Monday, October 21, 2013

NDAA, Al Qaeda and the American Police State with Chris Hedges

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Text with video:

Published on Oct 18, 2013
Chris Hedges speaks about suing the Obama administration for the NDAA, the conspiracy to use Al Qaeda to strip civil liberties and make a police state, the death of Osama Bin Laden, attack on journalists and more in this Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone. Hedges investigation of Osama Bin Laden, Mohamed Atta, the Iran-Contra Scandal and War on Terror all come into play in this discussion, leading to the realization that massive change is a necessity in America.

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, has written twelve books, including the New York Times best seller "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include "Death of the Liberal Class" (2010), "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle" (2009), "I Don't Believe in Atheists" (2008) and the best selling "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" (2008). His book "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. In 2011, Nation Books published a collection of Hedges' Truthdig columns called "The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress."
Hedges previously spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.
Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. Hedges holds a B.A. in English literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University.


Buzzsaw Episodes Playlist:

Buzzsaw Short Clips Playlist:

00:01 Welcome to Buzzsaw.
00:11 Welcoming Chris Hedges.
00:40 Suing the Obama administration for the National Defense Authorization Act.
05:38 The current status of the NDAA.
09:15 The "threat" of terrorism and Al Qaeda, and threatening civil liberties.
12:31 Perpetual War and ideologies of islamic "terror" groups vs. Al Qaeda.
16:25 Racism against Muslims (and Black people) to justify a security state.
18:02 Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty and the assassination story.
19:34 The tragedy of 9/11 in the Muslim world.
22:19 Investigating Mohamed Atta and the 9/11 attack.
24:05 The Bush White House and intelligence community, "asleep at the wheel."
24:50 Legal advice for Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange on visiting the US.
26:30 NDAA Government legal maneuvering to grab any journalist they want.
28:40 The government defining journalists in courts and appeals.
30:40 Contra scandal investigation and irrefutable proof about the CIA cocaine conspiracy.
31:10 The corporate coup d'etat and necessary government overthrow.
32:21 Thanks and Goodbye.

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