Chris Hedges: Corporate Capitalism Will Quite Literally Kill Us

with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
July 3, 2012

Camden NJ street scene

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Jul 3, 2012 by TheAlyonaShow

That’s what our guest tonight argues in his latest book, by travelling to, and documenting life and the destruction of it in so called, “sacrifice zones”. This includes the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; the city of Camden, N.J.; the now leveled mountains of West Virginia; and the migrant-worker camps that resemble modern day slavery of southwest Florida. So why are they sacrifice zones? Because both human beings and the natural world have been used and then discarded to maximize earnings in a marketplace that rules without constraints. They’re perhaps the most shocking and in your face examples, but should they be used as a warning sign as to where the rest of the country, and the world are headed? Alyona discusses his new book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” with Chris Hedges Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Senior Fellow at the Nation Institute.

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

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Chris Hedges: Public Libraries are the Heart of Any Functioning Civilized City

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