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Forum Post: Informative Videos for USA: Chris Hedges 4-7-13 Speaks to Green Party Meeting - HQ

Posted 7 years ago on July 23, 2013, 1:06 p.m. EST by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ
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Excellent video: Chris Hedges speaking to the Green Party:

what to do, state of America. (Justice Party is interested in this too, FYI)




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[-] 4 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

.Howard Zinn: A People's History of the United States (1999) .


Published on Jul 17, 2012

Mr. Zinn talked about his book, A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present, published by Harperperennial Library. He focused on his research for the book that spans American history

[-] 0 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

Howard Zinn's "The People's History of the United States." :

pax ...

[-] 4 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 7 years ago

It is only through a strong "social movement" that we will achieve success

On a side note, i got a signed book for Father's Day. The signer with a little bit of help was my granddaughter....the book...The People's History of the United States

I owe you several replies which will be forthcoming now that i am back home,and have more time


[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

''Bankers Own the World And are ultimately destroying it'', by Chris Martenson :

''In every era, there are certain people and institutions that are held in the highest public regard as they embody the prevailing values of society. Not that long ago, Albert Einstein was a major public figure and was widely revered. Can you name a scientist that commands a similar presence today?

''Today, some of the most celebrated individuals and institutions are ensconced within the financial industry; in banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms. Which is odd because none of these firms or individuals actually make anything, which society might point to as additive to our living standards. Instead, these financial magicians harvest value from the rest of society that has to work hard to produce real things of real value.

''While the work they do is quite sophisticated and takes a lot of skill, very few of these firms direct capital to new efforts, new products, and new innovations. Instead they either trade in the secondary markets for equities, bonds, derivatives, and the like, which perform the 'service' of moving paper from one location to another while generating 'profits.' Or, in the case of banks, they create money out of thin air and lend it out – at interest of course.''

Think that you'll like the above even IF it'll probably make your blood boil. You don't ''owe'' me anything shipmate. Glad to see you back & what an excellent present you received but for sure you'll be missing the li'l one. Skype it up bro' & solidarity :-)

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 4 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 7 years ago

You've succeeded, my blood is "boil[ing]"...people who produce human misery making obscene amounts of money from other people who have to toil and sweat to produce tangible products or services of value

Thanks for all your great contributions to this forum

I read many of them during my time in AK

And you're right i am missing the li'l one greatly, beautiful days, snow covered mountains in the foreground, an eclectic assortment of music playing.. from Pink Floyd to the Blue Danube, during our daily 3 mile walks..her in a stroller... into town

Alaska has been having one of the warmest summers that people can remember, but that story is for another post



[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

That really is a disturbing set of maps, charts and images 'O' but thanx nevertheless. Looks like that the further North we are the more like 'canaries in a cage' we are. Inuits, Greenlanders and Native Siberians of course already know this and the clear possibility of a thawing tundra releasing massive amounts of methane (a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2) and contributing via positive feedback loops, to our collective predicament, really makes for a sobering realisation.

Don't be too surprised if The Li'l One and co come back down in times to come ... or maybe it'll be more likely you going the other way. In any case shipmate, best to get your head around installing Skype on your 'puter (it's free) if you two want to make yourself giggle, laugh and smile more often. At the risk of reboiling your blood some more but in keeping with the thread and our exchange, I'll simply leave this here and walk away quietly : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35658.htm .Solidarity 'O'.

multum in parvo ...

[-] 5 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 7 years ago

While i did enjoy the warm weather in Alaska, i knew that it was a part of a very 'disturbing' (not a powerful enough word, I know) trend

Yes i have suggested to that daughter...more than once... that she could apply for a job at the Princeton, NJ based, Innocence Project....and only 40 miles away from me... telling her what wonderful work they do mostly in reopening cases where the DNA evidence often proves people's (who have sometimes been in jail for years) innocence


While some prosecutors welcome this group's intervention in reopening cases, many others do not, which i suspect is because they are more concerned about looking bad than in pursuing justice

It would be kinda like a family home-coming too as Princeton is also the town where the British side of the family emigrated to in the early 1800s, and the beautiful Mountain Lakes Park in Princeton was once the home-stead of a great aunt ....who is buried in the very eclectic Princeton Cemetery not far from POTUS Grover Cleveland, VPOTUS Aaron Burr (more infamous for slaying Alexander Hamiton in a duel) and Paul Robeson's (the radical) parents' grave sites....and where they had an ice harvesting, and and coal business


Scroll down to the autumn scene and beyond

It is also the town where Occupy was active at the the university, and where Chris Hedges lives, so maybe i could get a job carrying his bags or something...lol

