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The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who spent the first ten years of his life moving back and forth between Canada and Pakistan. In 1996 at the age of ten, he moved with … Continue reading




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Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing?

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by Robert Fitzgerald “Society is never redeemed without effort, struggle, and sacrifice.”[1]  American progressive educator George Counts included this statement in the introduction of his most celebrated work titled Dare the School Build a New Social Order?  While this is a … Continue reading




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Challenging a “Disposable Future,” Looking to a Politics of Possibility

In this interview conducted by Victoria Harper with Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, the public intellectuals discuss their forthcoming book, what they mean by “disposable futures” and “dystopian realism,” and how the spectacle of violence has contributed to a mistaken societal view that there is no future except a brutal one under neoliberal capitalism.




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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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Henry Giroux on Disposable Life

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This lecture with Public Intellectuals Project director, Henry A. Giroux, is part of the stunning “Disposable Life” project, launched in January 2014 Brad Evans’ Histories of Violence initiative. In this interview, Dr. Giroux takes up disposability through its relationship with the myriad forms of … Continue reading




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Noam Chomsky and the Public Intellectual in Turbulent Times

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By Henry A. Giroux Noam Chomsky is a world renown academic best known not only for his pioneering work in linguistics but also for his ongoing work as a public intellectual in which he has addressed a number of important … Continue reading




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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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