Wednesday, November 14, 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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Kyrsten Sinema flips Senate seat in Arizona in historic win

"As long as I've served Arizona, I've worked to help others see our common humanity and find common ground. That's the same approach I'll take to representing our great state in the Senate, where I'll be an independent voice for all Arizonans."

Crunch-time: Exposing the worst leadership stunt since the divine right of kings

History’s greatest modern leadership stunt – that is, Trump playing at being president – has earned a clear dump-by date. Exposure of lawless Trumpery increases geometrically by its range, duration and interwoven criminality – plus the extraordinary number of insider sources.

Hate crimes surged during Trump’s first year, a record high since 9/11

"Shouldn’t this urgent crisis be subject of first post-recess Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, instead of ramming through more Trump judges? Our lives are at stake."

Why Jeff Sessions’ final act could have more impact than expected

Just before he left, the departing attorney-general adopted a policy to limit the Justice Department’s ability to oversee abusive police departments.

Backed by Ocasio-Cortez, youth climate activists arrested at Pelosi’s office demanding Democrats embrace ‘Green...

"Ocasio-Cortez's decision to join the protesters and march on her own House leader sets a tone of urgency and combativeness that is rare on Capitol Hill."

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