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Chris Hedges: Overcoming Fascism

May 25, 2017
7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

What are the mechanisms for resistance, given the absence of any authentic democratic institutions and the rapid militarization of the state? "Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual warrior who confronts American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our nation cannot be found anywhere else. He is an intellectual heir to American radical heroes such as Thomas Paine and Noam Chomsky, and is dedicated to reigniting a shared commitment to radical equality and honesty." Hedges speaks clearly about the most pressing issues that face us. He tackles the rise of the fascist right behind Donald Trump, which advocates xenophobia and violence in a push for American totalitarianism. He rails against ...establishment elites on both sides of the aisle. He tears into the contemporary glamorization of the military and the unchecked, unchallenged hawkishness that defines contemporary American foreign policy. Moreover, he shows his support for contemporary revolts against this twisted order-such as Black Lives Matter-that represent Americans refusing to take the destruction of their country lying down. Pulitzer Prize-winning Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with 15 years at the New York Times. He has written numerous books. He currently writes a weekly column for Truthdig. GREG BRIDGES is a radio dj and can be heard over KCSM and KPFA, where he has a weekly show and is a contributor to KPFA's Hip Hop and social affairs show HardKnock Radio. Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Project Censored Hosted by Greg Bridges advance tickets: $15: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores $18 door, KPFA benefit info: wheelchair access Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM

2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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