PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “On Contact: Rise of Hindu Fascism with Shehla Rashid Shora” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

Shehla Rashid Shora, Indian Activist, discusses Hindu fascism through religious and political unrest and classism in India.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “On Contact: Coming Unrest with David North” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

David North, Chairman of the World Socialist Web Site’s International Editorial Board, discusses the capitalist crisis in the United States.

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.