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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:52 PM

Chris Hedges: Third World America





Published on Nov 21, 2012 by unitedforchangetv

In this lecture, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges will examine how America has devolved, economically and politically, into a Third World country and the role that inverted totalitarianism plays in consolidating the control of rapacious elites over our political and economic systems. He will also discuss the implications of the current arrangement for the world and what are the steps necessary for the masses of people in this country to begin to push back.


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Reply Chris Hedges: Third World America (Original post)
marmar Nov 2012 OP
snot Nov 2012 #1
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #2
bbgrunt Nov 2012 #3
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #5
rbnyc Nov 2012 #13
Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #4
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #6
OutNow Nov 2012 #7
20score Nov 2012 #8
marmar Nov 2012 #9
pam4water Nov 2012 #10
ancianita Nov 2012 #11
blackspade Nov 2012 #12

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:19 PM

1. Hedges is great;

but I sure wish a transcript were available.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:39 PM

2. Devastating. K & R

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:40 PM

3. it is time to start listening to this man.

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Response to bbgrunt (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:28 PM

5. Yes it is!

Makes me ILL - the media's focus on Black Friday (or whatever flavor of the day) when it's a Black Future we ALL are falling headlong towards. I LOVE Hedges. You can CLEARLY see things unfolding as he lays them out...... and yet....... the general populace would rather cling to their football pools and bibles than consider the coup that's in it's final stages.

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Response to bbgrunt (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:17 PM

13. damn straight nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 02:26 PM

4. K/R

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:12 PM

6. Hedges is putting himself at great personal risk by speaking out like this

esp. with the Muslim greetings and all... at beginning and end of his talk.

It almost sounded like they were trying to edit those out, without being too
obvious about it.

I have nothing but admiration and respect for this man. Thank you Chris
for your clear and compelling voice for peace and justice, no matter whose
toes you are stepping on.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:46 PM

7. OK, the election is over - Romney was defeated

Now what? The time for political work is not over. Whether it is supporting Walmart workers, defending Social Security and Medicare from a "grand bargin" attempt to weaken them or continuing to defend our civil liberties along with folks like Chris Hedges, the work for progressives is not over. Let's get back to work.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:38 PM

8. I'd have to say he is my favorite modern thinker.

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Response to 20score (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:39 PM

9. No doubt. I download just about every Chris Hedges podcast that I find....


..... and my current reading list is composed mostly of his books.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

10. K&R

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:05 AM

11. I deeply admire this man, but this is scarey stuff to millions who are election-weary.

It's not that they think that once they've voted, that the rest of governing will take care of itself. It's that this is tough citizenship stuff to hear for people who want to get on with the happy distractions of the holidays. My sense lately is that, as winter approaches, people need a break from engaging with power.

I'm called 'negative' and tedious because I also want the voters to press on. Besides pressing leaders to get some change in climate and renewable energy legislation, we've got to press forward to rescind major parts of the NDAA and Patriot Act that enable state and local officials to sic their police state on all kinds of public assembly in the forms of city hall sitins, Occupy, WalMart or Goldman Sachs protests. We've got to put a massive public stop to state violence against American citizens.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:03 AM

12. Hedges hits it out of the park again.

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