Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag: Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: How the US became an oligarchy...

Chris Hedges talks with Noam Chomsky on the state of affairs in America and hope for the future.

Chris Hedges and Wallace Shawn on politics, playwriting and power

The two discuss experiences working in other countries and how those experiences led them, as Hedges puts it, to “grapple with the reality of empire.”

Chris Hedges and Nikhil Goyal discuss how to save the American...

The American education system is “a system of social control.”

Chris Hedges and Albert Raboteau on ‘American Prophets’ importance in an...

Watch the two thinkers talk about Raboteau’s book, which discusses the work of religious figures such as Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr.

How Power Works

When the state decides to isolate, discredit and crush you it has innumerable ways to do so.

Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

Our system of inverted totalitarianism has within it the seeds of an overt or classical fascism.

Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges...

Chris Hedges and Robert Reich discuss their thoughts on Bernie Sanders’ support of a Hillary presidency after his speech at the DNC.

Pray With Your Feet

Civil disobedience to halt the assault by the oil and gas industry is an act of faith for retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard.

What It Means to be a Socialist

"And at this moment of crisis we need to remind ourselves what being a socialist means." Chris Hedges discusses why the building of a socialist movement is our only hope for the future.

Eulogy for a Friend

Chris Hedges recently delivered this eulogy for his friend and former divinity school classmate, the Rev. Terry Burke, who spent 31 years as the pastor of the First Church Jamaica Plain in Boston.

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The capitalist manifesto: Let poor people die

Market-happy illusionists keep spouting nonsense about a healthy economy built on today's capitalism.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, September 18

Who is Christine Blasey Ford, catastrophic and historic flooding, Trumps sets up tariffs, and more.
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Intercept report reveals Senate ignored federal court employees willing to testify against Kavanaugh

A new report from Ryan Grim for The Intercept has revealed that attorney Cyrus Sanai tried multiple times to reach out to Senators Charles Grassley and Dianne Feinstein on behalf of federal court employees also willing to speak out against Kavanaugh.

The fracking industry’s water nightmare

Water itself now poses a risk to the already failing financial model of the American fracking industry, and that is something the industry won’t be able to ignore.

An international court is investigating the US and UK’s mass expulsion of Indigenous Islanders

Long ignored by the media, the people of Chagos struggle relentlessly to reclaim islands that the U.S. and U.K. stole for a military base.

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