Articles by Chris Hedges

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The Return of Fascism
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

24 Sep 2022 – As in the 1930s, a bankrupt liberalism, grotesque social inequality and declining living standards are empowering fascist movements in Europe and the U.S.

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Ukraine and the Crisis of Media Censorship
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

2 Sep 2022 – Throughout the Ukraine war, Western news outlets have mindlessly parroted the opinions of a ruling elite and overseen a public discourse that is often unhinged from the real world.

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Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

11 Sep 2022 – No institution helps obscure the crimes of empire and buttress class rule and white supremacy as effectively as the British monarchy.

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Let’s Stop Pretending America Is a Functioning Democracy
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

4 Sep 2022 – The U.S. posits itself as a champion of opportunity, freedom, human rights and civil liberties, even as half the country struggles at subsistence level, militarized police gun down and imprison the poor with impunity, and the primary business of the state is war. This collective self-delusion masks who we have become. Under inverted totalitarianism, there is no attempt, unlike fascism and state socialism, to address the needs of the poor.

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Ukraine and the Politics of Permanent War
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

28 Aug 2022 – Permanent War Requires Permanent Censorship

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We Are Not the First Civilization to Collapse, but We Will Probably Be the Last
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

14 Aug 2022 – The archeological remains of past civilizations, including those of the prehistoric Cahokia temple mound complex in Illinois, are sobering reminders of our fate.

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When the Just Go to Prison
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

31 Jul 2022 – When those who expose the crimes of the state are criminalized and sent to prison, tyranny is inevitable. Daniel Hale’s imprisonment is a microcosm of the vast gulag being constructed for all of us.

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War with Iran
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

22 Jul 2022 – The United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, responsible for military fiascos, hundreds of thousands of deaths and war crimes in the Middle East, are now plotting to attack Iran.

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The Dawn of the Apocalypse
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

24 Jul 2022 – We were warned for decades about the death march we are on because of global warming. And yet, the global ruling class continues to frog-march us towards extinction.

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War with Iran
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

15 Jul 2022 – The United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, responsible for military fiascos, hundreds of thousands of deaths and innumerable war crimes in the Middle East, are now plotting to attack Iran.

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NATO: The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet
The Chris Hedges Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

10 Jul 2022 – The massive expansion of NATO, not only in Eastern and Central Europe but the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, presages endless war and a potential nuclear holocaust.

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Fascists in Our Midst
Chris Hedges | Substack – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

26 Jun 2022 – Supreme Court rulings, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, herald the ascendancy of Christian fascism in the United States.

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The Triumph of Death
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

The global ruling class is cementing into place a world where they govern without accountability, we are reduced to serfdom, the climate crisis accelerates, and mass death is normalized.

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How to Defeat the Billionaire Class
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

30 May 2022 – There are ways to defeat the billionaire class and many of these tactics have been pioneered or refined by Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative party in Seattle.

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No Way Out but War
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

Permanent war has cannibalized the country. It has created a social, political, and economic morass. Each new military debacle is another nail in the coffin of Pax Americana.

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Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of U.S. Fascism
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

9 May 2022 – The Democratic Party is hoping to thwart an election by running against the Supreme Court decision on abortion. The Christian fascists believe military power, and its “manly” virtues, are blessed by God. No military budget is too big. No war waged by the US is evil. Violence is the primary form of communication. Vengeance is the highest good.

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The Age of Self-Delusion
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

The US and Russia, faded relics of the Cold War, unable to accept their terminal decline, launch futile and self-defeating wars to reclaim their lost imperial power.

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Alice Walker and the Price of Conscience
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

25 Apr 2022 – Alice Walker was disinvited to the Bay Area Book Festival after Zionist groups threatened to carry out protests. The public and presenters are complicit in her blacklisting if they attend. Boycott the Bay Area Book Festival. That is the least we owe a literary and moral titan.

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U.S. Commissars
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

18 Apr 2022 – Social media platforms are aggressively censoring all who challenge the dominant narrative on Ukraine, the ruling Democratic Party, the wars in the Middle East and the corporate state.

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The Pimps of War
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

11 Apr 2022 – The coterie of neocons and liberal interventionists who orchestrated two decades of military fiascos in the Middle East and who have never been held to account are now stoking a suicidal war with Russia.

