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The war on an idea

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 20 Jul 2007, 06:59
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Post 16 Nov 2015, 08:52
Abby Martin, formerly of RT where she hosted "Breaking the Set", which focused on media manipulation and censorship, as well as promoted anti-capitalist news, has moved to Telesur where she has a new, more explicitly leftist series called "The Empire Files", which is very good and recommended.

Part 6 of the series is called "America's Unofficial Religion" and it goes over that country's long, ruthless, bloody war against communism.

Even though this is old news to most of us, it is still very much worth watching.

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Apr 2010, 04:44
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Post 16 Nov 2015, 11:12
America's real religion, the worship of the Almighty Dollar, was inherited from the burghers of Europe when they rebelled against the feudal order.
Miss Strangelove: "You feed giants laxatives so goblins can mine their poop before the gnomes get to it."
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Sep 2013, 03:08
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Post 16 Nov 2015, 19:45
Abby Martin is great, and grabbing her gives me high hopes for Telesur.

RT's top-billing shows now, though, are: a pretty normal liberal who often makes good points anyway (Thom Hartmann), a smug stereotypical NYCite who often makes good points anyway (The Resident), and a crazy person who might once or twice make decent points (Jesse Ventura). They've basically become what CurrentTV was, a mainstream liberal but left-of-Obama channel, with an added bit of Russian perspective on the news for their nightly news segment that nobody watches.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 12 Jun 2006, 02:14
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Post 17 Nov 2015, 19:53
I guess that's RT America. RT has better shows like Crosstalk, Keiser Report or In the Now.

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Post 21 Nov 2015, 07:49
Ohkay, I've watched all the episodes of the show up to now. Not a huge feat, there haven't been many. It's very, very left and awesome. She's had on a Sanders-ite "socialist" (Chris Hedges), but even that was a solid discussion on the military-industrial complex and how Christianity was hijacked historically by the powers that be.

On the other hand, Noam Chomsky has also had an episode mostly devoted to an interview with him. And even more radically, one of the PSL's leaders as well.

On RT she did similar, but couldn't pull in big names like Chomsky generally and veered about evenly between radical and "progressive" left. Also this show seems much more in-depth, it's not based on 5-minute segments like the last one.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Sep 2011, 13:51
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Post 29 Dec 2015, 15:12
I just watched the first episode. I've been completely staying away from politics recently but Abby's got style.

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