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by Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, has written twelve books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include “Death of the Liberal Class”...

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Rise of the New Black Radicals


A new generation of young black radicals is opting for revolution—a generation that sees through the facade of the corporate state and has rejected as sellouts Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, Dyson and others among the African-American political elite.

Posted on Apr 26, 2015

Choosing Life


As long as we exploit animals and kill them for food, we will exploit and kill each other. The willful numbness of our life as carnivores feeds our lack of empathy for the poor, our lust for war and ecocide.

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

For Nader, Defiance Is a Way of Life


Our democracy may be farce, our citizens may be entranced by electronic hallucinations and our ecosystem may be collapsing, but the longtime gadfly, armed with his 50-year-old typewriter, will not give up.

Posted on Apr 12, 2015

Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons


The companies that cruelly exploit prisoners will get the message only if it is delivered in the form of a sustained, nationwide economic action.

Posted on Apr 5, 2015

No One Is Free Until All Are Free


The fight to end male violence against women is crucial to the struggles of wider liberation. We cannot stand up for some of the oppressed and ignore others who are oppressed.

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

Journalism as Subversion


The journalist P. Sainath has worked for more than 20 years to amplify the voices and lives of the rural poor of India as corporate-controlled media have attempted to erase them from history. (Pictured, an Indian farmer in his damaged field.)

Posted on Mar 22, 2015

The Most Dangerous Woman in America


Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the Seattle City Council, is up for re-election, and the Establishment is determined to defeat her and the ideas she champions before they spread.

Posted on Mar 15, 2015

The Whoredom of the Left


If we accept prostitution as legal, we will take one more collective step toward the global plantation being constructed by our corporate pimps.

Posted on Mar 8, 2015

Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution


One of our most trenchant critics of corporate capitalism deplores the rise of an “extreme center” that has seized control of the political process and wages endless war while doing the bidding of global corporations. Our only hope, he says, is revolt.

Posted on Mar 1, 2015

We Kill Our Revolutionaries


AP/Mark Duncan

Siddique Hasan, who never committed murder, is on death row in Ohio not for what he did but for who he is.

Posted on Feb 22, 2015

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