Photo reportage by Anthony Donovan

Segment of Chris Hedges’ Speech

Our own defense budget for 2022: The Biden administration has asked Congress to provide $6.4 billion in funding to assist Ukraine, supplementing the $650 million in military aid to Ukraine over the whole year. Permanent war economy operates outside the laws of supply and demand.

It is the root of the two-decade long sacrifice in the Middle East and it is the root of the conflict with Moscow.

Merchants of death are Satanic—the more corpses they produce the more their bank accounts swell. They will cash in on this conflict, one that now flirts with a nuclear holocaust, that would terminate life on earth as we know it.

It the dangerous and sadly predictable provocation of Russia, whose nuclear arsenal places the sword of Damocles above our lives?, by expanding NATO was understood by all of us who were reporting in Eastern Europe in 1989 during the Revolution and the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Chris Hedges: is an American journalist, author and television host. A former reporter for The New York Times, Hedges has pursued work and activism related to covering his perspectives on political violence and critical views on American liberalism. Hedges hosts the Emmy-nominated program On Contact for the RT (formerly Russia Today) television network. Hedges has described himself as a socialist and an anarchist, identifying with Dorothy Day in particular.