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Chris Hedges: Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law

By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the capacity to live in justice. This why we are here tonight. Yes, all of us who know and admire Julian decry his prolonged suffering and the suffering of his family. Yes, we demand that t...

The Lie That A Kinder, Gentler US Empire Is Possible

Listen to a reading of this article: Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar has once again been the center of an artificial controversy launched in bad faith , this time over a tweet where she mentioned the United States and Israel in the same breath as Hamas and the Taliban as perpetrators ...

Richard Falk and Chris Hedges on Confronting the Ruling Elite

Richard Falk joins Chris Hedges for a new episode of “On Contact.” Falk has denounced what he calls “the global legalization of rogue behavior embedded in the UN Charter” which vests a right of veto in the five permanent members of the Security Council, the only organ within the UN system with the ...

Thomas Friedman’s last gasp

Thomas Friedman’s New York Times column, desperately trying to breathe life into the long-cold cadaver of the two-state solution, exposes the unthinking colonial racism that still dominates our liberal media.

Fermi’s Other Paradox

Listen to a reading of “Fermi’s Other Paradox”: In the summer of 1950, four nuclear physicists were walking to lunch from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Their names were Emil Konopinski, Herbert York, Edward Teller, and Enrico Fermi. One of them was not human. On the wal...

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