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This is how democracies die | The Guardian

there is no single moment – no coup, declaration of martial law, or suspension of the constitution – in which the regime obviously “crosses the line” into dictatorship, nothing may set off society’s alarm bells.

This is how democracies die | The Guardian

there is no single moment – no coup, declaration of martial law, or suspension of the constitution – in which the regime obviously “crosses the line” into dictatorship, nothing may set off society’s alarm bells.

Flint Poisons Citizens… Then Forgets Them (Video)

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton did a Facebook Live report from Flint, Michigan, highlighting the ongoing crisis in Flint. https://youtu.be/NNdsHoru1PI TYT Politics Published on Dec 26, 2016 (https://twitter.com/JordanChariton) To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post.

Eric Poulin: Henry A. Giroux | Liberalism’s Failures in a Time of Increasing Violence, Racism, Inequality and State Terrorism

Poulin: Giroux argues that the country is in the midst of a counter-revolution, one that cannot be understood simply by pointing to police brutality. He claims the left needs a larger theoretical and political framework to understand the uniqueness of the current historical moment, one that has forged a number of fundamentalisms, including educational fundamentalism, military fundamentalism, economic fundamentalism and religious fundamentalism, which together have given rise to a new form of financial and cultural totalitarianism or more broadly a pernicious and unique brand of authoritarianism.

Two New Nygaard Notes: State of U.S. Democracy and On Climate

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 570, January 26, 2015 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** “Quote” of the Week: “Inequality Unlike Anything Seen in Recent Years” The Third Big Theme of the Year 2014: The State of U.S. Democracy Voting, Money, and Having a Say Equal Rights for All? ****** Nygaard Notes More

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