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Chris Hedges on Poverty and the Permanent Lower Class

In an April 10 speech for the Poverty Initiative, at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Chris Hedges cuts right to the chase: “I think we have to face the fact that the Poverty Initiative and the civil rights movement failed,” he says, adding that we’ve witnessed an “assault against the working class” in recent years that has betrayed the vision of leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and strengthened the ruling groups and institutions in this country. –KA

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Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers…
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