Chris Hedges: The Disease of Empire

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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.

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Chris Hedges: The teacher strike in Chicago is arguably one of the most important labor actions in probably decades

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September 11, 2012

CTU Strike: 'Democratic Party, Where Are You?'

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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

Chris Hedges: Hear the 99% Roar

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August 30, 2012

Fear Nøt!

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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.

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Chris Hedges: We’ve Betrayed Our Neighbor + The Primacy of Justice + Rebellion Isn’t Going Away

“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

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August 14, 2012

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“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.

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Chris Hedges: Corporate Systems Commodify Everything

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August 5, 2012

Row homes in Camden NJ

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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.

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Chris Hedges: And It’s Called Class Warfare!

Classical Class Warfare

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July 3, 2012

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Chris Hedges, hero of the Occupy Movement, brings his “Days Of Destruction, Days Of Revolt” message to the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. [June 28, 2012]

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Chris Hedges: Corporate Capitalism Will Quite Literally Kill Us

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July 3, 2012

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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

Chris Hedges: Public Libraries are the Heart of Any Functioning Civilized City

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June 24, 2012

Street Poetry in Camden NJ

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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”.

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Chris Hedges: Rapid soci-economic decay across the U.S.

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June 15, 2012

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Chris Hedges: A look at our nation’s “sacrifice zones” as evidence of rapid soci-economic decay across the US.

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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