Cowichan Conversations: Days of Revolt-Letting Go of the World-Chris Hedges

We have heard the responses from our Prime Minister Trudeau and the American President Obama about dealing with climate change, but what they say is bogus, meaningless, their policies are in fact accelerating the doom Read more…

Dead Wild Roses: The USA – Fascism and the Failure of (neo)Liberalism.

Chris Hedges occasionally has some good ideas when it comes to the American body politic.  Consider what we are seeing on the news, and is it really that far off from what is being stated here? “As Arendt noted, the fascist and communist movements in Europe in the 1930s “… recruited their members from this ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Karl Nerenberg weighs in on the Libs’ choice to direct billions of dollars toward higher-income individuals, rather than working to help Canadians who need it: The Liberals are now in power, and have just brought in a tax change that will give the most generous benefit to an ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Chris Hedges weighs in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s entrenchment of corporate control over mere citizens, while PressProgress highlights just a few of the more obvious dangers it poses. And Blayne Haggart points out that the TPP has nothing at all to do with free trade. TPP-like agreements ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Assorted content to start your week. – Paul Rosenberg documents how Bernie Sanders is tapping into widespread public desire and support for more socially progressive policies: Sanders is right to think that Scandanavian socialism would be popular here in the U.S., if only people knew more about it. And he’s right to make spreading that ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Choice Before Us

Chris Hedges explains: Recommend this Post

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Margot Sanger-Katz writes about the connection between inequality and poor health. Nicolas Fitz reminds us that even people concerned about inequality may underestimate how serious it is. And BJ Siekierski asks what will happen to Canada’s economy in terms of both growth and equity as unsustainable resource ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Jon Talton discusses how the increased automation of our economy stands to disempower workers and exacerbate inequality if it’s not combined with some serious countervailing public policy moves. Peter Gosselin and Jennifer Oldham comment on the broken link between productivity and wages. And Conor Dougherty and Quentin Hardy ...

The Canadian Progressive: Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity

Chris Hedges and Detroit’s Rev. David Bullock discuss predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity, justice and revolution on The Real News Network. The post Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Earthgauge Radio: ‘Climate Change: Which way out?’ with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant

From left: Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, Brian Lehrer (moderator), Bill McKibben, Kshama Sawant   I was fortunate to attend the largest climate change march in history on September 21, 2014 in New York City. It was an incredible experience to see roughly 400,000 in the streets demanding urgent action on the climate crisis. The night ...

Northern Insight / Perceptivity: Hedonists of power

Chris Hedges wrote many words for the New York Times; some of them wrong. He participated in false reporting that helped orchestrate invasion of Iraq by the coalition of the dragged kicking and screaming. He recognized error though and became an articulate critic of his nation’s aggression. The NYT, which preferred the Bush administration’s version ...

Politics and its Discontents: Chris Hedges, Gaza Rally in NYC: God’s Covenant in the Promised Land

Here is the note written by Leigha Cohen as an introduction to the following video on You Tube featuring Chris Hedges: On August 9th, 2014 a rally supporting the people in Gaza took place at Columbus Circle in NYC. The rally lasted for 2 hours which was followed by a march to the United Nations. ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: On hummingbirds and genocide

  I was going to write a short thought on seeing an amazing little creature in my garden just now – a humming bird no bigger than a bumblebee, which made me almost shudder with joy at the sight. But then I read more on the genocide being waged against the people of Gaza by ...

The Canadian Progressive: Chris Hedges: Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’

Chris Hedges agitates for a global mass movement of boycotts, divestment and sanctions to stop Israel’s ongoing Gaza assault and “destructive process.” The post Chris Hedges: Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’ appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Disaffected Lib: The Next American Revolution Could Be As Disastrous As It Seems Inevitable

Most of us have a hard time imagining a second American revolution.  Yet some thinkers, like Chris Hedges, see mass revolt as not merely a possibility but an eventuality.  As he has done before, Hedges warns that such an uprising might usher in a revolutionary state more fascist. more brutal than America today. As long as ...

Dead Wild Roses: Empire of Illusion Speech by Chris Hedges

One hour of your time, one hour to appreciate an alternate point of view of how the world works.   Filed under: Politics Tagged: Chris Hedges, Empire of Ilusion, Speech

The Disaffected Lib: Cornel West Denounces His Former Friend, Barack Obama

Chris Hedges rallies to the defence of black intellectual Cornel West and, in the process, issues a bill of indictment against Barack Obama for his relentless assault on America’s black prophetic movement and democracy itself. “Jeremiah Wright was the canary in the mine,” West said when we met a few days ago in Princeton, N.J. ...

Dead Wild Roses: We Are What We Loathe – Chris Hedges on 9/11

     Chris Hedges went to ground zero during the attacks on the World Trade Centre.   This is part of the article that he wrote in 2011 –   I returned that night to the newsroom hacking from the fumes released by the burning asbestos, jet fuel, lead, mercury, cellulose and construction debris. I sat ...

Dead Wild Roses: Empire of Illusion – On Postive “Psychology”

Dealing with positive psychology and its converts can be most irksome at times because, like religion, they don’t smell the bullshit they are peddling.  Let’s look at the concise way Chris Hedges sums up this toxic phenomena in his book Empire of Illusion.   “There is a dark, insidious quality to the ideology promoted by ...

Dead Wild Roses: Chris Hedges on The Empire of Illusion

   My summer vacation reading was a sunny little book by Nick Turse called Kill Anything That Moves.  I finished the other book I was noshing on, the Age of American Unreason, just after returning from Kaslo and now I’ve started Chris Hedges book, the Empire of Illusion.  Turse’s book is a necessary read for ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your holiday reading. – Paul Buchhelt discusses eight areas where privatization has proven to be a disaster in the U.S. – with one holding particular interest for Regina residents: A 2009 analysis of water and sewer utilities by Food and Water Watch found that private companies charge up to 80 percent more ...

Dead Wild Roses: Quote of the Day – Chris Hedges and the Empire of Illusion

  “We now live in two Americas. One—now the minority—functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other—the majority—is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. To this majority—which crosses social class lines, though the poor are overwhelmingly affected—presidential debate ...

Politics and its Discontents: The War Crimes of Our Political Leaders

Recently I wrote a brief post directing readers to a story written by Chris Hedges. Hedge’s piece, entitled The Crucifixion of Tomas Young, conveyed the very sad story, one that has probably been lived out many times, of a young man, paralyzed in Iraq in 2004, who has made the decision to die by refusing ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Consequences Of Corruption And Venality

Although his is a painful story, I think we owe Tomas Young the respect he deserves by reading it. And while we read it, we might want to remember the corrupt, venal and craven politicians who are responsible for his fate. Recommend this Post