days of destruction, days of revolt

is the name of this talk by Chris Hedges from a few months ago. It is impassioned and deeply relevant – I think Hedges is the most important political and social commentator coming of America at the moment. In this he touches on his work with Joe Sacco to document the “sacrifice zones” of capitalism in America, and how Occupy rose out of that. He also sprinkles it with amazing observations from his time as a foreign correspondent – talking to political leaders in East Berlin on the day the wall came down, who thought that maybe travel across the border would be possible in a year from then – the change took everyone by surprise.

Anyway. It is about a half hour of talk, it is very right on and informed, and I commend it to you. Powerful stuff.

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