostas Beveratos: The Type Error News 1/2

 We live in a fiction world.  A world which our deficient minds have created for us to live in.  A “Real Virtuality” in which our beliefs create for us an often tragic reality. “The Type Error News” occurred as one more product of deficiency between many.  It appeared after a chain of type errors at Read more…

: Jeff Halper – From Apartheid to Warehousing: Israel’s Strategies of Dispossession and Control

Executive Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Jeff Halper, talks about recent transitions in Israeli policy towards the Palestinian people, and about why Israeli governments, from Begin to Sharon, have always been able to rely on US support.

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Bill Fletcher: Contempt from McCain as Obama pulls ahead

Minutes after the termination of the second of three Presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain, Real News Senior Editor Paul Jay sat down with Bill Fletcher Jr. Executive Editor of The Black Commentator. In part one of their conversation Bill shares his dissatisfaction with Obama’s unwillingness to advocate for any radical policy changes Read more…

Lucy Ascaso: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Interview (1/2)

This was an interview with Marc from the Student-Farmworker Alliance and Lionel from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.  I interviewed them for United Students Against Sweatshops (SIUE); together, we all organized a demonstration at Chipotle in University City, St. Louis, MO.  The protest centered around a campaign the CIW is engaged with, to get their Read more…

Lucy Ascaso: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Interview (2/2)

See CIW Interview (1/1).

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Naomi Klein: The Colbert Report

Klein discusses her book The Shock Doctrine.

Richard Trumka: AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka on Racism and Obama

Excerpt of speech at Steelworkers convention July 1, 2008, sponsored by USWA President Leo Gerard.

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John Clarke: Poverty And Healthcare

Poverty, income security, and health are intimately related. With: * Natalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition * John Clarke, Organizer Ontario Coalition Against Poverty * Laura Cowan, Executive Director Street Health * Doris Grinspun, Executive Director Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario Hosted by Judy Rebick. Recorded Sept 18, 2008, Toronto, Canada.

Dennis Kucinich: Bailout

Kucinich rails at Congress…

: Frances Moore LappĂ© – Liberation Ecology: Toward an Empowering Frame to Move from Crisis to Transformation

Democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert, Frances Moore Lappé, provides the keynote address for the annual Provender Alliance Conference in Hood River, Oregon. The title of her talk is "Liberation Ecology: Toward an Empowering Frame to Move from Crisis to Transformation."

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