The Chris Hedges Report: Ukraine and the 'worthy' and 'unworthy' victims of war

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9 ай бұрын

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Globe Hackers Multimedia
Globe Hackers Multimedia 9 ай бұрын
I'm glad you have a new home, Chris. Excellent conversation.
nerodehero1
nerodehero1 3 күн бұрын
8V
M grimble
M grimble 9 ай бұрын
Whilst i disagree with much of Peter Oborne's beliefs (extremely conservative) He was one of the only people that called out the treatment of Jeremy Corbyn for what it was, he's done numerous articles debunking the smears and lies about him that get chucked round daily within the UK media, for this he will always have my profound respect.
Nina Loos
Nina Loos Ай бұрын
@Naveed Wow, so straight forward your observation is finishing it all with the exact right word - Rasism! I am with you on it. Thank you.
Cosmic Mariner
Cosmic Mariner 2 ай бұрын
Watching Tucker Carlson and Jimmy Dore speaking the same "Truth" is hope that a new "Big Tent" is possible. B/c the Democratic party is an umbrella for only 2. A Neocon and a Neoliberal.
Sean Moran
Sean Moran 3 ай бұрын
I’d add Peter Hitchens to that re JC
Poesie
Poesie 3 ай бұрын
I agree with what you say although I wouldn’t describe him as an extreme Conservative, though he might have been as he has held powerful positions in the right wing press. Peter seemed a little in awe of Chris, but in general he is truthful and direct; I respect him too. In 2019 he said he would no longer vote for the Conservative party. He has participated in ‘The Labour Files’, which I recommend highly.
Naveed
Naveed 6 ай бұрын
@Neil Comley I agree with you. His take is incredibly naive, Britain never has adhered to "fair play", these are just fairytales we're told n then perpetuated to obscure us from understanding Britain's real role in the world. This was a difficult interview to watch because though Oborne is very well intentioned, he was struggling to find the words for what I thought were pretty easy questions to answer. The one on Ukraine's perceived loftier civilisation than that of the Arab world, he proceeded to answer the question by complimenting Yemeni architecture and presumably their journalists or high rank members of the society rather than just saying the disparity in coverage and treatment is due to racism.
gregory s
gregory s 9 ай бұрын
So very, very glad to see Chris Hedges back on a KZbin site. His voice, analysis, insight is indispensable and nearly irreplaceable.
Hugh Glass
Hugh Glass 9 күн бұрын
@MC lol
MC
MC 3 ай бұрын
@Olivier MorteauYou've even got his name wrong. 😒
Fake Appellation
Fake Appellation 7 ай бұрын
@Olivier Morteau I see that Univ of Chicago students were trying to get Mearsheimer fired a while back. Idiots.
Olivier Morteau
Olivier Morteau 9 ай бұрын
Chris Edges is everywhere on KZbin, dude, repeating what John Mearsheimer said a decade ago.
Mousedit
Mousedit 9 ай бұрын
Big thanks to TRNN for providing a home for Chris. It is deeply appreciated!!
nash984954
nash984954 9 ай бұрын
Really? Outstanding
Piton Pete
Piton Pete 9 ай бұрын
I Agree! However, Mr. Hedges has and will always had a home! And do not kid yourself;... they fucking hate him! And as he states from his many of his speeches regarding Nixon and H. Kissinger ~ this is exactly where you want the seats of power to be! Now do your part!
Zaki
Zaki 9 ай бұрын
Long live Chris hedges for speaking the TRUTH!!!!!!
humboldthammer
humboldthammer 9 ай бұрын
@Piton Pete Do you think Twitter will become the Daily Dose of HATE? All in the NAME OF Free speech and truth? Or will TRUTH prevail and somehow drown out the dross? I'm a wait-and-seer.
humboldthammer
humboldthammer 9 ай бұрын
The People are starving for truth. Only Truth will win an argument. And never before in the entire history of humanity have so many educated people lived so freely, so abundantly, and so CONNECTED to a SHARED Worldwide Experience with near-instant communication. It is GUARANTEED to Wake THIS Generation Up.
Piton Pete
Piton Pete 9 ай бұрын
@Joe Kulik “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell
Joe Kulik
Joe Kulik 9 ай бұрын
Isn't the World a Sad and Pathetic Place when someone is rightfully considered a Hero for simply speaking the Truth ??? What does it tell us about the Pitiful Condition of Humanity in the 21st Century when Lying and Deception is accepted as the Norm ???
drphilgood05
drphilgood05 9 ай бұрын
good to see you back in your element Mr. Hedges! Look forward to more interviews
neil friedman
neil friedman 9 ай бұрын
Hi Chris, thanks for being a truthfull voice of reason. From south africa🇿🇦
neil friedman
neil friedman 4 ай бұрын
@Lauren Elsom and bending the knee. Too embarrassing to watch😂😂
Lauren Elsom
Lauren Elsom 4 ай бұрын
@neil friedman I hear you...the others keep painting their faces and singing songs they don't understand.
neil friedman
neil friedman 4 ай бұрын
@Lauren Elsom gave up watching south african sport when it became a box ticking exercise in how teams were picked😂😂
Lauren Elsom
Lauren Elsom 4 ай бұрын
Another Saffa here , thought we only watched rugby lol.
Douglas Carlson
Douglas Carlson 4 ай бұрын
The two U.S. figures who have disappointed me most since the MAR '20 lock-downs are: 1) Pelosi, and 2) Chris Hedges ... you might ask yourself why the DS is shielding him from factual criticism by people like me ... KZbin has consistently blocked my comments exposing his brazen duplicity to the point where hardly any of my comments see the light of day ... But here goes ... ************************* Hedges likes to denounce the divisiveness in U.S. media, but here's a real contradictory whopper for your consumption: In his AMERICAN SADISM speech, he revealed his disdain for those of us who now openly question the motives and tactics of our elected officials ... He said the loss of mainstream media credibility "has given rise to spontaneous groups, as well as the lunatic fringe that embraces conspiracy theories" ... SO I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE: I have followed this man for the past 10 years and read all but one of his 12 books, but I AM also a conspiracy theorist ... BUT I AM NOT A LUNATIC! ... and I believe we are watching this video because at our core, we are all conspiracy theorists - but we are not lunatics! ... I also believe that Chris Hedges is a conspiracy theorist ... bet the ranch he knows damn well that conspiracies now happen all the time in the reality of everyday life ... instances of two or more people convening in private to concoct ways to circumvent the law, blackmail a opponent or marginalize the disaffected are now commonplace ... Chris Hedges knows we are conspiracy theorists ... the act of accusing others of pushing CONSPIRACY THEORIES now stands as THE most divisive tool in American political discourse and his decision to invoke it in that speech was out of context and completely unnecessary ... the great irony here is that he makes a living by eloquently describing corruption in American politics when in fact, all corruption is by its very nature, conspiratorial ... but he just could not resist the temptation here to demean anybody who pushes a conspiracy theory, many of whom are his most loyal followers.
