Is there a connection between atheism/religious disbelief and the desire for an increasingly powerful, ever-expanding government that tramples individual freedoms? Steven Crowder joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss trends among atheists, the non-believers draw toward false government solutions, incredibly important values instilled via Christianity, objective ethics, the “my body, my choice” abortion mantra, economy crushing climate change proposals and the rise of the regressive left. Steven Crowder is a comedian, political commentator and the host of Louder with Crowder on Conservative Review TV. Website: http://www.louderwithcrowder.com YouTube: http://youtube.com/StevenCrowder Twitter: http://twitter.com/scrowder Mug Club Sign Up: http://crtv.com/mugclub Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate Get more from Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio including books, podcasts and other info at: http://www.freedomainradio.com Amazon Affiliate Links US: http://www.fdrurl.com/Amazon Canada: http://www.fdrurl.com/AmazonCanada UK: http://www.fdrurl.com/AmazonUK
A man of many titles, Jesse Ventura is a politician, actor, author, US navy veteran and a former professional wrestler. He does not associate himself with either side of the political establishment. Jesse Ventura won the seat of 38th Governor of Minnesota as an independent candidate. He believes the same luck may push him to the top of American politics – to become president of the United States.
- Jesse Ventura: Two evils in US politics mean no choice at all (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- Jesse Ventura: Two Evils in US Politics Mean No Choice at All (financialsurvivalnetwork.com)
- I got news 4 U: ‘No more foreign aid and cut down defense spending!’ [Jesse Ventura @ RT] (disclose.tv)
- Jesse Ventura Calls for Revolution in USA (veteranstoday.com)
- RussiaToday: Jesse Ventura: Two evils in US politics mean no choice at all (silveristhenew.com)
- Jesse Ventura says US government should be punished, not Snowden or Manning – YouTube (alternativenewsalert.com)
- RT: Jesse Ventura: Every baby born in US already $50,000 in debt (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- Jesse Ventura: Two evils in US politics mean no choice at all (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Jesse Ventura: Two evils in US politics mean no choice at all (therebel.org)
A Brand new politics – Russell Brand interview – Following on from his explosive and controversial interview on BBC Newsnight, Russell Brand sat down for an evening with Mehdi Hasan to discuss his opinions on the world order, politics, drugs and their treatment and also anything else that Russell felt like talking about. Jesse Ventura Page NEW – http://jesse-ventura.com
More than 16,000 Greeks marched through the streets of Athens on Sunday to protest against austerity and mark the 40th anniversary of the student uprising against the former ruling military junta.
The annual march comes as Greece reels from its sixth year of recession. European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) lenders are set to begin a new round of talks to decide whether to throw more money at the southern European nation.
The crowd gathered in front of parliament in Syntagma Square, waving banners which read, “IMF, EU out!,” in reference to the bailouts that Greece has received from both bodies in return for harsh austerity measures.
The crowd shouted, “Don’t bow your heads” and “Never again fascism,” in reference to the military rule which took place between 1967 and 1974.
Thousands of people in the UK and US united in their rejection of mainstream media in a mass protest. Protesters targeted the headquarters of media giants like Fox News, the BBC and NBS, decrying their narrow coverage of world affairs.
The March Against Mainstream Media (MAMM) organized the international protest via social media and challenged the established media to cover it.
In a statement posted on the MAMM website, the organization said big media outlets had two options: “report on the fact that thousands of people are currently protesting outside of their buildings because they are keeping important news from the public’s eyes,” or ignore them.
President Putin should get the Nobel Peace Prize for his moves to resolve the Syrian crisis, according to a group of Russian activists and political scientists who have indicated that they are officially proposing the president’s nomination.
One of the main sponsors of the move, State Duma MP Iosif Kobzon, told reporters that in his view Putin deserved the prize much more than the 2009 laureate, US President Barack Obama.
“Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, now he is preparing for an invasion into Syria. He bears this title nevertheless. Our president, who tries to stop the bloodshed and who tries to help the conflict situation with political dialogue, is in my view more worthy of this high title,” the Interfax news agency quoted Kobzon as saying.
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- Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize (businessinsider.com)
- Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize !! (yalibnan.com)
- Vladmir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for role in Syrian conflict (dnaindia.com)
- Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize (advocate.com)
- Russia nominates Putin for Nobel Peace Prize (tehrantimes.com)
- Was Nobel Peace Prize pick a ‘sophisticated nod to Putin’? (theweek.co.uk)
The Syrian opposition’s refusal to attend the peace conference in Geneva is a result of the desire of its foreign sponsors to thwart the peace process, claims the head of State Duma’s Foreign Relations Committee.
“The Syrian Opposition lacks independence. It totally depends on external support. All its steps are backed with interests and calculations of its foreign sponsors,” Aleksey Pushkov tweeted on Monday.
