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On The Real News Network's "Reality Asserts Itself," Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses the significance of Thomas Paine, why we did not carry out an American "Revolution," and three reasons why liberals cannot "propel resistance forward."On The Real News Network's "Reality Asserts Itself," Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses the significance of Thomas Paine, why we did not carry out an American "Revolution," and three reasons why liberals cannot "propel resistance forward."

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The recently freed civil rights attorney sits down with the Truthdig columnist to discuss prison, freedom and the issues raised by her detention.The recently freed civil rights attorney sits down with the Truthdig columnist to discuss prison, freedom and the issues raised by her detention.

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The disbarring and imprisonment of Lynne Stewart, one of the nation’s most courageous civil rights lawyers, is a window into the collapse of our judiciary.The disbarring and imprisonment of Lynne Stewart, one of the nation’s most courageous civil rights lawyers, is a window into the collapse of our judiciary.

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Early in the Bush administration, six months after the attacks of Sept. 11, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced he would prosecute attorney Lynne Stewart on the grounds that she had materially aided a terrorist organization.Six months after the attacks of Sept. 11, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced he would prosecute attorney Lynne Stewart on the grounds that she had materially aided a terrorist organization.

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The best parts of the ACA finally kick in. Lynne Stewart is free -- is Edward Snowden next? And why The Advocate made the pope person of the year.This week on Truthdig Radio: The best parts of the ACA finally kick in. Lynne Stewart is free—is Edward Snowden next? And why The Advocate made the pope person of the year.

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The latest developments in Syria, Michael Bloomberg cries racism, the uncompassionate detention of Lynne Stewart and Robert Scheer remembers the late Saul Landau.This week on Truthdig Radio: The latest developments in Syria, Michael Bloomberg cries racism, the uncompassionate detention of Lynne Stewart and Robert Scheer remembers the late Saul Landau.

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The Obama administration has passed or made use of a host of laws to infringe our civil liberties, obliterate the balance of power, legitimize a military dictatorship, and control the dissemination of truth in the name of protecting its "secrets." Soon we will have lost our freedom, not to some foreign nation that hates it, but to our own devices.The Obama administration has passed or made use of a host of laws to infringe our civil liberties, legitimize a military dictatorship and control the dissemination of the truth.

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