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‘The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight’: Mike Lofgren on Moyers. Lofgren’s related essay can be read here. He’s a former congressional staff member who served on both the House and Senate budget committees. Lofgren is on for the first twenty minutes, then Lee Fang and the author of ‘Dog Whistle Politics’, Ian Haney López who did FDL’s most recent book salon speak with Moyers. It’ a longish post; pick and choose as you will… More about Dana Priest’s Top Secret America can be found here. While Lofgren is chillingly correct overall, there are a few things to quibble with here. One is that the Democrats could have eliminated the filibuster altogether during their majority had they so chosen, as they did last year for judicial and other executive branch appointments. He also neglects to name the FBI, DEA, private surveillance companies and strike-busting enforcers as part and parcel of the Deep State, but yes; it’s a quibble. ‘The Deep State is the big story of our time.

An ugly, albeit unsurprising development from the office of Nouri Al-Malki: Interview - Charles Derber - Regime Change Begins at Home. Abbie Hoffman Responds To Herman Cain - Occupy Wall Street. The battle for Kobani | All media content | DW.DE | 01.11.2014. WATCH: Host Melissa Harris-Perry's dialogue with author bell hooks. "Terrorism is Part of Our History": Angela Davis on '63 Church Bombing, Growing up in "Bombingham" Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet. Ford: "The Kennedy Brothers Thought the Civil Rights Movement Was a Nuisance at Best" pt1. Wendy Brown on Neoliberalism & modern Democracy. Noam Chomsky on the Responsibility of Intellectuals 1/5. Selected Videos. Essex Radical Conference 2013 - Costas Lapavitsas Discussing the EU Economic Crisis and the future of the Euro @University of Essex Published on Nov 17, 2013 Dictatorship of Failure: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the European Political and Economic Crisis.

Keynote Lecture by Professor Costas Lapavitsas. Dictatorship of Failure: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the European Political and Economic Crisis. Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Published on Jan 11, 2013 Future Capitalism - Alternative Vision 'Transform money and credit into instruments that serve people'. Economics professor Costas Lapavitsas argues that a world after capitalism would see money and credit move from being instruments that reinforce inequality into tools for genuine public service. Future Capitalism - Alternative Vision. Nixon’s The One Pilot. Talking Stick TV - Wednesday 8:00 p.m. Seattle Channel 77. A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Cornel West. TalkingStickTV - Dr. Cornel West - Black Prophetic Fire. Max Blumenthal speaks to London Palestine Action (LPA)

The Inextricable Link Between Social and Environmental Justice. Chris Hedges Takes On the ‘Global Culture of Violence’ On Sept. 28, Chris Hedges spoke at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture’s Charley Horwitz Platform on the pervasive violence that characterizes our era and offered possible solutions. Watch Hedges deliver the full speech—titled “The Global Culture of Violence: What Is the Path to Peace and Justice?” —in the YouTube clip below. Philadelphia Student Union Disrupts Screening of Anti-Union Film at School District HQ. The Communist Horizon with Jodi Dean. Racecraft: Barbara Fields & Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation. The World Today with Tariq Ali - The Propaganda Wars. Linda Kaucher WTF!! Is TTIP? Too Big to Jail? BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company, the crusading Bill Black. WILLIAM K. BLACK: No one can claim with a straight face that if we prosecuted bankers, as opposed to banks, that it would have any negative effect.

It would have huge positive effects in sending the right message of accountability and the right message of deterrence. ANNOUNCER: Funding is provided by: Anne Gumowitz, encouraging the renewal of democracy. Carnegie Corporation of New York, supporting innovations in education, democratic engagement, and the advancement of international peace and security at The Ford Foundation, working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide. The Herb Alpert Foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. The John D. and Catherine T. Park Foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. The Kohlberg Foundation. Barbara G. BILL MOYERS: Welcome. WILLIAM K.

WILLIAM K. WILLIAM K. Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky. Bassemmasri. Video. Media Review - Alternative on-line media. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - April 4, 1967 - Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence. You can't have a "more perfect union" without "more perfect people"! How are we doing...? This is the least known of Dr. King's speeches amongst the masses, but it needs to be heard because it is STILL relevant today. Many folk have heard that the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government [was/is] "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today".

Mr. I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be here tonight, and how very delighted I am to see you expressing your concern about the issues that will be discussed tonight by turning out in such large numbers. I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. The truth of these words is beyond doubt, but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. And some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. So, too, with Hanoi. The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class with Elizabeth Warren. "Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion" AUSTERITY – a televised debate (by the Institute of World Affairs) on its logic and discontents featuring J.K. Galbraith, Jeff Sommers and Yanis Varoufakis. Democracy and Conflict - Lawrence Hatab. OxfordUnion. The Network For Public Education | NPE 2014 National Conference: Diane Ravitch Keynote Address (Video)

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Chavez, The Coup - MUST WATCH!’s Videos. Sean Ash Liberal Democrat activist interview. Will China shake the world again? 17 February 2014Last updated at 05:24 ET China's exceptional growth has been fuelled by massive debt and government subsidies as Robert Peston reports from Wuhan Unless you are an aficionado of the great moments of Chinese Communist history, you probably won't have heard of Wuhan (it is the site of Chairman Mao's legendary swim across the Yangtze). But perhaps more than any other Chinese city, it tells the story of how China's remarkable three decades of modernisation and enrichment, its economic miracle, is apparently drawing to a close, and why there is a serious risk of a calamitous crash.

In Wuhan I interviewed a mayor, Tang Liangzhi, whose funds and power would make London's mayor, Boris Johnson, feel sick with envy. He is spending £200bn over five years on a redevelopment plan whose aim is to make Wuhan - which already has a population of 10 million - into a world mega city and a serious challenger to Shanghai as China's second city. Third wave “Start Quote End Quote Why do I say that? How Wolves Change Rivers. Linda Kaucher WTF!! Is TTIP? James Baldwin and Dick Gregory: "Baldwin's Nigger" (1969) Chunkymark. Wealth Inequality in America.

Angela Y Davis - 150 Years Later: Abolition in the 21st Century.