ASTORIA – Coast Community Radio presents “The Corporate Coup D' Etat,”a documentary that looks at the politics and history of the democracy in the United States. The documentary will screen at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Liberty Theatre. Tickets are $10 and are available at LibertyAstoria.org and at the door.
In the film, radio listeners will recognize the voice of Chris Hedges, who is often on Alternative Radio 3:00pm Thursdays on KMUN. Hedges argues that the crisis predates Donald Trump’s election by many years. Like Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul, Hedges regards Trump as the symptom rather than the disease.
Pulitzer-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges said recently: “Donald Trump is not an anomaly. He is the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy. The creeping corporate coup d’état that began 45 years ago is complete. It has destroyed the lives of tens of millions of Americans no longer able to find work that provides a living wage, cursed to live in chronic poverty.”
Journalist Naomi Klein recently described Trump’s administration as a “corporate coup d’état”. Hedges and Ralston Saul argue that the real coup took place long before.
This investigative and persuasive documentary blends the insights of philosophers, authors and journalists with the experiences of citizens of the Rust Belt in the U.S. Midwest.