Chris Hedges: Avoid Annihilation Via Fearless Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Extinction Rebellion London

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

XR America on Apr 1, 2021

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author, and television host. He’s led a rich and active life including decades spent as a foreign correspondent, reporting from over 50 countries. His most recent books include Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and America: The Farewell Tour (2018).

This event was hosted by Extinction Rebellion America on February 27th, 2021.

Extinction Rebellion America (XRA) – https://xramerica.org/​

Full Program

Civil Disobedience Now! Truth Tellers Kumi Naidoo, Clare Farrell, Chris Hedges, and Roger Hallam

XR America on Mar 26, 2021

Speakers say some interesting things? Sure… but primarily this event is a call to action – and not later, NOW.

We are living in a world on an insane trajectory… For over 30 years scientists have been warning us that without drastic changes, global heating will destroy life on this planet. Their warnings have been more or less completely ignored, and instead, greenhouse gas emissions have increased dramatically. It’s like we’re on a train hurtling toward a cliff but all our leaders will discuss is the importance of continuing this train journey.

The cliff is now in sight. The time to save ourselves from unthinkable annihilation is incomprehensibly short. “Politics as usual” has failed us, and even if currently proposed solutions like the New Green Deal are adopted, which is doubtful, they will be too little and too slow.

Our speakers today – Chris Hedges, Clare Farrell, Kumi Naidoo, and Roger Hallam – have been on the frontlines in the last few years, calling for people to wake up to the emergency we’re in and do what it is necessary to save ourselves and all life on Earth. They will each address the topic “Civil Disobedience NOW”

This event was hosted by Extinction Rebellion America on February 27th, 2021.

Extinction Rebellion America (XRA) – https://xramerica.org/​

From the archives:

Medea Benjamin: Are Progressives Ignoring Foreign Policy?

Maine Farm Girl and Kansas Grain Farmer Talk Climate on The Train, by Rivera Sun

A Blizzard. A Power Outage. A Failure of the Heart. by Rivera Sun

Peter Carter: Are “Net-Zero” Emissions a Smoke Screen?

Those Least Responsible For Global Warming Will Pay The Highest Price For It, by Pete Dolack

Chris Hedges and Roger Hallam: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse

Chris Hedges: The Prospect and Need For Ecosocialism

One thought on “Chris Hedges: Avoid Annihilation Via Fearless Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

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