As a rebuttable to the RNC and the DNC, The Peoples Convention, on August 30th, seeks to galvanize what polls show as "the large majority of Americans who are progressive, and the almost two out of three Americans are who now calling for a major new party." Featured speakers at The Peoples Convention include Nina Turner, Dr. Cornel West, [...]
This week, Dennis interviews Shaleece Haas, Director of the new documentary REAL BOY (www.RealBoymovie.com). It is a film about “the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.”
Also, as a bonus, Chris Hedges on why he thinks Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart have destroyed satire.
Jeremy Hammond: Political Prisoner http://youtu.be/j2inrjRjTXY Jeremy Hammond, speaking to Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington just one day before he was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 10 years for exposing the spying of StratFor, a private corporate spying firm that often works with US intelligence agencies said: “I knew when I started out with Anonymous that [...]
In this wide ranging interview, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Christopher Hedges talks with Acronym TV's Dennis Trainor Jr about Class War, Non violence, The Great Gatsby, and about the lost art of Satire. "Satire becomes destroyed in essence in the hands of figures like Colbert, John Stewart and others," Hedges asserts. "They will attack the [...]
http://youtu.be/oO5LxVUq8fU This content is viewer supported. Click here to donate. While watching Russell Brand's BBC interview, it is not hard to imagine two families in Middle America, neighbors, watching separately in the comfort of their own homes as Russell Brand does his bit and each nod in lonely agreement. "Yes!", they are likely to say- [...]
With Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) saying Tuesday that the best way for Congress to resolve the standoff over the government shutdown is to tie the matter to the looming fight over raising the debt ceiling, the possibility that the government shut down could morph into the US defaulting on its debt raises serious questions about the austerity that may soon face us.
As Chris Hedges, Nicholas Mirzoeff, and Kevin Zeese postulate, this may be a revolutionary moment in more ways than one. What are you going to do about it?