Chris Hedges: The Revolutionary, Caged + In Landmark Ruling, California Prisons Halt Solitary Confinement

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Updated: Sept. 2, 2015

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Aug 31, 2015

In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with two black revolutionaries and former political prisoners, Eddie Conway and Ojore Lutalo, to discuss their resistance within the prison system.

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Updated: Sept. 2, 2015

In Landmark Ruling, California Prisons Halt Solitary Confinement

TheRealNews on Sept 1, 2015

Prisoner advocate Marie Levin and attorney Anne Weills how this will impact some 80,000 prisoners nationwide.

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from the archives:

Chris Hedges: State Violence and Counter Violence

Seven Ways Racism Is Built Into the System by David Swanson

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 2

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Ripoff and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 1

How Is a Prison Like a War? by David Swanson + Chris Hedges: Poverty, Racism & Policing, Mass Incarceration, Resistance and Social Transformation

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  7. Great update. Now we’re talking real news and real power ~ not money power or privilege power, but spiritual power, which is the real thing.

    Change will come. Irreversible change. Surely it’s a Zen thing, being the change, living it ~ loving and learning. Getting it…

    • Excellent analysis Jerry from Robinson, not too sure if the synthesis is as sound tho’; redistributing wealth and power “downwards” can too easily mutate to another form of inverted control again. It’s the same old apologetic about “the poor.” Passing handouts to the disenfranchised is a tactic ~ propaganda pabulum that benefits the rich hierarchies. They’re not going to give away the shop! It can too easily become a philanthropic manoeuvre, like the Gates’ set-up/stitch-up.

      I don’t see this is a sufficient solution, unless wealth and power are completely redefined, along with “success,” profit, productivity and growth. C21st democratic socialism sounds attractive, but we need a dramatic reinvention of what it means to be human in a far more complex universe than existed in the bad old days. Why not noble, virtuous or radical ecological socialism, aristocratic communalism, or sovereign egalitarianism…?

      The second part is well worth hearing with Kathy Kelly (Voices for Creative Nonviolence,) because they discuss drones, mercenary armies, predatory incarceration etc. Remote operations are now thoroughly insidious, profoundly focused & concentrated. Almost any sick industrialist/speculator/tycoon-bastard can direct killing machines from their breakfast table now, without so much as even a glimmer of remorse or traces of moral indigestion.

      The TPP project will not only make international crime totally legal, but its prevention generously compensated for! This abomination needs to be arrested in its tracks, the mechanism utterly broken, and the oligopolistic cabal prosecuting this coup d’etat mondial, permanently destroyed. Actually I think these abhorrent specimens are their own worst enemy, and will fall off the cliff when the fragile edge crumbles….

      • David, I love your descriptive analysis and the way it should and could be for the people of the world but the stark truth is the increasing lust for money and power by the multi-millionaires and billionaires who run the political machines have no desire for egalitarian principals and ethics, and spend large sums of money defeating any attempts at such a notion, even going so far as assassinating heads of states and invading countries then setting up proxy governments who follow their dictates in suppressing and oppressing the citizens of those “conquered” nations.

        The Ukraine is a prime example. Notice the big NATO (mostly American) buildup of military hardware in that country? WW3 is right around the corner whether we want it or not. It’s Imperial Hubris.

  8. And we think ISIL is brutal and barbaric! Why would any sane God bless America the depraved..? These are horrors no less savage than those of the most heinous warlords and psychopaths.

    The strength, dignity and nobility of these two eminent human-beings is humbling.

    Chris Hedges must be commended for his dauntless determination to expose the excruciating criminality of the genocidal state; its lies, abuses, felonies and perversions.

  9. Thanks Lo. I noticed that the reblog button had disappeared so tried the “press this” button for the first time. Will look at your message more carefully. The information about reblogging any website is very useful. Thanks—-Tom

  10. Thanks, Tom.

    WP removed the Reblog button at the top of page on the black administrative bar last week at the same time they introduced the “new” Action Bar pop-up on our blogs. See https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/action-bar-feedback?replies=69 for more info. The Reblog button will show on some blogs that have both the Reblog and Likes enabled through WP-Admin, Settings, Share section. I don’t have the “Likes” enabled but do have the Reblog enabled but it will not show because for some unknown reason the two functions are linked together. Yes, very strange.

    In the meantime, please use the “Press This” button on the share section at the end of blog posts for reblogging. I actually prefer to use it over the Reblog button as it can save as a draft, and you can easily edit it before publishing. Here’s the info: https://en.support.wordpress.com/press-this/.

    I also suggest adding the “Press This” to your browser as you can use it to “reblog” any website, not only on WP.

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