Lannan Foundation and Nation Books presented Chris Hedges with Reverend Jeremiah Wright on 12 November 2012 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Hedges spoke about poverty in the U.S., then followed by a conversation with Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Distributed by OneLoad.com.
Sep 11, 2012 by lauraflanders
What happens when you force communities, families and entire ecosystems to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace? You get what Chris Hedges, co-author with Joe Sacco of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, calls “sacrifice zones.” From Appalachia to North Dakota to Camden, New Jersey, these zones, ravaged by the excesses of capitalism, prefigure our collective future.
Sep 11, 2012 by democracynow
DemocracyNow.org As the Chicago public school teachers’ strike enters its second day, we’re joined by the journalist and author Chris Hedges. “The teacher strike in Chicago is arguably one of the most important labor actions in probably decades,” Hedges says. “If it does not prevail, you can be certain that the template for the attack on the union will be carried out across the country against other teachers unions and against the last redoubt of union activity, which is in the public sector of course, fireman and police.” Hedges continues, “It is always the ruling class that determines the parameters of rebellion and resistance. Continue reading
Aug 28, 2012 by AgendaStevePaikin
Chris Hedges calls them “sacrifice zones,” huge pockets of impoverished America on the verge of cementing a permanent underclass. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has teamed up with cartoonist Joe Sacco in his latest project “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” to shed some light on this issue. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more on his warning.
A book review of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
By Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
Published by Nation Books
“Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. Continue reading
“But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.” — Howard Zinn
Aug 14, 2012 by DeepDishTV
“It challenged this corporate belief system.” – Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist & author of “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, speaks about the Occupy movement at The Culture Project.
Aug 5, 2012 by DeepDishTV
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and war correspondent speaks about his latest book, “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, the economy, government, banks, and the Occupy movement.
Jul 3, 2012 by TheAlyonaShow
That’s what our guest tonight argues in his latest book, by travelling to, and documenting life and the destruction of it in so called, “sacrifice zones”. This includes the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; the city of Camden, N.J.; the now leveled mountains of West Virginia; and the migrant-worker camps that resemble modern day slavery of southwest Florida. So why are they sacrifice zones? Because both human beings and the natural world have been used and then discarded to maximize earnings in a marketplace that rules without constraints. Continue reading
Note: retitled on June 28, 2012
I park my car in the lot in front of the rectory of Sacred Heart in Camden, N.J., and walk through a gray drizzle to Emerald Street. My friend Lolly Davis, whose blood pressure recently shot up and whose kidneys shut down, had been taken to a hospital in an ambulance but was now home. I climb the concrete steps to her row house and ring the bell. There is an overpowering stench of garbage in the street. Her house is set amid other brick and wooden residences, some of which have been refurbished under Monsignor Michael Doyle’s Heart of Camden project at Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic parish. Other structures on Davis’ street sit derelict or bear the scars of decay and long abandonment.
Jun 22, 2012 by wworldp
Chris Hedges explains why a print based culture is important. Corporate interests promote mindless celebrity trivia instead of real news, vaporize our heritage, and use the media to turn minds into mush. This shifts attention from their take over of government as well as destruction of the environment and society. Remarks were made at Free Library of Philadelphia event for his book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”.
Jun 14, 2012 by PRNfm
Chris Hedges: A look at our nation’s “sacrifice zones” as evidence of rapid soci-economic decay across the US.
Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics and authors. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. Continue reading
May 11, 2012 by BookVideosTV
Journalist Chris Hedges and graphic artist Joe Sacco traveled to the most depressed pockets of the United States to combine narrative nonfiction with graphic art in their book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt . Together they report from the vast and growing zones of sacrifice imposed across the U.S. by the corporate state. From the streets of Camden, New Jersey, the devastated coal fields of West Virginia, the Lakota reservation of Pine Ridge, South Dakota and among undocumented agricultural workers in Florida, Hedges and Sacco offer a ground up view of existence when the marketplace rules, when corporate capitalism is unregulated and unfettered.