3.23.2011

chris hedges on hope, by which he means resistance

Last Saturday, on the 8th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, thousands of people marched in Washington in protest of US imperial war and occupation. Of those, 113 people were arrested, including Daniel Ellsberg and Chris Hedges.

I'm told it was Ellsberg's 80th arrest. I'd be so proud to have that record - although I probably couldn't have emigrated to Canada!

This is Hedges speech before he was arrested. Please watch.



The following day, there was a rally at the Marine base at Quantico, where Bradley Manning is being humiliated and held in abusive solitary confinement.

Hedges also gave a passionate and remarkable speech about hope in Lafayette Park on December 16, 2010:



The text is here.