PJALS brings Chris Hedges to Spokane: Tues March 10, 2015, 7:00 pm at the Bing


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Chris Hedges

Wages of

Rebellion:

The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Peace and Justice Action League is excited to host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer Chris Hedges in Spokane!

“Champion of the 99% – Mortal Enemy of the 1%” 

–Los Angeles Press Club

Tuesday March 10, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague

Tickets: $20 at the door –$10 student 

Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

We are riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement and beyond. From the vantage point of a world on the edge, Chris Hedges investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion and resistance. Hedges’ message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization.

 

Special Reception & Dinner

with Chris Hedges

Tickets are no longer available.

If you purchased tickets for this limited-seat reception & dinner with Chris Hedges, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday March 10, you should have received an email with the event location (sent to the address you entered at PayPal to purchase the ticket). No receipt or proof of purchase is necessary: your name will be on a check-in list at the Reception and you’ll receive your ticket(s) to the Bing event there as well. If you have not received this information or if you have any questions, please email Liz at lmoore@pjals.org or call the PJALS office at 509-838-7870.

 

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We are riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement and beyond. From the vantage point of a world on the edge, Chris Hedges investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion and resistance. Hedges’ message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization.

Hedges – a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans – writes and speaks extensively on war, religion, American culture, empire, and the conflict in the Middle East. Hedges has reported from more than 50 countries for the Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, the Dallas Morning News, and the New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years and where he won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of global terrorism.

His bestseller War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning draws on the many conflicts he covered to explore what war does to societies and individuals. He examines faith and belief in American society in his books Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America; his New York Times bestseller American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America; and I Don’t Believe in Atheists – his critique of New Atheists such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens – which was praised by The Times Literary Supplement as the most astute dismantling to date of the New Atheist argument. In the bestseller Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, he examines the illusions that beset American culture as it retreats into fantasy and severs itself from reality. In Death of the Liberal Class, he argues that the pillars of the liberal establishment – the press, liberal religious institutions, labor, public education, culture, and the Democratic Party – have surrendered to corporate interests or been so decimated as to become ineffectual, shutting down the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform that is vital to the maintenance of a democratic state. His latest book is The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress. His forthcoming book Wages of Rebellion will be available for pre-order at the event and will be published in May 2015.

Chris Hedges has written for Foreign Affairs, Granta, The New Statesman, Harper’s, Mother Jones,The Nation, Adbusters, and The New York Review of Books. He writes a weekly column for Robert Scheer’s web magazine Truthdig.com and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute.

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