AIPAC Works for the 1 Percent by Chris Hedges + Occupy AIPAC Opposes War and Sanctions Against Iran

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 5, 2012

Fear Totalitarianism

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Chris Hedges gave this talk Saturday night in Washington, D.C., at the Occupy AIPAC protest, organized by CODEPINK Women for Peace and other peace, faith and solidarity groups.

The battle for justice in the Middle East is our battle. It is part of the vast, global battle against the 1 percent. It is about living rather than dying. It is about communicating rather than killing. It is about love rather than hate. It is part of the great battle against the corporate forces of death that reign over us—the fossil fuel industry, the weapons manufacturers, the security and surveillance state, the speculators on Wall Street, the oligarchic elites who assault our poor, our working men and women, our children, one in four of whom depend on food stamps to eat, the elites who are destroying our ecosystem with its trees, its air and its water and throwing into doubt our survival as a species.


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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.


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6 thoughts on “AIPAC Works for the 1 Percent by Chris Hedges + Occupy AIPAC Opposes War and Sanctions Against Iran

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  3. Jew-haters should note that Hedges clearly and rightly says, “AIPAC does not drive Middle Eastern policy in the United States.”

    As the Palestinian scholar Joseph Massad says in “Blaming the Lobby”:

    “…when and in what context has the United States government ever supported national liberation in the Third World? The record of the United States is one of being the implacable enemy of all Third World national liberation groups, including European ones…Why then would the US support national liberation in the Arab world absent the pro-Israel lobby is something these studies never explain.

    “The United States has had a consistent policy since World War II of fighting all regimes across the Third World who insist on controlling their national resources, whether it be land, oil, or other valuable minerals. This extends from Iran in 1953 to Guatemala in 1954 to the rest of Latin America all the way to present-day Venezuela. Africa has fared much worse in the last four decades, as have many countries in Asia. Why would the United States support nationalist regimes in the Arab world who would nationalise natural resources and stop their pillage by American capital absent the pro-Israel lobby also remains a mystery unexplained by these studies.”

  4. The executive and legislative branches of the US feeral gov’t are thoroughly corrupted by a corporate-financed bribery collective operating under the name of AIPAC. AIPAC has zero to do with “Israel,” Jews or the interests of the US people. The briber and bribe-takers should be indicted and prosecuted. Barack Obama should be 1st on the dock.

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