He also stated that several countries were hoping to thwart the Geneva-2 summit, naming this as the main reason behind the refusal of the Syrian National Council to participate in this meeting.
“There will be more such attempts,” Pushkov wrote.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry, the Geneva-2 summit, co-sponsored by Russia and the USA, is currently preliminarily scheduled for mid-November. The final date will be determined soon in consultations with the UN Security Council and the League of Arab States.
On Sunday the head of one Syrian National Council (SNC) George Sabra told reporters that his group would not attend the Geneva-2 talks, adding that any talks were possible only after the removal of President Bashar Assad and his government. Moreover, the SNC leader promised to sever the alliances with any other opposition groups if they decide to take part in Geneva-2 pace conference.
- Syrian opposition totally dependent on foreign sponsors – senior Russian MP (elementulhuliganic.wordpress.com)
- Syrian opposition totally dependent on foreign sponsors – senior Russian MP (thenewsdoctors.com)
- Russia urges US to bring Syrian opposition to the table (voiceofrussia.com)
- Syrian opposition slams al-Qaida-linked militants (bigstory.ap.org)
- Blow to Syria peace talks plan as Syrian National Council backs out (voiceofrussia.com)
- US and Russia at odds as Syria talks continue (bigstory.ap.org)
- Key Syrian opposition group says won’t attend Geneva talks (panarmenian.net)
- Syrian opposition totally dependent on foreign sponsors – senior Russian MP (rt.com)
- Pushkov: Syrian opposition entirely dependent on outside support (sana.sy)
- Assad: Peace Prize Should Have Been Mine! (yalibnan.com)
We believe that the Syrian people should decide on their future without any outside interference, Hamas’ representative in Lebanon Osama Hamdan says exclusively to RT’s Nadezhda Kevorkova.
Member of the Hamas politburo, the organization’s representative in Lebanon, its spokesman and negotiator Osama Hamdan says that Palestinian Sunnis are keeping their alliances with Shia Hezbollah and Iran and, contrary to what the media say, they don’t participate in jihadist operations in Syria.
He is analyzing the consequences of the Syrian war and Russia’s role in the US’s decision not to bomb Syria.
- Hamas ‘not meddling’ in Egypt’s affairs, says Haniyeh (jpost.com)
- Hezbollah and Hamas Still Not Ready to Meet Face-to-Face (uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com)
- Hamas greatly concerned over suffering of Syria’s Palestinian refugees (occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com)
- Blast kills 3 in south Beirut suburbs (bigstory.ap.org)
- Hamas doesn’t take action for any side in Syrian conflict – spokesman (altahrir.wordpress.com)
- Evidence of Hamas Fighting the Syrian Arab Army (syrianews.cc)
- Syria: SAA in Hama & in Daraa (syrianews.cc)
- Ousted Egypt president detained over Hamas contact (bigstory.ap.org)
- Hamas Leader to Visit Tehran (israelnationalnews.com)
- Assad: Chemical arms no longer needed against Israel (timesofisrael.com)
Nearly two dozen of the commentators who appeared on major media outlets to discuss a possible US military strike on Syria had relationships with contractors and other organizations with a vested interest in the conflict, according to a new report.
The Public Accountability Initiative, a non-profit research group dedicated to “investigating power and corruption at the heights of business and government,” determined that 22 of the pundits who spoke to the media during the public debate over whether the US should bomb Syria appeared to have conflicts of interest. Seven think tanks with murky affiliations were also involved in the debate.
Some analysts held board positions or held stock in companies that produce weapons for the US military, while others conducted work for private firms with the relationships not disclosed to the public.
Perhaps the most notable example is that of Stephen Hadley, a former national security advisor to President George Bush who argued in favor of striking Syria in appearances on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg TV. He also wrote an editorial in The Washington Post with the headline, “To stop Iran, Obama must enforce red lines with Assad.”
Nowhere in those appearances was it disclosed, according to the report, that Hadley is a director with Raytheon, a weapons manufacturer that produces the Tomahawk cruise missiles the US almost certainly would have used had it intervened in Syria. Hadley earns an annual salary of $128,5000 from Raytheon and owns 11,477 shares of Raytheon stock. His holdings were worth $891,189 as of August 23.
“We found lots of industry ties. Some of them are stronger than others. Some really rise to the level of clear conflicts of interest,” Kevin Connor, co-author of the report, told The Washington Post. “These networks and these commentators should err on the side of disclosure.”
The report found that, out of 37 appearances of the pundits named, CNN attempted to disclose that individual’s ties a mere seven times. In 23 appearances on Fox News there was not a single attempt to disclose industry ties. And in 16 appearances on NBC or its umbrella networks, attempts at disclosure were made five times.