Henry Giroux on His Latest Book — The Terror of the Unforeseen — and How Neoliberal Capitalism Sets the Stage for Fascism
Money drives politics. We all know that now. But the other side of this is that it’s not just an economic system, it’s also an ideological system. [Neoliberalism] operates off the assumption that the market can solve all problems — not simply in the economy, but in all of social life — so it becomes a template and a model for all social relations.
In his books, screenplays and short stories, Banks uncovers the humanity of the marginalized.
Solnit draws on an equation that has preoccupied women writers from Virginia Woolf to Audre Lorde: that silence is a form of marginalization.
Giroux discusses torture, militarisation, surveillance, racism, education and austerity … and draws the links to the military-industrial-academic complex.
Linebaugh says there is no way to distinguish the little “civilian” blobs from little “militant” blobs.
War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.
The Terror Factory reveals shocking information about the criminals, con men, and liars the FBI uses as paid informants…
The 1979 Islamic Revolution stripped Ebadi of her judgeship after it banned women from holding the position, forcing her to stay home and raise her two daughters. A decade later, she opened a law firm and became vocal against the country’s laws that discriminate against women and others.
Cassius had said it most succinctly: “The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves.” By Philip Farruggio | NationofChange | Blog Post February 4, 2015 You must see or revisit Norman Jewison’s 1975 film Rollerball starring James Caan as superstar player Jonathan E. In it, we see a world is no longer […]
They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy. By Jerome Roos ROARMAG.org June 16, 2014 Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini (2014), They Can’t Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy (with a foreword by David Harvey). London and New York: Verso. A […]
Does Michael Kinsley think NYT’s Neil Sheehan—who “aided & abetted” the Pentagon Papers stories—should be jailed too? http://t.co/kpusmKU2Vo — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014 I wonder how many years Michael Kinsley now thinks I should have spent in prison for revealing the Pentagon Papers? https://t.co/c0naeyeUFU — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014 By Glenn Greenwald The Intercept 23 May […]
There are disturbing parallels between the kinds of witch hunts against individuals suspected of anti-Israel views and the campaigns to root out alleged Communists during the 1940s and 1950s. Most universities then, as now, did not show great courage in standing up to intimidation by government and other outside groups, while some were actually complicit. […]
Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare by Gareth Porter (New York: Just World Books, 2014) Reviewed by William O. Beeman WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter March/April 2014 Gareth Porter has been the most conscientious follower of the fantasy danger of Iran’s purported “nuclear weapons program.” In this new, meticulously documented book, he exposes the many lies […]
I get it: It’s not a documentary. But there’s that local, real-life angle I wish it could have portrayed. Article by: LUCIA WILKES SMITH StarTribune.com Updated: February 10, 2014 – 6:19 PM From left are Sam Epstein, John Goodman, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bob Balaban in a scene from “The Monuments Men,” a film […]