Chris Hedges: Change Doesn’t Come Through Voting—Change Always Comes From The Streets

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

acttv on Jun 16, 2020

Julianna welcomes back Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Chris Hedges, to discuss how as lawmakers and activists are working together to make real changes in policing that are worth celebrating, it is important to name the statements that are opportunistic and performative, like police officers taking a knee with protesters before proceeding to pepper spray them. Chris talks about why these faux actions are so insidious.

You may know Chris from reading one of his best-selling books including American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class. Or his weekly interview show On Contact where he interviews “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media, the black sheep of the establishment, leading to discussions that are not easy to find.

Chris is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers University, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 12 books, including the New York Times best-seller Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. His latest book is America: The Farewell Tour (2018).

See also:

Gaslighted by the Ruling Class by Chris Hedges

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From the archives:

Trump and Fox… Peddling Fake News for Military Coup + So It’s OK to Erase Soviet Statues, but Not Western Imperialist Ones? by Finian Cunningham

Chris Hedges: This is a Class and a Generational Revolt

Danny Haiphong: Malcolm X on American Exceptionalism: Where Do We Go From Here?

There Will Be No Social Or Racial Justice Worth Having On A Dead Planet, by Paul Street

Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: Analysis of the George Floyd Protests

Chris Hedges: Cops Are The Primary Source Of Social Control + The Censorship Has Been Cheered On By The Left

Over the Rainbow: Paths of Resistance After George Floyd, by Jim Kavanagh

Chris Hedges: The Capitalist Class Wants To Keep The Working Class In A State Of Constant Distress

Chris Hedges: The Real Looting of America

Joe or No? by Jim Kavanagh

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