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

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Chris Hedges on the “Moment of Clarity” Show

Source: Coalition Films

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses climate change, big oil, fracking and more on Lee Camp’s “Moment of Clarity” show.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

Chris Hedges Answers Questions from Viewers

Source: The Real News

On the final episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges answers questions like: “Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?” and “Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?”  (Part 7 of 7)

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

Chris Hedges: The Liberal Elite has Betrayed the People They Claim to Defend

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says The Democratic Party used to watch out for the interests of labor and even for the poor. But that all changed under Bill Clinton. Although Clinton, like Obama, continues to speak in that feel-your-pain language of traditional liberalism, they’ve completely betrayed the very people that they purport to represent and defend. (Part 5 of 7)

Posted on Jul 24, 2013

Chris Hedges: America is a Tinderbox

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism. (Part 4 of 7)

Posted on Jul 24, 2013

Chris Hedges: We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance

Source: The Real News

In the continuation of Paul Jay’s Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us.  (Pt 3 of 7)

Posted on Jul 18, 2013

Chris Hedges: Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times - “great reporters care about truth more than they do about news.” (Part 2 of 7)

Posted on Jul 18, 2013

Chris Hedges: Urban Poverty in America Made Me Question Everything

Source: The Real News

Launching a new show “Reality Asserts Itself”, Paul Jay interviews author, journalist and activist Chris Hedges about the formative experiences that shaped his world view. (Pt 1 of 7)

Posted on Jul 18, 2013

Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate With Chris Hedges & Geoffrey Stone

Source: Democracy Now!

Edward Snowden’s decision to leak a trove of secret documents outlining the NSA’s surveillance program has elicited a range of reactions. Democracy Now! hosts a debate with two guests: Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at the Nation Institute and former Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times; and Geoffrey Stone, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Stone served as an informal advisor to President Obama in 2008, years after hiring him to teach constitutional law.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

Looking Ahead: Chris Hedges On Poverty, Politics, U.S. Culture

Source: NPR

In this installment of NPR’s “Looking Ahead” series, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former New York Times Middle East bureau chief Chris Hedges talks about the decisions that led him on his career path, and where he sees the country going in the next decade.

Posted on May 15, 2013

Economic Update: Interview With Chris Hedges on the Coming Social Turmoil

Source: Truthout

Chris Hedges joins Richard D. Wolff on Truthout’s radio segment “Economic Update” to discuss the deepening social crisis, divisions, and turmoil coming.

Posted on Apr 16, 2013

Point Loma Writers: A Conversation with Christopher Hedges

Source: UCSD TV

Author and journalist Christopher Hedges speaks of the despair, destruction, love and truth that he found during his long career of covering wars and social justice throughout the world. Hedges is interviewed by Dean Nelson as part of the 17th annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Posted on Apr 12, 2013

Chris Hedges at New Jersey Green Party Meeting

Source: YouTube

An educational treasure for all students and truly a historical and epic discussion on the state of America and the World as a whole. Chris Hedges gives his opinions at the New Jersey Green Party meeting on how to effectively make a positive difference in our society and globally in a peaceful, non-violent way. Protesters and Activists can learn a lot from this man, he has seen governments rise and fall.

Posted on Apr 7, 2013

Chris Hedges: Why I Resigned from PEN

Source: The Real News

Chris Hedges explains on The Real News that Suzanne Nossel, new head of PEN - which is supposed to defend human rights - supported war in Iraq and advocates use of military force in the name of democracy, lock step with Obama admin. wars in Afghanistan, drone attacks and more.

Posted on Apr 5, 2013

US News media Has Devolved to ‘Carnival Act’

Source: RT

Chris Hedges, author, columnist and former Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for The New York Times spoke with RT about how FCC deregulation during the Clinton administration allowed a handful of corporations to dominate US media.

Posted on Mar 27, 2013

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

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