Tag Archives: Chris Hedges

Bread and water beats jail food


Pig meat gives me bad dreams; I don’t eat it unless there’s nothing else. Philosopher and Animal Liberation author Peter Singer would tell me there is always something else, that “We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our … Continue reading

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America colonized again


From The National Employment Law Project, May 10: Long-term unemployed workers in a growing list of states are being abruptly cut from federal unemployment insurance, a new analysis from the National Employment Law Project shows. Due to reductions Congress enacted … Continue reading

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Hedges arrested. King Rat still rules.


In case you missed it, Chris Hedges took a moment to cogently connect the dots between the big investment banks and the Obama administration on Thursday, before he marched with several hundred other protesters to the mouth of the sewer … Continue reading

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Elected Dems to protesters — we’re with you, sort of


Chris Hedges, plainly stating why “liberal” has become a dirty word not only to right-wingers but to many thinkers and activists on the left: Tinkering with the corporate state will not work. We will either be plunged into neo-feudalism and … Continue reading

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Ten years after, we’re still in a dark age


The shame of it is that Osama bin Laden was counting on America to react in a disastrously foolish way to the 9/11 attacks, and no one in government was clever or cool-headed enough to disappoint him. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Denial is just a sign of the times


This is what happens in other democracies when bankers try to reward themselves for helping to ruin the world economy: Britain has a rival when it comes to bashing bankers. After a furious row over pay packages at Amsterdam-based ING … Continue reading

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Arianna & the Koch bros, perfect together


From The Raw Story: The Huffington Post rebuffed a union boycott call over its practice of using unpaid bloggers, saying most of them are “thrilled to contribute” despite not being paid. The Newspaper Guild, a union of US media workers … Continue reading

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My dinner with Arianna — submit your questions


Any business owner who uses largely unpaid labor, with a handful of underpaid, nonunion employees, to build a company that is sold for a few hundred million dollars, no matter how he or she is introduced to you on the … Continue reading

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U.S. foreign policy running on empty


The rise of powerful Islamic parties [in Egypt] appears inevitable… not because of the Quran or a backward tradition, but because we and Israel believed we could bend the aspirations of the Arab world to our will through corruption and … Continue reading

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