On Contact: ‘Foregone’ – The Power Of Fiction

Russell Banks in books such as ‘Continental Drift’, ‘Affliction’ and ‘The Sweet Hereafter’ has long chronicled the struggles and inner torment that come with being a member of our dispossessed [...]

On Contact: Islamophobia, Race And Global Politics

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

Islamophobia is not defined solely as anti-Muslim sentiment. It is not limited to hate speech and hate crimes, racial stereotypes, or discrimination against Muslim men and women. Islamophobia, in [...]

On Contact: Struggle Against Industrial Agriculture

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

The San Joaquin Valley in California is the most agriculturally productive farmland in the United States, but it is also plagued by high levels of poverty and water pollution, as well as the [...]

Chris Hedges: The Call

By Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. -

On September 5, 2013, I pulled my old Volvo wagon—a bumper sticker reading “This is the Rebel Base” stuck on the back by my wife, a Star Wars fan—into the parking lot at East Jersey State Prison [...]

Trauma And Transformation In An American Prison, Part 1

In part one of a two-part interview, journalist Hugh Hamilton discusses the saga of trauma and transformation in an American prison as chronicled in journalist Chris Hedges’ new book, ‘Our Class: [...]

Ten Years Later: Lessons For Today From The Occupy Movement

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

To mark the tenth anniversary, I spoke with Bill Moyer of the Backbone Campaign (click here for that interview) and Chris Hedges, a noted author and host of On Contact (click here for that [...]

Chris Hedges: Occupy And Building Power Now To Confront Autocracy

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

In his recent article, "America's Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy," Chris Hedges writes that bankrupt liberals have sold out to the oligarchic class to try to prevent an autocracy from rising but [...]

America’s Fate: Oligarchy Or Autocracy

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

The competing systems of power in the United States are divided between oligarchy and autocracy. There are no other alternatives. Neither are pleasant. Each have peculiar and distasteful [...]

On Contact: Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Part 1

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show, the first of a two-part interview, Chris Hedges discusses with Professor David Harvey the reconfiguration of global capitalism, the contradictions of neoliberalism, the [...]

On Contact: Inverted Totalitarianism

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

In his books ‘Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism’ and ‘Politics and Vision’, a massive survey of Western political thought that his former [...]

On Contact: WWII America’s Historical Myths

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the historical myths about World War II with Danny Sjursen, Retired US Army Major, author and historian. Knowledge, or what the historian Howard Zinn [...]

On Contact: American Coup d’Etat

Dennis Kucinich served as a US representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013, losing his seat after the state Democratic Party machine redrew Ohio’s 10th Congressional district, a redistricting [...]

On Contact: The Trial Of Ghislaine Maxwell

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week Chris Hedges talks to investigative journalist Nick Bryant about the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, held at New York’s Metropolitan [...]

On Contact: Pandemic Two

By Chris Hedges, On Contact. -

On the show this week, in the second of a two-part interview, Chris Hedges continues his discussion with philosopher Slavoj Zizek about the social, political and psychological consequences of [...]

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