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Let Us Now Praise Amazon Unionists
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

4 Apr 2022 – The only way to halt the global assault on the human rights of workers is to unionize.

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On Being Disappeared
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

28 Mar 2022 – The entire archive of On Contact, the Emmy-nominated show I hosted for six years for RT America, has been disappeared from YouTube. I received no inquiry or notice. I vanished. In totalitarian systems you exist; then you don’t. Are we a more informed and better society because of this wholesale censorship?

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The Marriage of Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2022

25 Mar 2022 – I was in London as a guest of Julian Assange and Stella Moris for their wedding, but even on that day the authorities continued their relentless campaign of cruelty against Julian.

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The Lie of North American Innocence
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2022

21 Mar 2022 – The branding of Vladimir Putin as a war criminal by Joe Biden, who lobbied for the Iraq war and staunchly supported the 20 years of carnage in the Middle East, is one more example of the hypocritical moral posturing sweeping across the United States. Our hypocrisy makes a rules-based world, one that abides by international law, impossible.

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Waltzing Toward Armageddon with the Merchants of Death
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Mar 2022

14 Mar 2022 – The Cold War, 1945-1989, was a Bacchanalia for arms manufacturers, the Pentagon, the CIA, the diplomats who played one country off another, and the global corporations able to equate predatory capitalism with freedom. The doctrine of permanent war dominated our lives then–and now.

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Worthy and Unworthy Victims
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2022

7 Mar 2022 – Dividing the world into worthy and unworthy victims is a tactic used to justify our crimes and demonize our enemies. Conflicts will not be solved until all nations abide by international law and all victims are deemed worthy.

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Assange Affirms the Existence of another Kind of Human Nature
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2022

** Statement made at the Belmarsh Tribunal on 25 Feb 2022 ** Beyond his great public service with WikiLeaks, it is his unwillingness to surrender his integrity and dignity that is key to understanding why the powers that be continue to crucify him.

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Chronicle of a War Foretold
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2022

24 Feb 2022 – After the fall of the Soviet Union, there was a near universal understanding among political leaders that NATO expansion would be a foolish provocation against Russia. How naive we were to think the military-industrial complex would allow such sanity to prevail.

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US Democrats, the More Effective Evil
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2022

14 Feb 2022 – The US is a de facto one-party state where the ideology of national security is sacrosanct, unsustainable debt props up the empire, and the primary business is war.

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Heeding James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

31 Jan 2022 – A century after its publication, the timeless novel warns us about the poisons of nationalism and idolatry and the commonality of our sojourns between birth and death.

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PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

27 Dec 2021 – Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures to denounce the judicial lynching of Julian Assange. Melzer’s integrity and courage, for which he has been mercilessly attacked, stand in stark contrast to the widespread complicity of many human rights and press organizations, including PEN America.

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The Execution of Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2021

13 Dec 2021 – He committed empire’s greatest sin. He exposed it as a criminal enterprise. He documented its lies, callous disregard for human life, rampant corruption and innumerable war crimes. And empires always kill those who inflict deep and serious wounds.

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UK High Court Overturns Assange Win
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

10 Dec 2021 – The British High Court in London today overturned an earlier lower court decision blocking the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. The ruling sends the case back to Magistrate’s Court with instructions to allow the extradition to be approved or denied by the British Home Secretary Prita Patel.

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American Satyricon
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

6 Dec 2021 – The Maxwell trial will not hold the powerful men complicit in the rape and abuse of countless girls by the Epstein ring accountable or challenge the oppressive systems which fuel the scourge of male violence.

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The Most Important Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

28 Oct 2021 – For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. If he is extradited, it will set a legal precedent that will effectively end national security reporting. He exposed the truth. He exposed it over and over and over until there was no question of the endemic illegality, corruption and mendacity that defines the global ruling elite. And for these truths alone he is guilty.

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The Julian Assange Case
Chris Hedges | On Contact/RT America - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

23 Oct 2021 – Chris Hedges talks to documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger about the upcoming appeals hearing in London for the Julian Assange case.

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The Anonymous Executioners of the Corporate State
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

6 Oct 2021 – Judge Loretta Preska, an advisor to the conservative Federalist Society, to which Chevron is a major donor, sentenced human rights attorney and Chevron nemesis Steven Donziger to six months in prison Friday [1 Oct]. Imprisoning the David to Chevron’s Goliath is the latest outrage by a US judiciary now engineered to always favor the interests of capital.

