Tag Archives: Truthdig

THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21,2017    Mr. Fish / Truthdig The deep state’s decision in ancient Rome—dominated by a bloated military and a corrupt oligarchy, much like the United States of 2017—to strangle the vain and idiotic Emperor Commodus … Continue reading

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Reign of Idiots

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ April 30, 2017 The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social … Continue reading

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The Pandora’s Box of War

By Chris Hedges/Truthdig/April 7, 2017   Victims of this week’s chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria. (Alaa Alyousef / AP)   War opens a Pandora’s box of evils that once unleashed are beyond anyone’s … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY IS DEAD

The Graveyard of the Elites by Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ February 28, 2016    Supporters hold campaign signs for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally near Atlanta. (Olya Steckel / Shutterstock) Power elites, blinded by hubris, intoxicated by absolute power, unable … Continue reading

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The Enemy Is Not Over There

The Real Enemy Is Within By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 6, 2015 If you are not dedicated to the destruction of empire and the dismantling of American militarism, then you cannot count yourself as a member of the left. It … Continue reading

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Greece: The Muscle of Corporate Capitalism

We Are All Greeks Now http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/we_are_all_greeks_now_20150712/ Posted on Jul 12, 2015 By Chris Hedges    A demonstrator waves a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in central Athens on Friday. (Petros Karadjias / AP) The poor and the working class in the United States know … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: Destroy the System

Make the Rich Panic By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 3, 2015 Protesters rush a police line after a rally at City Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday. The event followed days of unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray. (AP … Continue reading

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It Must Happen Here

Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ March 1, 2015 PRINCETON, N.J.—Tariq Ali is part of the royalty of the left. His more than 20 books on politics and history, his seven novels, … Continue reading

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Killing the Messenger

The Myth of the Free Press http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_myth_of_the_free_press_20141026/ Posted on Oct 26, 2014 By Chris Hedges Screen shot of journalist Gary Webb from Vimeo. There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of … Continue reading

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A Drop in the Bucket

Citigroup: The Original Gangsta By Robert Scheer/ Truthdig/ July 14, 2014 Barack Obama’s Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products … Continue reading

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