Chris Hedges: Why the Deep State Is Trying To Take Trump Out + Why School Shootings Are No Longer News


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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

“In particular, the Empire’s endless wars, and I think that that really is what is driving this impeachment. If it was about the rule of law, this would have been instituted by the Democratic Party in the first few months of the Trump presidency.” — Chris Hedges

The Hill on Nov 13, 2019

Journalist Chris Hedges breaks down today’s impeachment hearing proceedings.

Chris Hedges: Why school shootings are no longer news (Full show)

RT America on Nov 14, 2019

Rick Sanchez reports on California’s deadly school shooting and presents some facts about gun violence in America. Then RT America’s Brigida Santos joins from California with the details before “On Contact” host and author Chris Hedges shares his analysis of the role of guns and gun violence in the American national identity. He argues that the “rupture of social bonds, atomization and alienation” instills a will to “self-annihilation” in shooters and that the US culture fetishizes weapons and glorifies violence. (04:10) Broadcasting icon Larry King joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in on the politics of impeachment. (11:30) Plus, professor of history Gerald Horne weighs in on the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil and how it could point to the end of US hegemony. (17:58)

[Hedges begins at 6:17 minutes into the video; Bolivia report at 22:11.]

From the archives:

US Hand In Bolivia Coup by Finian Cunningham + After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large by Vijay Prashad + Interview with Evo Morales

Abby Martin and Mike Prysner: Installing A Fascist Rule In Bolivia + Anya Parampil: Debunking Bolivian Coup Myths

Chris Hedges and Paul Street: The Problem is Not Trump. It is a Political System Dominated by Corporate Power and The Mandarins of the Two Major Political Parties

Trumpeachment — He’s Getting Off Easy by Paul Street

The Empire Steps Back: Trump Withdraws From Syria – Impeachment Now Possible by Jim Kavanagh

Only Revolution Can Save Us by Paul Street

Impeach Trump for the Right Reasons by David Swanson

Ukraine: Anti-fascists Resist U.S.-backed Offensive by Greg Butterfield