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Playing Three-Dimensional Chess in the Age of Empire

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Michael Hardt on the Poors, the Multitude, and the Commons: A Conversation with Andrew Reszitnyk Watch the interview…




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Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability

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By Henry A. Giroux Under the regime of neoliberalism, especially in the United States, war has become an extension of politics as almost all aspects of society have been transformed into a combat zone. Americans now live in a society … Continue reading




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As Parents Struggle To Repay College Loans for Their Children, Taxpayers Also Stand To Lose

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By Marian Wang New Department of Education data shows rising default rates on federal loans to parents. Parents are increasingly struggling to repay federal loans they’ve taken out to help cover their children’s college costs, according to newly released federal … Continue reading




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“Risk Assessment” Cannot Solve Systemic Injustice of Prisons

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By Glenn E. Martin After 40 years of waging a failed war on crime in poor communities, conservative and progressive policy makers finally are being compelled to release the pressure valve and find ways to reform our troubled criminal justice … Continue reading




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UN Human Rights Committee Finds US in Violation on 25 Counts

MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- Pfc Erwin Taylor, plans and operations clerk, G-1, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, sits blindfolded on a bus headed to an undisclosed location as part of a period of military education focusing on the plight of the prisoners of war.  Official USMC Photo by Cpl. R. Drew Hendricks, courtesy wikimedia commons

By Adam Hudson While President Obama told the country to “look forward, not backward” when it came to Bush’s torture program, the United Nations has taken a different route. Recently, the UN Human Rights Committeeissued a report excoriating the United States for its … Continue reading




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A Tortured Twist on Ethics

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By Yosef Brody Why isn’t the American Psychological Association pursuing ethics charges against psychologist John Leso for abuses he helped carry out at the Guantánamo prison? George Orwell wisely observed that our understanding of the past, and the meaning associated … Continue reading




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The Economics of Immiseration, the Politics of Seduction

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By Joseph Natoli The economics of immiseration would be impossible without the politics of seduction, and capitalism’s appeal to our unconscious will to power and domination is not easily countered. “The domain of seduction is the sacred horizon of appearances.” … Continue reading




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Recognition of Right – Forty Years after the Rodriguez Case

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By Robert Fitzgerald Introduction In 1973, a case was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that has had a profound impact on public education in America.  Though unknown by most laypeople today, San Antonio v. Rodriguez was the case … Continue reading




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New Report: Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently

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By Aaron Cantú Most of us are aware that the government gives mountains of cash to powerful corporations in the form of tax breaks, grants, loans and subsidies–what some have called “corporate welfare.” However, little has been revealed about exactly … Continue reading




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Beyond Neoliberal Miseducation

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By Henry Giroux This article draws from a number of ideas in Henry A. Giroux’s newest book, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education. As universities turn toward corporate management models, they increasingly use and exploit cheap faculty labor while expanding the … Continue reading




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