This is an interesting article by Chris Hedges for truthdig. I am reposting it here with the author’s permission.
Paul Tillich wrote that all institutions, including the church, are inherently demonic.Reinhold Niebuhr asserted that no institution could ever achieve the morality of the individual. Institutions, he Continue reading
Here is Chris Hedges’ latest column for TruthDig. It is about Cecily McMillan. It is reposted here with his permission.
NEW YORK—Cecily McMillan, wearing a red dress and high heels, her dark, shoulder-length hair stylishly curled, sat behind a table with her two lawyers Friday morning facing Judge Ronald Continue reading
This post comes from Chris Hedges’ column, “The Play’s the Thing” from truthdig. It was originally posted on December 15, 2013 and it is reposted here with permission.
I began teaching a class of 28 prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey during the first week of September. My last class meeting was Friday. The Continue reading
This is an important post by Chris Hedges for Truthdig. I am reposting here with permission. It was first posted Nov 17, 2013.
NEW YORK—I was in federal court here Friday for the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond to 10 years in prison for hacking into the computers of a private security firm that works on behalf of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, and corporations such as Dow Chemical. In 2011 Hammond, now 28, released to the website WikiLeaks and Rolling Stone and other publications some 3 million emails from the Texas-based company Strategic Forecasting Inc., or Stratfor. Continue reading
This interview was originally posted on Truthout and it is reposted here with permission.
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Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss President Obama’s statement that he has decided to attack Syria and seek authorization from Congress … Even though he says he doesn’t need it.
PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. Continue reading
This is a repost of Chris Hedges’ original Op-Ed for Truthout. It was originally posted on Feb 28, 2012 and is reposted here with permission.
I have watched mothers and fathers keening in grief over the frail corpses of their children in hospitals in Gaza and rural villages in El Salvador, Bosnia and Kosovo. The faces of these dead children, their bodies ripped apart by iron fragments or bullets tumbling end over end through their small, delicate frames, appear to me almost daily like faint and sadly familiar ghosts. The frailty and innocence of my own children make these images difficult to bear.
A child a day dies in war-related violence in Afghanistan. Children die in roadside explosions. They die Continue reading