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Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?

Information from President Obama’s intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE


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Official Washington Has Turned Michael Flynn Into Road Kill

The former national security adviser’s case is a disturbing example of how politicized law enforcement can destroy a U.S. citizen’s life in today’s new McCarthyism.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Electra’ Shatters the American Myth

The Truthdig columnist and RT host explains that a culture saturated with artifice and false promises of success and happiness doesn’t easily accommodate the ideas the playwright dramatized onstage.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges and Nikhil Goyal Discuss How to Save the American Education System (Video)

The journalist tells Hedges that the system is “designed to inculcate the traits of obedience, punctuality and respect for authority within working-class children.”

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’: Matt Taibbi on How an ‘Insane Clown President’ Played America’s Political System

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi have a pretty good idea—and in this clip, a compelling dialogue—about how Donald Trump made U.S. politics work for him.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Dissident Cartoonist Mr. Fish: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Is Failing to Deal With Trump

In an appearance on Chris Hedges’ RT show “On Contact,” the artist warns against depicting the president as a “figure of fun.”

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: What the Intelligence Report About Russian Influence Really Reveals

On this week’s episode, journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton join Hedges for a wide-ranging discussion about troubling shifts they’ve noticed away from fact-based reporting and governance.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges Meets the Resistance at Standing Rock

For a special edition of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist travels to the North Dakota encampment to talk with those (including the man shown) on the front lines fighting to block the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Nov 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges and Rachel Moran Discuss the Reality of Prostitution

The Truthdig columnist and the anti-prostitution activist examine how capitalism is at the core of sex work, which Moran (pictured, far right) calls “the commercialization of sexual abuse.”

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: One Nation Under Donald Trump

On Wednesday morning, Americans woke up to a different reality than they had the day before. Hedges has a good idea of how President-elect Trump happened and how his presidency may play out.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges: The End of the Election Will Not Mean the End of Public Anger

In a 30-minute interview with Sophie Shevardnadze at RT, the Truthdig columnist discusses who will be the real loser in the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Medea Benjamin on the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

On this week’s episode of RT’s “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist and the author of “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection,” explore why Saudi Arabia remains one of the United States’ closest allies in the Middle East in spite of the monarchy’s record of human rights abuses.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Hamza Yusuf Explore the Islamic World

The Truthdig columnist and the Islamic scholar review how Western interests have shaped Muslim societies and how terror groups have perverted Islam.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Psychotherapist George Mallinckrodt on Jailing the Mentally Ill

On this week’s episode of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist discusses the incarceration of America’s mentally ill with George Mallinckrodt, psychotherapist and author of “Getting Away With Murder.”

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


So Hillary Clinton Is a ‘Neoliberal.’ What Does That Mean?

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both have been accused of being agents of a political program that empowers “elites … to consolidate political and economic power in their own interests.”

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Human Rights Activist Miko Peled on the BDS Movement

The Truthdig columnist and Peled (pictured) discuss the global campaign to pressure Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land, grant equality to Arab-Palestinian citizens and allow Palestinian refugees the right of return to their homes.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’ With Chris Hedges: Adam Hochschild and the Moral Impulse to Fight

On this week’s episode of his interview show, the Truthdig columnist speaks with author and historian Hochschild (pictured) about rebels whose convictions drove them to enlist in war.

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’ With Chris Hedges: Halfway to Freedom With Stanley Cohen

On this week’s episode, the Truthdig columnist discusses the business of privately run halfway houses with the prominent civil rights attorney.

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’ With Chris Hedges: The Big Business of Keeping People in Cages

On this week’s episode of RT’s “On Contact,” Hedges discusses mass incarceration with prison reform advocates Walter Fortson and Boris Franklin.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘On Contact’ With Chris Hedges: Wrongfully Convicted and Living With the Consequences

In a new episode of “On Contact,” Chris Hedges’ new show on RT, the Truthdig columnist speaks with author Alison Flowers about wrongful convictions and the challenges people face after spending years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



WikiLeaks Claims the U.S. Government Funded the Panama Papers Against Russia (Video)

The international whistleblowing organization claims the U.S. Agency for International Development and American hedge fund billionaire George Soros funded the attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin that was part of the Panama Papers expose this week.

