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On contact


Author and social critic Chris Hedges hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which will air “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. Hedges interviews the black sheep of the establishment, leading discussions that can’t be heard anywhere else.

Dec 8, 2019 07:23

On Contact: Gaza with Abby Martin and Mike Prysner

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Abby Martin and producer Mike Prysner about their new film. 'Gaza Fights for Freedom' focuses on the Palestinian Great March of Return protests, during which nearly 200 people were killed and 10,000 men, women and children were wounded. 'Gaza Fights for Freedom' is available on Vimeo.

Dec 1, 2019 08:19

On Contact: The killing of Eric Garner with Matt Taibbi

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Matt Taibbi about the police killing of Eric Garner, the criminalization of poverty, and institutional racism. Taibbi authored the 2017 book ‘I can’t breathe – A Killing on Bay Street.

Nov 24, 2019 07:00

On Contact: In conflict with the natural world with Amitav Ghosh

Chris Hedges talks to author Amitav Ghosh about the natural world and sacred forces that sustain life and the conflict when treated by the human species as an inert commodity to exploit. In his novel ‘Gun Island,’ Ghosh explores how these ecosystems have turned with a vengeance on the hubris and collective lunacy of modern industrialized society.

Nov 17, 2019 06:55

On Contact: CIA search for mind control with Stephen Kinzer

Chris Hedges talks to author Stephen Kinzer about the CIA’s quest for mind control through its experiments with drugs and torture during the 1950s and 1960s, both domestically and internationally. Kinzer’s new book is titled ‘Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.

Nov 10, 2019 07:11

On Contact: Resistance & the left with Paul Street

Journalist Chris Hedges talks to author and political commentator Paul Street about the failure of the American left, new forms of resistance, democracy, and the deep roots of America’s ruling oligarchy.

Nov 3, 2019 07:08

On Contact: History of the Factory with Joshua Freeman

Journalist Chris Hedges talks to Joshua Freeman, Professor History at City University of New York, about his book ‘Behemoth: The History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World’. While the US has deindustrialized its economy with skeletal remains of its manufacturing base, the factory continues to dominate the world economy, employing nearly 30 percent of the global workforce, nearly 43 percent in China. These factories make appliances, cars, laptops, and clothes, and the vast array of consumer products that define the modern age. Some of these factories employ as many as 200,000 or more workers. But what is the future of manufacturing when faced with diminishing resources, its legacy of land and air pollution, and environmental degradation?