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Prison State America: Inmates Becoming Corporate Slaves In For-Profit Facilities

Written by on January 18, 2015 in Government with 0 Comments
Prison State America: Inmates Becoming Corporate Slaves In For-Profit Facilities

For-profit prisons have created a “neo-slavery” in the US, according to award-winning journalist Chris Hedges. Inmates work eight hours per day for major corporations such as Chevron, Motorola, Nordstrom’s and Target, yet only have the possibility of making up $1.25 an hour. In addition, companies that provide services like phone calls overcharge prisoners on even the most basic services, making hundreds of millions in profits annually. RT’s Ben Swann speaks to Hedges, who explains how this shadowy system came into existence.

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The Myth of the Free Press – Chris Hedges

Written by on October 27, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
The Myth of the Free Press – Chris Hedges

There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,” which celebrates the exploits of the reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal.

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Chris Hedges & Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

Written by on October 26, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges & Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

Democracy has been, in effect, turned upside down. It’s supposed to be a government by the people and for the people and all the rest of the sort of rhetoric we’re used to, but it’s become now so patently an organized form of government dominated by groups which are only vaguely, if at all, responsible or even responsive to popular needs and popular demands.

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Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: “Capitalism Exploits Humans”

Written by on September 23, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: “Capitalism Exploits Humans”

Hundreds of protesters crammed the streets of Lower Manhattan, clashing with the NYPD as they attempted to march down Wall Street. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, met up with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Chris Hedges for a heated debate on the merits of capitalism.

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How the Brutalized Become Brutal – Chris Hedges

Written by on August 25, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
How the Brutalized Become Brutal – Chris Hedges

The images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are the end of a story, not the beginning. They are the result of years, at times decades, of the random violence, brutal repression and collective humiliation the United States has inflicted on others.

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Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

The vast disparity between what Israel says and what Israel does tells the Palestinians that there is no hope. There will never, the Palestinians understand from the Big Lie, be an acknowledgement of reality by the Israeli leadership.

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Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

Written by on July 1, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

For the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over soon. We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood.

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Chris Hedges with Noam Chomsky: The Socrates of Our Time

Written by on June 16, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges with Noam Chomsky: The Socrates of Our Time

Noam Chomsky’s explications of empire, mass propaganda, the hypocrisy and pliability of the liberal class and the failings of academics, as well as the way language is used as a mask by the power elite to prevent us from seeing reality, make him the most important intellectual in the country.

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Chris Hedges: Thomas Paine, Our Contemporary

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: Thomas Paine, Our Contemporary

Chris Hedges: Next Sunday’s event will be about Thomas Paine, the author of “Common Sense,” “The Rights of Man” and “The Age of Reason”—the most widely read political essays of the 18th century, works that established the standards by which rebellion is morally and legally permissible. We will ask whether the conditions for revolt set by Paine have been met with the rise of the corporate state.

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Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination

Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination

Chris Hedges: It is through imagination that we can reach the dark regions of the human psyche and face our mortality and the brevity of existence. It is through imagination that we can recover reverence and kinship.

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Chris Hedges: We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy

Written by on May 5, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear our case concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process, means that this provision will continue to be law. It means the nation has entered a post-constitutional era. It means that extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil by our government is legal. It means that the courts, like the legislative and executive branches of government, exclusively serve corporate power — one of the core definitions of fascism. It means that the internal mechanisms of state are so corrupted and subservient to corporate power that there is no hope of reform or protection for citizens under our most basic constitutional rights. It means that the consent of the governed — a poll by OpenCongress.com showed that this provision had a 98 percent disapproval rating — is a cruel joke.

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Chris Hedges: The Rhetoric of Violence

Written by on April 21, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
Chris Hedges: The Rhetoric of Violence

As we build a revolutionary consciousness, we must never place our faith in violence, even as we understand that violence, especially by vigilantes, criminals and militarized police forces, will be used against us. Our strength is our truth. And this truth terrifies our power elites. Truth, not force, is the real power of revolutionaries.

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MUST SEE: Chris Hedges on “Israel’s War on American Universities”

MUST SEE: Chris Hedges on “Israel’s War on American Universities”

Chris Hedges Speaks in support of the NOW BANNED “Students for Justice in Palestine” chapter at Northeastern University.

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Chris Hedges on Wealth Inequality, Corporate Ruthlessness, Military Mind and the Antidote to Defeatism [MUST SEE]

Written by on February 9, 2014 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption with 0 Comments

Abby Martin interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges, discussing wealth inequality, the unsustainable nature of the economic system, the military mind in solving world problems, and the antidote to defeatism.

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Chris Hedges: Crisis Zones and the Collapse of Complex Societies

Written by on February 6, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges concerning areas of extreme poverty that he refers to as crisis zones, as well as the reasons behind the collapse of complex societies.

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