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.

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.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Police Power with Alex Vitale” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

Alex Vitale, author of “The End of Policing” and Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing & Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, discusses the origins of modern policing and how to prevent law enforcement from stripping away citizens’ rights. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the expansion of police powers.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Non-Violent Resistance with George Lakey” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

George Lakey, author of “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got it Right and How We Can Too”, joins Chris Hedges to discuss non-violent resistance against the corporate state. RT Corresponent Anya Parampil looks at successful non-violent tactics used in the civil rights movement.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Agenda of Hate with Ajamu Baraka” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges examines the rise of white, right-wing hate groups with Ajamu Baraka, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and the Green Party’s nominee for Vice President in the 2016 election. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the profusion of white supremacist groups in America.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The Rise of the Charter Schools with Diane Ravitch” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush and author of “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools”.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Larry Hamm: History is the Present” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Larry Hamm, Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress. They discuss the history of oppression of African Americans in the U.S. and the relentless struggle for racial equality.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Wallace Shawn: The Fragility of Empire” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by actor, playwright and essayist Wallace Shawn. You way recognize Shawn from films such as Princess Bride, but he is also a thoughtful playwright and is out with a new book, “Night Thoughts”.