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USA Racism – The Betrayal by the Black Elite – video

Black History Month – February

USA Racism – The Betrayal by the Black Elite – video

In this episode of Days of Revolt host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the way in which the black prophetic tradition has been supplanted by black elitism and individualism.

TheRealNews  –  Published on Aug 11, 2015

The Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction!

The Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction! Thirty Seconds to Midnight

The New Slave Revolt – by Chris Hedges

The New Slave Revolt – by Chris Hedges

hedgesprisonstrike_590A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only demand the end to prison slavery, we will end it ourselves by ceasing to be slaves,” prisoners of the Free Alabama Movement, the Free Ohio Movement and the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee wrote in a communique.

This round of prison strikes—there will be more—has had little outside support and press coverage. There have been few protests outside prison walls. Prison authorities—unlike during the 1971 Attica uprising when the press was allowed into the yard to interview the rebellious prisoners—have shut out a compliant media.   Continue reading

Europeans have been Looting & Destroying the Earth for 500 years – Chris Hedges video

Europeans have been Looting & Destroying the Earth for 500 years – By Chris Hedges

Feb 9, 2015 – Uploaded by seekingjustthefacts

Excerpts from a speech by Chris Hedges in which he addresses the … Europeans have been Looting & Destroying the Earth for 500 years.

Why Is America in Decline? Chris Hedges on the U.S. Empire – video

Why Is America in Decline? Chris Hedges on the U.S. Empire – video 

Published on Jul 1, 2013

Death of the Liberal Class is a non-fiction book by American author and journalist Chris Hedges published in October 2010 by Nation Books. It falls into the literary genre of the jeremiad, which has a long tradition in the United States. According to Hedges, it is a book that chronicles the destruction of populist and radical movements within society, particularly in the United States.[1]

Since these movements are the principal force by which democratic societies “open up”, Death of the Liberal Class argues that social movements, which provided “all the true correctives to American democracy”, have been undercut by corporate co-opting of the traditional liberal forces of the USA, notably the labor unions, press, churches, universities and the Democratic Party. The “liberal class” consists of the people who fill the ranks of these institutions, ie., journalists, clergy, teachers, and politicians.   Continue reading

Why Revolt Is All We Have Left – Chris Hedges Interview

Truthout Interviews Chris Hedges About Why Revolt Is All We Have Left

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 – By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

Chris Hedges, a former New York Times reporter, has become perhaps the foremost media scribe and most prolific advocate of a need for revolutionary change in our current institutional oppression and control of the government by the oligarchical and political elite. Hedges writes with a reporter’s detail, a prophet’s eloquence and a compelling sense of urgency. This is evident in his latest book, which visits the “sacrifice zones” of America. Get the just-released “Days of Destruction Days of Revolt” (with illustrations by Joe Sacco) directly from Truthout right now by clicking here. Make a minimum donation and support progressive writers and Truthout. 

Mark Karlin: You begin “Days of Destruction Days of Revolt” with a visit to and reflection upon the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the poorest and perhaps most hopeless Native American settlement in the United States. Indian reservations were a tragically ironic result of the American revolt to throw off the shackles of being a colony, only to become a colonial power over the indigenous residents that lay in its way to achieving “Manifest Destiny.” Is this irony the reason why you begin your journey across the “sacrifice zones” of the United States at Pine Ridge?   [Read more]

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