Posts Tagged ‘hedges’

Chris Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange

December 27th, 2021 By Chris Hedges Source Careerists and Democratic Party apparatchiks successfully leverage corporate money and backing to seize and deform historic rights organizations into appendages of the ruling class. PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian […]

Chris Hedges: American Satyricon

Above photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters. The Maxwell trial will not hold the powerful men complicit in the rape and abuse of countless girls by the Epstein ring accountable or challenge the oppressive systems which fuel the scourge of male violence. The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell which began this week in Manhattan will not hold to account […]

Chris Hedges: The Most Important Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time

October 30th, 2021 By Chris Hedges Source If he is extradited and found guilty of publishing classified material it will set a legal precedent that will effectively end national security reporting. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Scheerpost) – For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The […]

Chris Hedges: The Call

This excerpt is from Chris Hedges’ newest book, “Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison.” On September 5, 2013, I pulled my old Volvo wagon—a bumper sticker reading “This is the Rebel Base” stuck on the back by my wife, a Star Wars fan—into the parking lot at East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New […]

Chris Hedges: The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State

October 07th, 2021 By Chris Hedges Source Imprisoning the David to Chevron’s Goliath is the latest outrage by a US judiciary now engineered to always favor the interests of capital. PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron […]

Chris Hedges: The Price of Conscience

By Chris Hedges Source Drone warfare whistleblower sentenced to 45 months in prison for telling the American people the truth. PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Daniel Hale, a former intelligence analyst in the drone program for the Air Force who as a private contractor in 2013 leaked some 17 classified documents about drone strikes to the press, was sentenced […]

Chris Hedges Speaks On ‘American Sadism’

Above Photo: mediasanctuary.org / YouTube. Chris Hedges gave this talk on American Sadism at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York on Sunday June 27. [embedded content] Sadism defines nearly every cultural, social, and political experience in the United States. It is expressed in the unchecked greed of an oligarchic elite that has […]

Chris Hedges: Julian Assange And The Collapse Of The Rule Of Law

Above image: Mr. Fish. Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally Thursday night in New York City in support of Julian Assange. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian’s father and brother, also spoke at the event, which was held at The People’s Forum. A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the […]

Chris Hedges, Alan MacLeod on Media Bias and the Christian Right’s Obsession with Israel

By Mnar Muhawesh Adley Chris Hedges and Alan Macloed join MintCast to talk about Israel, Christian Zionism, and media bias. [embedded content] mages from the Israeli onslaught against Palestine have dominated both news broadcasts and social media as the world expresses its outrage over the bombing of civilian targets. While the latest violence was triggered […]

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

By Chris Hedges Source US leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another, a trajectory mirroring the sad finales of other historical imperial powers. Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the exception of the first Gulf […]

Chris Hedges: Bandaging The Corpse

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. March 13, 2021 | Educate! Above image: By Mr. Fish. Biden’s bailout will not alter the structural inequities and other fundamental underpinnings of America’s death spiral. The established ruling elites know there is a crisis. They agreed, at least temporarily, to throw money at it with the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 bill […]

Chris Hedges: The Age Of Social Murder

Above image: Illustration by Mr. Fish. The ruling elites, despite the accelerating and tangible ecological collapse, mollify us, either by meaningless gestures or denial. The two million deaths that have resulted from the ruling elites mishandling of the global pandemic will be dwarfed by what is to follow. The global catastrophe that awaits us, already […]

Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes To Die

Above image: By Mr. Fish. Elites and their courtiers who trumpet their moral superiority by damning and silencing those who do not linguistically conform to politically correct speech are the new Jacobins. The Rev. Will Campbell was forced out of his position as director of religious life at the University of Mississippi in 1956 because […]

Chris Hedges On The Roots Of Rage In Tinderbox America

[embedded content] Former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges went on the Jimmy Dore Show this week to discuss the roots of rage in Tinderbox America. “The reaction by CNN and the mainstream media was quite frightening,” Hedges told Dore. “All they did was demonize the people in the crowd, which isn’t in any way to condone what they […]

Is Big Tech too powerful? Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan debate Twitter & Facebook banning Trump

“To allow these companies to essentially function as de facto platforms for censorship and manipulation … harkens back to the way civil liberties were eviscerated in the wake of 9/11.”

Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide Of The Liberal Class

Above image: By Mr. Fish. No one can, or should, take them seriously. They stand for nothing. They fight for nothing. Liberals who express dismay, or more bizarrely a fevered hope, about the corporatists and imperialists selected to fill the positions in the Biden administration are the court jesters of our political burlesque. They long ago […]

Chris Hedges: The Ruling Elite’s War On Truth

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. November 23, 2020 | Educate! Above image: By Mr. Fish. American political leaders display a widening disconnect from reality intended to mask their complicity in the seizure of power by global corporations and billionaires. Joe Biden’s victory instantly obliterated the Democratic Party’s longstanding charge that Russia was hijacking and compromising US […]

Chris Hedges: American Requiem

Chris Hedges: American Requiem Above image: Mr. Fish. However inequitable its bias, capitalist democracy at least offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. Well, it’s over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the interests of the rich and however hostile it was to the […]

Chris Hedges: The Politics Of Cultural Despair

Above photo: It is despair that is killing us, eating into the social fabric, rupturing social bonds, and manifesting in self-destructive pathologies. A Talk by Chris Hedges. The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social […]

Chris Hedges: Trump’s Barrett Nomination

Chris Hedges: Trump’s Barrett Nomination Above image: By Mr. Fish. All fascist and totalitarian movements paper over their squalid belief systems with the veneer of morality. The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a […]

Chris Hedges: American Bloodlands

Chris Hedges: American Bloodlands Above photo: The body of Michael Reinoehl is taken away early Friday morning, Sept. 4, 2020, in Lacey, WA. Reinoehl was killed Thursday night as investigators moved in to arrest him after he had been suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a […]

Chris Hedges: ‘We Are In A Dangerous Time’

Chris Hedges: ‘We Are In A Dangerous Time’ When we last interviewed Chris Hedges in December, we spoke about the coming uprising and whether the left was ready for it. Now we are in the midst of a nationwide rebellion against police violence and lack of protection for workers, right wing violence is on the […]

Chris Hedges: ‘We Are In A Dangerous Time’

Chris Hedges: ‘We Are In A Dangerous Time’ When we last interviewed Chris Hedges in December, we spoke about the coming uprising and whether the left was ready for it. Now we are in the midst of a nationwide rebellion against police violence and lack of protection for workers, right wing violence is on the […]

Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works

Above photo: A citizen of Guanta, Ecuador, shows a butterfly killed by oil pollution, in 2003. AP/Dolores Ochoa. Those, like environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable find the institutions of power unite to crucify them. The persecution of the attorney Steven Donziger is a grim […]

Chris Hedges: The United State’s Death March

Chris Hedges: The United State’s Death March Above image: Art by Mr. Fish/Original to Scheerpost. Regardless of the outcome, the election will not stop the rise of hypernationalism, crisis cults and other signs of an empire’s terminal decline. The terminal decline of the United States will not be solved by elections. The political rot and depravity […]

Chris Hedges: Building the iron wall of censorship

     Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives-15 Republicans and three Democrats-has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run Al-Jazeera television network register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The letter was issued after Al-Jazeera said it planned […]

David North, Chris Hedges and WSWS.Org on Organizing Against Internet Censorship

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site hosted a discussion on Internet censorship, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North, moderated by WSWS reporter Andre Damon. The webinar explored the political context of the efforts to censor the Internet and abolish net neutrality, examined the pretexts used to […]

“Fascism in the Age of Trump” – Chris Hedges

“Fascism in the Age of Trump” – Chris Hedges YouTube.com Journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on November 10, 2017 on fascism and empire in the age of Trump. Watch on YouTube.com. Posted in Analysis & Review, Civil Rights and Privacy, Ethics & Morality, […]

Chris Hedges: Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

Source: Chris Hedges via TruthDig None of the reforms, increased training, diversity programs, community outreach and gimmicks such as body cameras have blunted America’s deadly police assault, especially against poor people of color. Police forces in the United States – which, according to The Washington Post, have fatally shot 782 people this year – are unaccountable, militarized monstrosities […]

Elites “Have No Credibility Left:” An Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

Above Photo: Lily Rhoads/ Flickr On Monday, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York Times correspondent. Among Hedges’ best-known books are War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, The Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, […]

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