All Articles on Chris Hedges

Lawrence Bell (right), moments after being released from East Jersey State Prison on Sunday, is greeted by his friend Ron Pierce [left], who was also incarcerated for three decades. Views
My Student Comes Home
In 1990, Lawrence Bell was 14, orphaned and living in an abandoned house when three Camden cops pressured him to sign a confession of murder. Sunday, thanks to the dogged work of his laywer, he was freed.
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Violence employed by police and security agencies such as the FBI, which have devolved into occupying forces, to protect the exclusive interests of a tiny, ruling criminal class exposes the fiction of the rule of law and the treason of the ruling elites. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) Views
The Treason of the Ruling Class
They have destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state.
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Is Biden the solution? No. (Photo:  Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
If It's Biden vs. Trump, This Year's One-Choice Election Will Be for Oligarchy
We don’t need a "Punch and Judy" show between Trump and Biden. But that, along with corporate tyranny, is what we seem fated to get, unless we take to the streets and tear the house down.
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Open, nonviolent revolt against the oligarchic state is our only hope. (Photo: Mr. Fish) Views
Class: The Little Word the Elites Want You to Forget
The culture wars give the oligarchs, both Democrats and Republicans, the cover to continue the pillage.
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Assange would face a politicized show trial in the United States if he were extradited to face 17 charges under the Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified military and diplomatic cables, documents and videos that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us
The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.
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The embrace of collective self-delusion marks the death spasms of all civilizations. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
America: Land of Make-Believe
America, founded on the evils of slavery, genocide and the violent exploitation of the working class, is a country defined by historical amnesia.
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The decay and rupture of the social bonds that once held our societies together have unleashed the dark pathologies of opioid, alcohol and gambling addictions and led to an explosion of hate crimes and mass shootings, along with suicide. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
Hope Lies in the Streets
Economic tyranny lies at the root of the unrest in Hong Kong, India, Chile, France, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon as well as the rise of right-wing demagogues and false prophets such as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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There is zero chance Trump will be removed from office in a trial in the Senate. (Photo: Mr. Fish) Views
The Great American Shakedown
The mortal wounds inflicted on our democratic institutions are bipartisan.
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Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
The New 'Black Codes'
The elites are acutely aware that without police terror and the U.S. prison system, which holds 25% of the world’s prison population, there would be intense social unrest.
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"The most serious constitutional violations are the ones that are institutional usurpations." (Photo: Mr.Fish) Views
The End of the Rule of Law: The 12 Impeachable Offenses Committed By Trump
"If we take a narrow approach to impeachment, that will mean that all the more egregious violations will be viewed as having been endorsed and not rebuked and successive presidents will feel they have a green light to emulate Trump on everything except a Ukrainian shakedown."
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