Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street Interview – We have a moral imperative to fight for life

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with Chris Hedges
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Sept. 25, 2011

greekcabanaboy on Sep 25, 2011

The first part of a wonderful interview with Chris Hedges this morning on the 9th day of the protest on wall street.

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Occupy Wall Street (FULL) Interview with Chris Hedges Part 1







Transcript: Chris Hedges Transcript @ #Occupy Wall Street –


Chris Hedges: Repression of Wall St. demonstrators ratcheting up

Sept. 25, 2011

The United States is ratcheting up police violence and harsh laws against anti-capitalist protesters seeking to occupy Wall Street, says Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at the Nation Institute.

“The police presence (around Wall Street) is massive. I mean they have essentially turned Wall Street into the green zone. You can’t enter it by foot or by car unless you go through police barricades,” said the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of the Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle in a Sunday interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk.

Hedges noted that “the repression against those who were demonstrating is being slowly ratcheted upwards. The levels of police violence have become harsher and harsher.”


via PressTV – Repression of Wall St. demonstrators ratcheting up


presstvmobile on Sep 25, 2011


Chris Hedges: Wall Street run by criminal class

presstvmobile on Sep 25, 2011

New Jersey-based senior fellow at the Nation Institute, Chris Hedges, says Wall Street is run by a “criminal class”, who are engaged flagrantly in “fraudulent polices such as selling mortgages to people who can’t pay them back”, and who “evaporated $17 trillion in domestic wealth and $40 trillion in worldwide wealth.”

Wall Street policies have inflicted damages on working men and women in America in the face of different crises including the high unemployment rate, he told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Sunday.

“Nobody is being prosecuted (for this situation). The only person who’s going to jail is Bernie Madoff and that’s because he stole from rich people.”

Latest official data shows that the jobless rate in the United States is 9.1 percent. Many economists, however, believe the true rate is around 20 percent.

Chris Hedges ‘Wall Street run by criminal class’

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


Updated: Aug. 16, 2014

US media ignore Wall Street protests – Press TV News

presstvmobile on Sep 25, 2011


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From the archives:

Either you are a rebel or a slave by Chris Hedges + Bernie Sanders on #OccupyWallStreet

#OccupyWallStreet: Police Kettling Protesters + Live Stream + Protesters arrested

Meltdown – The men who crashed the world

#OccupyWallStreet Protesting Outside Wall Street + Live Stream

Dorothy Day: Change begins with oneself

22 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street Interview – We have a moral imperative to fight for life

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  2. I’m SO glad to see this dialog finally beginning, where people examine and reassess the business practices we’ve taken for granted for too long. This refers to things like the wealthiest paying the lowest tax rates, the bankers controlling the financial system, money controlling congress, and the CEOs making 343 times as much income as the average worker. I can assure you, they don’t do the work of 343 men!

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  14. Every time I check out your posts I think “this is the best one yet”, but this is the best one yet. I know the American people hear what Chris is saying and many do agree and have felt for so long they can’t do anything to escape this reality and I feel they are wrong. I wish there were a way to ignite people’s youthful and true spirits quicker and I try like hell to share this info as much as possible. Perhaps we would have to post signs on products in the stores so to put real knowledge back in front of their faces.

  15. What do people on the left have against voting for candidates who would represent their interests. They have been conditioned to believe that if they don’t have enough money they can never win. The truth is, that no one goes into the voting booth with you on election day. You can vote for whomever you choose. Choose life, choose freedom… not some second rate false Madison Avenue branded fake image of what you want.

    Americans have been conditioned to think they can’t win, so they won’t even try. They will just write commentary on how awful everything is. You win when you stand on your own two feet, think for yourself, support what you believe in, and vote for what you believe in because that’s what you believe in, not because you know you can or can’t win. You enter the battle because it’s the right thing to do. If you vote for a Democrat or Republican in this next election you deserve what you get. If you won’t support people who are trying to help you, how will you ever succeed?

    Get off your ass America and reclaim your country.

  16. For the first time that I can remember I don’t agree with Hedges when he says that those on the left should not attempt to be in power. First of all, I don’t agree with the way that he has framed the argument. I don’t agree that it is right to say that when a person holds office he or she is holding power. It’s not the way I would look at it. I say, when someone is elected to office, he or she has been “hired” by those in power to represent the interests of those in power. By framing the question his way he automatically denies the idea of representative government. It’s not that people have to be militant. People have to be responsible to manage the power they have and not abdicate their power. What has happened is that the educated, well financed, so called ruling elite have used their power to befuddle the rest of society into abdicating their power to those who know how to plan, manage, and manipulate others in order to get what they want. Elected officials don’t really have the power. They are in fact, afraid of those in power–which is to say, the people who set the game up so those politicians could hold office. Those politicians know full well, that if they don’t do what they are told, the power they think they have will disappear real quick.

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