Chris Hedges to Speak at Occupy AIPAC

Chris Hedges speaks at Occupy AIPAC

Chris Hedges

We are excited to announce Chris Hedges will be our closing speaker!

Chris Hedges was the Middle East Bureau Chief for the New York Times. He is an Arabic speaker and spent seven years in the region, including many months in the Israeli occupied territories. Hedges, who was part of a team at the paper that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for their work on global terrorism, is an outspoken critic of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians as well as a fierce opponent of the Iraq war. He left the New York Times after being issued a formal written reprimand to stop speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a restriction he refused to accept.

Hedges has authored nine books including the best sellers War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle and Death of the Liberal Class. His newest book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which he wrote with the graphic illustrator Joe Sacco, is due out in June.