TD Events

America’s Endless Wars

America’s Endless Wars -- A spirited conversation among Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, American anti-war activist, writer and former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant Ron Kovic, and Truthdig columnist and retired U.S. Army officer Danny Sjursen.

WAGES of REBELLION The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Aratani Theater - Los Angeles
A Truthdig Benefit Lecture and Book Signing. Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Hedges' book “Wages of Rebellion” looks at the personal costs of rebellion—what it takes emotionally, psychologically and physically to defy power.

Monsters of Our Own Creation? America’s Role in the Mideast

Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club
From Islamic State to al-Qaida, Saddam Hussein to Bashar Assad, the last decade and a half has been dominated by turmoil in the Middle East. What role does the United States play in cultivating this chaos? Journalists Juan Cole, Robert Scheer and Leslie Cockburn debate the past, present and future of blowback.

Truthdig Retreat in Santa Fe

Santa Fe
America is in crisis. We at Truthdig will be gathering in New Mexico with other concerned people to take stock of this hard time in our nation’s history and assess the prospects for progressive change.

Truthdig’s Gala Fundraising Dinner

Los Angeles, CA
Truthdig’s wide range of original reporting, commentary, in-depth analysis, news summaries, videos, podcasts, reviews and political cartoons helps fill the void created by the collapse of traditional media. This work has been enjoyed by our more than 50 million readers and recognized by winning many national and local journalism awards, including three Webbys for best political blog.

Truthdig Salon: Pop Culture, Politics and the Price of Mass Distraction

Publisher's home in Los Angeles
Are our national obsessions with celebrity and consumerism undermining our democratic and moral values? Are we living in an era dominated by trash culture and junk politics, as some critics contend, or does popular culture offer opportunities for progress and political engagement? Journalists Chris Hedges, Marc Cooper and Sharon Waxman will lead the discussion.

Media Meltdown in a Time of Crisis

Newspapers are dying, cable is inane and the internet is chaotic. Please join us for a panel, party and book signing as innovative journalists Amy Goodman, Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer examine our perilous times and answer the question: What comes next and will it save us?

Religion and Politics: The End of the World?

Royce Hall, UCLA
Truthdig presents a debate between two of the most courageous writers confronting the religious fanaticism of the era. Chris Hedges, a believer, and Sam Harris, a non-believer, have both written passionately and profoundly about this subject and will share their thoughts in what promises to be a fascinating evening.