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VIDEO: Russell Brand Sparks Controversy With Comments on Western Portrayal of Tunisia Attack

After calling “total bullshit” on the West’s hypocritical responses to the recent attack on a hotel in Tunisia, Russell Brand has faced backlash from tabloids, pundits and even a friend of some of the victims.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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VIDEO: Chris Hedges on Teaching in Prison and Learning ‘What It Means to Resist’

In this clip from his June 7 talk in Los Angeles, Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges tells the very personal story of how teaching a class in a maximum security prison gave him deeper insights into what it means to stand up against injustice.

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: A Distressing Look at the Effects the Greek Debt Crisis Is Having on Street Food Markets

The Guardian’s Phoebe Greenwood visits Athens’ street markets and cafes to discover nearly empty establishments as Greeks cut down on everything from meat to fruit and dairy while their country’s fate remains unresolved.

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Noam Chomsky: It’s Painful to See the Fate of the Human Species, but We Must in Order to Change It

In an interview conducted earlier this year, Noam Chomsky admitted it’s much easier to ignore the major issues of the day and pretend information is inaccessible than it is to take action.

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Robert Scheer: Foreign Entanglements Derailed the American Experiment (Part 8 of 10)

In the eighth installment of an interview series on The Real News Network’s “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay that American leaders “lost sight of the essential wisdom of the American experiment,” which was that if you enable prosperity “for your own people, and if it’s good, others will follow it.”

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: John Oliver Tries to Explain 15 Subjects in One Minute, but Falls Short on the TPP

In lieu of his customary 15-minute segment on one subject, the “Last Week Tonight” host put out a Web exclusive containing short “dives” into several topics. But when he got to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a few seconds just wasn’t enough.

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


A Curious Bit of Backstory Behind the NYT’s Review of Chris Hedges’ New Book

Chris Hedges’ latest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” was given top placement in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review section, and although a high profile doesn’t always guarantee high praise, it turns out there’s a story behind this media story.

Posted on Jul 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Left, Right & Center’: Bring Down the Confederate Flag

On a special Fourth of July episode, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists debate the importance of symbolism. Should the Confederate flag be removed from government property and the sale of anything bearing its image be ended?

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Robert Scheer: The Myth of Democrats as the Lesser Evil (Part 7 of 10)

In part seven of an interview series on The Real News Network’s “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay that America’s ruling parties are composed not of ideologues committed to particular values but of careerists fortunately susceptible to public pressure.

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Chomsky on Greece: A ‘Savage Response’ for Standing Up to Austerity ‘Class War’

In an interview for “Democracy Now!” Noam Chomsky comments on the challenges faced by Greece’s leading party, Syriza.

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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