Chris Hedges: Injustices are Everywhere, So Resist!

by Chris Hedges
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May 4, 2011

Updated: May 10, 2011 added link to the transcript of the Q&A.

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Transcripts: This Time We’re Taking the Whole Planet With Us by Chris Hedges

[…] Civilizations rise, decay and die. Time, as the ancient Greeks argued, for individuals and for states is cyclical. As societies become more complex they become inevitably more precarious. They become increasingly vulnerable. And as they begin to break down there is a strange retreat by a terrified and confused population from reality, an inability to acknowledge the self-evident fragility and impending collapse. The elites at the end speak in phrases and jargon that do not correlate to reality. They retreat into isolated compounds, whether at the court at Versailles, the Forbidden City or modern palatial estates. […] Continue reading

Chris Hedges Speaks on Osama bin Laden’s Death

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
May 2, 2011

Editor’s note: Chris Hedges made these remarks about Osama bin Laden’s death at a Truthdig fundraising event in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.

I know that because of this announcement, that reportedly Osama bin Laden was killed, Bob wanted me to say a few words about it … about al-Qaida. I spent a year of my life covering al-Qaida for The New York Times. It was the work in which I, and other investigative reporters, won the Pulitzer Prize. And I spent seven years of my life in the Middle East. I was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. I’m an Arabic speaker. And when someone came over and told Jean and me the news, my stomach sank. I’m not in any way naïve about what al-Qaida is. It’s an organization that terrifies me. I know it intimately.

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Chris Hedges: Empires Die, but Kendra is Dancing With the Stars

with Chris Hedges
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April 29, 2011

Greed Is Not A Moral Value

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Ring of Fire Radio on Apr 29, 2011

Our democracy has been hijacked. Not just by greedy Republicans or by spineless democrats, but by the corporations who are pulling their strings from behind the scenes. And we have a mainstream media system in America that has remained complacent and almost welcoming to these corporate elite who control the country. But all hope is not lost — if we continue to fight, if we continue to expose the truth, then there is a good chance that we can make changes to this corrupt system, and Mike Papantonio recently spoke with author Chris Hedges about some of the problems facing our democratic system.

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The Corporate State Wins Again by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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April 25, 2011 Continue reading

Throw Out the Money Changers by Chris Hedges

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April 18, 2011 Continue reading

Chris Hedges: That’s how imperial powers always die

with Chris Hedges
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April 16, 2011

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on Apr 16, 2011

The U.S. budget may include $38 billion of spending cuts, but there will be a financial boost for the military. This year’s planned military spending is $700 billion, while other areas including healthcare, education, and infrastructure are on the chopping block. The decision came after a long struggle between lawmakers and the Pentagon saying military cuts will threaten national security. Journalist Chris Hedges says the decision was made under severe pressure from some lobbying circles.

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Chris Hedges: It’s what the god of the market demands

Union Square Protest, 2008

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with Chris Hedges
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April 15, 2011

on Apr 15, 2011

Chris Hedges speaks to the culture of corporatism and the resistance needed to thwart this at The Sounds of Resistance, a concert and protest against Bank of America in Union Square, NYC Friday April 15, 2011 organized by http://www.itsoureconomy.us

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Corporatism is about the cult of the self by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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April 11, 2011 Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The Cannibalization of the State

March 26, 2011 Protest London
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photo by William Bowles
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with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
April 8, 2011

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March 31, 2011

Chris Hedges discusses the betrayal of the American people by the American financial elite.

“Adequate food, clean water and basic security are already beyond the reach of perhaps half the world’s population. Food prices have risen 61 percent globally since December 2008, according to the International Monetary Fund. The price of wheat has exploded, more than doubling in the last eight months to $8.56 a bushel.

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This Is What Resistance Looks Like by Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges: It’s Over, They Won

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with Chris Hedges
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April 2, 2011

on Apr 1, 2011

Adam Klugman speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Chris Hedges, March 26th, 2011

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The Collapse of Globalization by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
March 28, 2011

March 26, 2011 Protest London
used with permission
photo by William Bowles
http://williambowles.info/

The uprisings in the Middle East, the unrest that is tearing apart nations such as the Ivory Coast, the bubbling discontent in Greece, Ireland and Britain and the labor disputes in states such as Wisconsin and Ohio presage the collapse of globalization. They presage a world where vital resources, including food and water, jobs and security, are becoming scarcer and harder to obtain. They presage growing misery for hundreds of millions of people who find themselves trapped in failed states, suffering escalating violence and crippling poverty. They presage increasingly draconian controls and force—take a look at what is being done to Pfc. Bradley Manning—used to protect the corporate elite who are orchestrating our demise. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Our Liberal Class failed us

by Chris Hedges
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March 25, 2011

on Mar 24, 2011

Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges, author of Death of the Liberal Class, talking with Ethical Culture Society of NY Leader Joe Chuman about how {blurb from publisher, The Nation: } “for decades the liberal class defended all Americans against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of this class — the press, the universities, trade unions, the Democrats, and the liberal church — have collapsed. In its absence the needs of the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion. Death of the Liberal Class takes an excoriating look at the liberals who have abdicated responsibility and formulates a clarion call for reform.”

Chris gets personal, like with his decision to leave the NY Times, another about his prep school scholarship that enabled him to behold the advantage rich kids have over particularly the poor, and tells stories he’s told earlier, in talks on this JoeFriendy Channel, the most memorable his revenge for repeatedly being falsely called “faggot.” Joe Friendly, Audio: Ethical Culture Staff Continue reading

Get Your (Tongue) Twist On With Noam Chomsky! + Chomsky answers questions from Chris Hedges, others

English: A portrait of Noam Chomsky that I too...

English: A portrait of Noam Chomsky that I took in Vancouver Canada. Français : Noam Chomsky à Vancouver au Canada en 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Updated: May 3, 2011 Added a link to the transcript of the video.

on Mar 20, 201

Frank Barat asks Noam Chomsky a question sent by well known Glaswegian, Paul Laverty.

Filmed and Edited by Martin Ginestie. […]

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The Body Baggers of Iraq by Chris Hedges

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This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
March 21, 2011

Bodies returning to Dover Air Force Base's Cha...

Bodies returning to Dover Air Force Base’s Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jess Goodell enlisted in the Marines immediately after she graduated from high school in 2001. She volunteered three years later to serve in the Marine Corps’ first officially declared Mortuary Affairs unit, at Camp Al Taqaddum in Iraq. Her job, for eight months, was to collect and catalog the bodies and personal effects of dead Marines. She put the remains of young Marines in body bags and placed the bags in metal boxes. Before being shipped to Dover Air Force Base, the boxes were stored, often for days, in a refrigerated unit known as a “reefer”. The work she did was called “processing.”

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