with Chris Hedges
“The corporate forces that have commodified the natural world for profit have also commodified human beings. We are as expendable to global corporations as the Barrier Reef or the great sequoias. These corporations and ruling elites, which have orchestrated the largest transference of wealth upward in human history, with globe’s richest 1 percent owning half the world’s wealth, kneel, and force us to kneel, before the dictates of the global marketplace. They have seized control of our governments, extinguishing democracy, corrupting law and building alliances with neofascists and authoritarians as the ruling ideology of neoliberalism is exposed as a con. They have constructed pervasive and sophisticated systems of internal security, wholesale surveillance and militarized police, along with criminalizing poverty, to crush dissent.” — Chris Hedges, Confronting the Culture of Death
Chester Ronning Centre on Mar 29, 2019
Chris Hedges is the 2019 Augustana Distinguished Lecturer. He gave the 2019 Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion and Diplomacy and addressed the importance of religion in today’s global world.
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist. He was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times for 15 years, has authored 11 books and serves as a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. His Princeton course is held at a state prison in New Jersey and brings together inmates and Princeton students. In 2014, he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister for his prison work.
[Hedges begins at 4:20 minutes into the video. The Q&A begins at 55:30.]
From the archives:
Chris Hedges at October2011 Occupy DC: The Corporate State is in Trouble (Kevin O’Leary – CBC Interview)
Chris Hedges: Hope is an Action (speech given at the Veterans for Peace March)