The Critic and His Critics: Hedges vs. the Black Bloc
Posted on Apr 7, 2012
Truthdig’s Chris Hedges and Kevin Zeese of Occupy DC spoke in Washington in early April to call on Occupiers everywhere to grow the movement through the use of nonviolent tactics.
Hedges enraged members of Occupy’s so-called black bloc contingent in February when he branded protesters willing to commit acts of vandalism and other violence as “cancerous.”
Such protesters make regular appearances at Hedges’ talks. A typical exchange between the author and his detractors appears below. —ARK