Tag Archives: Chris Hedges

The Women’s March: Returning to Comfort or Changing the System?

Now is the time to be honest with ourselves.  Do we really want to change the trajectory, to seriously resist the system OR will we continue otherizing and blame, and go back to feeling comfortable and watch the sunset while the Titanic sinks ?

Apologies for the length, but I didn’t want to break it up. You can always stop at 45mins and have a tea break 🙂 But please listen to the whole piece. Cheers 🙂

For more information:

A very interesting Fb discussion between Debbie Lusignan (Sane Progressive) and Yahne’ Ndgo on how to move forward.

Revolt is the only  barrier to fascist America | Chris Hedges

Jill Stein, Chase Iron Eyes and Tim Canova Trace the Path Forward for Progressives

Below is the video of the audio contained within the podcast episode

 

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VT podcast Ep 5: As a Logical Extension of Justice.

Muslim Lives Matter Trish RobertsDisclaimer: Friends please note, abolitionist veganism is about nonhuman animals only. As a logical extension of justice, we should also care about all forms of discrimination. Therefore if I am to highlight a particular issue, then I need to provide the historical background. This historical background I provided is an account of US interventions in the Middle East and the reason I supply this is because rarely is this addressed in mainstream media. It helps us understand the issue better and we can then draw out own conclusions. I’m not conflating veganism with politics. I am commenting on community and our attitudes. If we want to know why something is happening, we need to look to history. It is not “Americanophobic” as someone accused me of being recently. It is simply meant to provide an historical backdrop to the current anti-Muslim climate. If I criticise government in this, that is not an attack on US citizens. In this day and age, governments do not represent the people. Most governments all over the world now have been taken over by corporations. They are a kleptocracy. They do not represent the people. They represent corporations. Mainstream media represent and speak for corporations. So please don’t see view this as an attack on US citizens, because it is not.  It is what it is. A backdrop to what I find to be a very distressing situation.

 

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For more info:

GRITtv: Chris Hedges: Islamophobia is Racism 

 

Video: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos

Manufacturing the Terrorist Threat: From the 1970s to the Obama Era

Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices

Chris Hedges: We’ve Decapitated More Civilians Than ISIS Ever Has

Should war on ISIS Violence Begin At Home : Russell Brand

Democracy Now reports on Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS)

Destabiliziation in Latin America

Israeli soldiers told to ‘cleanse’ Gaza – Channel 4 News exclusive

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Actions in Palestine are “Much Worse Than Apartheid” in South Africa

“A Slaughter of Innocents”: Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza

Results on search “Gaza” Democracy Now

Interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now with General Wesley Clark (2007) :  Objective:  Take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran

American imperialism and the rise of Islamic extremism in Syria and Iraq (Nov 2014)

In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

Black Lives Matter: Ferguson Erupts After Grand Jury Clears Officer in Michael Brown Killing

Viggo Mortensen (Nov 2014) Helps Mark 10 Years of Howard Zinn’s “Voices of a People’s History

Stop the Violence from Ferguson to Gaza: 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Arrested in St. Louis

 

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