In this clip, author, activist and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges gives one of the keynote speeches at last month’s Left Forum conference in New York City, expanding on his column about Black Bloc anarchists and the Occupy movement. “The fundamental task of the security and surveillance state … is to sever a movement that articulates the truth as Occupy did from the mainstream,” Hedges says. Watch the video below to see the whole speech from the Left Forum’s March 18 session. –KA


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