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.

Chris Hedges – Live in Los Angeles / Part Two

A film by Michael Sosebee
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 part two, Chris talks about his new book collaboration with graphic artist Joe Sacco, “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”.  Chris shares how he and Joe traveled to the most depressed pockets of the United States to combine narrative nonfiction with graphic art.  From the streets of Camden, New Jersey, the devastated coal fields of West Virginia, the Lakota reservation of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Chris discusses the view of existence when the marketplace rules and the outcome of corporate capitalism when it is unregulated and unfettered.

A moving discussion which questions a corporate-created society that has lost the capacity for the sacred.

Chris Hedges – Live in Los Angeles / Part One

A film by Michael Sosebee

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 part one, Chris begins by discussing his father’s impact on his career and integrity, then on to speak about the populist movements and writing of early journalists, propaganda and how it has historically seduced the public into war in the US.  He explains how this led to the decline of the liberal class and the birth of consumerism.