Chris Hedges: Green Party among few groups working for peace

Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, makes favorable mention of the Green Party in his recent column for Truthdig about the state of the peace movement, “No One Cares”.

We sustain these wars, which have no real popular support, by borrowing trillions of dollars that can never be repaid, even as we close schools, states go into bankruptcy, social services are cut, our infrastructure crumbles, tens of millions of Americans are reduced to poverty, and real unemployment approaches 17 percent. Collective, suicidal inertia rolls us forward toward national insolvency and the collapse of empire. And we do not protest. The peace movement, despite the heroic efforts of a handful of groups such as Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Green Party and Code Pink, is dead.

Dave Schwab

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