Mike Copeland
Mike Copeland 9 ай бұрын
Please keep doing what you're doing Chris. You're a voice in the wilderness outside of the echo chambers we find ourselves living in. Its very easy for me to be smug living in NZ, however, there are forces here that would like us to emulate the USA as quickly as possible. Your dedication to reality is inspiring!
Plug Nut
Plug Nut 9 ай бұрын
I swear to God since I found Chris Hedges my lowly political IQ has shot up 20 or 30 points. So appreciative of Chris, Ralph Nader, Dr. Cornel West, Marianne Williamson, Prof. Richard Wolff, Christiane Amanpour, Ian Bremmer, Al Franken.
Joan Moore
Joan Moore 3 ай бұрын
@Not a murderer it is not propaganda when it is the truth. The Empire of lies is so good at manufacturing war propaganda, that it has conditioned the population to see the inconvenient truth as propaganda. Harry Truman said, "I dont give 'em hell, I just tell the truth and it seems like hell." Putin could say the same. Russia is winning, and no matter how it is spun, there is no escaping that conclusion.
Not a murderer
Not a murderer 9 ай бұрын
So listen to those who spew Russian propaganda or just want to world bow down to Russia and china ya they didn’t help you learn anything about geopolitics
I999
I999 9 ай бұрын
It’s amazing how many people defend Blair on the basis that he was acting upon bad intelligence.
Jarjarjar21
Jarjarjar21 8 ай бұрын
Adenda: he was bad intelligence acting
humboldthammer
humboldthammer 9 ай бұрын
In 2012, all the intelligence agencies, the CFR, Henry Kissinger, The Club of Rome, the UN -- just about everybody -- agreed that the Zionist Agenda for an Independent State of Israel surrounded by 100 million angry Arabs, had proven a failure, and that Likkud's policies were in conflict with both US and UN humanitarian concerns. Israel failed. Ukraine was proposed as a new Israel, with Kiev to be rebuilt as NEW JERUSALEM. THEN, Trump, and Kushner, and Netanyahu, and the Evangelical Zionists came to power and pushed hard rebuild the Temple, but they failed to bomb Iran into oblivion. If ONLY McCain had been President instead of Obama. The US would have already bombed Iran. Now that the Secular, Liberal Jews are back in power -- Schiff, Schumer, Obama, Pelossi -- the resettlement of Ukraine can continue as planned. But, of course, "THEY" must keep things SECRET from ewes. Putin is under contract to displace 8 million Ukrainians to make room for the Israelis. Russian and Ukrainian Oligarchs -- many of them Jews currently living in Israel -- will received lavish, no-bid contracts to rebuild. What better buffer between NATO and Russia than Jews? Win-Win-Win-Win. Little Israel will remain. The Ultra-Orthodox will never leave. They will still be battling centuries from now. WIN? Great Re-Set on 09/23/26. hint: China gets Taiwan. T. Tippity Top says, "I control ALL the currencies. They do whatever I want."
J B
J B 9 ай бұрын
You could see he was lying by his facial expressions....😒
Basil Finnis
Basil Finnis 9 ай бұрын
They knew it was all nonsense. The English public just wanted an easy war. The tub thumpers in the UK were stoking this up for months and the UK population have a low education standard.
LCW
LCW 9 ай бұрын
utterly NO EXCUSE, especially when he had a hand in conjuring up & propagating said 'bad intelligence' to the world with foreknowledge & glee!! AND IMPUNITY TOO?? NO WAY!!
Martin Rad
Martin Rad 9 ай бұрын
I have to admit, Real News was about to lose me for ever, before they gave Chris Hedges a show. The only good administrational decision in years, among a torrent of wrong decision.
David Peppers
David Peppers 9 ай бұрын
PAR??
Doktor McNasty
Doktor McNasty 9 ай бұрын
@Corey T I found they were really good on local issues but not being in the area made it so they rarely captured my interest. Having Chris on should help to balance things out, though.
Corey T
Corey T 9 ай бұрын
They've been giving voice to the things that matter to those on the fringe of society and I will always support the real news
Fred Dibnah
Fred Dibnah 9 ай бұрын
Thanks for that Chris, lots to think about; shame this sort of reporting never reaches out TVs here in the UK
André Laschet
André Laschet 9 ай бұрын
I’m so glad Chris found a new home! We need his voice so much!!! Could someone in charge please ask him to look into the case of Jessica Resnicek!? We need her story to be shared!!!
Anton P.J. Stampfl
Anton P.J. Stampfl 9 ай бұрын
Glad to see you back Chris and thanks for a great program. I have to say i do think there is an underlying problem of humanity that has in the past been written copiously about. For example by Koestler in many of his books "The Ghost in the Machine" comes to mind. You know the English disease isn't rickets, it's Xenophobia. Along with the terrible class system in England is no wonder why there is such a response to the current wars around the world. Koestler does try to link this type of visceral response to the brain is actually physically organised. Whether his view is right or wrong is a matter for further analysis but these potential feelings of hate for one another do run deep and we shouldn't ignore them.
Cosmic Mariner
Cosmic Mariner 2 ай бұрын
The "system" everyone keeps looking to fix can never be fixed b/c it is NOT a system at all. It is an IQ problem in which those who are above water were born with an ability to swim, the vast majority are underwater grasping at their ankles b/c a tiny minority are directing their struggle in order to build a raft out of their dead bodies. Marx's flaw is that he believed everyone is born with the same brain. They always shoot the wrong oppressor b/c they are not smart enough to see that they should shoot themselves. If IQ was prevalent there would be no "oppressor."
Joe Ammel
Joe Ammel 9 ай бұрын
I'm *so* glad to see you carrying Chris Hedges' journalism / commentary. He's one of the most important voices we have, especially since the establishment has done so much to silence him.
Whakatu4life
Whakatu4life 9 ай бұрын
Man, this guy is so right, wtf has happened to our mainline media, they have no credibility left now!
Mini Smith
Mini Smith 3 ай бұрын
@Jac Pratt I remember main stream media promoting and justifying Iraq war. I was loosing my mind of the insanity😢
Jac Pratt
Jac Pratt 9 ай бұрын
none for quite a while
Jesse Hull
Jesse Hull 9 ай бұрын
“Power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at it’s best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” -MLK jr.
Mike Porro
Mike Porro Ай бұрын
We were told " the love of many will run cold" Turns out it was our fear full sold out corrupt leaders HE was talking about.
一个说话大声的中国人
一个说话大声的中国人 9 ай бұрын
MX and MLK jr.
George Furman
George Furman 9 ай бұрын
And the most defeating righteous battle against the powers that be is the war of a non identity people as a class of oppressed working mass separated by confused issues such as race and national origin forgetting that real power resides in the daily having their hands on the wheels of the system. The workers that could realize that the Achilles heel of the wealthy class is in the power to Strike and stop those wheels in a future to find unity of purpose.
