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Laymeh Gbowee on Sex, Peace and the U.S. at War GRITtv 1/2/12

Nobel Paace-Prize winner Laymeh Gbowee of Liberia talks to Laura Flanders of GRITtv about sex as an organizing tool, the prospects for women in Eqypt and where NGOs - and the US - go wrong when it comes to making peace after war.

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GRITtv: Richard Wolff at Occupy Wall Street

These are the conversations happening at Occupy Wall St. Join in by watching our live collaborative coverage of the March on Wall Street rally Weds, October 5, on http://livestream/lauraflanders 4-7 pm EST.

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GRITtv: Chris Hedges: The World As it Is

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"You can't sustain a democracy in an oligarchic state. The writers on Athenian democracy understood that 2000 years ago," says Chris Hedges, whose new book The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress explores the problems of a crumbling empire, inside and out.Chris joins Laura in studio for a conversation about the death of Bin Laden and the continuing concern over terrorism, the end of empathy in the U.S., and what avenues are left for progressives to fight back. ; "The elites are not going to help us," he warns, "We're going to have to help ourselves."
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GRITtv: The Secret Global Empire(s): Russ Baker & John Perkins

U.S. history has seen many presidents elected on a wave of progressive promises, only to see them compromise again and again once in office, caving to the very interests, military and corporate, that they railed against so effectively. Barack Obama is only the latest to get elected on a promise to end a war and take care of working people, only to preside over an administration stacked with Wall Street types and wind up continuing a war he wanted to wind down. John Perkins is the author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man." Russ Baker wrote "Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America." They argue the only weapon we have is public opinion and public pressure -- and we need to bring it to bear not just on the government, but on the corporations.

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