Evergreene Digest: Sheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 7

Robert Scheer to Chris Hedges: ‘I Will Not Blame’ the American Masses for Imperialism”

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In the final installment of the seven-part interview on The Real News Network, after columnist Chris Hedges tells the Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer that he thinks the American public has been “far more complicit [in the culture of violence] than you give allowance for,” Scheer gives an impassioned response about his own experience with manipulation of the working class by elites.

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Also published on Rise Up Times as VIDEO: ROBERT SCHEER IDENTIFIES A ‘SERIOUS DIVISION’ BETWEEN HIS AND CHRIS HEDGES’ VIEWS (PART 6/7). Links to the rest of the videos in the series provided here.

  • Part 6: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on the culture of violence in the United States
  • Part 5: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on Respecting America’s Founding Fathers 
  • Part 4: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges For the Corporatist State, Information Is Control
  • Part 3: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on Surveillance, Corporatism and the National Security State
  • Part 2: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on How the Private Sector Buys and Sells Your Privacy
  • Part 1: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on the Military-Industrial-Intelligence Complex

Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig


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June 4, 2015 | While the two continue to disagree on many subjects throughout, they finally converge at the end of the interview on the very reason they write in the first place: to encourage our society to organize against an increasingly oppressive surveillance state, against all odds and all fear.

Watch the two respected journalists challenge one another in the video above, and read The Real News Network’s transcript of the discussion below. You can also watch the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth parts of the interview by clicking on the links provided.

Natasha Hakimi Zapata is an Assistant Editor of Truthdig.

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Part 6: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on the culture of violence in the United States

In perhaps the liveliest portion (sixth) of the seven part interview on The Real News Network, Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges discuss the culture of violence in the United States as their opposing views on American history come to light.

http://evergreenedigest.org/series-they-know-everything-about-you-part-6-robert-scheer-and-chris-hedges-culture-violence-united

Part 5: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on Respecting America’s Founding Fathers

In this (fifth) installment of their seven-part interview series Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and columnist Chris Hedges discuss the Founding Fathers, FBI surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the persecution of Chelsea Manning in this sweeping conversation.

http://evergreenedigest.org/series-they-know-everything-about-you-part-5-robert-scheer-and-chris-hedges-respecting-americas

Part 4: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges For the Corporatist State, Information Is Control

In this installment of their seven-part interview series Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and columnist Chris Hedges drill into the motivations for the collusion between big tech companies and the U.S. government.

http://evergreenedigest.org/series-they-know-everything-about-you-part-4-robert-scheer-and-chris-hedges-corporatist-state

Part 3: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on Surveillance, Corporatism and the National Security State, Kasia Anderson, Truthdig <http://www.truthdig.com&gt;

In this installment of their seven-part interview series Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and columnist Chris Hedges drill into the motivations for the collusion between big tech companies and the U.S. government.

Part 2: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on How the Private Sector Buys and Sells Your Privacy, Kasia Anderson, Truthdig <http://www.truthdig.com&gt;

In this second part of a wide-ranging, seven-part discussion about Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer’s new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying Democracy,” Scheer says the safeguards written into the U.S. Constitution to protect Americans against abuses of their civil liberties don’t exactly apply to violations by the private sector.

http://evergreenedigest.org/series-they-know-everything-about-you-part-2-robert-scheer-and-chris-hedges-how-private-sector-buys

Part 1: Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges on the Military-Industrial-Intelligence Complex, Alexander Reed Kelly, Truthdig <http://www.truthdig.com&gt;

In the first part of a wide-ranging, seven-part discussion about Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer’s new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying Democracy,” Scheer says the U.S. government and private industry have merged to turn the Internet into a massive machine for simultaneously selling to and spying on Americans.

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