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Chris Hedges

Mountaintop Experience and a Prophetic Call for Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As we come down from the mountaintop, let us join in action and reflection. Without a sustainable planet, we stand without food or energy, as if we stood beside a burnt down house in the desert.

People's Climate Change March: Several Different Drummers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart Have Destroyed Satire -- Chris Hedges

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

In this wide-ranging interview, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Christopher Hedges talks with me about class war, nonviolence, The Great Gatsby, and about the lost art of satire.

A Credit Union in Puget Sound Elects a Different Future

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Carl Gibson

The lobby of the Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) in Vashon Island, Wash., is unusual for a financial institution -- it was more like the ...

Chris Hedges and Reza Aslan in Jesus' Service, at Christ's Table

Christopher Cocca | Posted 09.22.2013 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

I happen to feel drawn to both the Jesus of history Reza Aslan proclaims and to the Christ of faith, and that may be in part because, like Aslan, I no longer regard the Bible as literally infallible or believe it needs to be in order for the Jesus story to be true.

Matt Sledge

Key Indefinite Detention Lawsuit Tossed Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit targeting a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that opponents argue ...

Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

Matt Sledge

Supreme Court Swats Away Warrantless Wiretapping Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Journalists and human rights advocates worried they are being swept up in an electronic dragnet cannot challenge the U.S. government's sec...

Matt Sledge

NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision Challenged In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Obama administration lawyers defended the military's indefinite detention powers in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, claiming civil liberties adv...

Ayotte, Graham and McCain Will Participate In Hedges Oral Arguments

Matt Sledge | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain will have five minutes on Wednesday to explain why a lawsuit targeting the indefinite detention should b...

Voting: What's the Point?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We're bombarded with all manner of tugging and pulling from this side or the other, right down to those who suggest it's all so dark there's really no point in voting anyway. So what do we do?

Mercury Retrograde Election Day

Eric Francis | Posted 12.03.2012 | Weird News
Eric Francis

It was 2000, when Al Gore won the election and George Bush took office. Remember the chaos that surrounded that election? It really was classic Mercury station material. And it's not a good precedent.

Appeals Court Indefinitely Detains NDAA Ruling

Dan Johnson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Dan Johnson

The NDAA is typically a mundane bill that appropriates funding for the military for the current year. However, c allows anyone including American citizens to be detained indefinitely by the military...no trial, no charges, no day in court.

Latino Disconnect: "Dirty Money" Should Not Prevail

Soldanela Rivera | Posted 09.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Soldanela Rivera

On a grand scale, Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony moved me, most specifically its first segment dedication to the Industrial Revolution and the workers who made it possible.

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

WATCH: Was Occupy a Failure Or a Trigger for Change?

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

2012-07-25-moyers.JPG Journalist Chris Hedges describes how Occupy Wall Street changed his mind about the futility of popular revolt.

Stories to Remember in an Unkind World

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

There are some stories one can't bear to hear, for to hear them is to lose a slice of our solidarity with all humanity, and to feel a sense of utter cosmic loneliness.

Christopher Hitchens is "Not Great"

Kabir Helminski | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

In presenting the secular rationalist versus the religious fanatic, Hitchens obscured the fact that the greatest slaughters of human history were not the result of religious wars, but the result of secular or non-religious ideologie

Amy Goodman On OWS: 'It's Already Changed So Many People'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

"Democracy Now" host Amy Goodman and progressive journalist Chris Hedges appeared on Tuesday's "Charlie Rose" to talk about the Occupy Wall Street mov...

Wall Street Occupennial, A Database Of Protest Art

Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

For the past 3 weeks Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has shaken up our nation in what one protester called a "protest movement not seen in America since the ...

The New War of Independence -- Against Corporate Politics

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This July 4, politics is too important to be left to the politicians. The stakes are too high and the system is too broken. Citizen action is everyone's job now.

Anthony Weiner: Metaphor for How Sexual Selfishness Destroyed the Left's Agenda

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Left won the culture wars. Porn is everywhere, and sex is deregulated. But so is Wall Street. Maybe it's time to re-regulate Wall Street and the banks, and reintroduce something shocking to progressive sensibilities -- a few taboos.

An American Prophet (Chris Hedges) Is Vindicated

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

If Jesus ever actually showed up in America it would be our "Christians" who would shout him down -- if, that is, he talked about peace and the horror of an imperial nation addicted to war.

Chris Hedges, Huffington, and the Taste of Truth

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alison Rose Levy

In his current blog in TruthDig, Chris Hedges comments on the Huffington Post's recent purchase by AOL, critiquing Huffington for pioneering the new i...

Echoes From Gettysburg: How Americans Embrace Incivility And Ignore The Poor

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

In this second post in a three-part series on civility and the common good, we hear the voices of the two African Americans who gathered at the diner that day.