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How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat

A Conversation With Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig

Monday 30 January 2012  TruthOut
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig, Yes! Magazine |
Interview and Video

 Protesters against Citizens United demonstrate outside the Sacramento Capitol, California, January 21, 2012. (Photo: Public Citizen)

“We’ve undergone a corporate coup d’etat in slow motion. And it’s over. We’ve lost, and they’ve won.”

  —Chris Hedges

On January 20, 2012, the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Citizens United, occupiers gathered together to protest the influence that corporations have in politics.

In this video, journalist Chris Hedges and professor Lawrence Lessig, longtime critics of the corrupting influence of big money in our political system, discuss the goals of the protests—and the options that we, the people, have for real reform.

Thursday 26 January 2012   Nation of Change

A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges at Occupy the Courts

On Jan­u­ary 20th, oc­cu­piers across the coun­try ral­lied to­gether in protest against the in­sid­i­ous in­flu­ence of the cor­po­ra­tions over the ju­di­ciary. Shortly be­fore the rally in Foley Square, New York CIty, Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges met in front of Oc­cupy TVNY’s cam­eras to dis­cuss their vi­sion of change. 

Lawrence Lessig: “I have enor­mous re­spect for what you’ve done, but don’t stop with this sym­bol of cor­po­ra­tions are not a per­son. Don’t stop until you have re­stored this democ­racy to a democ­racy that the clas­si­cal re­pub­li­cans could re­spect.” Chris Hedges: “In every sin­gle av­enue we have to fight back, how­ever cor­rupt the courts are, and cer­tainly on the streets. You’re an in­spi­ra­tion to me, you’re an in­spi­ra­tion to count­less Amer­i­cans, and I think ul­ti­mately be­cause the truth is on our side.”

via Occupy the Courts: A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges | NationofChange.

Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.

Lawrence Lessig is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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