This article was first posted in 2017 shortly after the U.S. fired missiles into Syria in reaction to reports that the government there had used chemical weapons. In it, Chris Hedges argues that the Middle East will not know peace until the U.S. leaves the region.
The linguist and political commentator discusses the U.S. president, Russia, history and the future in a recent interview. (Pictured, two scientists at a Jan. 26 news conference.)
Knowing what may be ahead after his successor’s inauguration, it is the president's duty to take what actions he still can to protect Americans from the coming “Trumpocalypse.”
The human rights lawyer “knew that when you sue the powerful, you will often lose,” The Nation wrote. “But he also understood that such suits could prompt political action, and that … was often more important in achieving justice than the litigation itself.”
In her writings she brings to life the cruelties that the inmates have endured, and in her legal work she has succeeded in getting several men cleared and released.
The idea of the United States lecturing Cuba or any other country about human rights comes down somewhere between embarrassing and nauseating.