Chris Hedges: The Collapse of Industrial Civilization & the Antidote to Defeatism

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Pine Ridge is one of the poorest counties in the US, and its conditions are comparable to developing countries. This is partly why Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and brilliant social critic, Chris Hedges, has referred to places like Pine Ridge as capitalism’s “sacrifice zones.” Although this systemic subjugation is as old as civilization itself, the oppression of people in far away … Read More

From Squawk Box to CSPAN – Cutting Through the Beltway Bubble & Democracy Gap

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Failed ideas, infighting, and glimmers of hope. I found myself watching CNBC’s Squawk Box the other morning and an Ohio Republican named Ron Portman was on. He was being beamed in from the Russell Rotunda in Washington, with its columned grandeur and air of gravitas. What a lovely backdrop for the savaging of America. Portman is the Republican prototype. Innocent … Read More

MR Documentary – American Anthrax

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Media Roots presents American Anthrax, a documentary comprised of news footage that establishes how everything you’ve been told about the Anthrax Attacks is a lie. Conceptualized, edited and produced by Robbie Martin, co-host of Media Roots Radio. ***  American Anthrax, by Robbie Martin *** September 11, 2001, shook the United States to the core, a country that had been nearly untouchable … Read More

The Ongoing, Never-Ending JFK Mythology

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The latest eruption of John Kennedy hysteria, bordering on deification, seems safely behind us now that the 50th anniversary of his assassination has passed. Though there is much disinformation about JFK’s legacy that could and should be discussed, two areas stand out: his relationship to the Black Liberation Movement and his actions in Southeast Asia. Despite all the evidence to … Read More

‘I Have a Nightmare,’ But We All Have a Choice

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Now that the nation has celebrated MLK’s heroic agitation for civil rights, there’s another facet of Martin Luther King Jr. often ignored in the media that deserves reflection. What do MLK, JFK and RFK share in common? Indeed, all three of them had undeniable charisma which directly and emphatically threatened the powers that be. Each demanded a presence with their sheer … Read More

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