This Is What Resistance Looks Like by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
April 4, 2011

March 26, 2011 Protest London
used with permission
photo by William Bowles

The phrase consent of the governed has been turned into a cruel joke. There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. Civil Disobedience is the only tool we have left.

We will not halt the laying off of teachers and other public employees, the slashing of unemployment benefits, the closing of public libraries, the reduction of student loans, the foreclosures, the gutting of public education and early childhood programs or the dismantling of basic social services such as heating assistance for the elderly until we start to carry out sustained acts of civil disobedience against the financial institutions responsible for our debacle.


via Truthdig

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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 Death of the Liberal ClassEmpire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003).


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11 thoughts on “This Is What Resistance Looks Like by Chris Hedges

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  5. while millions of brave souls world wide risk their lives taking to the streets protesting their governments,which in reality are put in/proped up by the same people that control our polititions,press,army and are destroying this rerpublic and the world!!!!!!that said,not since the 70s have massive amounts of american citizens taken to the streets to stop&put an end to this madness,and the last three generations have been all talk,no actionaa7 because of that these greedy madmen have been allowed to do anythink they want,with hardly a peep from the so called citizens of this piece of crap country!!!!!! shame on us all!!!!!!

    • So true… The woodstock generation has become complacent, but there is hope in Labor!! There is hope that the bests combination of Romes idealist Republic and the Greeks principles of Democracy can work in the great American experiment in Democracy.

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