Tag Archives: Cornel West

The Capitalists Are Afraid, by Chris Hedges

Personal ethics are irrelevant. Capitalists are about acquisition and exploitation.

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Chris Hedges

]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.

The Danger of Leadership Cults, by Chris Hedges

No leader, no matter how charismatic or courageous, will save us. We must save ourselves.

Ezekiel E. Rhymes | A Perspective on Antifa

What we do know for sure, is the majority of violence initiated at Fascist rallies, has been due to Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists.

Urging Millions to Rise Up, Trump Foes Issue Call to ‘Resist Fascism’

Millions must rise up in a resistance [to] stop the Trump/Pence regime before it starts!

Cornel West: Obama has failed victims of racism and police brutality

The president and his cheerleaders refused to engage deeply with systemic problems facing our country. That came back to haunt America last week.  By Cornel West  The Guardian Thursday 14 July 2016 11.12 EDT.   Last modified on Friday 15 July 2016 03.07 EDT ‘The American empire is in deep spiritual decline and decay.’ Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images    Police […]

▶ Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: The Black Prophetic Tradition

West: And here’s the best of the response. Black church, prophetic, antiterrorist institutions, black music, prophetic, antiterrorist, anti-trauma. How do you straighten your back up? How do you tell the truth? How do you bear witness? How do you organize? How do you mobilize? How do you generate forms of resistance and resiliency in the face of some very, very ugly forms of terror and trauma and stigma?

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Cornel West: These Military Style Raids Are Unacceptable and Must Stop!

We call on everyone to join us, both in resisting these raids and in manifesting resistance in October that is powerful enough to change the way millions of people see the way the criminal justice system mistreats so many people. Cornel West. (photo: Vice News) By Cornel West and Carl Dix, Cornel West’s Blog readersupportednews.org  July […]

Chris Hedges: Rise of the New Black Radicals

Hedges: There is a word for what is bubbling up from below—revolution. It can’t begin soon enough.

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▶ Cornel West among protesters arrested in Ferguson (VIDEO)

“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” he said at Sunday’s event. “I came here to go to jail.” RT.com  Published: October 13, 2014 20:13  Edited: October 14, 2014 01:07   To view the video, click the Download video link below. (It […]

Chris Hedges: Thomas Paine, Our Contemporary

Paine knew that the British monarchy, which wielded the global imperial power that America wields today, was blinded by its hubris and military prowess. It had lost the ability to listen and as a result had lost the ability to make rational choices.  By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  May 25, 2014   Portrait of Thomas Paine by Auguste Millière (1880). […]

▶ Cornel West speaks at Drone Summit, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance”

Dr. Cornel West and Q and A with Medea and Dr. West Cornel West was a featured speaker at a summit on drones, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance.” He talked about the relationship between the military and Wall Street.  codepinkaction  Published on Nov 25, 2013 View Full Event (3 Programs) Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise […]

Interview of Noam Chomsky: Eight Decades of Struggle

M.I.T. professor emeritus Noam Chomsky reflects on eight decades of struggle.    Progressive changes are going to come. People with power are not going to say thank you, I’ll give it up and hand it over to you. They’re going to struggle to retain their right, their power and domination. The effort to undermine that, […]

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com There is an insidious and largely unseen effort by the White House to silence the handful of voices that remain true to the black prophetic tradition. This […]

(Video) Cornel West: Obama’s Response to Trayvon Martin Case Belies Failure to Challenge “New Jim Crow”

 democracynow Published on Jul 22, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – For a response to President Obama’s comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman and racism in the United States, we’re joined by Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of numerous books. On Obama’s remarks comparing himself to Trayvon Martin, West says: “Will that identification hide […]

Democracy Now!> Journalist, Plaintiff Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling on NDAA Indefinite Detention

Published on May 17, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org – In a rare move, a federal judge has struck down part of a controversial law signed by President Obama that gave the government the power to indefinitely detain anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial — including U.S. citizens. Judge Katherine Forrest […]

Cornel West> Chris Hedges Arrested> Here’s What Happened Today When At Least 15 People Got Arrested Outside Of Goldman Sachs

Image: Julia La Roche for Business Insider Nov 03 11:00 PM   Julia La Roche    Business Insider The Occupy Wall Streeters turned their ire toward the “evil vampire squid” Goldman Sachs today. The Occupy Wall Streeters, joined by Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West and columnist Chris Hedges, convened at their Zuccotti Park headquarters for […]

Occupiers Have to Convince the Other 99 Percent> Chris Hedges

Protesters proclaim they are part of the 99%. (photo: sunil.subramanian/flickr) Occupiers Have to Convince the Other 99 Percent By Chris Hedges, Truthdig  via RSN 24 October 11 The occupation movement’s greatest challenge will be overcoming the deep distrust of white liberals by the poor and the working class, especially people of color. Marginalized people of […]