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Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 151 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 09:55 AM PDT with 231 Recommends
I'm not sure how this community feels about Chris Hedges. He has published a powerful piece on Truthdig.com about the Charlie Hebdo attacks that I think deserves to be read and debated here. The ...
by KingCharlemagne
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 09:01 PM PST with 16 Recommends
I have to say I agree with most of what Chris Hedges says in this interview about the daunting challenges we face in trying to take action to avoid the most catastrophic consequences from Global ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 06:41 PM PST with 22 Recommends
When it was all over, this weekend felt like a slow-motion burn. By the time the massive Climate March ended and I got home to write this I was convinced that a distinct radicalism coursed through ...
by thirty three and a third
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 10:50 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
* Cross-posted from Humanitarian Left . I've heard people criticize Lawrence Lessig, accusing him of being a scammer or somehow not on the up and up and Hedges has been under attack recently, ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 12:34 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
These days it is hard to wade across the morass of the virtual political world. There are radical activists, those who are trying to make a difference in the world for the better – whatever their ...
by politicjock
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 01:27 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Ever read a piece of amateur journalism from some isolated and heartbroken soul and have it say EXACTLY what you were thinking at the time? This is a letter from my cyber-soul-brother, from me to ...
by New Minas
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 10:34 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
This is a serious charge so I won't make an editorial comment other than I expected better of Hedges. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118114/chris-hedges-pulitzer-winner-lefty-hero-plagiarist ...
by shrike
Comment Count 221 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 05:47 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
It's another election season. Much has been brought to the surface since I first wrote this compilation in 2011; however, the media continues to refuse to connect the dots. If you haven't reviewed ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 02:01 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
"The fear that I have is that the legitimate rage which is being expressed by our dispossessed is being captured by proto-fascist movements: Tea Party movements, Oath Keepers, militias. And the ...
by New Minas
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 09:23 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Yes my friends. We really don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. I'm sure you all have noticed, but it pays to say these things since we like denial so much. Chris Hedges ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 05:16 PM PST with 32 Recommends
It never fails to amaze me. As I watch now, in real time, how the U.S. in engaged in government destabilization campaigns in Venezuela , Ukraine , Syria (The C.I.A. has been involved in that ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 115 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 11:16 PM PST with 33 Recommends
The Corporate State failed. The needs of citizens and the protection our natural environment, which we need to sustain our lives, cannot be met by the current system based on unbridled crony ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 05:51 PM PST with 46 Recommends
Moyers & Company : Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington [E]verything about the Congressional system, whether it's leadership, whether it's how money is raised, is going to reward ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Chris Hedges : The Last Gasp of American Democracy We, like those in all emergent totalitarian states, have been mentally damaged by a carefully orchestrated historical amnesia, a state-induced ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 65 comments on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 09:22 PM PST with 23 Recommends
The role of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the continuing revelations about the George Washington Bridge lane closures and the growing list of other questionable behavior seems to be ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 08:27 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Today I had a lunch meeting in Berkeley with an Occupy Oakland activist for whom I have a lot of respect. I know him to be someone truly committed to addressing and combating injustices and abuses ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 312 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 02:18 AM PST with 103 Recommends
Reposted from my blog Recently, I saw Respect: A Musical Journey of Women where excerpts of 60 songs, from “ I Will Follow Him ” to " These Boots are Made for Walking " were sung by a cast of ...
by Independent Musings
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 01:36 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Before the 2008 financial crises caused by the Wall Street criminal racketeering cartel, the US Federal Reserve held approximately $800 billion of Treasury notes on its balance sheet. Since then, ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 384 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 02:14 AM PST with 73 Recommends
I often find myself in very exclusive neighborhoods here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of the homes may be valued at $2 million-plus, the streets are immaculate, with leafy trees, birds ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 542 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM PST with 195 Recommends