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Russell Brand on the BBC’s Newsnight talks about his “alternative to corporate hegemony” and upsets interviewer Evan Davis by questioning the US Government’s official version of 9/11.
Not coincidentally, Russell has a new book out.
A rant from Russell Brand about the extreme positions espoused by the good ole boys ‘n gals at Fox News Channel:
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Russell Brand to grasp his understanding and beliefs when it comes to government. Since Brand has made previous contradictory statements on both big and small government, we found it important to understand what he truly believes. We were able to get the first 3 questions in to Brand and the rest where from other journalists at the #nomoreausterity protest that brought out 50,000 people.
Via We Are Change
Russell Brand at No More Austerity Protest 50,000 in Attendance
Via We Are Change
Love him or hate him, at least give Brand credit for being a celebrity that’s unafraid to speak his mind. Here he is in Brave New Films’ Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars.
“The people have spoken, but it will take a while to determine exactly what they said”
– Bill Clinton
Comedian Russell Brand has initiated a debate in the UK about whether it’s worth voting. A significant stir was made on Her Majesty’s BBC when he called for a revolution and told the interviewer it’s not worth voting: “Why pretend? Why be complicit in this ridiculous illusion?”.
The Guardian newspaper carries an opinion piece from him, which Disinfonaughts might like to make an evaluation of: RUSSELL BRAND WE DESERVE MORE FROM OUR DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM.
From my point of view he seems sincere. Perhaps I’m sympathetic because he appears so well versed in the subcultures which Disinfo has faithfully served since the days of Netscape (ask your Grandad). Or maybe it’s that he’s talking in a manner which suggests he’s been paying close attention to his influences, the most prominent of which is a personal favorite of mine, reptilian conspiracy theory espousing ex-TV presenter David Icke.… Read the rest
Russell Brand has made a bit of a name for himself by advocating revolution. Seems like precisely the sort of thing we’ve been talking about for the last year or so on The C.O.N.
I’m sure that’s just one of 23 co-incidences.
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“Here’s the full text of the article Russell Brand kindly invited me to contribute to last week’s issue of the New Statesman. The article, entitled The War on Consciousness, had to be shortened to fit the space available in the magazine, but I reproduce the complete unedited text here.”
Consciousness is one of the great mysteries of science – perhaps the greatest mystery. We all know we have it, when we think, when we dream, when we savour tastes and aromas, when we hear a great symphony, when we fall in love, and it is surely the most intimate, the most sapient, the most personal part of ourselves. Yet no one can really claim to have understood and explained it completely. There’s no doubt it’s associated with the brain in some way but the nature of that association is far from clear. In particular how do these three pounds of material stuff inside our skulls allow us to have experiences?… Read the rest
Russell Brand earns the respect of non-voters everywhere standing up for himself in the face of an extremely hostile BBC interviewer and calling for an overhaul (change, revolution, alternative, whatever you want to call it) of the establishment political system.