Chris Hedges: They Seek To Subjugate Us All

with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
January 27, 2013


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NashvillePress·Jan 25, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges speaks at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center banquet Jan. 19, 2013. Hedges and others have sued President Obama and the Department of Defense to squash the National Defense Authorization Act, which permits the government to pick up anybody they wish at any time and hold him however long they want—without charging the alleged offender with a crime and without notifying family members of his or her whereabouts. A federal court agreed and ruled the law unconstitutional; however, Pentagon lawyers immediately made an “emergency” plea to the appellate court, which stayed the law and set a hearing date for Feb. 6. Hedges retraced the history of the corporate takeover of democracy and the U.S. government, and he said the only remedy is massive civil disobedience. Hedges’ latest book is Days of Destruction; Days of Revolt.

Video by Citizens Media Resource.

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.


Chris Hedges: We Have Truth On Our Side

Chris Hedges: The Window of Opportunity For Peaceful Reform Is Diminishing

The Myth of Human Progress by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges: Third World America

NDAA–The Final Battle by Chris Hedges

from the archives:

A World of Hillbilly Heroin by Chris Hedges

Congress Expands Spying On Americans + Nadler: More Oversight Needed for Warrantless Wiretaps + Kucinich: Let’s Vote Against Big Brother

Chris Hedges: Occupy Debate on Black Block Violence + Kevin Zeese on the Status of the Occupy Movement

George Orwell’s 1984 (must-see film)

A People’s History of The US by Howard Zinn

Manufacturing Consent (1992)