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Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet

“The Green New Deal is the only approach to climate stabilization also capable of reversing rising inequality and defeating global neoliberalism and ascendant neofascism.”

Edwin Starr: WAR

You’ll say, “War”
I’ll say, “Huh, yeah”
You’ll say, “What is it good for?”
I’ll say, “Absolutely”
You’ll say, “Nothing”

Chris Hedges: American Requiem

“If there is one group that deserves our deepest contempt it is the liberal elites, those who posture as the moral arbiters of society while abandoning every value they purportedly hold the moment they become inconvenient.”

Cornel West: We Must Fight the Commodification of Everybody and Everything

[Trump] is pushing the country toward genuine fascism: wholesale disregard of the law, the rule of big military, the rule of big money, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley. He is crushing workers, marginalizing women, scapegoating Mexicans, and Muslims, and Jews, and Black, brown, and indigenous people.”

Is It for Freedom? by Sara Thomsen

Children of the world, you have the right
To sing and dance, run and play, let your dreams take flight.
As the innocent die, you rulers carry the shame,
And if we stand idly by, we share in the blame.

Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges on Fascism, Civil Unrest, and the Police State

“I expect serious problems in terms of civil unrest and I expect pretty draconian responses from our internal security systems, and you can look at Ferguson to get a sense of what that looks like: that’s militarized police in armored personnel carriers with 50 caliber machine guns pointed at nonviolent protesters.”

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire

“Save the strong, lose the weak
Trust nobody, don’t be no fool
Whatever happened to the golden rule
We got stranded…”

What’s on Polly Mann’s Mind? Shame on the Congress

“If people would refuse to support, fund, kill, or participate in the process, there would be no war. We need to reset and have a fresh start.”

75 Years of Nuclear Weapons, by Helen Caldicott, Jay Kvale

“Citizens should tell Congress to stop the nuclear race by opposing the modernization of the nuclear arsenal, cancelling the $85 billion project for 400 intercontinental nuclear missiles (ICBMs), and cancelling the new $10 billion Trident killer submarine which carries the equivalent of 2,000 Hiroshima bombs.”

Can We Learn from Cuba About COVID-19? by Penny Gardner

“The population went under ‘lockdown’ on March 20. Business taxes and domestic debts were suspended, those hospitalized had 50% of their salaries guaranteed and low-income households qualified for social and family assistance schemes, with food, medicine and other goods delivered to their homes…”

Bob Dylan: Masters of War

Masters Of War Bob Dylan, The Avener Come your masters of war You that build all the guns You that build all death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks You that never done […]

Barry McGuire: Eve of Destruction

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Leona Morgan, The Nuclear Fuel Chain: From Mining to Waste

As well as the negative effects on our bodies, the Nuclear Fuel Chain also lays bare nuclear colonialism and the for-profit nuclear industry.

Chris Hedges with Gerald Horne: Origins of White Supremacy

Chronicles how American culture – deeply rooted in white supremacy, slavery and capitalism – finds its origin story in the 17th century European colonization of Africa and North America, exposing the structural origins of American “looting.” (Amazon)

End Minnesota Complicity in the Suffering of the Palestinian People, by Lucia Wilkes Smith

General Mills/Pillsbury complicit in occupation of Palestine.

The End of Oil? Pandemic Adds to Fossil Fuel Glut, But COVID-19 Relief Money Flows to Oil Industry

“The American tax payer, through the Federal Reserve, now for the first time have become owners in oil company debt.”

Capitalism in Crisis and The Combination That Changed Capitalism Forever, with Yanis Varoufakis

“Explores what a restructured economic and political landscape might look like in a post pandemic era, and what it would take to harness state power in service of the masses rather than corporations.”

A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Trump, Capitalism, and the U.S. Role in the New Cold War

Every major problem we have is global in its scope and requires global cooperation: climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, and nuclear war and all require international cooperation. Negotiation and diplomacy are required.

Killing Democracy in America, by William Astore

“Scenarios of perpetual war haunt my thoughts. For a healthy democracy, there should be few things more unthinkable than never-ending conflict, that steady drip-drip of death and destruction that drives militarism, reinforces authoritarianism, and facilitates disaster capitalism.”

Chris Hedges: America’s Social Hell

“Kabir is one of America’s tens of millions of second-class citizens, most of whom are poor people of color, who have been stripped of basic civil and human rights and are subject to legalized discrimination for life. “