Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease by Chris Hedges httpss://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/15/trump-symptom-not-disease Forget the firing of Comey, the paralysis in Congress, or the press that covers our descent into tyranny as if it were a sports contest between corporate Republicans and corporate Democrats. The crisis we face is the result of a decades-long corporate coup that has rendered the citizen impotent, left us without authentic democratic institutions and allowed corporate and military power to become omnipotent. This has spawned a system of legalized bribery and empowered public figures [...]

Voting With Our Feet

"The two parties colluded to turn American politics into anti-politics. The culture wars replaced political debate." —By Chris Hedges Read Article https://www.truthdig.com/report/item/voting_with_our_feet_20160320 Photo: httpss://www.flickr.com/photos/theresasthompson/ License: httpss://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

By |2016-04-05T20:04:15-05:00April 1st, 2016|Chris Hedges, Voting|0 Comments

Point/Counter-Point on Bernie Sanders

Why I support Bernie Sanders by Richard Macias, Chicanos for Bernie I want to tell you why I support Sen. Bernie Sanders and why this election will be the most important election in our lives. Every four years we're given the opportunity to select a President for the ruling class! To choose one of a handful of Representatives that have been handpicked by a handful of even more powerful people known as Plutocrats! These powerful people have handpicked another batch for us to choose from! All except [...]

By |2016-03-06T03:05:43-05:00March 6th, 2016|Chris Hedges, Politics, Richard Macias|0 Comments

Creeping Villainy

By Chris Hedges (excerpts from https://www.truthdig.com/staff/chris_hedges) The rise in hate crimes against Muslims and acceptance of hate speech as legitimate political discourse signal the morbidity of our civil society. The amplification of hate by commercial media whose sole concern is ratings and ad dollars presages a descent into the proto-fascist nightmare of racism, violence against the marginalized, and celebration of chauvinism, militarism and bigotry. The attacks on Muslims are only the beginning. There's a long list, including undocumented workers, African-Americans, homosexuals, liberals, feminists, intellectuals and artists. We're [...]

By |2016-01-01T15:32:35-05:00January 1st, 2016|Anti-Racism/Racism, Chris Hedges, News|0 Comments

What It Means to Be a Socialist (Excerpts)

by Chris Hedges https://www.truthdig.com/report/item/what_it_means_to_be_a_socialist_20150920 We live in a revolutionary moment. The disastrous experiment that attempted to organize human behavior around the dictates of the global marketplace has failed. The prosperity that was to have raised the living standards of workers through trickle-down economics has been exposed as a lie. A tiny global oligarchy has amassed obscene wealth, while corporate capitalism plunders resources, exploits cheap labor and creates corrupt governments that abandon the common good to serve corporate profit. The drive by the fossil fuel industry for profits [...]

By |2015-09-30T23:21:55-05:00September 30th, 2015|Chris Hedges, Commentary, Politics|0 Comments

American Sniper: Two Views (Excerpts)

by Chris Hedges American Sniper lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society, the gun culture, blind adoration of the military, the belief we have a right as a Christian nation to exterminate the lesser breeds, a hyper-masculinity that banishes compassion, a denial of inconvenient facts. Many, especially white Americans trapped in a stagnant economy and a dysfunctional political system, yearn for the "moral renewal" and militarized control the movie venerates. The movie never asks the seminal question: why the people of Iraq are fighting back against [...]

By |2015-03-02T03:55:36-05:00March 2nd, 2015|Chris Hedges, Film Reviews, Lila Garrett|0 Comments

Let’s Get This Class War Started

by  Chris Hedges “The rich are different from us,” F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have remarked to Ernest Hemingway, to which Hemingway allegedly replied, “Yes, they have more money.” The exchange, although it never actually took place, sums up a wisdom Fitzgerald had that eluded Hemingway. The rich are different. The cocoon of wealth and privilege permits the rich to turn those around them into compliant workers, hangers-on, servants, flatterers and sycophants. Wealth breeds, as Fitzgerald illustrated in “The Great Gatsby” and his short story “The [...]

By |2013-11-06T01:50:45-05:00November 6th, 2013|Chris Hedges, News|0 Comments

What a Revolution Looks Like

This Is What a Revolution Looks Like By Chris Hedges ...Get back into your cages, they are telling us. Return to watching the lies, absurdities, trivia and celebrity gossip we feed you in 24-hour cycles on television. Invest your emotional energy in the vast system of popular entertainment. Run up your credit card debt. Pay your loans. Be thankful for the scraps we toss. Chant back to us our phrases about democracy, greatness and freedom. Vote in our rigged political theater. Send your young men and women [...]

Change-Links—April 2010

Rebel Against Corporations' Greed, Racism-Poverty, War PDF File of The April Issue Calling All Rebels By Chris Hedges Time for Rebirth: The US Antiwar Movement is Grieving, Dreaming, Growing By Clare Bayard & Sara Lazare Lies, Dame Lies and the Media By David Swanson  (ACORN) Assassinations, Arrests and Persecution Continue in Honduras By Carlos Quintanilla The Rebel By John Johnson

By |2010-07-26T19:20:57-05:00April 1st, 2010|Chris Hedges, Clare Bayard, Sara Lazare|0 Comments

Change-Links September 2009

War Declared on Americans By the Health and Energy Industries and Right Wing Reactionaries Corporate Health Insurance and Big Pharma along with Big Oil have funded, populated and organized the attacks on Democratic Town Halls, on Health Care Reform and on Climate Change Bill. Threatening people with guns, no health care and poisoned air. We have to FIGHT BACK We Need Your Support To Keep This Progressive Voice Alive. We feel it’s important to get this voice out to as wide a community as possible. [...]

Change-Links February 2009

The Ghost at Obama's Side By Alexander Cockburn Yare Sale Nation By James Howard Kunstler Happy February By John Johnson Palestine By Chris Hedges Jewish Voices of Dissent on Gaza By Cesar Chelala The Loss of HIV Activist Christine Magglore By her hushand Robin Scovill Neolibersm, Poverty and Insecurity by Carlos Quintanilla February Calendar