Chris Hedges speaks about Wages of Rebellion
May 13, 2015
Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges - who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class - 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.
Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times.
$10 general admission or $5 students & low-income available soon at Octopus Books (116 Third Ave. or 251 Bank St., 2nd Floor), online or at the door.
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Centretown United Church
Location: 507 Bank St. Ottawa, ON
Categories: Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
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