In a clip from an appearance on Tavis Smiley’s talk show on PBS, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges holds forth on topics covered in his new book, “Wages of Rebellion,” including the news media’s failure to do their job, the public loss of faith in the political process and the revolutionary potential bubbling beneath the surface of American life.
At a stop of liberal pundit Tavis Smiley and activist Dr. Cornel West’s “Poverty Tour 2.0” at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., The Nation’s Greg Kaufmann spoke with students about their crippling experiences with poverty.
A former Marine and sheriff’s deputy, Ron Thomas, this week’s Truthdigger of the Week, believes there was no excuse for the use of police force that led to the death of his mentally ill son, and he has vowed to seek justice.
President Barack Obama has just returned from his first trip as commander in chief to Afghanistan. The U.S.-led invasion and occupation of that country are now in their ninth year, amid increasing comparisons to Vietnam.