Tag Archives: Education
Henry Giroux on His Latest Book — The Terror of the Unforeseen — and How Neoliberal Capitalism Sets the Stage for Fascism
Money drives politics. We all know that now. But the other side of this is that it’s not just an economic system, it’s also an ideological system. [Neoliberalism] operates off the assumption that the market can solve all problems — not simply in the economy, but in all of social life — so it becomes a template and a model for all social relations.
Trump and the Politics of Nihilism by Henry A. Giroux
This is how democracy ends, with a bang and a whimper.
Chris Hedges | The Elites Won’t Save Us
The tension between the Trump White House and segments of the establishment, including the courts, the intelligence community and the State Department, has been misconstrued as evidence that the elites will remove Trump from power.
Noam Chomsky Unravels the Political Mechanics Behind His Gradual Expulsion From Mainstream Media (Video)
The prolific author and acclaimed MIT professor is never featured on major networks.
VIDEO: Is Palestine the Exception to Free Speech Rights in the U.S.?
In 2014, Palestine Legal—a nonprofit legal and advocacy organization supporting Palestine activism—responded to 152 incidents of censorship, punishment, or other burdening of advocacy for Palestinian rights and received 68 additional requests for legal assistance in anticipation of such actions.
Popular Resistance: Fifteen Core Issues the Country Must Face
PopularResistance.org These are fifteen core issues that are in crisis in the United States. This list was developed during the organizing process for the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. There are solutions to each of these crises and many of them are supported by a majority of the population, but instead of considering […]
Henry Giroux and others: Twelve Theses on Education’s Future in the Age of Neoliberalism and Terrorism
(Image: Open Source Way) This excerpt from the chapter titled, “Twelve Theses on Education’s Future in the Age of Neoliberalism and Terrorism,” is taken from the book, Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues, by Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Henry A. Giroux, Kenneth J. Saltman and Sophia A. McClennen and is offered with the kind permission of Paradigm […]
[Video] David Graeber: There Has Been a War on the Human Imagination
Video posted by TheBafflerFoundation Posted on Aug 12, 2013 truthdig.com American intellectuals have had plenty of cause for despair in these Roman decades of international and domestic imperialism against different ways of thought and life. At an April launch party in San Francisco for the 22nd volume of The Baffler, anthropologist and contributor David Graeber explained some of […]
Robin Morgan> Sandy Hook> The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year
The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year “This happens regularly now. And still we can’t get gun control laws passed. But there’s an overlooked, inseparable reason for that. Yes, this is about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.” By Robin Morgan | December 19, 2012 WMC.com Bushmaster semiautomatic .223 rifle This commentary on gun violence will be featured […]
Bill Bigelow> Howard Zinn at 90> Lessons from the People’s Historian
Howard Zinn at 90 — Lessons from the People’s Historian “. . . Zinn insisted that teachers must help students challenge “fundamental premises which keep us inside a certain box.” by Bill Bigelow Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012 by Common Dreams August 24 would have been the 90th birthday of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn, […]
Video> Noam Chomsky> Corporate Attack on Education
Published on Mar 20, 2012 by joefriendly Noam Chomsky talks of the longstanding hostility of the rich to truly educating the public so they don’t realize they are victims of an economic system they need to replace with one that truly serves the public. March 16, 2012. Special thanks to Rev. Rhonda Rubinson of St. Philip’s Church of […]
Chris Hedges> The Perversion of Scholarship
The Perversion of Scholarship By Chris Hedges Jul 30, 2012 truthdig.com Illustration by Mr. Fish Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity and ideas—are shouted down […]