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USA’s Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

27 Sep 2021 – The competing systems of power are divided between alternatives which widen the social and political divide — and increase potential for violent conflict.

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The Evil We Do Is the Evil We Get
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

10 Sep 2021 – The hijackers who carried out the attacks on 9/11, like all radical jihadist groups in the Middle East, spoke to us in the murderous language we taught them. We did not, and do not, grasp that we are the mirror image of those we seek to destroy. We too kill with an inchoate fury.

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The Empire Does Not Forgive
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

30 Aug 2021 – The Americans, like the British and the Soviets before them, dug their own graveyard in Afghanistan. The Taliban is about to be confronted with the wrath of a wounded empire. The Cuban, Vietnamese, Iranian, Venezuelan and Haitian governments know what comes next. It isn’t pretty. It will be paid for by the poorest and most vulnerable Afghans. Joe Biden: “We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will hunt you down and make you pay.”

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The Collective Suicide Machine
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

26 Jul 2021 – The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the U.S. empire — and nobody will be held accountable. Two decades of combat, one trillion dollars spent, 100,000 troops deployed, high-tech gadgets, artificial intelligence, cyberwarfare, Reaper and the Global Hawk drones with high-resolution cameras, Special Operations Command, elite rangers, SEALs, black sites, torture, electronic surveillance, satellites, attack aircraft, mercenary armies…

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The Price of Conscience
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

27 Jul 2021 – Daniel Hale, a former intelligence analyst in the drone program for the Air Force who as a private contractor in 2013 leaked some 17 classified documents about drone strikes to the press, was sentenced today to 45 months in prison.

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Bless the Traitors
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2021 – Daniel Hale exposed the widespread and indiscriminate murder of noncombatants in the global US drone war. For his heroism, he faces ten years in prison while those who oversee these war crimes continue their killing spree.

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Chris Hedges Speaks on ‘American Sadism’ (video)
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

Chris Hedges gave this talk on American Sadism at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York on Sunday June 27.

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Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally on 10 June 2021 night in New York City in support of Julian Assange. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian’s father and brother, also spoke at the event, which was held at The People’s Forum.

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“Dying for an iPhone”
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

31 May 2021 – The suffering of the working class, within and outside the United States, is ignored by our corporatized media, and yet, it is one of the most important human rights issues of our era.

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Israel, the Big Lie
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

14 May 2021 – Israel is not exercising “the right to defend itself” in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the U.S.

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The Unraveling of the American Empire
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

19 Apr 2021 – America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. US leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another, a trajectory mirroring the sad finales of other historical imperial powers.

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The Evil within Us
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

22 Mar 2021 – Millions of largely white Americans, hermetically sealed within the ideology of the Christian Right, yearn to destroy the ‘Satanic’ forces they blame for the debacle of their lives. And one such evangelical just killed eight people in Atlanta.

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Bandaging the Corpse
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

12 Mar 2021 – The ruling elites agreed to throw money at the crisis with the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 bill known as American Rescue Plan (ARP). But the Biden’s bailout will not alter the structural inequities and other fundamental underpinnings of America’s death spiral.

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The Age of Social Murder
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Mar 2021

2 Mar 2021 – The ruling elites, despite the accelerating and tangible ecological collapse, mollify us, either by meaningless gestures or denial.

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Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

15 Feb 2021 – Elites and their courtiers who trumpet their moral superiority by damning and silencing those who do not linguistically conform to politically correct speech are the new Jacobins.

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Papering Over the Rot
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

1 Feb 2021 – The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. The staggering concentration of wealth at the top has deformed our governing institutions — new window dressing will not end oligarchy.

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The Empire Is Not Done with Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

4 Jan 2021 – The arrest eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of a free press. The illegalities, embraced by the Ecuadorian, British and U.S. governments, in the seizure of Assange were ominous. They presaged a world where the internal workings, abuses, corruption, lies and crimes, especially war crimes, carried out by corporate states and the global ruling elite will be masked from the public. They presaged a world where those with the courage and integrity to expose the misuse of power will be hunted down, tortured, subjected to sham trials and given lifetime prison terms in solitary confinement.

