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(2014) Chris Hedges and Dwayne "Mr. Fish" Booth: War and its Meaning

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Published on Apr 25, 2014

©2014 Leigha Cohen Video Production http://www.leighacohenvideo.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LeighaCohen

Chris Hedges and Dwayne Booth "Mr. Fish" spoke on April 24, 2014 at the University of Connecticut. This was part of a week long event sponsored by The Humanities Institute and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Title for today was War and its meaning. The first 32 minutes of the video Chris Hedges gives an impassioned talk on his personal experiences and political thoughts on this topic. This is then followed by an amazing 25 minute Q&A period where both Chris hedges and Dwayne Booth respond to several questions asked by the audience and as always what is said is amazingly thought provoking.Both Dwayne Booth and Chris Hedges have been working collaborators and good friends for the last 6 years.
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Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He was an early and outspoken critic of the US plan to invade and occupy Iraq and called the press coverage at the time "shameful cheer leading." In 2002, he was part of a team of reporters for The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism.

That same year he won an Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.He speaks Arabic, French, and Spanish, and studied Latin and Ancient Greek at Harvard. On November 3, 2011, Hedges was arrested with others in New York as part of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, during which Hedges and others staged a "people's hearing "on the investment bank Goldman Sachs and then blocked the entrance to their corporate headquarters.

Dwayne Booth (Mr. Fish) http://www.clowncrack.com/about/ is a cartoonist and freelance writer whose work can most regularly be seen on Harpers http://harpers.org/ and Truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/

He has been a cartoonist and freelance writer for twenty years, publishing under both his own name and the penname of Mr. Fish with many of the nation's most reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper's Magazine and Truthdig.com, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com, MSNBC.com and others. He has also published with Information for Social Change (British journal), Internazionale (Italian magazine) and Umanita Nova (Italian newspaper).

He was recently the subject of a two-page spread in the Sunday edition of the leading daily independent Croatian newspaper, Novi list, where he was described as Croatia's favorite American cartoonist, a fact that has never gotten him laid. Not even a little bit.

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