Chris Hedges – Live in Los Angeles / Part Three

A film by Michael Sosebee for Occupy
submitted by Gabrielle Price

On June 28, 2012 Chris Hedges gave an historic talk to a sold-out audience at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, in Los Angeles, California.  In this final installment, Chris talks about the struggles of the working class and poor of America who are losing unemployment benefits, their homes and food stamps.  He speaks about grassroots movements, his arrest in DC, the birth of Occupy, their demands and his successful law suit against President Obama’s unconstitutional NDAA law.

My personal thanks to Michael Sosebee for sharing this beautifully filmed footage with TRC. I applaud him for his integrity in gifting Chris’s important words and historic message to Occupy and its supporters.

OWS Week 6/6, Bilderberg Protest, NY & Canada, UAW pickets. Stop Foreclosures

This episode of the show reports on the Bilderberg meeting protests in Virginia, New York solidarity with Canadian protesters. OWS Week also covers U.A.W picket line and stop foreclosures action in Minneapolis.

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“Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam”

Some thoughts on Dr. King’s birthday, the Tuscon shooting and the notion that this administration using MLK’s name to support the Pentagon’s war effort. It is not only ludicrous – but shameful.

There are many in this country who are still disturbed by the violence in Tucson last week and hear the words echoed by our president who said, “…we need to do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.”

I’m sure many of America’s children expect to know why their parents can’t find work.

Many should expect to understand why their families homes are in foreclosure even when their parents pay on time. Many college-aged children expect an explanation as to why banks get billion dollar bonuses for committing fraud when they can’t pay their skyrocketing tuition costs.

Today, we are now at war longer than the one in Viet Nam.

This weekend, for Dr. King’s birthday, I had to share this speech. You will likely not hear how he applauded dissent when our country most needed it. How outspoken he was about the war and the needs of the poorest Americans, both black and white. Dr. King may never have considered himself a hero simply for speaking the truth, but now we have arrived at a time in history where we understand…

Telling the truth is indeed, a revolutionary act.

Happy Birthday, Dr. King.  America would do better by its children if it lived up to your expectations.