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Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, whose column is published weekly on Truthdig, has written 11 books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction,...

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Mainstream Media Ignores ‘What the corporate state wants ignored’

Source: YouTube

According to a study by the Pew Research Center, MSNBC’s programming is nearly 85 percent opinion - and they might not be alone when it comes to this trend. According to author Chris Hedges, the mainstream media ignores “what the corporate state wants ignored” and “they do not challenge or acknowledge the structures of corporate power.” He joins RT to explain how the corporate media sets the tone in the US and how the end result means items like the NDAA, warrantless wiretapping and the war on whistleblowers goes unreported.

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

TalkingStickTV: War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Source: Live Leak

Talk by Chris Hedges author of “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” given April 23, 2010 at the 8th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference “War & Global Health” held at the University of WA in Seattle.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013

Edmonton Public Library Presents Chris Hedges

Source: YouTube

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt: EPL presented Chris Hedges to launch Freedom to Read Week 2013 in Edmonton. Chris spoke about injustice and corporate greed in America…and argued Canada is travelling the same path.

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Edmonton Public Library Presents Chris Hedges

Source: 911 Blogger

EPL presented Chris Hedges to launch Freedom to Read Week 2013 in Edmonton. Chris spoke about injustice and corporate greed in America…and argued Canada is traveling the same path.

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The Young Turks: Chris Hedges on the NDAA

Source: Current

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Chris Hedges joins “The Young Turks” to talk about the National Defense Authorization Act. He and several other plaintiffs have filed suit against the Obama administration to overturn its indefinite detention provision. Hedges says of the NDAA, “This is a giant step towards destroying what’s left of our anemic democracy.”

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

The Undercurrent: Hedges v. Obama

Source: YouTube

Lauren Windsor covers the February 6, 2013 hearing in the case of Hedges v. Obama in federal court in lower Manhattan. At contention is clause 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without warrant. The plaintiffs give a press conference in Foley Square. Interviews include Attorney Bruce Afran; whistleblowers Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake; case organizer Tangerine Bolen; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013

Exclusive NDAA Coverage: Call to Action with Chris Hedges

Source: Disinformation

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin covers all things NDAA. Abby Martin sits down with journalist, author and lead plaintiff in the case against indefinite detention, Chris Hedges, about the historical precedent the NDAA lawsuit sets, and why every American should care.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013

Chris Hedges at the People’s Recovery Summit

Source: YouTube

Chris Hedges speaks at the People’s Recovery Summit organized by Occupy Sandy. The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew, Brooklyn, NY, February 2, 2013.

Posted on Feb 2, 2013

Chris Hedges on Breaking the Set

Source: YouTube

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin wraps up the show with an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Chris Hedges, about activism and journalism, Obama’s presidency, the death of the liberal class and the second amendment.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013

Chris Hedges Lecture: “Occupy the Future,” at MIT

Source: YouTube

Author-activist Chris Hedges discusses how problems with the current political system sparked the Occupy movement and where the movement is going. Co-sponsored by Boston Review and MIT’s Political-Science department, the presentation was part of the “Ideas Matter” series (www.bostonreview.net/ideasmatter); joining Hedges on the panel were Debra Satz, J. Phillip Thompson, and Nadeem Mazen,

Posted on Dec 6, 2012

Chris Hedges on ‘Wakeup Call’

Source: RD Wolff

October 24, 2012

Professor Richard Wolff and Chris Hedges speak with Esther Armah on WBAI’s “Wakeup Call” on 99.5 FM in NYC.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012

Chris Hedges on Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Source: GritTV

November 2, 2012

Chris Hedges joins Grit TV’s Laura Flanders in studio for a conversation about the death of Bin Laden and the continuing concern over terrorism, the end of empathy in the U.S., and what avenues are left for progressives to fight back. “The elites are not going to help us,” he warns, “We’re going to have to help ourselves.”