Doktor McNasty
Doktor McNasty 9 ай бұрын
unfortunately what we've seen though is that it's much easier for hate to obtain power.
KingoftheCatnap
KingoftheCatnap 9 ай бұрын
Excellent reference, Jesse.
jsmdnq
jsmdnq 9 ай бұрын
He fails to realize that a large portion of the populations of these societies are not lunatics and do not support the psychopaths that have taken over. The problem is how do you stop the psychopaths when they control everything?
Hugh Dawkins
Hugh Dawkins 8 күн бұрын
I would say you are correct my friend they are many psychopaths ruling over the vast majority of the populations. How do you stop them ,you ask?. Well I guess you have to find the lunatics to deal with the psychopaths.
George Berven
George Berven 9 ай бұрын
How? Non-violent systemic Revolution that offers means Social Management that negates the asymmetrical power of game-theoretical warfare. This can be done through global consensus processes of mutual accountability where each individual and their group affinities are represented through liquid-democratic block-chain systems. Values and principles can signal and reinforce political intersections of solidarity while projecting an apportionment of power in alignment with both a sovereign plurality and individual autonomy. Protecting and empowering cultures, nations and individual’s rights against the moral and ethical corruption of Economic Liberation and antisocial totalitarian ideologies is our common goal. This non-Utopian Structural Anarchy serves to eliminate illegitimate hierarchy and psychopathic governance, which has been the foundation of Civilization thus far.
Brian Wheeldon
Brian Wheeldon 9 ай бұрын
This is simply a brilliant discussion. Thanks both, very much appreciated
Who One Is
Who One Is 9 ай бұрын
Love Chris Hedges, a great journalist, a much needed sane voice in an insane world.
Suzanne Murphy
Suzanne Murphy 3 ай бұрын
Thank you, Chris, for your powerful words and insights at our “Hands Off Assange” Surround the DOJ event on Oct 8th. As always your words are truly appreciated!
Peter Woods
Peter Woods 9 ай бұрын
I respectfully disagree with your conclusion that 'they" value Ukrainian lives more, as far as I can see they're being used as cannon fodder in a proxy war.
Ian Stevenson
Ian Stevenson 2 ай бұрын
proxy implies a plan. So often events are the product of muddle and mistake. I don't see convincing evidence that America planned a war of provocation. Even people like Scott Ritter didn't expect a Russian invasion.
Tee Tee
Tee Tee 3 ай бұрын
They don't care about Ukrainian lives. The USA play games with people's lives to further their own agenda
humboldthammer
humboldthammer 9 ай бұрын
"They" value the value of human fodder in the propaganda war. Dead Ukrainians currently have more "propaganda" value. The TRUE value of Life did not change -- just the value of the Dead. Fodder AND Propaganda Win-Win. Yep, that's why I get the Big Bucks. hint "THEY" are generations ahead of you with both a Vision AND a Plan. I suspect that you have neither. heh-heh
angela walters
angela walters 9 ай бұрын
both statements can be true my friend
Nick H
Nick H 9 ай бұрын
Great to see you back on the air Chris. Excellent analysis of global affairs as usual.
𝙈𝑼𝑺𝑳𝑰𝙈 🇵🇸
𝙈𝑼𝑺𝑳𝑰𝙈 🇵🇸 9 ай бұрын
The day when American imperialism disintegrates, the world will breathe a sigh of relief..
rula karbes
rula karbes 9 ай бұрын
When American Empire disintegrates, someone else will take its space. And there is no guarantee they will be benevolent.
Sean Davies
Sean Davies 9 ай бұрын
I eagerly await that day. Only hope no other country takes their place
humboldthammer
humboldthammer 9 ай бұрын
10/12/26. "You have destroyed yourselves with your endless wars of Gods. Now bow down and worship YOUR BEAST." That's what Xi says. ONE LAST CHANCE: Epochal eclipse April 8th 2024. Don't stare at the sun. Matthew 16: 4 Jonah 3: 4 Jonah 4: 11
Piton Pete
Piton Pete 9 ай бұрын
Agreed! However, it is not when, it is happening now. The greed of unsustainable capitalism will have untold casualties mostly among the poor. Teach your children well and plant your garden now if you can.
Just Me
Just Me 9 ай бұрын
So happy to find you on a new format Chris, the world would be bereft w/o your voice, so needed in the face of so much hypocrisy around the world. It seems a voice of reason has quickly become hidden under so much corruption & duplicity everywhere. You are one of my heros for your temerity to speak truth to corrupted power, Thank you! 💕
Mini Smith
Mini Smith 3 ай бұрын
Love Chris! Met him at Washington for Free Assange event and love him even more❤
treefrog3349
treefrog3349 9 ай бұрын
It is a very telling and tragic reality that voices like Chris Hedges cannot be heard broadly across the information spectrum. The truths he shares and his unabashed humanitarian intentions are educational and inspirational.Just as importantly, he represents to me and many others the type of America that we could and should be - IF we were actually as great as we say we are.
lenuvian
lenuvian 9 ай бұрын
Damn. That is the most rosy picture of US and British empire I have ever heard. How did he swallow the propaganda fully AND make it on this show. Kind of impressive. News flash: They were never about values, only power and wealth. What a shocker.
Nina Loos
Nina Loos Ай бұрын
@m borecki he knows it too well, that is why he could not talk about it as he will not be hold in contempt. He avoided the truth as it is a very familiar area for the Brits. They have a superior experience in lies and in "most likely than not" without any evidence. Evil bravery on thei part
Joya Roy
Joya Roy 2 ай бұрын
@m borecki You are right about the colonial Brits, who looked down on Indians, as EM Forester's novels show, and whose great advances in modern technologies for South Asia were mostly to benefit their extractive industries and troop movement to carry out punitive wars and quell rebellions. It took a Farsi - a Persian - to show to the Brits in their own Parliament the extent to which Britain robbed India and the rest of the East of their natural resources and treasures. I think the West wants to do the same to Russia now - to rob them of their uranium, titanium, natural gas reserves, timber, and its great geographical strategic control of Eurasia. Its only Putin who talks of integration and accommodation, not conflict over resources between its countries.
Joya Roy
Joya Roy 2 ай бұрын
@m borecki You are right about the colonial Brits, who looked down on Indians, as EM Forester's novels show, and whose great advances in modern technologies for South Asia were mostly to benefit their extractive industries and troop movement to carry out punitive wars and quell rebellions. It took a Farsi - a Persian - to show to the Brits in their own Parliament the extent to which Britain robbed India and the rest of the East of their natural resources and treasures. I think the West wants to do the same to Russia now - to rob them of their uranium, titanium, natural gas reserves, timber, and its great geographical strategic control of Eurasia. Its only Putin who talks of integration and accommodation, not conflict over resources between its countries.
