Stories by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, writes a regular column for Truthdig every Monday. Hedges' most recent book is "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt."  subscribe to Chris Hedges's feed

Posted on: Nov 7, 2015, Source: Truthdig

It's worse than any of us feared.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2015, Source: Truthdig

Millions of brilliant Americans have been set up from birth to be put behind bars. Boris Franklin was one of them, and his words dramatically trace a powerful system that destroys lives.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015, Source: Truthdig

No discussion of race is possible without a discussion about our economic system.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015, Source: Truthdig

What has mindless entertainment and propaganda done to us?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2015, Source: Truthdig

The resistance movement against US prisons continues to grow.

Posted on: May 27, 2015, Source: Truthdig

The ridiculous positivism, the belief that we are headed toward some glorious future, defies reality.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: Nation Books

This may help to explain why so little of it has been used against state authority.

Posted on: May 11, 2015, Source: Truthdig

Freedom demands the destruction of the security and surveillance organs and the disempowering of informants.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015, Source: Truthdig

P. Sainath's reporting of the truth is subversive journalism that challenges the status quo.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015, Source: Truthdig

$200 million in box office receipts is a measure of how messed up this country is.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The wages paid to prisoners for labor inside prisons have declined over the past three decades.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Mass acts of civil disobedience, now being carried out across the country, are the only mechanism left.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The technical and scientific forces that created a life of luxury for the industrial elites are now the ones that doom us.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014, Source: Truthdig

"We have only a few years left to make radical changes to rescue ourselves from an ecological meltdown."

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: Truthdig

'Kill the Messenger' reveals the media's subservience to power.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: Truthdig

War and national security are used to justify the surrender of citizenship, the crushing of dissent and expanding the powers of the state.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Understanding the subtle ways democracy has been undermined in the US.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The people of Gaza are impoverished and powerless -- just like the poor people of color in this country whose bodies enrich the prison-industrial complex.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Peace in the area will come when we force the powerful to end the blockade of Gaza.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The Big Lie says Israelis are civilized and humane, and their Palestinian opponents are inhuman monsters.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Amid the dire crisis in Gaza, the failure of the international community to respond has left the Palestinians with no choice.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: The Real News Network

It's an uphill climb for the campaign finance reform activist.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: The Real News Network

A fascinating, wide-ranging interview on major issues facing the public.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The religious reverie—repeated in sports arenas—is used to justify our bloated war budget and endless wars.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Why are the cheerleaders of slaughter, who have been wrong about Iraq since before the invasion, still urging us toward ruin?

Posted on: Jun 16, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The force of Chomsky's intellect, combined with a ferocious independence continues to shift the debate.

Posted on: May 5, 2014, Source: Truthdig

History shows that a ruling elite which accrues for itself total power, eventually uses it.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The free market norm assumes a frictionless exchange maximizing everyone's well-being, but mass incarceration and a bloated military prove otherwise.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: Truthdig

"Totalitarian states always invert the moral order. It is the wicked who rule. It is the just who are damned."

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Aggressiveness is rewarded. Compassion is demeaned. Violence is the favorite form of communication. These qualities are an asset in war; they are a disaster in civil society.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: Truthdig

The most retrograde capitalists love Christie because they understand they have a real vindictive bastard on their hands.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: Truthdig

Any state that has the capacity to monitor all its citizenry, any state that has the tools to instantly shut down all dissent is totalitarian.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2013, Source: Truthdig

We can wrest back control of our economy through the creation of hundreds of publicly owned state, county and city banks.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Private companies such as Aramark have turned mass incarceration and misery into a lucrative business.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Wiebo Ludwig took his interpretations of God's laws quite seriously.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The powers that be are rapidly losing credibility and legitimacy—and are lashing out like a wounded animal. Hacker Jeremy Hammond's sentencing for 10 years is the latest sign.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Freedom of the press and legal protection for those who expose government abuses have been obliterated by the corporate state. Meet the brave men and women fighting back.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Popular revulsion for the ruling elite is nearly universal. Are we going to see an uprising?

Posted on: Aug 15, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The engine for this chaos is not religion but the collapsing global economy, a world where the wretched of the Earth are to be subjugated and starved or shot.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The murder of a teenage boy by an armed vigilante, George Zimmerman, is only one crime set within a legal and penal system that has criminalized poverty.