Chris Hedges: When Empires Emplode + Update on the NDAA Lawsuit

NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 9, 2012

Aug 7, 2012 by

Guest host Sam Sacks discusses the world food crisis and corporate capitalism with journalist and author Chris Hedges.

Hartmann Chris Hedges


[Full show with better quality of the above video.]

Aug 7, 2012 by

Guest host Sam Sacks discusses the world food crisis and corporate capitalism with journalist and author Chris Hedges. Sacks also speaks with former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman about his upcoming 78-month prison sentence and what he thinks got him there, and tonight’s “Daily Take” looks at how one specific word in the second amendment has turned America into a battlefield.

[Hedged begins ~ 4 minutes in.]

Full Show 8/7/12: Corporate Capitalism Will Kill Us All


Aug 7, 2012 by

These are some thoughts from the Plaintiff Lawyers, Bruce Afran, suing Obama for the signing of the NDAA, after the hearing. I attended the over 4 hour court proceedings and took notes,, which I will attempt to decipher and post. PLEASE excuse the banging going on across the street, had No control,, It DOES stop.

Post hearing w lawyers/Chris Hedges suing Obama/NDAA


Aug 7, 2012 by

On August 2, 2012, RevolutionTruth hosted a live panel discussion with Carl Mayer, Bruce Afran, Daniel Ellsberg, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Tangerine Bolen (Host), David Segal, Kevin Gosztola, Michael Kelley, Laura Poitras, and Jacob Applebaum to discuss the current state of the ongoing Hedges v. Obama lawsuit against the US. Government regarding Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA and answered audience questions.

Seven plaintiffs, backed by multiple civil liberties and human rights groups, filed suit against President Obama, Leon Panetta, and 6 members of Congress over the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last March. The lawsuit, spearheaded by plaintiffs Chris Hedges and Tangerine Bolen, is one of the only things standing in between innocent citizens everywhere and the threat of indefinite detention by the US military under Section 1021 of the NDAA. Journalists, lawyers and activists around the world have expressed profound concern and criticism over a provision that effectively suspends due process of the law and threatens to destroy First Amendment rights.

We WON round one of our lawsuit in May, after Obama-appointed Judge Katherine Forrest ruled entirely in our favor and granted a temporary restraining order against this provision. She did so after the US government refused to provide assurances (when asked 5 times) that plaintiffs and others would not be subjected to indefinite detention for exercising First Amendment rights.

For more information about the NDAA and our lawsuit, visit

NDAA Lawsuit Q&A

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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