Henry Giroux on Disposable Life
TVO’s The Agenda just released two important interviews by Piya Chattopadhyay with Public Intellectuals Project Director Dr. Henry A. Giroux. In the first interview, on the subject of the violence of organized forgetting, Giroux dissects some of the most central issues surrounding the disintegration of democracy in America today, including the increasingly pervasive surveillance state and culture of cruelty, disposability, and violence.
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
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
In this excellent Rabble article, Natalie Knight takes up the crucial intricacies of colonialism in Canada and makes clear its still-extant, yet dangerously covert, structures.
If you’re interested in the growing vulnerability of young people in Canada (and everyone should be) don’t miss this fact sheet from the CCPA that disproves the all-too-popular (and seriously violent) argument that young people today aren’t worse off, just “entitled.”
This article surveys and takes up the momentous decision by Newfoundland and Labrador – already claim to some of the lowest tuition fees in Canada – to become the first province to completely replace student loans with needs-based grants, a plan that is set to start taking effect this August.
Check out this podcast with Heather Menzies on rabble.ca on the crucial task of reclaiming common resources in the public interest.
This article takes up the issue of debtors’ prisons and the privatization of punishment in the southern USA with an important focus on their devastating consequences for low-income Americans.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has produced an amazing interactive map on the changes in paying for full-time university education in Canada in 1975. It lets you navigate countless trends and comparisons as well as download information. A vital tool for understanding the changes in higher education in Canada.