Chris Hedges: Power Has Been Wrested From the Citizenry

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 8, 2013

Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality

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Image by Xiaozhuli via Flickr

Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the movement. The Occupy Movement began in 2011 as a protest movement against social and economic inequality. Topics included the electoral process and the ability of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to address the issues important to the movement. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.

This was an event in the Ideas Matter series hosted by the Political Science Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Review.

Watch via C-Span

[Hedges starts at 37 minutes in.]

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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3 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Power Has Been Wrested From the Citizenry

  1. Important discussion, many key issues raised. Some very good questions. J P Thompson made some timely home runs.
    In summary I must agree with the concluding remarks of Debra Satz. However successful the tactics, we still need real analysis and alternative methods, engaging with innovative solutions and visionary ideas in practice, because this is a global epoch, and if the dollar collapses we’re going to need immensely resourceful community cohesion and “inventiveness.”
    Frank Zappa & friends once reminded us with extravagant wit just what the true Mother of Invention is, so we should not worry too much…as never was radical necessity more obvious than it is today.
    Meanwhile we have witnessed the eruption of Idle No More! Who predicted that? Fabulous. We are all indigenous people.
    I’d like to see a catastrophic market quake dislodge the Ozymandian fortresses of Calvinist greed, as this just might starve out the savage devastation being visited on Syria, and what is to be unleashed on Iran.
    If the dollar fails, tant pis! ~ we can adopt alternative economic models. The big system will never change so long as limitless volumes of fake money sluice through its moral sewers of depravity to feed the suffocating cataracts of power.

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