[act-ma] Author and Activist Chris Hedges speaking in JP 6/9 at 7pm

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Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
*June 9th,**7-8:30pm*
*First Church JP, 6 Eliot St, 02130 *
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*Join us for a critique of an economic system that leaves too many
underclass Americans behind. *

For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of
power. But the pillars of the liberal class - the press, universities, the
labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions -
have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the
middle class no longer have a champion.

In Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt Chris Hedges indicts liberal
institutions, including his former employer, the New York Times, that have
distorted their basic beliefs in order to support unfettered capitalism,
the national security state, globalization, and staggering income
inequalities. Hedges argues that the death of the liberal class created a
profound vacuum at the heart of American political life. And now
speculators, war profiteers, and demagogues from militias to the Tea Party
are filling the void.

Chris Hedges is a cultural critic and author who was a foreign
correspondent for nearly two decades for The New York Times, The Dallas
Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio. He
reported from Latin American, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He
was a member of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory
Reporting for The New York Times coverage of global terrorism, and he
received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights
Journalism. He is a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute and writes an
online column for the web site Truthdig. He has taught at Columbia
University, New York University, Princeton University and the University of

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