Poesie
Poesie 3 ай бұрын
@Elisabeth Arana I was talking about Peter Oborne, not Chris Hedges who I really admire, even though I’m an atheist. Chris was invited to Julian and Stella’s wedding, but the prison authorities would not allowed him to attend. That was another expression of cruelty.
Elisabeth Arana
Elisabeth Arana 3 ай бұрын
@Poesie I agree but regarding Yemen war he was on the ground as a reporter and don't forget he still works for the propaganda media, so he has to be cautious but he's honest and dares speak out about some issues.
Comsat Angel
Comsat Angel 9 ай бұрын
I am still extremely upset to see On Contact get disappeared. I love Chris Hedges' content. I hope On Contact returns to youtube. One of the best programs of all time. I'm ecstatic over Chris Hedges return to KZbin. Looking forward to more top notch content.
Vini SThrill
Vini SThrill Ай бұрын
I always love when all these guys talk about "betraying values", you can't betray values you never had. The western countries values is pillaging and destruction of other people's lands. That is the values and everything else is just a means to how they can get it done efficiently, so when they talk about freedom of speech it's not based on any values, they know they have more control of their societies so their "values" is to be used as a stick for the rest of the world that's why the moment you see they start to lose control all those lies get exposed and that's the reason they hated Trump because he didn't give a shit, he didn't do none of the garbage about human rights, he didn't sell weapons to the Saudis in secrecy, in front of the press he showed the menu. Let's be honest, the whitists are not supremacists for nothing, they are supremacists because they know for some reason they are seen as trustworthy and everyone likes them and they use that to their advantage at the other side of superiority complex is inferiority complex that's why even these guys who are considered "dissidents" can look around the world see all the death and destruction caused by these maniacs and still beneath that psyche talk about "betraying values", it's fxxking NUTS! It's like the US constitution saying "all men are created equal" at the time it's enslaving people, it's fxxking NUTS and we still have these problem because people give support to all these nonsense rhetoric and narratives.
Linda Calza
Linda Calza 9 ай бұрын
That's what I was thinking already. Thank you for putting voice to it. Sucks about RT's American staff, Chris Hedges and Lee Camp in particular to my mind, being off the air. Worse is the entire archive of shows like Redacted Tonight and On Contact being, well, Redacted.
Cath' J J
Cath' J J 9 ай бұрын
@Olivier Morteau Right, but he was clever enough to use the truth as his tool, the truth that the western (especially US) mainstream/establishment want to keep from us. Too bad he wouldn't allow much truth in his own society. And too bad for us that too many were led to believe that everything on RT was lies.
Olivier Morteau
Olivier Morteau 9 ай бұрын
RT is Putin's propaganda channel, dude!
KingoftheCatnap
KingoftheCatnap 9 ай бұрын
These voices will not be silenced. Chris, Lee and other important journalist have reemerged on several channels, the messages are clear.
Ajisen Ramen
Ajisen Ramen 9 ай бұрын
Faran Balanced has fault lines on YT.
Divide and Conquer
Divide and Conquer 9 ай бұрын
A new Chris Hedges show thank the gods!!!!!
Mark by Mark A. Foster, Ph.D.
Mark by Mark A. Foster, Ph.D. 9 ай бұрын
Chris, I am very pleased that you got picked up by _The Real News Network._ Hopefully, your earlier shows will eventually find a home, too. In addition to the reasons given, I think that the unbalanced focus on Ukraine is due to ostensible cultural similarities between Ukrainians and, in particular, Americans. Both countries appear to have similar views of liberty and nationalism. Of course, that is not an excuse. I agree that we should all be ashamed over the lack of international consistency.
Kurt Aikido
Kurt Aikido 9 ай бұрын
Remember when US forces Gunship helicopter strafed Doctor without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan in 2016? US forces failed to “follow basic laws of war..” while “admitting there were no armed combatants and no fire from the hospital compound” per US military’s own investigation? Without any disciplinary actions and without apology or recompense? 14 doctors and nurses murdered and 30 patients? Pots call kettles black but one war crime begets another… they (not WE) are all war criminals. Taxation & prosecution of war for commercial gains without representation sounds like a declaration moment.
Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa 4 ай бұрын
Never heard of this. TY.
Gordon Hill, M.Div
Gordon Hill, M.Div 9 ай бұрын
What a relief! That The Real News has welcomed you and your "Report" is a piece of Good News. In my elderly life, I continue to attend carefully to you & your guests. Whenever I think of the media's disparagement of you, I remember the Hebrew Professor in Div. College (a delightful eccentric!) saying that no one was going to be inviting Jeremiah home for Sunday dinner after he guest-preached at their Church. As with so much else, "Christ"-ians have gravely misunderstood the ancient prophets which frees them, I suppose, from having to be bothered by them in the here & the now. Yours is a truly prophetic voice in the here and now. I don't need to elaborate on the Biblical Prophets with you. As with Micah, they live Justice, as inconvenient, dis-comforting & dis-easing as that is among those preferring the easier way of self-grandiosity through duplicitous mendacities. Thank you. Your life experiences keep you grounding & centring for those of us who choose to be as aware as possible of the Spirit blowing where it wills, not where we insist it must be.
Ray Perry
Ray Perry 9 ай бұрын
I deeply appreciate your continuing accurate criticism of the ruling class around the world and your necessary challenging of "we the people " but i think there is a better way to describe "who" really makes the decisions on the world stage than "all of us". Yes, we have the responsibility and power to force the ruling classes by constant education, vigilance and targeted, sustained action to do our will. The majority of we the people, have had our consent manufactured for over a century and before that by most major religions and fill in the blank. And god cursed adam and eve and the children of all who came after them??? For me the abusers of power, are the ones who deserve the majority of responsibility for leading the bewildered herd, to do what we have been trained to do, accept the judgements and disdain of those who mostly force, lie and murder themselves into power . I did not disobey a leader who was in power and subsequently caused suffering and death here. Nor was there ever such people that disobeyed a non-existent ruler/leader. I don't believe, from the marrow of my bones, that I and the majority of people deserve to be categorized with people who lust for "power and fame ". I deserve no "fictional sins" nor does anyone else. For me these leaders are responsible, we are responsible for re-educating ourselves and stopping them or being led by them any longer. Blaming ourselves for their sins is poisonous. We don't start wars etc. they do. I apologize if I am not as clear as I tried to be, but I hope my intentions came through enough. I am greatly educated and encouraged by all the work you do, thank you and for having a place to articulate ideas.
Deep Blue Cat
Deep Blue Cat 9 ай бұрын
You can't keep a good man down. Great to see you Chris...keep on keepin on!
Patricia
Patricia 4 ай бұрын
Finally got into some of Dostoevsky’s work. So brilliant... I thank you for always mentioning his name & I finally has some time. You are a rare gem Chris Hedges. 💯✌️💕
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper 9 ай бұрын
Good to see Hedges back in action.
