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Data Storms and the Tyranny of Manufactured Forgetting

By Henry A. Giroux

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One Year After Closing, How Are Chicago’s Public Schools Now?

By Yana Kunichoff

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Climate Change Messaging: Avoid the Truth

By Steve Breyman

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Henry Giroux on Disposable Life

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Noam Chomsky and the Public Intellectual in Turbulent Times

By Henry A. Giroux

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Must-Watch Panel on Surveillance

2014

Be sure to take a moment to listen to the important words of Dr. Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor at Rutgers University and Dr. Arun Kundnani, Adjunct Professor at NYU, two speakers on a panel titled “Race, Surveillance, and Empire: A … Continue reading

One Year After Closing, How Are Chicago’s Public Schools Now?

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By Yana Kunichoff In the fall of 2012, the fear of school closings was one of the main catalysts for the historic Chicago Teachers Union strike, which saw tens of thousands of teachers walk off the job. The Chicago Public Schools district … Continue reading

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