“At what point does a beleaguered population living near or below the poverty line rise up in protest?” From the author’s talk on April 4 at the Independent National Convention in Austin, Texas.
Chris Hedges: Smashing the Idols of War
From the author’s address at the anti-war demonstration on Feb. 19 in Washington: “A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the capacity to live in justice.”
A ‘Quiet Fleecing’
The Economic Policy Institute responds to talk of “quiet quitting” by U.S. workers.
Chris Hedges: Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History
No other institution helps obscure the crimes of empire and buttress class rule and white supremacy so effectively.
Ukraine Uses Russian Invasion to Wreck Workers’ Rights
Two new radical measures are prompting fears of Ukrainians losing workplace rights permanently as the war puts huge pressure on the country’s economy, Thomas Rowley and Serhiy Guz report.
Chris Hedges: How to Defeat the Billionaire Class
Many of these tactics have been pioneered or refined by Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative party in Seattle.
Labor & Oligarchy: Two Tales from Buffalo, NY
In the same city that produced the first Starbucks union, Sam Pizzigati flags the single largest taxpayer subsidy in the plutocratic history of American professional sports.
The World Still Belongs to the Banks
By mirroring power, Vijay Prashad says that the barren ideas of right-wing intellectuals are made to appear reasonable.
Chris Hedges: American Satyricon
Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial will not hold the powerful men involved in the Jeffrey Epstein ring accountable or challenge oppressive systems fueling male violence.
Where Best to Ride Out the Climate Apocalypse?
Jonathan Cook confronts a self-serving ideological movement among the super-rich.