Empire Files: US-Russia Relations in “Most Dangerous Moment”

Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the “number one” threat to the United States. Given the proxy wars in Syria and Ukraine, Dr. Cohen tells host Abby Martin that the real alarming danger today is “a new, multi-front Cuban missile crisis.”

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Chris Hedges: Sacrifice Zones of America

Chris Hedges calls them “sacrifice zones,” huge pockets of impoverished America on the verge of cementing a permanent underclass. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has teamed up with cartoonist Joe Sacco in his book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” to shed some light on this issue.

The Trap (ep. 2): The Lonely Robot

The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom – BBC documentary series. The series consists of three one-hour programmes which explore the concept and definition of freedom, specifically, “how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today’s idea of freedom.