with Chris Hedges
Truthdig Sep 1, 2010
Sept. 4, 2010
The Truthdig columnist begins this speech to the Veterans for Peace convention by saying, “Physical courage is something you see on a battlefield. Moral courage you almost never see.”
watch via http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9217110
Moral Imperative of Local Resistance: Hedges at VFP2010 Portland Maine
m Spiess on Sep 11, 2010
Chris Hedges was a featured speaker at the Veterans For Peace Annual Convention that was held in Portland, Maine. He spoke for 38 minutes, some of which is edited for this clip.
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Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has written nine books, including Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003).
Transcript: The Zero Point of Systemic Collapse by Chris Hedges
NH Peace Action’s Will Hopkins Responds to Chris Hedges
ThePunkPatriot | September 02, 2010
Will Hopkins of NH Peace Action responds to Chris Hedges address to the Veterans for Peace 25th annual convention banquet.
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Thank you Dandelion Salad, for posting these!
Thanks for being there and sharing the event with all of us, Punk Patriot! Cheers!
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5 stars to Chris Hedges speech. 1 star to Will Hopkins reply. Why? Because Hedges is just expressing a harsh truth that people would prefer not to hear whereas Hopkins, speaking to a group of probably 20 people -most of whom are retirees – is emptily expressing hope for a bright future for this country with nothing to point to that would indicate there is reason for such hope. The vast majority of American citizens are wrapped up in what Hedges terms “spectacle” and “magical thinking” and are too busy trying to increase their superficial happiness to even be bothered to show up to a Peace Action rally.
I was there for both events, which happened one after the other. You’re talking out your ass.