PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The Israeli Occupation of Palestine with Mohammad Saba’aneh” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

Mohammad Saba’aneh, Palestinian Cartoonist, discusses the Israeli occupation of Palestine through his political cartoons.

ANTI-NATALISM: “I Don’t Want Children — Stop Telling Me I’ll Change My Mind” / Christen Reighter (MUST WATCH!) ☮

One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn’t kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she’d change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization — and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Decline of the American Empire with Alfred McCoy” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

Alfred McCoy, Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the decline of the United States as a global power and the rise of the Chinese empire.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The Power of Persuasion with Stuart Ewen” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

Stuart Ewen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Film & Media at Hunter College and author of ‘Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture’ joins Chris Hedges for a conversation on the power of mass propaganda.