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A Last Chance for Resistance

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 18:17

Unless we act now, Americans will remember 2017 as the year their naive belief in the recovery of democracy died under the heel of despotism.

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Chris Hedges: If We Do Not Stop Corporate Power, We Will Never Dismantle Fascism (Video)

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 05:39

In a recent speech, the Truthdig columnist says “resistance must also be accompanied by an alternative vision of a socialist, anti-capitalist society.”

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Chris Hedges and Poet Linh Dinh on the ‘Irrevocable Decline of the American Empire’ (Video)

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 01:05

The U.S. is a poor country, and Americans “refuse to see that,” Dinh (pictured on right) argues in a conversation with the Truthdig columnist during a new episode of “On Contact.”

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The Dance of Death

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 15:41

Falling civilizations embrace what Freud calls the death instinct. They are dominated by oligarchic elites, imbeciles, narcissists and con artists who, on the way down, feed us fantasies and steal as much as they can. 

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Chris Hedges Discusses Resistance in the Age of Trump With Kevin Zeese (Video)

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:23

In a new episode of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist (pictured left) explores successful protest strategies with the activist and attorney.

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Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 14:03

The moral bankruptcy of the liberal class, which despite the staggering election defeat is unable or unwilling to engage in genuine self-reflection, ensures the steady march toward an American fascism.

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Is ‘Christianized Fascism’ the Biggest Threat We Face Under Trump? (Video)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 15:58

“I think that the Christian right is a far more dangerous movement than the alt-right,” says Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.

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Chris Hedges and Theater Director JoAnne Akalaitis Lament the State’s Assault on the Arts (Video)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:25

Akalaitis tells the host of “On Contact” that lack of public support for the theater means we’ve lost “the soul of a society.”

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The Return of American Race Laws

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 16:51

The campaign to deport millions is a first step toward the clash of civilizations that the white supremacists in the White House believe is inevitable at home and abroad.

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James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:40

At this frightening moment in American history—with a racist in the White House and amid rising levels of racial hatred—there is no more important writer than Baldwin.

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The Elites Won’t Save Us

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 16:15

The danger we face does not come, in the end, from Trump and his malignant cabal. It comes from severely weakened and corrupted democratic institutions.

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Make America Ungovernable

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 16:34

The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.

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American Psychosis

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 19:51