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Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 13:38

The socialist leader understood that working within the system is useless, that justice and economic equality will be achieved only by overthrowing the capitalist elites.

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Eating Our Way to Disease

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 18:03

The animal agriculture industry knows its products are harming us, but it, along with the medical and drug industries, is making billions from illnesses caused by our diet.

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Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: How the U.S. Became an Oligarchy That Makes War on the Middle Class

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:06

In the first of a two-part conversation, the two intellectuals discuss the shift in the U.S. and U.K. in the late 1970s toward neoliberalism, an ideology that Chomsky (pictured) says claims to increase freedom while actually increasing tyranny.

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The Battle Over What It Means to Be Female

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 18:02

The gender-identity debate pits the trans narrative against radical feminists who insist that those born female require unique legal protection and physical spaces where they can fight against oppression and for equality.

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Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti on the Deep-Reaching Ramifications of Climate Change (Video)

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:38

The Truthdig columnist and “On Contact” host discusses heightened global conflict due to climate change with author and professor Christian Parenti (pictured).

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The Age of Anger

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:46

Many among the billions of humans cast aside by modernity, denied access to the prosperity, freedom and stability enjoyed by global elites, have risen in fury to extract vengeance against those who betrayed them. 

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Chris Hedges and Cartoonist Joe Sacco on Religious Extremism and Hate Crimes in the U.S. (Video)

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 15:09

The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges’ “CAGED” project.

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Chris Hedges on How to Create Effective Resistance to Fascism (Video)

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:55

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, drawing on history and his own experience, outlines how to effectively oppose the Trump regime.

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Chris Hedges on the Life of a True Revolutionary (Video)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:03

What does it take to resist? The Truthdig columnist explained at a Veterans for Peace anti-war demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on Memorial Day.

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Chris Hedges and Activist Larry Hamm Discuss the Plight of Black America (Video)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 03:02

“To enslave, you have to convince the people who help you do the enslaving, as well as the enslaved themselves, that they are not human beings,” says Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress. (Hamm is pictured at far right.)

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Chris Hedges and Wallace Shawn on Politics, Playwriting and Power (Video)

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:48

In the latest episode of “On Contact,” Hedges sits down with the actor, playwright and essayist to discuss Shawn’s new book, “Night Thoughts.”

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