Category Social movements
Henry Giroux: Those arguing that education should be neutral are really arguing for a version of education in which nobody is accountable
Giroux advocates that “education has to be at the centre of any discourse about democracy and that is where the left has failed. They failed because they believe that the most important structures of domination are entirely economic”.
Organizers: Consider alternatives to Facebook and Twitter
“…these new Jim Crow tactics that have blocked the vote of millions of voters, mostly people of color.”
Democracy fatigue and how to fight it: Henry Giroux on life in the age of Trump: DeVega interviews Giroux
“Neoliberal fascism and Trumpism are a form of fascist politics that basically wears its own racism and modes of exploitation and humiliation as a badge of honor.”
Recently, the United Nations issued a report predicting that climate change would exacerbate a growing gap between the rich and poor globally, and protests across the world are clear evidence that current political systems are failing large numbers of people. And that means uprisings are bound to continue. Protesters, medical professionals and political opponents demand the […]
“These movements of resistance represent a reaction to the multiple abuses produced by a mix of political authoritarianism and neoliberalism marked by cruel predatory policies, a disdain for human rights, and fascist claims to ultra-nationalism and social cleansing.”
The uprising includes trade unions and student, feminist, and environmentalist groups. They are calling for a reversal of neoliberal capitalism and a new government.
My mother feels very useful in jail — generous, empathetic and calm in a place that encourages none of those qualities.
The consensus in the comments was Nina Turner for president, or at least a Bernie/Turner ticket. In the Real News video that follows commentator Taya Graham noted that the mainstream corporate media focused on dissent instead of the issues. A major theme of the march was Unity, as Nina Turner emphasizes.
Some inspiring music for the weekend.
The myths around NATO 1. NATO is here to protect us. 2. NATO protects small countries. 3. NATO protection is necessary for US defense. The Conference Primary conference themes were US world domination, colonialism and militarism; the need for unity in what is global strife and an international struggle; the need for networking, both at […]
Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.
The Parkland students and others are reinventing models for people-powered activism that adapts to today’s rapid pace of change.
An exhibit of war and peace posters at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.
There are people in every segment of the power structure that see the problems and want to help put in place solutions.
The research of social movements over the past one hundred years shows that nonviolent movements are twice as likely to succeed as violent movements, and they result in changes that are more sustainable over time. The research also shows that nonviolent movements succeed in spite of the violence, not because of it. And it shows that a […]
Remember, we are the many and they are the few. People have power. The time to prepare to achieve the tremendous potential of the coming decade is now.
Simply put, Trump’s plan is ethnic cleansing. His actions go far beyond snatching 2,342 children from parents fleeing violence-ravaged countries.
Trotskyist Delusions: Obsessed with Stalin, They See Betrayed Revolutions Everywhere by Diana Johnstone
The trouble with some Trotskyists is they’re always “supporting” other peoples’ revolutions, says Diana Johnstone. Their obsession with permanent revolution in the end provides an alibi for permanent war.
While the white nationalist ability for self-sabotage can be impressive, it misses the most critical factor in the story of every white supremacist loss: They failed because of effective anti-fascist organizing.