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 READ MORE


Will the Ukrainian Cease-Fire Hold?

Jeffrey Sommers, senior fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute of World Affairs, is “cautiously optimistic” that a deal aimed at ending hostilities in Ukraine’s Donbass region will terminate the nearly yearlong civil war. (Pictured is Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.)

Posted on Feb 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


How Did 80 People Get Half of the World’s Wealth?

Oxfam reports that just 80 people possess the same quantity of wealth as 3.5 billion others. On RT’s Crosstalk, economist Michael Hudson discusses how this happened with Oxfam official Max Lawson and Richard Wellings at London’s Institute for Economic Affairs.

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges on the Roots of Terrorism

RT’s Abby Martin interviews the Truthdig columnist about his recent piece and the shooting at Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Do You Know What Banks Are Actually Doing With Your Money?

Russell Brand sits down with Max Keiser, who hosts a financial show on RT, to ask him to explain some of the things a lot of us don’t understand about banks. Keiser’s answers may surprise and disgust you.

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges: In Ukraine, Washington Uses Fake Evidence as Usual

“There is, as with any government, an official narrative that they seek to disseminate to the public and get the press to adopt,” the Truthdig columnist told RT host Sophie Shevardnadze.

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation

For her public act of protest against Russia Today’s coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory and supposedly advancing the agenda of Vladimir Putin in Washington D.C., previously unknown news anchor Liz Wahl has suddenly become one of the most famous unemployed people in America.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 READ MORE


One Russia Today Host Refuses Banishment to Crimea, Another Quits on Air

Abby Martin of Kremlin-funded Russia Today has had a whirlwind couple of days, and she seems to have come out on top.

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges: Crisis Zones, Collapse and the Antidote to Defeatism

The Truthdig columnist spoke with RT’s Abby Martin on “Breaking the Set” about the forces driving the acceleration of global decline.

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Debt Is a Weapon for Taking Your Things Away

The treasured University of Missouri, Kansas City economics professor Michael Hudson explains to RT how debt is used “as a means of foreclosing on property and transferring” it “from the debtor to the creditor.”

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


The Impracticality of Bitcoin

The presently unregulated digital currency has libertarians and currency speculators in a tizzy over the possibility of making a lot of money in a short time. Greek political economist Yanis Varoufakis tells RT whether there is any reason to believe Bitcoin, currently valued at $900, is practical for use by ordinary people and sustainable as a means of exchange overall.

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Greg Palast: Between Two Vultures

International gumshoe reporter Greg Palast tells RT’s Max Keiser how the fate of the Argentinian economy will be decided by a legal battle between the White House and Paul Singer—“the great vulture speculator in America” and “probably the top donor, or organizer of donors for the Republican party”—over the profits of big banks.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


David Graeber: They’re Enslaving You With Debt

Debt has been weaponized “pretty much continually” for the last four or five millennia by “people who have access to the ability to make credit,” the anthropologist, Occupy activist and anarchist said on the “Keiser Report” TV show in late April.

Posted on May 31, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


OWS Raid: ‘Red Scare History Burst Through My Door’

In the early hours of July 10, armed SWAT officers burst through the doors of an apartment belonging to organizers of Occupy Seattle as part of an ongoing investigation into the May Day riots. Phillip Neel, one of the residents of that apartment, talks about the ordeal.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


FBI Works to Taint the Occupy Movement

Two recently foiled “terrorist plots” that the U.S. government and mainstream media connected to the Occupy movement turned out to have been facilitated by federal agents. But that fact has “not stopped many from branding Occupy with an unfavorable stain,” RT reports.

Posted on May 31, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Assange Versus the Tripe on American TV

Who is doing a better job at revealing the shadowy operations of governments, corporations and others seeking power across the globe: the well-funded American news establishment, or Julian Assange, the suppressed WikiLeaks founder who runs a half-hour interview show while under house arrest in rural southern England?

Posted on May 22, 2012 READ MORE


Chris Hedges on Oligarchy and the Global Collapse

“It’s all the same crisis,” says the Truthdig columnist, “which is the collapse of globalization. It doesn’t work anymore.”

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Your CISPA Primer

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Friday on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. What is it, and what does it mean for freedom and security on the Web? RT has assembled a quick guide to answer those questions.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 READ MORE


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