Chris Hedges discusses resistance in the Age of Trump with Kevin Zeese

“It’s all about building power. That has to be our goal: to build power, to take office, and to create a movement that can’t be ignored.”

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In this week’s episode of “On Contact,” host Chris Hedges sits down with activist and attorney Kevin Zeese. The two explore recent resistance efforts against the Trump administration and discuss how to form successful protests.

Zeese, who helped organize the Occupy movement in 2011, is currently the co-director of the organization Popular Resistance. He also recently served as an adviser to Green Party congressional candidate Margaret Flowers.

“It always begins locally,” Zeese tells Hedges. “It’s all about building power. That has to be our goal: to build power, to take office, and to create a movement that can’t be ignored.”

Watch the full interview below:


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Chris Hedges, whose column is published weekly on Truthdig, has written 11 books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

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