UPDATE: Sinking Ship
Last night in New York, Chris Hedges, used his tongue like a machete to rip liberal imposters, corporate hegemony, normalized corruption, venal politicians, exploding cultural hedonism and deluded platitudes about American democracy to shreds in a conversation called ‘Sinking Ship’ as part of Culture Project’s IMPACT 2012 festival. With equal passion, he inspired those present to participate in powerful movements of disciplined and strategic civil disobedience.
Hedges and cartoonist/journalist Joe Sacco have a new book: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (Nation Books), which Hedges signed after the discussion. It’s a shocking portrait of four shattered communities, languishing in grinding poverty and environmental destruction ranging from Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Immokalee, Florida. Symptoms of ‘unfettered capitalism’—these ‘sacrifice zones’, have broken out like festering sores on our body politic. They’ve been “offered up for exploitation in the name of profit,” Hedges said, “and they’re coming for us next,” he warned.
The discussion was moderated by Majority Report’s Sam Seder. He was joined by the Roosevelt Institute’s Rob Johnson, Patrick Markee of Coalition for the Homeless and Taylor Jo Isenberg, National Director of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. Deep Dish TV taped the conversation. Stay tuned for broadcast details.