Posted on Nov 2, 2012

Chris Hedges Interview: The Template for Harvesting America, Sacrifice Zones and Blood (Part 2)

Source: OpEdNews

October 29, 2012

Second part to an interview by writer Rob Kall in which Chris Hedges talks about the template being used to harvest America—at the expense of the middle class, the sacrifice zones feeling the most pain, and the blood price we’ve paid for the rights they are trying to take away.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

Chris Hedges Interview: The Template for Harvesting America, Sacrifice Zones and Blood

Source: OpEdNews

October 27, 2012

In this interview, Chris Hedges talks about the template being used to harvest America—at the expense of the middle class, the sacrifice zones feeling the most pain, and the blood price we’ve paid for the rights they are trying to take away.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

Chris Hedges on Occupy, Black Bloc, Conservatives and More

Source: YouTube

October 18th, 2012

CUTV met with journalist Chris Hedges on the occasion of the publication of La Mort de l’Élite Progressiste, French translation of The Death of the Liberal Class, by Lux Éditeur. They asked him about the Occupy movement and what should follow, as well as the relationship conservative America might have with any possible revolution. They spoke about his comments on the Black Bloc and radical violent groups, cause of much debate in the past year.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012

Chris Hedges on Unspun Radio

Source: Unspun Radio

September 22, 2012

Unspun Radio’s Doug Bennett interviews Chris Hedges to discuss the Truthdig reporter’s vision of hope through resistance to create a world of higher ideals and a moral future.

Posted on Sep 22, 2012

Chris Hedges on Sacrifice Zones of America

Source: Information Clearing House

September 15, 2012

Chris Hedges calls them “sacrifice zones,” huge pockets of impoverished America on the verge of cementing a permanent underclass. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has teamed up with cartoonist Joe Sacco in his latest project “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” to shed some light on this issue. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more on his warning.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012

Truthout Interviews Chris Hedges About Why Revolt Is All We Have Left

Source: Truthout

August 22, 2012

Truthout’s Mark Karlin interviews Chris Hedges about the need for revolutionary change in our current institutional oppression.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012

Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’

Source: Bill Moyers

July 20, 2012

Bill Moyers and Chris Hedges talk about parts of America “that have been destroyed for quarterly profit.”

Posted on Jul 20, 2012

Bill Moyers & Chris Hedges on Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’

Source: YouTube

There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places “sacrifice zones,” and joins Bill on Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive.

The broadcast includes a visit with comics artist and journalist Joe Sacco, who collaborated with Hedges on Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, an illustrated account of their travels through America’s sacrifice zones. Kirkus Reviews calls it an “unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed.”

Posted on Jul 20, 2012

On Canada’s ‘Venal’ Prime Minister

Source: Straight.com

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is “dismantling everything that’s good about Canada,” says Chris Hedges.

Posted on Jul 15, 2012

War Is Betrayal: Persistent Myths of Combat

Source: Boston Review

There is nothing pretty about war. Yet, for many the call to the military is strong, perhaps because of promises of status, prestige, glory and honor. But those promises do not match the realities of fighting in combat, writes Chris Hedges.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012

Chris Hedges in Seattle

Source: YouTube

Jul 7, 2012

Talk by Chris Hedges, co-author of the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” given June 29, 2012 at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, WA.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012

Chris Hedges on The Alyona Show

Source: YouTube

July 3, 2012

Alyona discusses his new book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” with Chris Hedges Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Senior Fellow at the Nation Institute.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012

Chris Hedges Live In Los Angeles

Source: YouTube

In this dramatic speech at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Chris Hedges, hero of the Occupy Movement, introduces “Days Of Destruction, Days Of Revolt” written as a non-fiction report on “the harvesting of America. First it was the indigenous peoples, then it was the blacks, then poor whites living in the Appalachians and now they’re coming for us.”

(Part 1 of 3)

Posted on Jun 28, 2012

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