Laura Flanders Show

Chris Hedges

Episode 19

"We have decapitated -- through our drones, our aircraft, our missiles -- far more people, including children, than ISIS has ever decapitated."

There are not many journalists out there who can investigate a story and also fight like a great polemicist. And there are even fewer who will explore both the effects of US foreign policy around the world, and our economic policy at home. Chris Hedges does that and more. The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and senior fellow at the Nation Institute spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in more than 50 countries, including 15 years as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. The most recent of his dozen books is Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

In this interview, Hedges discusses the importance of resistance to empire and he passionately condemns U.S. foreign policy. This episode also features a report about a new collective organizing space in New York City, plus Laura's analysis of economic human rights as we approach International Human Rights Day on December 10. Watch the full episode below and scroll down to listen to Flanders' the "F Word" podcast on International Human Rights Day.

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