WAGES of REBELLION The Moral Imperative of Revolt

A Truthdig Benefit Lecture and Book Signing 7th June 2015

Hedges’ message is clear: Popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization.

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. “WAGES OF REBELLION” looks at the personal costs of rebellion—what it takes emotionally, psychologically and physically to defy absolute power.

Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman hosts the evening and introduces the program.

Moderated by Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig columnist and host and executive producer of the radio program “Uprising With Sonali.”

People Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges is a weekly columnist for Truthdig and a Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist. He spent nearly two decades as a correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, with 15 years at The New York Times. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including “Empire of Illusion”; “Death of the Liberal Class”; “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning”; and “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” which he co-wrote with Joe Sacco.

Sonali Kolhatkar

Sonali Kolhatkar is a Truthdig columnist and host and executive producer of "Uprising With Sonali," heard on Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles. She is co-author, with her husband James Ingalls, of “Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence.” She is also the co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission.

Event Photos by Tao Ruspoli A call for a new American revolution… Like early-20th-century muckraking journalists and, more recently, I.F. Stone, Hedges makes a boisterous, outspoken contribution to revolutionizing the national conversation. Kirkus Reviews