Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Utilizing the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, Hedges describes the motivation that guides the actions of rebels as “sublime madness” — the state of passion that causes the rebel to engage in an unavailing fight against overwhelmingly powerful and oppressive forces. For Hedges, resistance is carried out not for its success, but as a moral imperative that affirms life. Those who rise up against the odds will be those endowed with this “sublime madness.”
From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protests in Alberta, Canada, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, Wages of Rebellion shows the cost of a life committed to speaking the truth and demanding justice. Hedges has penned an indispensable guide to rebellion.
Wednesday, May 13 2015
Centretown United Church
507 Bank St. Ottawa
This event is sponsored by Centretown United Church, the Council of Canadians, Public Service Alliance of Canada - National Capital Region, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, rabble.ca, Students Against Israeli Apartheid , Solidarity against Austerity, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).