Chris Hedges: Shackled and Chained in Capitalist America

Chris Hedges: Shackled and Chained in Capitalist America

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 23, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Eugene Puryear, the 2008 and 2016 vice presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation and author of Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America. They discuss the emerging radicalism among American youth and how to end mass incarceration. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the rise of America’s militarized police state.

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: My Goal Is The Utter Destruction Of This Corporate Kleptocracy, interviewed by Joe Sacco

Chris Hedges: The History of Oppression of African Americans

Chris Hedges: Rise of the New Black Radical

Jeff Sessions’ Green Light To Police Violence by Brian Bean

Abby Martin and Cornel West: Capitalism Cannot Exist Without Racism

Abby Martin: Tortured and Enslaved: Enter the World’s Biggest Prison

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  5. Couldn’t post this on the website, I’m losing the will to live!
    …… Good interview. Totally agree, a new constitution! It would be a superb national project, for local schools and communities to submit their proposed drafts and suggestions; an authentic citizens manifesto. Something Ralph Nader would be brilliant at promoting.

    Chris Hedges is doing such a great job of exposing the heinous issue of ruthless incarceration as ‘new’ slavery. Venal corruption is a caste of mind that can be changed; but only through a dramatic reassessment of what we mean by moral intelligence and a radical new approach to how healthy states should operate.

    Capitalism is institutionalized corruption par excellence; it is a grotesquely mesmeric addiction to ecocidal stupidity ~ pure and simple.

    I’ve been listening to Sarah Chayes recently, author of Thieves of State; who worked in Afghanistan for many years, and knows the real inside story. Her thoughts on endemic and embedded corruption are extremely valuable. She’d make an excellent guest:

    Chris mentions the late Stuart Hall

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