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Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability

Jared Rodriguez, courtesy Truthout

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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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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Recognition of Right – Forty Years after the Rodriguez Case

Brown v. Board of Education Congressional Gold Medal, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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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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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Coming Home to Roost: American Militarism, War Culture and Police Brutality

Photo: Kabul Military Training Center

By Colin Jenkins “President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…” – Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 “Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are … Continue reading




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The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Politics of the “Deep State”

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By Henry A. Giroux Mike Lofgren, a former GOP congressional staff member for 28 years with the Senate and House Budget committees, has written an essay for Bill Moyers & Company titled “Anatomy of the ‘deep state’.”[1]  The notion of … Continue reading




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David Simon on Our Rigged Political System

David Simon. (Screen grab via Moyers & Company)

By Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company David Simon, journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme, returns to talk with Bill Moyers about the triumph of capital over democracy. “If I could concentrate and focus on one thing … and … Continue reading




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Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout, after Raphael Santi)

By Henry Giroux Surveillance, in any land where it is ubiquitous and inescapable, generates distrust and divisions among its citizens, curbs their readiness to speak freely to each other, and diminishes their willingness to even dare to think freely. —Ariel … Continue reading




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Prerogatives of Power

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By Noam Chomsky As the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?” … Continue reading




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Know Thy Enemy

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By John Steppling “The general public now draws its notion of art from advertising , MTC videos, video games, and Hollywood blockbusters. In the contemporary context of media generated taste, the call to abandon and dismantle the museum as an … Continue reading




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