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Elizabeth Warren: Speaking Truth to Power…and Colbert

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The Enemy Is Not Over There

The Real Enemy Is Within By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 6, 2015 If you are not dedicated to the destruction of empire and the dismantling of American militarism, then you cannot count yourself as a member of the left. It … Continue reading

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Capitalism: The True Cost of the Free Market

The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn’t Working By Paul Buchheit/ Common Dreams/ August 24, 2015 (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) To followers of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and to all the business people who despise government, ‘community’ is a form … Continue reading

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Greece: The Muscle of Corporate Capitalism

We Are All Greeks Now Posted on Jul 12, 2015 By Chris Hedges    A demonstrator waves a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in central Athens on Friday. (Petros Karadjias / AP) The poor and the working class in the United States know … Continue reading

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Zero for 40 at Predicting Attacks: Why Do Media Still Take FBI Terror Warnings Seriously? By Adam Johnson/ FAIR/ July 1, 2015 On Monday, several mainstream media outlets repeated the latest press releaseby the FBI that country was under a new … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: Destroy the System

Make the Rich Panic By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 3, 2015 Protesters rush a police line after a rally at City Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday. The event followed days of unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray. (AP … Continue reading

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It Must Happen Here

Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ March 1, 2015 PRINCETON, N.J.—Tariq Ali is part of the royalty of the left. His more than 20 books on politics and history, his seven novels, … Continue reading

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Move Along, Nothing to See Here

President Gollum’s ‘Precious’ Secrets Exclusive: Despite promises of “openness,” President Obama has treated information that could inform American democracy like Tolkien’s character Gollum coveted his “precious” ring. Obama is keeping for himself analyses that could change how the public sees the crises in … Continue reading

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