Posted on November 25, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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with Chris Hedges
Romero Institute on Nov 23, 2014 Continue reading
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Posted on November 15, 2014 by dandelionsalad
Introduction by Chris Hedges
LeighaCohen on Nov 15, 2014
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[…] In his new book, Cornel West, together with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells. He examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. He not only rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates but also their fault lines.
West describes Douglass as a complex man who is both “the towering Black freedom fighter of the nineteenth century” and a product of his time who lost sight of the fight for civil rights after the emancipation. He calls Du Bois “undeniably the most important Black intellectual of the twentieth century” and explores the more radical aspects of his thinking in order to understand his uncompromising critique of the United States, which has been omitted from the American collective memory. West argues that our selective memory has sanitized and even “Santaclausified” Martin Luther King Jr., rendering him less radical, and has marginalized Ella Baker, who embodies the grassroots organizing of the civil rights movement. The controversial Malcolm X, who is often seen as a proponent of reverse racism, hatred, and violence, has been demonized in a false opposition with King, while the appeal of his rhetoric and sincerity to students has been sidelined. Ida B. Wells, West argues, shares Malcolm X’s radical spirit and fearless speech, but has “often become the victim of public amnesia.” […]
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Posted on October 13, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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Ferguson police arrest Cornel West, religious leaders protesting police shootings
RT America on Oct 13, 2014
Ferguson, MO police on Monday arrested Dr. Cornel West and several religious leaders participating in a march to bring awareness to the widespread nature of police shootings. After a weekend of protests throughout the St. Louis area, the group that included West faced off with riot gear clad law enforcement officers in front of the Ferguson Police Department. RT’s Lindsay France is on the ground and has more details on the marches and arrests.
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Posted on September 16, 2014 by dandelionsalad
with Chris Hedges
Amendment Gazette on Sep 14, 2014
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Interview with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Chris Hedges. Hedges spent fifteen years as a foreign correspondent for the NY Times, has written several books, including the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction finalist War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. His most recent book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012) was written with cartoonist Joe Sacco.
The Amendment Gazette spoke with Chris about the state of corporate dominance in the world, the amendment movement, the burgeoning American populism and what, if anything, can be predicted about the future of the American experiment.
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Posted on September 15, 2014 by dandelionsalad
with Chris Hedges
ontheearthproduction on Sep 15, 2014
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Hedges speaks to thousands at this years 13th annual Fighting Bob Fest Chautauqua. The Progressive, Madison, WI
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