Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:32pm
Chris Hedges calls out the “vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying Wikileaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange.”
According to Hedges, on Hans Crescent Street in London is a red-brick building housing the Ecuadorean Embassy and in some of its rooms lives the “world’s best-known political refugee.”
Julian Assange was offered sanctuary there beginning last June. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 3:24am
Chris Hedges’ eloquent, heart-breaking account entitled “The Crucifixion of Tomas Young” is worth a full reading.
Hedges recently traveled to Kansas City to visit the disabled 33-year old Army veteran, Tomas Young, who had been the subject of a movie documentary entitled “Body of War” and whose paraplegic body since then has deteriorated to such a degree Young has decided to put an end to its horrifying regression.
Hedges writes: Read below the fold...
Submitted by Alexa on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 4:29pm
Here's the link to "In Depth."
[I attempted to make this video "embeddable" by copying it from the C-span archives (through Google) to YouTube, then to my Twitter Account. Obviously, it did not work.] Read below the fold...
Submitted by Alcuin on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 7:51pm
I'm still processing Hedges' rant on TruthDig - I was so struck by his endorsement of violence in Greece and his condemnation of violence her in this country. I found an interesting essay at Viewpointmag.com via a comment on SMBIVA and this passage struck me as something that we should all chew on: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 1:50pm
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 3:44pm
Our consumer society and celebrity culture foster a frightening historical amnesia. We chatter mindlessly about something called the “American Dream.” And now that the oligarchic elite have regained control of all levers of power, and that dream is being exposed as a cruel hoax, we are being shoved back into the cage. There will be hell to pay to get back to where we were. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:53pm
via Chris Hedges at Truthdig, international day of action by AnswerCoalition, with dozens of organizations coming together for worldwide protests:
Saturday, March 19, 2011, the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, will be an international day of action against the war machine.
March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Iraq today remains occupied by 50,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries. Read below the fold...
Submitted by madamab on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 4:55pm
This is just a quick hit, but I think Chris Hedges' article from 1/3/11 nails it (with a big assist from perpetually controversial Ralph Nader). (Please note: I am committed to non-violence. I don't know if Hedges is or not, but I do think we can take our country back peacefully.)
Here is a choice excerpt: Read below the fold...
Submitted by fairleft on Fri, 01/29/2010 - 1:44pm
How to persuade the reader that the actual direction of contemporary politics is toward a political system the very opposite of what the political leadership, the mass media, and think tank oracles claim that it is, the world's foremost exemplar of democracy? Read below the fold...
-- S.S. Wolin
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 02/21/2008 - 11:45am
Chris Hedges, who previously railed against theocracy in American Fascists, now calls for a matching pox against those who don't have any religious houses:
Read below the fold...