Chris Hedges speaks spontaneously on the Occupy Wall Street campaign, the brutality used against peaceful protesters and on the big picture of living in a society under a corporate coup de tat and what can be done about it!
Synopsis of Bio from Truthdig….Chris Hedges, whose column is published on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times.
He was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism and received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges’ original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009, and granted him the Best Online Column award in 2010.
Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City and has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University. He currently teaches inmates at a correctional facility in New Jersey.
He has written eleven books and holds a B.A. in English literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, Calif.