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Breaking the Chains of Debt Peonage by Chris Hedges

See: Video + Q&A

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
February 4, 2013

Day 9 Occupy Wall Street September 25 2011 Shankbone 25

Image by david_shankbone via Flickr

Chris Hedges gave this talk Saturday night in Brooklyn at the People’s Recovery Summit.

The corporate state has made it clear there will be no more Occupy encampments. The corporate state is seeking through the persistent harassment of activists and the passage of draconian laws such as Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act—and we will be in court next Wednesday to fight the Obama administration’s appeal of the Southern District Court of New York’s ruling declaring Section 1021 unconstitutional—to shut down all legitimate dissent. The corporate state is counting, most importantly, on its system of debt peonage to keep citizens—especially the 30 million people who make up the working poor—from joining our revolt.

[...]

via Truthdig


Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

Copyright © 2013 Truthdig

see

Chris Hedges: NDAA: All These Laws Are Being Put Through By Design (Video of above talk and Q&A)

Frontline: The Untouchables

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

The 2012 NDAA – The Most Dangerous Law Since the Civil War

Welcome to the Network of Global Corporate Control: Meet the Global Corporate “Supra-Government”, Part 1 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

John Perkins: Corporate Assassins Determine World Order

Michael Hudson: 2013 – the stage is set

Financial Conquest or Clean State? by Michael Hudson

Ralph Nader: Giant Corporate Power is the Central Political Issue of Our Time (must-see)

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