Simon Tattersall
Simon Tattersall 9 ай бұрын
A real reporter with integrity speaking truth to power, if only more people listen to your words
Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani 9 ай бұрын
We love you Chris!! You cannot be beat! ❤️
RudeBoy
RudeBoy 9 ай бұрын
It's refreshing to hear a voice not just driven by propaganda - it's sad that the people following this voice are usually on the same page already. It should be broadcasted on Fox News and NBC and all major news networks all over the world!
Gladys Alicea
Gladys Alicea 9 ай бұрын
I spend my days reading, watching and listening past and present history. My friends are concerned that I'm too immersed in what's happening in the world. We've known each other since junior high, and grew up with the same values. They see a different lady than the girl I once was, so involved with the world and its tragedies that I don't see God's blessings, (which I do). IOW, I should be happy. What they don't see is that the only difference in me is themselves. They've forgotten that no one is an island, that each one of us is affected by what the other does or doesn't do. I try and share what I've found through my little peephole in a thick steel window of lies, made, built and buried by many. I think it's difficult for them to hear. I understand, because it's heart shattering for me to learn and repeat. In spite of everything, I'm deeply grateful to those like Chris, who bravely speak the truth for those brave enough to hear it. Thank you, Chris, for widening my tiny peephole.
L.W. Paradis
L.W. Paradis 9 ай бұрын
You have GOT to find new friends, to add to the old, not replace them. Please take it from someone who didn't . . . Well, I made a real start just in 2018 and 2019. You know what happened next. :/ Trust me on this. It is essential.
conantdog
conantdog 9 ай бұрын
I came here to confirm my moral imperatives. "This America is a culture and economy of death to all who seek real freedom and justice" Chris Hedges writings are my Bible.
Doc Finger
Doc Finger 9 ай бұрын
Thanks Chris. I appreciate how articulate you are, such a pleasure to the ears and brain.
Justin Lipps-Watson
Justin Lipps-Watson 9 ай бұрын
I'd love to know when bourgeois leaders in either country have ever stood for any admirable principles. The people/working class around the world do, but saying "we're betraying values" insinuates Americans or British have any say in what happens, western democracy is & has always been a myth & ruling classes through history have never had any "values" outside valuing the wealth & power they've pillaged from their people. This was highly disappointing & I usually really value Hedges's contributions.
G B
G B 9 ай бұрын
I'll echo the sentiments here. So glad you found a platform, Chris. We need your voice.
Chris Christenson
Chris Christenson 9 ай бұрын
Real reporting...thanks for pointing out the hypocrisy.
kittehjuice
kittehjuice 9 ай бұрын
Thank you Chris Hedges! I'm glad you found a new platform.
J. W.
J. W. 9 ай бұрын
More Chris Hedges please ! One of the few White guys worth listening to cause he gets it !
David Peppers
David Peppers 9 ай бұрын
@EileenMc Mmm. Couple more to look up!
EileenMc
EileenMc 9 ай бұрын
George Galloway, The Duran, Ruchard Medhurst…, Max Blumenthal, Scott Ritter
humboldthammer
humboldthammer 9 ай бұрын
T. Tippity Top says, "I control ALL the currencies. So they all do exactly what I want."
David Peppers
David Peppers 9 ай бұрын
@Jac Pratt Wolff!
Jac Pratt
Jac Pratt 9 ай бұрын
@David Peppers Richard Wolff.
Steven Nur Ahmed
Steven Nur Ahmed 9 ай бұрын
Easy question to answer: they are less concerned about Yemeni because they are not 'white'. Aryanism is a factor. Why doesn't he just say it?
Pseudo Ra
Pseudo Ra 9 ай бұрын
I know lol he doesn’t want to face the reality of it because his identity is tied to “whiteness” and thus to admit it is to accept blame.
Chino Gambino
Chino Gambino 9 ай бұрын
Because its just not true. It matters more just due to proximity. Russia can strike at the heart of Europe, its a world ending prospect to the people there. A genocide in Asia is a statistic, something abstract.
Ileana Hernandez
Ileana Hernandez 9 ай бұрын
Agree!
thomas hahn
thomas hahn 9 ай бұрын
They are also not confronting Russia or China; if they were, the atrocities would be well documented, and some even invented for good measure. Assad and his alleged chemical attacks were front page news. Obama issued his 'line in the sand' comment over it.
Erik Norberg
Erik Norberg 9 ай бұрын
It is very easy to get confused nowadays, because today there is a huge flow of opinions and thoughts that emanate from a series of so-called experts of various kinds. And there is no doubt that they are experts in their fields, but there is also no doubt that they contradict each other, nonetheless. Now during the war in Ukraine, I think it has become clearer than before. It is also clear that the vast majority of people listen to one side of the story, as it is presented by one, as I would call it, propagandistic media. And therefore it is not possible to have an educated discussion about what is happening in Ukraine. I partly listened to a report from the BBC that was done long before the so-called the invasion from Russia, which raised the Ukrainian army's acceptance of the Azov Battalion and other right-wing extremist groups. But, even though you know what happened during WW2, it is as if this fact is seen as something that can be neglected. Nothing is said about the fact that people are treated differently depending on where you come from, if you have yellow and blue eyes, versus dark skin, black hair and brown eyes. Where is our memory somewhere? Nothing is said about how Ukrainian soldiers treat captured soldiers. If you want to know what happened to Gonzalo Lira, you have to listen to alternative media, etc. Many, such as Noam Chomsky, Stephen Cohen (who died 2020, but told what probably would happen if...), John Mearsheimer, who, I suppose, are among the foremost assessors of a relative 'truth' approaching an absolute, in comparison with us ordinary mortals, says that it is a fact that Baker together with European leaders promised not to expand NATO an inch east of the river Oder. But since then, 14 countries have been involved in NATO, which happens to be 14 too many in relation to the promise made (including in the light of the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact). So where is the honesty in the reporting? Why is Putin responsible for the aggressions? Is it acceptable to provoke in absurdum, without expecting a reaction? And, as the interviewed suggests, it is considered acceptable to impose all sorts of sanctions on Russia, even though it is known how sanctions harm those who are worst off in a country. Madeleine Albright's statement that it was okay for 500,000 children to die under the age of five is classic, and shows which psychopaths we are behind the well-groomed façade, just as Carl G. Jung probably would have claimed. There is so much to be said about the unspeakable hypocrisy of the West that one feels so enormously disillusioned, but I say no more now, because it is already far to long. I only want to finish by saying that Yemen, where I was working 1969, at the Save the Children Hospital i Taiz, is a wonderful (or was), and that I think it is inconceivable what is happening their!
I C Winter
I C Winter 9 ай бұрын
The introduction of this interview by Chris was extremely grounding. The interview itself was very enlightening. Thank you.
