Hedges urges the poor to deal effectively with the right wing's grip on power, counter their fascistic racial targeting of Islam and other scapegoats like immigrants, gays, feminists, and lefties, by getting the public to see it's a deliberate distraction to prevent our realizing the need to replace obsolete economic institutions, a corrupt media, and a criminal government lacking in legitimacy. Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary brought Chris Hedges to their Poverty Scholars Strategic Dialogues on Media and Religion and he delivered a monumental address. Poverty Initiative convened 90 Poverty Scholars--low-income organizers, faith leaders and media makers from over 41 organizations. Check out http://www.povertyinitiative.org/ and help make change happen!
NYC, April 10, 2010. Camera and audio by Joe Friendly