In this sweeping survey of an international crisis caused by “global capitalism based on speculation,” author, Truthdig columnist and activist Chris Hedges delivers a stark and urgent apprisal of the worldwide catastrophe that’s sure to come if the current system isn’t confronted and forced to change.

Hedges sketches out the alarming proportions of the problem to “The Next Debate” host Rudyard Griffiths, chairman of the Munk Debates, in an audio interview posted on Canadian news source The Globe and Mail’s website.

In their discussion, which touches on a series of critical topics Hedges covers in his latest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” Griffiths and Hedges discuss income inequality; the master-slave relationship between the corporate state and purportedly “free” citizens in nations like the U.S. and Canada; the movement to boost the minimum wage; the uprising against oppressive and racist police forces in America; and climate change, among others.

In short, as Hedges puts it, “We live in a revolutionary moment.” Hear his take on how we got to this point and what can be done, in the clip below (via “The Next Debate” as posted in The Globe and Mail):

–Posted by Kasia Anderson

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