Who Ever
Who Ever 9 ай бұрын
It certainly is ironic for a country to say they believe in democracy, which is supposed to mean that everyone has a say in things, but to then prevent certain information from being accessible by the citizenry, ostensibly because those same people don't trust we, the people, to be able to make up our own minds about said information. Anyone who doesn't believe in free speech also doesn't believe in democracy and vice versa.
Sylvain Michaud
Sylvain Michaud 9 ай бұрын
"Whataboutism" is the new fashionable word to reject any criticism of the disparity shown in the treatment of war victims and the relative importance given to a conflict.
Mike O'Neill
Mike O'Neill 3 ай бұрын
@mige sama correct, when USA does it…no issue: it’s called delivery freedom and democracy. USA is THE global thug and bully
Andrew J. Smith
Andrew J. Smith 9 ай бұрын
How is this different when there was no discussion of Ukrainian and other border nations, which are democracies & let alone their citizens, in favour of blaming their own nations; domestic politics applied to geopolitics?
mige sama
mige sama 9 ай бұрын
Yes. It's like "Indeed, it's OK when we do it".
Esther Queen
Esther Queen 9 ай бұрын
God have mercy on Yemen. Ukraine and Russia.
humboldthammer
humboldthammer 9 ай бұрын
Ukraine becomes Big Israel; Kiev becomes NEW JERUSALEM. It's a done deal. Little Israel will remain -- perhaps called Palestine again. The Ultra-Orthodox will never leave . . . surrounded by 100 million angry Arabs. Everybody gets paid. T. Tippity Top says so.
Intazar Shah
Intazar Shah 9 ай бұрын
Palestine, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Lebanon etc
black night
black night 9 ай бұрын
When the US could apologize to the world for its war crimes and stop going after journalist that expose her war crimes, when the US is held accountable... then maybe the US message of morality and human rights would get my attention...
Jess D
Jess D 9 ай бұрын
Excellent conversation with a great guest
franklin wilkerson
franklin wilkerson 9 ай бұрын
love you Chris!!! keep up the great work 👍!
IchHeisseSuperFantastich
IchHeisseSuperFantastich 9 ай бұрын
British "fair play" was always a myth..pleased to see Peter Oborne realise the truth
Georgios Michalopoulos
Georgios Michalopoulos 9 ай бұрын
Great conversation! In future interviews, better sound would be much appreciated.
Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh 9 ай бұрын
Do you folks remember the Israel's 6-day war? If you don't, then let me remind you. Israel, acting on intelligence of an imminent invasion by its neighbours, preemptively wiped out the air force of Egypt, Syria, Jordan...to gain air superiority. And it worked. The iconic Israeli war is cited as a paradigm of tactical warfare. NATO in general, and the US in particular has been arming and training some paramilitary outfits of questionable disposition in Ukraine. These outfits had been brutalizing the Russian ethnic minorities in the Dobass region for over eight years. Ukraine has been vying for NATO membership, an apparently hostile act towards Russia. It was a provocation, I believe. Russia preempted the seemingly imminent Ukrainian hostility. Russia had attempted to lodge its complaint against Ukraine's willingness to Join NATO, the act Russia interpreted as an existential question. So, why the hue and cry?
Tim Trewyn
Tim Trewyn 3 ай бұрын
To my knowledge, Ukraine wasn't sneaking across the border to brutalize people in Belgorod or Kursk prior to Feb. 2022. Nor was it massing forces near the Russian border to invade Russia as were Israel's opponents before the 6 day war. The analogy doesn't fit, especially as Israel and Ukraine are in the position of local underdog. Ukraine was having the kind of internal security issue that Russian and Chinese governments insist is no one else's business, e.g. Uighurs. And given Russian actions, it is easy to suspect that Russia amplified dissent in Luhansk and Donetsk in its own long-term interest. "Settlers" aren't just characters in American Westerns. They are a tool of imperialism, Russian or American. When the natives attack the settlers, the army gets sent in, native land claims disregarded. The boundaries of Ukrainian jurisdiction were supposed to be settled by the rare turnover of nuclear weapons from Ukraine to Russia in the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, which included a measure of respect for Ukrainian borders by Russia, the US and UK pledging support to Ukraine on the matter. No surprise the US and UK are now supporting Ukraine in some measure to make their statements somewhat credible. Maidan is the kind of ideological threat Russian leadership fears more than a NATO invasion. Russia claims to support Ukrainian speakers of the Russian language when in fact Ukrainians who speak Russian compose perhaps the greatest potential to instigate a Maidan in Moscow. I don't think that will happen though. The best trained and equipped militia in Russia is their riot police.
Tim Trewyn
Tim Trewyn 3 ай бұрын
So NATO expansion was a threat to Russian expansion? Do European nations bordering Russia have any agency?
moestietabarnak
moestietabarnak 9 ай бұрын
@Ranjit Singh /sigh .. forget it, won't happen
Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh 9 ай бұрын
@moestietabarnak There had been an ongoing clamor to forcibly repossess Crimea!
moestietabarnak
moestietabarnak 9 ай бұрын
"Russia preempted the seemingly imminent Ukrainian hostility." from what I saw elsewhere, Putin REACTED to already increased shelling in the Donbass, a genocide in the making...
zarni000
zarni000 9 ай бұрын
The analogy of putins crime of aggression to Bush and Blairs in Iraq is lacking. Putin had a clear reason. The 8 year old war against the civilians of donbas and lugansk. Bush and Blair even if their lie was true still had no justification. They should have been tried then and there.
Not a murderer
Not a murderer 9 ай бұрын
What it was a civil war started by Russian separatists Jesus y’all ain’t even trying to hide the stupid
Celeste Holmes
Celeste Holmes 9 ай бұрын
Delighted you found a new broadcasting home so quickly! Thank you Real News!!!
Number Six
Number Six 9 ай бұрын
Great to have you back, pastor Chris!
tim mc
tim mc 9 ай бұрын
Good to see real news have given Chris a show!
Mech Anize
Mech Anize 9 ай бұрын
Chris, I love you man, you are truly one of the greatest to ever have done it. But having guys like this on, it's just tough to listen to. I'm sure he has good points, probably an intelligent guy, but he's super verbose and takes forever to just make the damn statement. These older guys who just want to hear themselves speak and talk around the issue, will never reach the younger audience who can take action now and don't want to hear the bull crap about the good old days and anecdotal stories that do not connect with the present moment.
Cath' J J
Cath' J J 9 ай бұрын
Two points: First, Hedges is practicing what he preaches - giving voice to other/opposite voices. In this case a reminder, or a lesson, in what a real conservative is. Second, the old guys are still very much in power. Not this one or others of his ilk, unfortunately, because these latter can be talked and worked with towards reasonable outcomes. Sometimes, at least.
Populist Trope
Populist Trope 9 ай бұрын
Max and crew thanks so much for giving Chris a platform after the RT disintegration.
