with Chris Hedges
Amanda Zackem on Oct. 23, 2018
Pulitzer-prize winning Journalist, Author and Activist Chris Hedges, discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a culture dominated by pervasive illusion.
“American Psychosis” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere. Read more about it here: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-american-psychosis
Staff Pick Premiere: Has America gone insane?
by Jeffrey Bowers
October 24, 2018
“What does United States of America stand for nowadays if political division is at an all time high? Is it still the land of the free if America has the highest rate of incarceration in the world? Are we still the home of the brave if we refuse to stand up to injustice, because it would compromise our pocketbook? This disconnection from reality is the definition of psychosis. Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, best-selling author, and activist Chris Hedges, has made it his life’s work to highlight this inequity and combat the complacency of the consumerist culture. In a 2010 essay published on Adbusters, Hedges caught the eye of filmmaker Amanda Zackem, when he succinctly spelled out the problems with totalitarian capitalism and corporate power. Those ideas deeply resonated with Zackem and caused her to reach out to Hedges about bringing his essay into the cinematic realm in order to expose them to a larger audience. This week’s Staff Pick Premiere, “American Psychosis,” is the result of that process and their attempt to make people think more deeply about the world we’re living in.”
Chris Hedges Urges Vote for Green Party’s Howie Hawkins for Governor
Howie Hawkins For Governor of NY on Nov 4, 2018
Pulitzer prize winning journalist Chris Hedges has a short video urging voters to support Howie Hawkins for Governor of NY on the Green Party line. We need alternatives to the two corporate parties.
From the archives:
The Zero Point of Systemic Collapse by Chris Hedges [2010 essay published on Adbusters]