The UK theatrical premiere of Dirty Wars plays out to a full house at the Ritzy Cinema. Kat Craig of Reprieve moderated a discussion with Jeremy Scahill after the screening. — at Ritzy Cinema.
From Peter Joseph, April 16th 2014:
In early 2010, I interviewed Michael C. Ruppert for a film.
This is the full interview with only minor editing.
Given his tragic death, I would like to say that Michael was an extremely rare person – far beyond what most see. While he certainly had no shortage of detractors and attackers, he also had courage unprecedented – fearless – and was an inspiration to millions, including myself.
Mike ruthlessly put forward and defended what he had concluded without intimidation or fear of reprisal. In the climate of tension common to the activist community, Mike was a pioneer…and sadly people with this kind of commitment and sensitivity often find tragic ends.
As a personal friend, this was a massive loss.
This interview, as with many he did, again shows his understanding of the world along with his relentless plea for humanity to change course.
While I, as a sustainability activist, do not necessarily agree with some of the pending consequences he had deemed inevitable, his logic is rock solid regarding his diagnosis of the problems at hand. The dark future he describes as possible, while certainly preventable in my mind, is far from irrational or extreme in the broad view.
Think for yourself… if we all agreed, there would be no progress.
His life’s work to bring justice, truth, sanity and progress to the world will live on in all of us who dare to care about the present mess we try to defend as “civilization”.
Chris Hedges speaks on 3/29/2014 at the “One Nation Under Surveillance” civil liberties conference at CCSU in CT. He’s introduced by Mongi Dhaouadi, Executive Director of CAIR-CT. Hedges was one of he plaintiffs in a suit against the government “indefinite detention” policy.
He’s a former Middle East bureau chief of the New York Times
He’s written “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, “What Every Person Should Know About War”, “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning”, and other books.
He’s a columnist at Truthdig.com
“The Crimea referendum votes to join Russia, Barack Obama imposes sanctions upon Russian officials & the USS Ronald Reagan exposed to radiation levels exceeding Japanese statements.”
The Arab Bedouin minority of the Negev Desert faces harsh discrimination within the Arab population and within Israeli society as a whole. Last year, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to the Negev to visit the Bedouin communities as they fought the Israeli government’s decision to forcibly displace them. The plan, which the United Nations labeled as “ethnic displacing,” would have affected up to 40,000 Bedouins in the area. But when tensions reached a boiling point amid protests in December, the plan was placed on hold. Bedouins have been living in the Negev for centuries, and as they continue to be marginalized, they are now beginning to fight back.
Did you know this?
Fifteen years after NATO’s 78-day bombardment of Yugoslavia, memories of the bombing still haunt present-day Serbia. NATO killed over 2,000 people, hundreds were civilians, 88 were children. Serbs ask ‘why?’ above all. Why did NATO smash their cities, kill their children, bomb hospitals and schools? RT presents ‘Zashto?’ (Why?) on the trauma of terror in Serbia.
WATCH PART 2 here: http://youtu.be/o9tX8onPsnM