Five politicians from Catalonia are jailed; warrants target Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and other lawmakers who seek secession from Spain.
“If I have to choose between being an inmate or a president, I’d rather be a president, even from afar,” Carles Puigdemont says.
VIDEO: Chris Hedges Looks at Violence Against Blacks With Revolutionaries Eddie Conway, Ojore Lutalo
In this week's episode of his TeleSUR show “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges speaks with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former Black Liberation Army member Ojore Lutalo about the state's response to the uprisings in the black community during the 1960s and ’70s and how that applies to the Black Lives Matter protests today.
The popular Ukrainian effort to be associated with Western Europe has produced rebellion and spilled into violence.
After a talk on the collapse of complex societies, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges answers an audience question: "Will it take [literature, music and art] to waken us to the empathy of other suffering or hardship?"
In a famous lament written at the height of the Thatcher years, the English musician expressed a desire to live long enough to see the brutal British leader die so he could one day "stand on [her] grave and tramp the dirt down."
Many would consider being knighted or otherwise honored by England’s royals a dream come true. But more than 200 rebellious Brits have declined or returned the honor, refusing to hand their names and legacies over to rulers seeking to bolster their own dubious reputations. John Lennon and authors Roald Dahl and C.S. Lewis are on that list.