Jenny Rokeach
Jenny Rokeach 3 ай бұрын
Thank you for this wonderful conversation.
Fake Appellation
Fake Appellation 7 ай бұрын
17:40 How can a man who seems so well-informed on Yemen and Iraq actually believe this crap about American/British exceptionalism? America has one of the worst histories in the world, beginning with the Spaniard Cristobal Colon. Nothing has changed, Mr. Oborne.
Luuk de Boer
Luuk de Boer 9 ай бұрын
Thanks for having Chris on
Mykola Rieland
Mykola Rieland 9 ай бұрын
The self is very strong in most of us, sleeping or waking, it is ever alert, always strengthening itself but when there is an awareness of the self and a realization that all its activities, however subtle, must always lead to conflict and pain then the craving for certainty, for self-continuance comes to an end.
observer
observer 9 ай бұрын
The problem today is that neoliberal capitalism is so weak and hollow in its own citadels now, it can't afford to entertain even the mildest challenges, in fact far weaker ones than it could tolerate in the past.
bigdaz7272
bigdaz7272 9 ай бұрын
Thanks to The Real News Network for giving the venerable Chris Hedges a platform since RT America was shut down.
01017400
01017400 9 ай бұрын
Love & pray for you Chris ! good to see you again !
kurt lowder
kurt lowder 9 ай бұрын
yes. I imagine it does not pay as well, but the real news is a better fit for Chris hedges than RT.
FederalReserve Brown
FederalReserve Brown 9 ай бұрын
Honors Chris Hedges, as always.
Pseudo Ra
Pseudo Ra 9 ай бұрын
9:54 excellent follow up question and Peter nailed it without using the actual word-but we know it’s racism.
Larry Yank
Larry Yank 6 ай бұрын
Thanks Chris & Real News !! This encapsulates the outrageous American reaction to Ukraine, Sans Any to the 20 yrs. of rapacious destruction reeked by the US on the Mideast !!#@ &others since WWII. ROCK ON !!! Regards, Viet vet VFP
ArmyOfAll
ArmyOfAll 9 ай бұрын
As he has gotten older I think he may have had a few epiphany's, not enough to make him admit to himself that he has wrong thinking regarding economic matters but enough for him to realise a good chunk of what he was raised to believe = bullshit. I am British, it only took me 25yrs from birth to understand that ^ which I have now understood for 15 years, for him, due to a comfortable life and an in built willingness to believe right wing = right by default, it has taken considerably longer. But even though I would disagree with him on such topics, I would be ever glad of his company, as he is a man you can politely and constructively debate and discuss with in a meaningful way who will take from your input as much as you would from his own contributions. As we see here. i mean I am certain on political and economic history he would be a wealth of information from a different perspective to my own. He is probably one of the few actual conservatives left, all the rest post Thatcher have become ever growing shades of Ayn Rand libertarian whom the entire country is presently ran by, to utter disaster and ruin.
CloneD Anon
CloneD Anon 9 ай бұрын
What is so bad of Ukraine being in Russian sphere of influence de to the ethnical, cultural and historical ties it has with Russia? Over 60% of Ukrainians speak Russian and over 90% understand it. Belarus and Ukraine are the only countries that Russia truly cares about, due to their nature of close ties, why the West is so high minded that it sees fit to go and mess it all up by setting up color revolutions and promoting anti-Russian military alliances? If this would been fair play, the Ukraine conflict would had never existed since before the 2014 coup most of Ukraine was against NATO. Why the West can have the whole world as its sphere of influence, but Russia cannot have any, let alone two countries that are historically and culturally linked to it?
CloneD Anon
CloneD Anon 3 ай бұрын
​@Віталій Новицький Indeed. After 7 or 8 months Russia is engaging Ukrainian energy infrastrucrture (not fully though, they are not touching NPP's yet) as a RESPONSE for Ukrainian terror attacks on Russian cities, briges and endless shellings of Russian towns and villages that border the conflict area. Russia gave Ukraine every single chance to leave Donbas, but instead Ukraine only escalated at every turn. Now you reap what you sow, but nobody is happy in Russia about any civilians freezing. Yet even now, Russia is still fighting with kids gloves on. Maybe you should not read crackkpot propaganda articiles that are made up in order to rile up low iq people and have very little to do with reality. I am talking about Russian mainstream media and top political brass, nobdoy is saying a single bad thing about Ukraine or Ukrainians (only the military, neo-Nazis and government). So you are full of shit and you are lying. I can guarantee that no such journalist said such a thing, mainly because its illegal in Russia to incite hatred and call to violence against an ethnic group, give me full context video or you are a lying psyop filth. This is very much unlike in Ukraine where Ukrainian mainstream media was demonizing and dehumanizing the Russians + DPR / LPR guys 24/7 for the past 8+ years. We can start with Ukrainian president Poroshenko telling "our children will go to shcool, but their children (DPR/LPR) will be sitting in basements" (meaning they would be under constant bombardment). Sick af. I hope Russia can quickly win, so there is less suffering and all those larping neo-Nazis would be brought to justice. Seems people like you only started to care when it affected you, but you did not give a damn about other Ukrainians in Donbas and elsewhere.
Віталій Новицький
Віталій Новицький 3 ай бұрын
@CloneD Anon please, read carefully what I wrote above. The number of 365 is UN counted number of civilians killed in 2016-2021, when the active phase of the first war ended. Of course, the overall number is much higher, but not as high as you put it, because we would have a lot of evidences like mass graves, photos and videos of dead bodies, etc. You say that Ukrainian propaganda aims to dehumanise Russians. Dude, they do it by themselves. Last week I read an article about how Russian army is destroying Ukrainian energetic infrastructure. They want us to freeze to death in darkness during winter. Few days ago a prominent RT journalist said that Ukrainian children should be drowned. Yesterday, Kadyrov said, that all Ukrainian territory belongs to them. Today I read a really fascist article that stated that all Ukrainians above age ten should be wiped away. So, see by yourself
CloneD Anon
CloneD Anon 3 ай бұрын
@Віталій Новицький Sorry, but about 150-200 children have died from Ukrainian shelling in 2014-2021, so i imagine the number of adults is many times higher. So, your number about 365 civilvians killed is a blatant LIE. Even UN admits at least 14000+ killed (this also includes fighters on both sides), but the DPR and LPR say the number is over 20 000 killed with a large chunk of those being innocent civilians. Not to mention all the maimed, wounded and displaced people. Obiously you wanted this war, now you reap what you sow. Where were the pro-peace protests in Kiev during these past 8 years? There were none and Ukr propaganda was completely aimed at promoting war, plus dehumanizing Donbas and Russia.
