“We must engage in these battles on a local and on a national level … we will have to build new radical movements and most importantly, new parallel institutions that challenge the hegemony of corporate power. It will not be easy; it will take time.”    

Truthdig  March 15, 2017

In a recent speech titled “After Trump and Pussy Hats” delivered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges tells the audience that “resistance must also be accompanied by an alternative vision of a socialist, anti-capitalist society.”

After a fierce indictment of what he calls the kleptocracy that rules the United States, Hedges urges organizing “with lightning speed” because this is our “last chance” to do so.

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“This resistance must  be accompanied by an alternative vision of a socialist, anti-capitalist society. Because the enemy in the end is not Trump or Bannon—it is corporate power,” Hedges says. “And if we do not stop corporate power, we will never dismantle fascism’s seduction of the white working class and unemployed.”

“Hope comes from the numerous protests that have been mounted in the streets, in town halls,” he continues. “We must engage in these battles on a local and on a national level … we will have to build new radical movements and most importantly, new parallel institutions that challenge the hegemony of corporate power. It will not be easy; it will take time.”

Watch the entire rousing speech below.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLaoJrg80JQ]

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata


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  1. ashiftinconsciousness March 23, 2017 at 9:11 PM

    Chris Hedges is one of my favorite journalists ever. People need to listen to him. Great post.

  2. 21st Century Poet March 24, 2017 at 1:54 AM

    Reblogged this on 21st Century Theater.

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