Posts tagged “chris hedges”
August 3, 2010By the end of the file one walks away with a profound respect for Zinn and a deep distaste for the buffoonish goons in the FBI who followed and monitored him. ... We are amassing unprecedented volumes of secret files, and carrying out extensive surveillance and harassment, as stupid and useless as those that were directed against Zinn. And a few decades from now maybe we will be able to examine the work of the latest generation of dimwitted investigators who have been unleashed upon us in secret by the tens of thousands. Did any of the agents who followed Zinn ever realize how they wasted their time? Do those following us around comprehend how manipulated they are? Do they understand that their primary purpose, as it was with Zinn, is not to prevent terrorism but discredit and destroy social movements as well as protect the elite from those who would expose them? — Chris Hedges
July 16, 2010On July 5, Derrick Jensen and Chris Hedges talked with Royal University professor Michael Truscello about totalitarianism — about the point at which ordinary people start to realize that they have been deliberately and systematically disenfranchised by the systems that control them — and about what people can and must do to resist. Watch by clicking below.
April 6, 2010Reblogged from TruthDig, here's Chris Hedges on Ralph Nader, on citizen activism, and on the powerful pushback by corporations against the progressive movement in America from the late 1970s to today: Ralph Nader’s descent from being one of the most respected and powerful men in the country to being a pariah illustrates the totality of the corporate coup. Nader’s marginalization was not accidental. It was orchestrated to thwart the legislation that Nader and his allies—who once consisted of many in the Democratic Party—enacted to prevent corporate abuse, fraud and control. He was targeted to be destroyed. And by the time he was shut out of the political process with the election of Ronald Reagan, the government was in the hands of corporations. Nader’s fate mirrors our own.