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We Won’t Be Free Until Our Minds Are Free

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ There’s a quote from an ancient Buddhist text called the Dhammapada that’s often translated as, “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” In other words our mental habits shape our personali...


Listen to a reading of “Crazy”: ❖ They’ll make you poor, then shame you for being poor, then push you into a job that keeps you poor at a billionaire megacorporation. They’ll make you crazy, then shame you for being crazy, then sell you the cure for crazy at eighty bucks a pill. You...

With Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now indicted

In accusing Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of lying to the FBI, Special Counsel John Durham offers new evidence of the fabrications behind the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers new evidence that the Trump-Russia conspiracy t...

Wendy Brown on Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism 

On the latest episode of “On Contact,” Chris Hedges discusses the work of political philosopher Sheldon Wolin with Professor Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley, a student of Wolin’s. Sheldon Wolin, who died in 2015, is our most important contemporary political theorist, one ...

The Frogs Are Dropping Dead In Australia

Listen to a reading of this poem: ❖ The frogs are dropping dead in Australia, and no one knows why. They get sick from some strange new frog pandemic and change colors and shrivel up into little brown frog mummies when they die. The frogs are dropping dead in Australia. Animals are dr...

The second American revolution

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the Second American Revolution with author David Talbot.The populist uprisings of the Progressive Era, labor militancy of the 1930s, and the sweeping social and cultural transformations of the 1960s and 1970s...

Undercurrents of American fascism

On January 6, 2021, a mob, incited by outgoing US President Donald Trump, stormed the US Capitol building, in an attempt to halt the in-session congressional certification of the 2020 election results. Within the mob, as scholar Gabriel Rockhill...


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