I've been playing catch-up since coming back, and had read about Goldman Sachs and other banks screwing with the aluminum, oil and copper prices by with-holding those commodities until the prices surge upwards, and it stinks. All this bullshit will just put more fuel on the fire though, and it's great to know that this story is circulating as much as it is, both in and out of the MSM

I've got you covered on Skyping the hafita....;-)....Solidarity my friend


[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

Scientists have been warning us for years that a warmer planet would lead to more extreme weather - and now it's arrived. Please consider and convey the following as you see fit :

Thanx for your very interesting links. I have been aware of the great work of 'The Innocence Mission' - http://www.innocenceproject.org/ , for quite a while through the work of British lawyers Clive Stafford Smith and Gareth Pearce as well as my two cousins who are lawyers. You never know, your talented daughter may yet see the wisdom of your advice - but don't hold your breath lol and very good re. you, the wee hafita and Skype as that'll help whilst your daughter comes to see the sense of your ideas, lol.

Solidarity & The 99% Struggle Continues : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26120.htm !!

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 3 points by windyacres (1197) 7 years ago

Or as Braha puts it: "The Occupy Wall Street claim that 1 per cent of people have most of the wealth reflects a logical phase of the self-organising economy."

This article is based on the study also recommended by karen Hudes as a list of the many pieces of the puzzle. An article that exposes the root of inequality and the corruption. The puzzle is becoming clear with the conversation now shifting to the results of the system being a natural action and not any planned corruption. Corruption that allowed a few to game the world for obscene amounts of money.

The "logical phase of the self-organizing society" mentioned should be Equality, not privilege for a few.

I am very interested in opinions of whether this subject is worthy of more discussion on this site, as it appears to me to be the story of a lifetime, perhaps we could become obsessed with this knowledge. The dots are connected, and the puzzle is becoming clear.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

The Karen Hudes story deserves our attention by any metric. Your persistence on the matter is well appreciated. For those who may not know about it and for the standing record, I'll briefly append and recommend :

''The dots are connected, and the puzzle is becoming clear.'' - Amen 'windy', solidarity and also fyi :

There's a quickening to a reckoning afoot & like it or not, we're all on this ride together so let Love shine.

ipsa scientia potestas est ...

[-] 3 points by windyacres (1197) 7 years ago

''Bankers Own the World And are ultimately destroying it'', by Chris Martenson :


This article explains the story well. Why do we forget that other issues will be controlled by this "super-entity", and debate on important issues are hopeless until we confront the conglomerate? This isn't a Karen Hudes story, it's THE story that led to the spirit of occupy and where we are today.

It's exciting, and it's just a ride.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

"Capitalism in Crisis - Our Opportunity for a New System'', by Dr. Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese:

"The Plague of Wall Street Banking", by Kevin Zeese, JD and Margaret Flowers, MD :

It is just a ride 'windy' and like it or not, we're all on it together, so :

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 3 points by windyacres (1197) 7 years ago

Even though it's just a ride, we at least know the conglomerate circus that's responsible. I was riding last year without knowledge of the source of the ride, now it's becoming more clear. Next step is to begin dismantling the inequality of these financial tricks.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

To aid the ''dismantling'' : http://news.muckety.com/ from GirlFriday but from earlier this Tuesday ;-)

multum in parvo ...

[-] 3 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

Noam Chomsky "The Future of American Power" speaks on how corporate and rich have made USA into oligarchy, which serves their interests, and not interests of American People. Many facts and documentation on assault on democracy.


June 2013

[-] 2 points by TikiJ (-38) 7 years ago

" a failure to understand the resources available to the state to end movements"..

" they know very wel what they have to do. They have to decapitate the movement by denying it a logistical base.

They have to hound and harass those whom they deem effective..."

[-] 2 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

Chris Hedges Video (any more great contemporary videos we ought to be familiar with, and have maybe missed, feel free to post)

Here's another super Hedges video on Book TV: Why Is America in Decline? Chris Hedges on the U.S. Empire & Death of the Liberal Class


Published on Jul 1, 2013

Death of the Liberal Class is a non-fiction book by American author and journalist Chris Hedges published in October 2010 by Nation Books. It falls into the literary genre of the jeremiad, which has a long tradition in the United States. According to Hedges, it is a book that chronicles the destruction of populist and radical movements within society, particularly in the United States.[1] Since these movements are the principal force by which democratic societies "open up", Death of the Liberal Class argues that social movements, which provided "all the true correctives to American democracy", have been undercut by corporate co-opting of the traditional liberal forces of the USA, notably the labor unions, press, churches, universities and the Democratic Party. The "liberal class" consists of the people who fill the ranks of these institutions, ie., journalists, clergy, teachers, and politicians.