CloneD Anon
CloneD Anon 3 ай бұрын
@Tim Trewyn Russians dismiss your holodohoax? First of all its a propaganda term inveted by a US congressman in the 1980's. No, they don't dismiss it, but what they do is they simply state the obvious fact that there was a famine that affected almost WHOLE of USSR, with Kazakhstan and Russian Volga regions hit hardest of all Soviet regions. Not to mention that Kiev got the most food aid and it was the last famine in USSR. Please explaine how there was also a famine in area surrounding the city of Lvov, too? Lvov was still part of Poland back then, or maybe the Soviets organized famine there too? Omg... Anyway now you are just making up excuses for MODERN followers of Bandera to kill their ideological opponents in the south-eastern Ukraine. This is why this war happened, because US funded a coup that used extremist elements as its core and that (often neo-Nazi) element is now part of every police, military and paramilitary organization in Ukraine. It was not Russia that bombed and shelled Donetsk and Lugansk from 2014 to this very day. Leave Donbas alone, they are mostly ethnic Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians, why do you deny their right to live and choose to be with whom they want? Ah yes, this is this vaunted "democracy" at work...
Tim Trewyn
Tim Trewyn 3 ай бұрын
@CloneD Anon No, but millions leave their ancestral lands to come to the US. They do it for money and safety for their children, at least that's what they tell me. And if all the dead Ukrainian kulaks could speak, they would probably contest the whole "ancestral land" thing. Russians may dismiss the Holodomor. Ukrainians definitely remember it. It helps their army work up a grudge when it is time to fight. What a waste of young men on both sides! Another loss for the Russian demographic. The psychopaths do not care, of course. They are addicted to victory. They are suffering withdrawal symptoms, like Trump is. Jesus wept.
TYD
TYD 9 ай бұрын
Glad you're back. TRNN is a better fit for your content anyway, I think.
daddygad
daddygad 16 күн бұрын
I greatly appreciate the edifying discussion and while I do understand that what Putin did was technically a violation of international law, to me its still an important question to try and ascertain what exactly his calculation was in doing it. Obviously Ukraine as with all nations, should be free to determine her own destiny and should not be part of a Russian OR a US/NATO sphere of influence, but it seems clear that it was the latter that was taking place. If Putin's calculation was that military intervention at this time was a matter of self-preservation for Russia to me that does make it slightly (or maybe massively) different than what Bush/Blair did by invading Iraq/Afghanistan. Though both actions represent clear violations international law, they appear to be based on completely different calculations, In the case of the US/British invasion of Iraq resources and strategic objectives, and in the case of the Russian invasion, not being able to allow the strategic equilibrium to become imbalanced to the point of becoming an existential threat to Russia. I would consider that as pretty important distinction. Am I crazy as a US citizen to say such a thing and to suggest that in light of these extenuating circumstances (US/NATO provocations) that condemning Putin's "aggression" could be a form of genuflecting that we can't really afford ourselves as anti-imperialists?
AR H
AR H 9 ай бұрын
Thank you Chris for such clear criticism and calling for truth!
Joan Moore
Joan Moore 3 ай бұрын
Russia's Special Military Operation was perfectly legal under international law. Any country would have done the same in these circumstances to protect and liberate their close relatives and comrades who were facing immediate attack by Ukraine forces sponsored and supplied by the collective West. Putin's SMO saved thousands of innocent lifes. There was no alternative after 8 years of brutal persecution of the people of the Donbas and refusal to engage in negotiations. Peter Oborn is just all wrong on this issue.
Michele Fernandez
Michele Fernandez 9 ай бұрын
Much Respect !
William C
William C 9 ай бұрын
Every single citizen of the US and UK should listen to Chris Hedges and Peter Osborne on what they said about western values and the its betrayal by the US and UK since WWII.
Max Headrom
Max Headrom 4 ай бұрын
As a foreigner (not from nor living in the US), I find the BLM movement, though correct in a lot of their demands, to fail because it creates the worthy victims and the unworthy ones. In my opinion it was an error not to make the movement against Police violence and also a huge communication mistake. Here in Brazil, the late Geographer Milton Santos, speaking on a congress on African culture, reflected on the then expanding Black movement based on the US perspective: (paraphrased from memory) "I know the difficulties of being black in Brazil - I lived through it. What we have to remember, though, is that we live in a country that has denied citizenship to 95% of its population and the people who profitted from slavery are a tiny elite that happens to be white. We have to fight for the citizenship to the Brazilian people because that's a more fundamental problem." This is the original text, in Portuguese: www.geledes.org.br/como-e-ser-negro-no-brasil-por-milton-santos/ Prof. Santos taught at the University of São Paulo.
DassSjam
DassSjam 9 ай бұрын
Thank u Mr Chris, for the report, GOD BLESS YOU Mr Chris and HUMANKIND I LOVE YOU ALL my love regards, love is the key.
Alan christon
Alan christon 3 ай бұрын
Grown up cognitive coherent logical discussion, more please. 😊🏴‍☠️
cathys music
cathys music 9 ай бұрын
Hi Chris, your views are very welcome, Thank you from the Busia (Kenya/Uganda border). The question as to why Yemeni lives are not as valuable to the west as Ukrainian its obvious... They are "them" Ukrainians are "us" I like that you pushed the issue again and again. Asante 😊
EileenMc
EileenMc 9 ай бұрын
I like close up shots during interview and some during his introduction to remind people the name of new show.
Yikum24
Yikum24 9 ай бұрын
Great to see the real news back to integral foreign policy coverage since jay paul departure. I'm sure he is pleased in this aspect at least
homayoun Shirazi
homayoun Shirazi 2 ай бұрын
Josep Borrell has already divided this world into "Garden" dwellers of Europe when most of the rest of the world remains in "Jungle" category? With that level of taxonomic skill, is it a wonder that Yemenis are shunned as undesireable while Ukrainians are the precious People?
Masud Ali
Masud Ali 9 ай бұрын
Respect to you Chris for speaking honesty, I would go a little further and say that we in the west are the trouble maker's.
Tatiana LYULKIN
Tatiana LYULKIN 2 ай бұрын
Thank you for a beautiful shot of Paul Robeson. JE SUIS DONBASS!
jon pierson
jon pierson 3 ай бұрын
The family farmer near Comstock Wisconsin called it Nationalism Insecurity, I remember he told me this in 1970. Always a (sic) reason to police the world without any Constitutional or International Reasoning. Money is very cleaver.....Thanks for a great show again. Jon
L.W. Paradis
L.W. Paradis 9 ай бұрын
I love his description of the old England of the 1960s.
Imran B
Imran B 3 ай бұрын
I really admire Peter who is staying true to himself and the truth. This is despite him probably viewed as a nut by some of his family and friends and general community due to going against the general narrative. Good on you sir, I salute you.
Audeo
Audeo 3 ай бұрын
Thank you. Truth become hard to come by in this mad mad world
RedsBluesDontWalkInMyShoes
RedsBluesDontWalkInMyShoes 3 ай бұрын
Chris, is truly a titan of delivery of perspective.
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