Chris Hedges speaks with more legitimacy and authority than any other journalist, having ducked quite a few bullets and landmines as I did, while I served as Advisory Team Leader in Trung Lap, in the heart of the so-called "Iron Triangle": The forces assaulting the remnants of American democracy will not be cowed or discredited with rallies, such as the one in Washington on Saturday. We will blunt these rising anti-democratic forces only when we organize outside conventional systems of power. It means dismantling the permanent war economy and the corporate state. It means an end to foreclosures and bank repossessions. It means a functional health care system for all Americans. It means taking care of our poor and unemployed, and it means a system of government that is freed from corporate interests.
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