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The Age of Anger

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:46

Many among the billions of humans cast aside by modernity, denied access to the prosperity, freedom and stability enjoyed by global elites, have risen in fury to extract vengeance against those who betrayed them. 

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Chris Hedges and Cartoonist Joe Sacco on Religious Extremism and Hate Crimes in the U.S. (Video)

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 15:09

The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges’ “CAGED” project.

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Chris Hedges on How to Create Effective Resistance to Fascism (Video)

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:55

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, drawing on history and his own experience, outlines how to effectively oppose the Trump regime.

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Chris Hedges on the Life of a True Revolutionary (Video)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:03

What does it take to resist? The Truthdig columnist explained at a Veterans for Peace anti-war demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on Memorial Day.

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Chris Hedges and Activist Larry Hamm Discuss the Plight of Black America (Video)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 03:02

“To enslave, you have to convince the people who help you do the enslaving, as well as the enslaved themselves, that they are not human beings,” says Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress. (Hamm is pictured at far right.)

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Chris Hedges and Wallace Shawn on Politics, Playwriting and Power (Video)

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:48

In the latest episode of “On Contact,” Hedges sits down with the actor, playwright and essayist to discuss Shawn’s new book, “Night Thoughts.”

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The Death of Truth

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:45

By Chris Hedges—The use of vast global resources against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks presages a dystopian world where anyone who exposes corruption, lies and crimes of power will be branded a terrorist.

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Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 19:22

Demagogues rise up in failed states that destroy their own democratic institutions and the rule of law. What is done to the populations we allow to be demonized will be done to all of us. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

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Going to the Daytime Emmys

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 21:07

The soap operas of 2017 are quaint anachronisms: Who needs “make believe” when the news and the nation’s political and cultural life are saturated with tawdry melodrama?

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Chris Hedges and Enrique Martinez Celaya: The Calling of the Artist Is to Bring Forth the Future

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 05:34

The Truthdig columnist and the painter-sculptor discuss the role of artist as prophet.

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Reign of Idiots

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 16:18