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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.

Oct 13, 2019 09:18

On Contact: Rebel, Rebel with Kevin Zeese and Dr Margaret Flowers

Host Chris Hedges talks to activists Dr Margaret Flowers and attorney Kevin Zeese, who run Popular Resistance, about power and the effect of organized, sustained civil disobedience and forms of non-cooperation when it comes to issues of war, internal security and corporate domination.

Oct 6, 2019 12:54

On Contact: Climate emergency with Extinction Rebellion

Host Chris Hedges talks to activist Christine See and Rory Varrato of Extinction Rebellion about the upcoming non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience events during the week of October 7 in cities across the world. Protesters demand an end to the corporate control of the political and economic systems that they claim are leaving us all unprepared for a future of climate emergency.

Sep 29, 2019 07:34

On Contact – War with Iran? Stephen Kinzer

Host Chris Hedges talks to journalist and author, Stephen Kinzer, on efforts by Saudi Arabia and Washington to cripple Iran’s economy, inevitably putting Saudi Arabia, its Gulf allies and Washington on a collision course with the Islamic Republic that could end with war. Kinzer is the author of ‘Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future’ and ‘All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror.’

Sep 22, 2019 07:35

The future of the Amazon rain forest – Sonia Bone Guajajara

Host Chris Hedges talks to Sonia Bone Guajajara, leader of 300 indigenous ethnic groups in Brazil, about the future of the Amazon rain forest, its people, climate change, and the competing goals of agrobusiness, multinational corporations, and the policies of conservative Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Sep 15, 2019 07:37

Tyranny of the corporate workplace, with Elizabeth Anderson

Host Chris Hedges talks to Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, about the tyranny of the corporate workplace from non-disclosure agreements to punitive, restrictive work conditions and censorship. Their discussion comes as California lawmakers pass landmark legislation challenging the business model of “gig-economy” companies, forcing companies to reclassify certain contract workers as employees. Anderson’s new book: ‘Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It)’, published by Princeton Press.

Sep 8, 2019 06:40

On Contact: Dismantling security tales, with Charles Derber

Host Chris Hedges talks to Dr. Charles Derber about how the capitalist state uses fear bolstered by racism as a tool to control the people, and through their efforts to abolish civil liberties, crush dissent, and extinguish democratic space. Derber is the author of the new book, ‘Moving Beyond Fear: Upending the Security Tales in Capitalism, Fascism and Democracy’, with Yale R. Magrass.