with Chris Hedges
wearechange on Oct 7, 2013
Chris Hedges on the 12 year war in Afghanistan anniversary. Continue reading
Given the choice few people would leave their families and friends and migrate from their homeland. The tens of thousands that pay unscrupulous ‘agents’ and criminal gangs to transport them hundreds or thousands of miles (often across borders), are compelled to do so to find work and to earn money to support themselves and their loved ones at home. The Middle East and North African (MENA) countries are some of the destinations of choice for both men and women seeking work, women look for domestic work and child-care, whist employment in the construction industry, is the goal of the tens thousands of men from South East Asia living in stifling poverty.
Till kicked and torn and beaten out he lies
And leaves his hold and cackles, groans, and dies.
John Clare – The Badger
The lanes of Somerset and Gloucestershire are being haunted by people from all walks of life but they all have one thing in common – they want to bring a halt to the killing of badgers. Continue reading
with Chris Hedges
Dec 8, 2005
Mr. Hedges spoke to students about the myths and costs of war, and about his experiences in various war zones as a war correspondent. He also talked about opposition to warfare, social and political activism in response to violence and warfare, and representations of war through the eyes of the press. The event was moderated by Mr. Mileweski and Mr. Hedges responded to questions from students in the audience. Chris Hedges is the author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, published by PublicAffairs.
Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why?