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The Great Delusion
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

20 Dec 2020 – The real lesson we should learn from the rise of a demagogue such as Trump and a pandemic that our for-profit health care industry proved unable to contain is that we are losing control as a nation and as a species. Joe Biden and the systems managers of the deep state and empire are returning to power. Trump and his coterie of buffoons, racists, con artists and Christian fascists are sullenly preparing to leave office.

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The Collective Suicide of the Liberal Class
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

7 Dec 2020 – No one can, or should, take them seriously. They stand for nothing. They fight for nothing.

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The Ruling Elite’s War on Truth
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

23 Nov 2020 – American political leaders display a widening disconnect from reality intended to mask their complicity in the seizure of power by global corporations and billionaires. Despotisms fear the truth. They know it is a mortal threat. If we remain determined to live in truth, no matter the cost, we have a chance.

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Anglo American Requiem
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

5 Nov 2020 – Well, it’s over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the rich and hostile to the poor and minorities, the capitalist democracy offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. $1.51 billion for the Biden campaign and $1.57 billion for the Trump campaign — to make us think there are choices. There are not. The empty jousting between a bloviating Trump and a verbally impaired Joe Biden is designed to mask the truth. The oligarchs always win. The people always lose. It does not matter who sits in the White House. America is a failed state.

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The Politics of Cultural Despair
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

19 Oct 2020 – The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former Yugoslavia. Voices from the past, Aristotle, Cicero, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Roth and Milovan Djilas, warned us.

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The Cost of Resistance
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

22 Sep 2020 – Two of the rebels I admire most, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher, and Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, are in jail in Britain. That should not be surprising. You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response. Julian courageously exposed the lies, deceit, war crimes and corruption of the ruling imperial elites. Roger has helped organized the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in British history.

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American Bloodlands
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

8 Sep 2020 – The tinder that could soon ignite widespread violent conflagrations throughout the United States lies ominously stacked around us. Millions of disenfranchised white Americans, who see no way out of their economic and social misery, struggling with an emotional void, are seething with rage against a corrupt ruling class and bankrupt liberal elite that presides over political stagnation and grotesque, mounting social inequality.

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How Corporate Tyranny Works
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

25 Aug 2020 – Those, like environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable, find that the institutions of power unite to crucify them.

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America’s Death March
Chris Hedges | Scheerpost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

10 Aug 2020 – Regardless of the outcome, the election will not stop the rise of hypernationalism, crisis cults and other signs of an empire’s terminal decline.

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USA’s Social Hell
Chris Hedges | Scheerpost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2020

22 Jul 2020 – This is Kabir’s America. It is our America. And our shame. Robert “Kabir” Luma was 18 when he found himself in the wrong car with the wrong people. He would pay for that misjudgment with 16 years and 54 days of his life, locked away for a crime he did not participate in and did not know was going to take place. Released from prison, he was tossed onto the street, without financial resources and, because of fines and fees imposed on him by the court system, $7,000 of debt. He ended up broke in a homeless shelter in Newark–filthy, infested with lice and bedbugs.

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13th Anniversary: Collateral Murder Video & US Military Cover Up
Chris Hedges | On Contact, RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Dean Yates, who was head of the Reuters’ Baghdad bureau on 12 July 2007, when two of his employees–Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen–were shot and killed by the U.S. Army, which tried to cover up the war crime. The killing of the reporters and others was recorded on the now-infamous video Collateral Murder leaked by Chelsea Manning and released by WikiLeaks.

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Cancel Culture Wars
Chris Hedges | Scheerpost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

13 Jul 2020 – The cancel culture–the phenomenon of removing or canceling people, brands or shows from the public domain because of offensive statements or ideologies–is not a threat to the ruling class. Hundreds of corporations in the hands of white executives and board members pumped out messages condemning racism after George Floyd was choked to death by police in Minneapolis. But without a concerted assault on corporate power, will do nothing to change the system.

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My Student Comes Home
Chris Hedges | Scheerpost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2020

29 Jun 2020 – When Lawrence Bell, an orphan living in an abandoned house in Camden, New Jersey, went to prison he was 14-years-old. Barely literate and weighing no more than 90 pounds, he had been pressured by three Camden police detectives into signing a confession for a murder and rape he insisted at his trial he did not commit. It made no difference. He would not be eligible to go before a parole board for 56 years. It was a de facto life sentence. 

