Chris Hedges: The Death of the American City

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Jan 25, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges speaks with two esteemed labor activists from Detroit: Darryl “Waistline” Mitchell and Roshaun Harris. They speak of the desperation caused by industrial decline and deregulation in Detroit, especially among Black people. The three also attest to the necessity and inevitability of revolt under such conditions.

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Chris Hedges: Wages of Rebellion

"joyful REBELLION"

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

PeaceActionMaine on Jun 19, 2014

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Chris Hedges: Crisis Cults and the Collapse of Industrial Civilization, Part I + Kshama Sawant’s Revolution

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

breakingtheset on Feb 6, 2014

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, concerning areas of extreme poverty that he refers to as crisis zones, as well as the reasons behind the collapse of complex societies.

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Chris Hedges: The Psychosis of Permanent War “Effectively Gets the Masses To Call For Their Own Enslavement”

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

by Michael Welch
Global Research
December 27, 2013

On this, the holiday edition of the Global Research News Hour, we present a talk by Chris Hedges.

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He is also the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: Capitalism=Cannibalism–The Human Cost is Staggering

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 29, 2012

Note: replaced video Jun. 1, 2014

Capitalism Is Cracking

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Inside Story Americas – Has capitalism proven its durability?

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A World of Hillbilly Heroin by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 21, 2012

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The Hollowing Out of America, Up Close and Personal

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On the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation in South Dakota, where our book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt opens, and where the average male has a life expectancy of 48 years, the lowest in the western hemisphere outside of Haiti, those who endured the long night of oppression found solace in traditional sweat lodge rituals, the Lakota language and cosmology, and the powerful four-day Sun Dance which I attended, where dancers fast and make small flesh offerings.

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From Decay to Resurrection by Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.jerrymazza.com
August 15, 2012

Slim Buttes South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation

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A book review of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
By Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
Published by Nation Books

Amazon writes,

“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

Chris Hedges: Corporate Systems Commodify Everything

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 5, 2012

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Aug 5, 2012 by

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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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 3, 2012

Jul 6, 2012 by

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

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 3, 2012

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Jul 3, 2012 by

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: All Energy Should Be Spent On Building Movements

Panel from Diego Rivera's mural at Unity House, depicting class struggle and labor conflict in industry.

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 1, 2012

Jul 1, 2012 by

Interview with Chris Hedges co-author of “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”

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“Everything is gone” by Chris Hedges

Note: retitled on June 28, 2012

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
June 25, 2012

Abandoned church - Camden NJ

Abandoned church – Camden NJ
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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.

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

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 24, 2012

Street Poetry in Camden NJ

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Jun 22, 2012 by

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.

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 15, 2012

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Jun 14, 2012 by

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

The Spread of Sacrifice Zones by David Swanson

Dandelion Salad

by David Swanson
http://warisacrime.org
June 8, 2012

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Chris Hedges‘ and Joe Sacco’s new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, is a treasure. Hedges wrote the plain text. Sacco produced the text-heavy cartoon sections and other illustrations, which even I — not a big fan of cartoon books — found to enrich this book enormously.

Hedges and Sacco visit Pine Ridge, South Dakota, to examine the misery of the Native Americans who remain there. It’s nice to think that we’ve corrected our crimes through political correctness, and yet they continue uninterrupted — unconscionably, intolerably, tragically. Here the human stories are told, and told by those affected and by those resisting and struggling to set things right. Continue reading