New World Notes - Chris Hedges on Corporate Plunder and Popular Revolt (Part 2)
This week on New World Notes: radio program #237, September 18, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst plays the second part of a two-part digest of a powerful talk by Chris Hedges.
Journalist/commentator Chris Hedges traces the rise of the Corporate State, the destruction of democracy, and the corporate plunder of society. And he surveys successful examples of nonviolent popular rebellion.
This week, in Part Two, Hedges discusses the Obama Administration's assault on civil liberties--a way of suppressing both dissent and popular resistance to corporate plunder, he believes. He ends with examples of nonviolent popular resistance toppling oppressive systems--for instance in East Germany and Czechoslovakia.
Chris Hedges' latest book is Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, co-authored with illustrator by Joe Sacco.
Chris Hedges spoke in Seattle on June 29, 2011. Our installments are adapted from the full talk, broadcast by Mike McCormick on Mind Over Matters (http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/61508). Thanks yet again to Mike.
Correction: In my introduction, I incorrectly say that Hedges denounces Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. In fact he denounces Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
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