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Gaslighted by the Ruling Class
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2020

15 Jun 2020 – There is only way to defeat these forces of occupation and the ruling elites they protect. It is not through voting. It will come from the streets, where tens of thousands of courageous men and women, facing arrest, indiscriminate police violence, economic despair and the threat of Covid-19, are fighting for not only an end to racism, but freedom.

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The US Ruling Class Have Destroyed Our Capitalist Democracy and Replaced It with a Mafia State
Chris Hedges | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2020

2 Jun 2020 – What the Roman philosopher Cicero called a commonwealth, a res publica, a “public thing” or the “property of a people,” has been transformed into an instrument of naked pillage and repression on behalf of a global corporate oligarchy. We are serfs ruled by obscenely rich, omnipotent masters who loot the U.S. Treasury, pay little or no taxes and have perverted the judiciary, the media and the legislative branches of government to strip us of civil liberties and give them the freedom to commit financial fraud and theft.  

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The Zionist Colonization of Palestine
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

24 Feb 2020 – For more than a century Zionists and, later, Israelis have pursued a project to seize and ethnically cleanse Palestinian land.

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What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2020

10 Feb 2020 – The global security state, which is not bound by the rule of law, will target all who defy it.

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The Disaster of Utopian Engineering
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

28 Jan 2020 – Neoliberalism, the latest utopian project, aims at concentrating wealth in the hands of the few while reducing the many to peonage.

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How Democracies Die
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jan 2020

13 Jan 2020 – The United States’ descent toward tyranny mirrors the experience of Germany and Italy in the 1930s.

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War with Iran
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2020

3 Jan 2020 – The assassination of Gen. Soleimani has opened a Pandora’s Box containing existential dangers to the American Empire.

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Hope Lies in the Streets
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Dec 2019

15 Dec 2019 – Global finance capital has seized control of the economies of most nation-states. The citizens watch, helplessly, as money and goods are transferred with little regulation across borders, as jobs in manufacturing and the professions are shipped to regions of the global south where most workers are paid a dollar or less an hour and receive no benefits, … Civil disobedience is the last tool we have to prevent corporate tyranny and save the planet.

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How to Save the Planet and Ourselves
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

18 Nov 2019 – Roger Hallam, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, understands corporate power and knows how to fight it. It is up to us to act.

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Death by Oligarchy
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2019

11 Nov 2019 – Once oligarchs seize power, they dismantle outside controls to create a corrupt economy and finally a corrupt state. Tyranny follows.

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The Age of Radical Evil
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2019

14 Oct 2019 – All life, including our own, has become expendable, sacrificed on the altar of profit in a culture of death. “Radical evil, worse than merely treating others as objects, renders vast numbers of people superfluous. They possess no value at all and when no longer of utility to the powerful, discarded as human refuse.” — Hannah Arendt

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Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

Friday’s [20 Sep] climate strike by students across the globe will have no more impact than the mass mobilizations by women following the election of Donald Trump or the hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets to denounce the Iraq War. This does not mean these protests should not have taken place. But such demonstrations need to be grounded in the bitter reality that in the corridors of power we do not count.

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Worshipping the Electronic Image
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2019 – Our post-literate culture has crippled us intellectually and produced a president whose babble replicates the nonsensical diatribes of the age.

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The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

On Friday [14 Jun 2019] I was in a small courtroom at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. Julian Assange, held in Belmarsh Prison, appeared on a video screen directly in front of me. He listened intently as Ben Brandon, the prosecutor, seated at a narrow wooden table, listed the crimes he allegedly had committed and called for his extradition to the United States to face charges that could result in a sentence of 175 years. The American, British and Swedish judicial systems have been manipulated and corrupted to ensure the publisher is extradited to the U.S.

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The Thought Police Are Coming
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2019

11 Jun 2019 – The oppression of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange heralds a frightening new totalitarianism.

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What Greed Has Done
Chris Hedges | Bill Moyers – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2019

1 May 2019 – Real Journalism (Must Watch): Bill Moyers interviews former correspondent of New York Times Chris Hedges about his new book, Days of Destruction–Days of Revolt, on the destruction of America’s manufacturing base and the effect that unfettered and unregulated capitalism has had on the poor and vulnerable.

