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  •  days of destruction, days of revolt (20+ / 0-)

    is the title of a book by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco and this is book info from amazon.com

    Bill Moyers

    “The journalist Chris Hedges is a unique force today, because of his fierce independence and candor.  He’s been writing about how politics is a charade aimed at making voters think the personal narrative of the candidate is the story although it never affects the operation of the corporate state.  No matter which candidate wins, the money power in Washington reigns.  That nails it, don’t you think?”
    If Bill Moyers says this guy is OK, he is not that far out. Here is info on the book.
    Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account of their travels.
    The book starts in the western plains, where Native Americans were sacrificed in the giddy race for land and empire. It moves to the old manufacturing centers and coal fields that fueled the industrial revolution, but now lie depleted and in decay. It follows the steady downward spiral of American labor into the nation's produce fields and ends in Zuccotti Park where a new generation revolts against a corporate state that has handed to the young an economic, political, cultural and environmental catastrophe.
    excellent book. Shocking what has already happened in US. Shows that things could get much worse as more areas slip into the sacrifice zones.

    it used to be that Chris Hedges was too far to the left for dailykos

    it seems that things are getting so bad that even Chris Hedges shows up more and more

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