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Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion

The British-based group Extinction Rebellion has called for nonviolent acts of civil disobedience on April 15 in capitals around the world to reverse our “one-way track to extinction.”

March 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Slaves Rebel

The only way to end slavery is to stop being a slave. Hundreds of men and women in prisons in some 17 states are refusing to carry out prison labor, … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Coming Collapse

Mr. Fish / Truthdig . The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Chris Hedges: The Campaign to Exterminate Muslims

Muslims in this age of racialized authoritarianism have been stripped of due process in our courts and are subject—as Abid Naseer and Haroon Aswat were in Britain before being extradited to … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: Legalizing Tyranny

Mr. Fish / Truthdig. The students I teach in prison who have the longest sentences are, almost without exception, the ones who demanded a jury trial. If everyone charged with … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: How We Fight Fascism

In 1923 the radical socialist and feminist Clara Zetkin gave a report at the Communist International about the emergence of a political movement called fascism. Fascism, then in its infancy, … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Bankruptcy of Capitalism

Mr. Fish / Truthdig There will be no economic or political justice for the poor, people of color, women or workers within the framework of global, corporate capitalism. Corporate capitalism, … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 4 Comments

Video: Chris Hedges — “Fascism in the Age of Trump”

. Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chris Hedges: Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

ANDERSON, Ind.—It was close to midnight, and I was sitting at a small campfire with Sybilla and Josh Medlin in back of an old warehouse in an impoverished section of … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: The End of Empire

The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military expansion around the globe. It is burdened … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: The Great Flood

How many times will we rebuild Florida’s cities, Houston, coastal New Jersey, New Orleans and other population centers ravaged by storms lethally intensified by global warming? At what point, surveying … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

Chris Hedges: Diseases of Despair

The opioid crisis, the frequent mass shootings, the rising rates of suicide, especially among middle-aged white males, the morbid obesity, the obsession with gambling, the investment of our emotional and … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chris Hedges: How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’

Editor’s note: A Berkeley, Calif., rally organized by a right-wing group turned violent Sunday after arrival of a group that carried an anarchist banner. Behind the rhetoric of the “alt-right” … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: Eating Our Way To Disease

Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn—whose documentary “Cowspiracy,” about the environmental impact of the animal agriculture industry, led me to become a vegan—recently released a new film, “What the Health,” which … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

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