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Manufacturing War with Russia
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2019

3 Jun 2019 – Despite the Robert Mueller report’s conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. The demonization of Putin and Russia was designed to poison bilateral relations, boost U.S. war industry profits and make détente impossible.

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Reckoning with Failure in the War on Terror
Chris Hedges | Truthdig - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

8 Apr 2019 – The endless conflict is the final gasp of the American Empire, signaling the end of hegemony abroad and democracy at home.

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The Martyrdom of Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

11 Apr 2019 – The arrest today of Julian Assange eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of a free press. His arrest by British police, a flagrant violation of international law, signals the final stage of the destruction of a free press.

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Gilets Jaunes/Yellow Vests: Only the Struggle Matters
Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 8 Apr 2019

1 Apr 2019 — The uprising in the streets of Paris illustrates the importance of resisting corporate oppression, no matter what the outcome.

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Chelsea Manning and the New Inquisition
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

18 Mar 2019 — The whistleblower is back behind bars as the government continues to try to hide its crimes.

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Worshipping the Electronic Image
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Feb 2019

17 Feb 2019 – Our post-literate culture has crippled us intellectually and produced a president whose babble replicates the nonsensical diatribes of the age.

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Confronting the Culture of Death
Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 28 Jan 2019

21 Jan 2019 – We must face down the corporate capitalism that is destroying humanity and the ecosystem itself. Salvation is in resistance. Chris Hedges, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gave this sermon Jan. 20 at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada.

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Resistance Is the Supreme Act of Faith
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2019

31 Dec 2018 – We can resist the radical evil enveloping our lives and our planet only when we acquire the faith that resistance always weakens the oppressor and empowers the oppressed.

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Banishing Truth
Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 31 Dec 2018

24 Dec 2018 – The decay of American journalism, captured by corporate power, has marginalized and often silenced its most courageous reporters. Investigative journalism depends not only on reporters such as Hersh, but as importantly on men and women inside the systems of power who have the moral courage to expose lies and make public crimes.

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Neoliberalism’s Dark Path to Fascism
Chris Hedges - Truthdig, 3 Dec 2018

26 Nov 2018 – The financial elites have engineered a monumental con job that threatens to rip away the remainder of our freedoms. Neoliberalism transforms freedom for the many into freedom for the few. Its logical result is neofascism, which abolishes civil liberties in the name of national security and brands whole groups as traitors and enemies of the people.

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Crucifying Julian Assange
Chris Hedges | Truthdig - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

12 Nov 2018 – The media’s refusal to defend the WikiLeaks publisher is a betrayal of press freedom.

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Conjuring Up the Next Depression
Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 17 Sep 2018

10 Sep 2018 – This manufactured financial tsunami will transform the United States, already a failed democracy, into an authoritarian police state. Life will become very cheap, especially for the vulnerable—undocumented workers, Muslims, poor people of color, girls and women, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist critics branded as agents of foreign powers—who will be demonized and persecuted for the collapse. The elites, in a desperate bid to cling to their unchecked power and obscene wealth, will disembowel what is left of the United States.

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Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth
Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 27 Aug 2018

19 Aug 2018 – Climate change is not simply an environmental problem—it is a planetary transition. We will survive only if we rapidly evolve to create new forms of civilization.

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The ‘Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Aug 2018

The corporate capitalist elites, which have seized control of ruling institutions including the government and destroyed labor unions, are re-establishing the inhumane labor conditions that characterized the 19th and early 20th centuries. They want everyone to be temp workers trapped in demeaning, low-paying, part-time, service-sector jobs without job security or benefits.

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The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump
Chris Hedges | Truthdig – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Aug 2018

5 Aug 2018 – The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept—it is that he has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites. They get what they want. They do what they want. Although the president is a one-man wrecking crew aimed at democratic norms and institutions, although he has turned the United States into a laughingstock around the globe, our national crisis is embodied not in Trump but the corporate state’s now unfettered pillage.

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The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom
Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 23 Jul 2018

15 Jul 2018 – The arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, which appears near, would be the first domino to fall. Afterward, thousands of publishers, editors and reporters in the U.S. would be in peril.

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The Con of Diversity
Chris Hedges – Truthdig, 16 Jul 2018

8 Jul 2018 – Racial diversity in the hands of the ruling elites—political and corporate—is a tool for preserving white privilege, wealth and power.

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