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Noam Chomsky: Gaza 6/6

Noam Chomsky’s recent address on the Israeli atrocities in Gaza. Recorded: Jan. 13th, 2009 Wong Auditorium, MIT Cambridge, MA Recorded by: Charngchi Way Chomsky: Gaza 1/6 Chomsky: Gaza 2/6 Chomsky: Gaza 3/6 Chomsky: Gaza 4/6 Chomsky: Gaza 5/6 Chomsky: Gaza 6/6

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Tolstoys Cat: Just My Imagination – The Cranberries

Just My Imagination – The Cranberries On not taking other people’s realities too seriously…  

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Noam Chomsky: Gaza 3/6

Noam Chomsky’s recent address on the Israeli atrocities in Gaza. Recorded: Jan. 13th, 2009 Wong Auditorium, MIT Cambridge, MA Recorded by: Charngchi Way Chomsky: Gaza 1/6 Chomsky: Gaza 2/6 Chomsky: Gaza 3/6 Chomsky: Gaza 4/6 Chomsky: Gaza 5/6 Chomsky: Gaza 6/6

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Noam Chomsky: Gaza 4/6

Noam Chomsky’s recent address on the Israeli atrocities in Gaza. Recorded: Jan. 13th, 2009 Wong Auditorium, MIT Cambridge, MA Recorded by: Charngchi Way Chomsky: Gaza 1/6 Chomsky: Gaza 2/6 Chomsky: Gaza 3/6 Chomsky: Gaza 4/6 Chomsky: Gaza 5/6 Chomsky: Gaza 6/6

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Tolstoys Cat: Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman

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Noam Chomsky: Gaza 1/6

Noam Chomsky’s recent address on the Israeli atrocities in Gaza. Recorded: Jan. 13th, 2009 Wong Auditorium, MIT Cambridge, MA Recorded by: Charngchi Way Chomsky: Gaza 1/6 Chomsky: Gaza 2/6 Chomsky: Gaza 3/6 Chomsky: Gaza 4/6 Chomsky: Gaza 5/6 Chomsky: Gaza 6/6

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Noam Chomsky: Gaza 2/6

Pt. 2 of Noam Chomsky’s recent address on the Israeli atrocities in Gaza. Recorded: Jan. 13th, 2009 Wong Auditorium, MIT Cambridge, MA Recorded by: Charngchi Way Chomsky: Gaza 1/6 Chomsky: Gaza 2/6 Chomsky: Gaza 3/6 Chomsky: Gaza 4/6 Chomsky: Gaza 5/6 Chomsky: Gaza 6/6

: Lew Daly – Unjust Deserts: How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back

Author and journalist, Lew Daly, talks about his latest book, co-authored with Gar Alperovitz, Unjust Deserts: How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back.

: SEIU Caught Putting Trusteeship of UHW into Action Before Hearing Results In

UHW rank and file members pay a visit to a secret SEIU office whose sole purpose is to wrest control of the entire West Coast health care workers union. A confidential list reveals top SEIU officers and staff coming to California to direct the hostile takeover even though hearing officer, former Secretary of Labor Ray Read more…

: Jimi Hendrix: Performing the English and US combined national anthems. In all his beautiful sincerity.

Jimi Hendrix performs the combined English and United States national anthems at Monterey Pop Festival. In all his beautiful sincerity! As he says before he starts: "Seriously. This is the only way I know how to do it."

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Tariq Ali: Stop the Gaza Massacre Rally in London

Meeting Organised by Stop the War Coalition: http://www.stopwar.org.uk Video by Clare Solomon: http://www.solomonsmindfield.net Recorded Jan. 8, 2009

: Aldous Huxley: A few words on freedom and society

A few wise words from Aldous Huxley on freedom and society.

Authors Many: Israeli FM confronted at National Press Club

Just as Israel has bombed a hospital and a UN compound in Gaza, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni came to Washington, in the dying days of the Bush administration, to sign a new US-Israel agreement barring Hamas from rearming. Meeting with journalists, she had the right to say whatever she wanted about Israel’s "war on Read more…

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George Monbiot: Interviewing Fatih Birol on Peak Oil

George Monbiot puts the question of peak oil to Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency – and is both astonished and alarmed by the answer. Fatih Birol, chief economist to the International Energy Agency, told the Guardian that conventional crude output could plateau in 2020, a development that was "not good news" Read more…

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So -- Slepton: Dr. MLK Jr.: Struggling Not To Lose Him

Too often, we are treated to a view of a romanticized and whitewashed Dr. King in order to fit the man and his struggle neatly within the prevailing political and economic power structures in a largely uncritical and non-threatening manner. This portrayal of Dr. King has been mass marketed as an accommodationist figure and is Read more…

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George Monbiot: George Monbiot meets Jeroen van de Veer

George Monbiot challenges Jeroen van de Veer, chief executive of oil and gas giant Shell, on ethics, greenwash advertising, renewable energy investments and gas-flaring in Nigeria.

: The beastiality of Imperialism. Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara gives Address at the UN.

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara says a few words on the ‘Beastiality of Imperialism’

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Neve Gordon: Fmr. Clinton Special Counsel Lanny Davis vs. Israeli Professor Neve Gordon: A Debate on the Israeli Assault on Gaza 1/3

  Pt 1 / 2 / 3   AMY GOODMAN: Israeli troops are pushing deeper towards Gaza‘s towns and cities as thousands of Israeli reservists enter the conflict for the first time. Israeli warplanes continue to bombard targets across northern Gaza and in the town of Rafah on the southern border with Egypt. Meanwhile, Palestinian Read more…

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Neve Gordon: Fmr. Clinton Special Counsel Lanny Davis vs. Israeli Professor Neve Gordon: A Debate on the Israeli Assault on Gaza 2/3

  Pt 1 / 2 / 3   AMY GOODMAN: Israeli troops are pushing deeper towards Gaza‘s towns and cities as thousands of Israeli reservists enter the conflict for the first time. Israeli warplanes continue to bombard targets across northern Gaza and in the town of Rafah on the southern border with Egypt. Meanwhile, Palestinian Read more…

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Neve Gordon: Fmr. Clinton Special Counsel Lanny Davis vs. Israeli Professor Neve Gordon: A Debate on the Israeli Assault on Gaza 3/3

  Pt 1 / 2 / 3   AMY GOODMAN: Israeli troops are pushing deeper towards Gaza‘s towns and cities as thousands of Israeli reservists enter the conflict for the first time. Israeli warplanes continue to bombard targets across northern Gaza and in the town of Rafah on the southern border with Egypt. Meanwhile, Palestinian Read more…

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Tolstoys Cat: The Pretender – Foo Fighters

The Pretender – Foo Fighters On fighting fire with water…

Authors Many: Israelis Soldiers refuse to serve in Gaza

Israelis Soldiers refuse to serve in Gaza…

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George Galloway: Stop Gaza Massacre

8th JANUARY 2009 Meeting: Palestine Solidarity Campaign STOP THE WAR ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA @ Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road London NW1 2 BJ

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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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