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Exploring Misogyny in the Amanda Todd Case: How Prevention Education Can Better Address Sexual Assault

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By Kiera Obbard On October 10, 2012 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, 15-year-old Amanda Todd committed suicide following years of blackmail, sexual harassment, and bullying. Weeks earlier, Todd had posted a heart-wrenching video to YouTube that outlined on handwritten cue … Continue reading




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Can Democratic Education Survive in a Neoliberal Society?




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Studies Suggest Economic Inequity Is Built Into, and Worsened by, School Systems Paul Thomas, professor and prolific writer on educational issues (see his blog Radical Scholarship), traces trends in educational reforms in the United States, from charter schools to Teach … Continue reading




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Five Facts that Put America to Shame Paul Buchheit outlines five key ways in which the United States has been harmed by the privatization of various institutions. The effects of privatization can be linked to the surprisingly low ranking for … Continue reading




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Il Pleut des Etudiants, Premier de Mai – Montreal

The Toronto Media Co-op has posted this excellent video report by Zach Ruiter about the May Day march organized by the Quebec student movement. The video asks important questions about what it means to live in a society that denies young people affordable education and brutalizes them for engaging in democratic expression. Such a movement also gives us an opportunity to witness an emerging political culture in Quebec that engages the public and holds elected governments accountable to “change government policies towards more social justice, sustainable government, cultural autonomy.”




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Violence, USA: The Warfare State and the Brutalizing of Everyday Life The permanent state of warfare in the United States has resulted in the expansion of cultures of violence to other public spheres. Henry Giroux reminds us in this Truthout … Continue reading




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Violence USA: An Interview with Henry Giroux Radio host Michael Slate speaks with Henry Giroux about his recent article “Violence USA: The Warfare State and the Brutalizing of Everyday Life.” The interview contextualizes the article, making Giroux’s previous insights all … Continue reading




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The “Suicidal State” and the War on Youth Henry Giroux explores Paul Virilio’s notion of a “suicidal state”—defined as a government which “works to destroy its own defenses against anti-democratic forces”—and how the United States is moving ever closer to self-annihilation … Continue reading




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Education Reconsidered: Beyond the Death of Critical Education Stanley Aronowitz contests the ways in which schools are now treated as “a training ground” that keeps “kids’ noses to the grindstone.” He argues that the curiosity and critical learning which enable … Continue reading




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