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… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Days of Revolt-Letting Go of the World-Chris Hedges
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 […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The USA – Fascism and the Failure of (neo)Liberalism.
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 ju… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday 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 . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday 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 . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
Chris Hedges explains:
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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 . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday 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 . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
Chris Hedges and Detroit’s Rev. David Bullock discuss predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity, justice and revolution on The Real News Network.
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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.
. . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: ‘Climate Change: Which way out?’ with Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant
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 . . . → Read More: Northern Insight / Perceptivity: Hedonists of power
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.
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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 . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: On hummingbirds and genocide
Chris Hedges agitates for a global mass movement of boycotts, divestment and sanctions to stop Israel’s ongoing Gaza assault and “destructive process.”
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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 . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Next American Revolution Could Be As Disastrous As It Seems Inevitable
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
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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, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Cornel West Denounces His Former Friend, Barack Obama
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 at . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: We Are What We Loathe – Chris Hedges on 9/11
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 . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
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 . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The War Crimes of Our Political Leaders
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