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Chris Hedges Tells Us Why We Keep Being Fooled By The Powers That Be

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Duty to Warn

new-logo25By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” — Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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Chris Hedges publishes his deeply insightful columns each week at the progressive website TrughDig.com. He was a war correspondent for nearly two decades, reporting from South America (the Falklands), Central America (El Salvador and Nicaragua for five years), the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Kosovo).He worked for the New York Times for 15 of those years and left the Times after he was reprimanded for speaking out truthfully about the Bush/Cheney administration’s illegal invasion of Iraq.

Among the 11 books authored by Hedges were these popular titles: 1) American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America; 2) War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning; 3)What Every Person Should Know About War; 4) Death of the Liberal Class; 5) Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

Hedges received his B.A. in English literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard. Hedges has studied ancient Greek and Latin and speaks Arabic, French and Spanish.

He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and The University of Toronto and currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey. In 2014, he was ordained at the Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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US-historian and author Carolyn Baker is a critical commentator of social justice and environmental events. In an exclusive interview for MMNews she discusses the connection between 9-11 and Peak Oil, the coming food crisis, Permaculture and the Sustainability Movement in the U.S.

Carolyn Baker holds a PhD in Counseling, has published four books, was Managing Editor for “From the Wilderness” (www.fromthewilderness.com) and for 11 years an adjunct professor of history and psychology. Furthermore, she manages Speaking Truth to Power at www.carolynbaker.net, a website offering breaking alternative news and options for navigating unprecedented transitions. She published in February of last year her latest book “Sacred Demise. Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse“, which is available at her website and at Amazon. She lives in Colorado, U.S.A.

 Ms. Baker, is it fine with you to kick off this interview with a little historical talk?

 

Certainly.

Okay, then seen from a historical point of view: are there similarities that you observe between the era of the Great Depression and the financial / economic crisis of our time?

 

Not only are there similarities, but in my opinion, we are in the beginning stages of the Second Great Depression. Anyone who reads the work of Ellen Brown, Chris Martenson, Kevin Phillips, Catherine Austin Fitts, Bob Chapman, John Williams, or Michael Hudson, knows that it is only a matter of time until the gargantuan debt bubble created in the past two decades will explode in the coming years or months, resulting in global economic cataclysm. In tandem with this collapse will be massive food shortages and an unprecedented crisis in food production worldwide. More

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