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Economist Richard Wolff’s Take on ‘Conservative,’ ‘Socialist’ and Other Such Terms (Video)

The renowned Marxist professor offers his understanding of the meanings of words commonly used to describe “ways of organizing political life in a community.”

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Russell Brand Wonders if Anything Meaningful Will Come From the G-20 Summit (Video)

The “Trews” host (left) deconstructs President Trump’s speech to the international summit in Germany and discusses the meeting’s possible global outcomes. (At right, the U.K.’s Theresa May.)

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks about the failures of the Democratic Party and the establishment politics that led to Donald Trump’s victory.

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Noam Chomsky to Chris Hedges: ‘Everywhere You Look, There’s Public Subsidy’ (Video)

In the second part of their recent conversation, the renowned intellectual (left) tells the Truthdig columnist how the banking, fossil fuel and tech sectors profit from taxpayer dollars.

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


A Former CIA Analyst Explains Why Denuclearization Is Crucial to Stabilizing U.S.-Russia Relations

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with Melvin Goodman (pictured) about agency failures and the future of U.S.-Russia ties. [Transcript added.]

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: How the U.S. Became an Oligarchy That Makes War on the Middle Class

In the first of a two-part conversation, the two intellectuals discuss the shift in the U.S. and U.K. in the late 1970s toward neoliberalism, an ideology that Chomsky (pictured) says claims to increase freedom while actually increasing tyranny.

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Naomi Klein: ‘Counting on [Trump] Self-Destructing Is Very, Very Dangerous’ (Video)

The author of “The Shock Doctrine” worries that Democrats are positioning themselves as the “Impeachment Party” rather than proposing ideas for bettering American lives.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Bruce Springsteen Reads His Foreword to ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (Audio)

Listen to Bruce Springsteen read his new foreword for the 40th anniversary edition of Ron Kovic’s “Born on the Fourth of July,” and hear the first chapter of the classic memoir.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver: Your Local News Channel May Be Slanting Toward the Hard Right (Video)

“Sinclair may be the most influential media company that you’ve never heard of,” the “Last Week Tonight” host says in exposing how the largest owner of local TV stations is pushing an alarming agenda.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Now’s the Time for Medicare for All (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward a universal single-payer system.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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