Tag Archives: neoliberalism
Noam Chomsky on Rising Fascism in U.S., Class Warfare and the Climate Emergency
“And it’s not just the pandemic. Much worse than that are the attitudes of skepticism about global warming. So, one rather shocking fact that I learned recently is that during the Trump years, among Republicans, the belief that global warming is a serious problem — not even an urgent problem, just a serious problem — declined about 20%.”
Rise Up Times Post Summary
$778 BILLION Military Budget Approved (military madness); Hedges and Brown: Inverted Totalitarianism, Nature of Neoliberalism; Code Pink: Cost of War at Home; Nader: Corporate Crimes in Corporate State; COP26 Fails, and more…
Hedges and Giroux: The Age of Manufactured Ignorance
“The Red Scare, Giroux warns, is alive and well in America.”
Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to US? by Mary Beaudoin
“The policies of neoliberalism are accelerated with what economist Naomi Klein calls the “shock doctrine,” imposed on a country when it finds itself in dire straits and is forced to go into debt, which acts as a form of bondage to international institutions.”
Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide of the Liberal Class
“…the liberals do what they always do, chatter endlessly about political and moral positions they refuse to make any sacrifices to achieve.”
A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Trump, Capitalism, and the U.S. Role in the New Cold War
Every major problem we have is global in its scope and requires global cooperation: climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, and nuclear war and all require international cooperation. Negotiation and diplomacy are required.
Henry Giroux: The system has to be stopped: On state terror and collective rebellion.
“The fires burning in our cities are unfortunate, but the real fires go unnoticed. These are the fires burning the spirits of those who suffer daily traumas, fears, police violence, and policy driven hardships are what need to be noticed, addressed, and rouse mass anger. No one talks about the roots of these problems…”
Revolution Against Neoliberalism in Chile, by Michael Livingston
“In short, the Chilean masses are demanding a new government and a new social pact. “
Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; For Social and Economic Justice (Conference Video)
A video of a world conference held April 25th. A chance to hear the voices of activists from around the world.
Some Progressives Are in Denial About Trump’s Fascist Momentum
“Fascist politics exchanges reality for the pronouncements of a single individual, or perhaps a political party. Regular and repeated obvious lying is part of the process by which fascist politics destroys the information space.”
The Disaster of Utopian Engineering, by Chris Hedges
“Neoliberalism turns capitalism into a religious idol.”
Trump’s authoritarian assault on democracy continues: What lies ahead?
“Ben-Ghiat warns that societies often succumb to authoritarianism and fascism not in one dramatic moment – such as a military coup — but gradually over time.”