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Hedges defends civil disobedience as only avenue to real change

Hedges defends civil disobedience as only avenue to real change

Chris Hedges describes the collapse of liberal institutions in America as a “corporate coup d’etat in slow motion.”

“It’s more than a tipping point,” he said.

Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and graduate of Harvard Divinity School, speaks at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy on the oligarchic state of the corporate elite holding power in America.

Malveaux: Protest movements today need specific goals

Malveaux: Protest movements today need specific goals

Today’s movements and street protests lack the specific demands and effectiveness of the civil rights movement.

As the second speaker of Week Eight, themed “Radicalism,” Julianne Malveaux reflected on radicalism in the civil rights and women’s rights movements during Tuesday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater.

Malveaux defines radicalism as an “unwavering commitment to progressive social and economic justice.” The civil and women’s rights movements were not considered radical to those who were involved, she said.