Tag Archives: authoritarianism
Are Sanders and Warren Throwing a Lifeline to the Military-Industrial Complex? by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies
Among the frontrunners in the Democratic Party presidential primary, Senators Warren and Sanders not only have the most progressive domestic agenda, but also the most anti-war, pro-diplomacy foreign policy agenda. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Direct to Rise Up Times from the authors. August 26, 2019 The sharpest distinction between them is […]
Power, culture, politics, finance and everyday life now merge in ways that are unprecedented and pose a threat to democracies all over the world.
critical issues within Education, Culture and Society as applied to culture, politics, and resistance today.
U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.
Trump not only refuses to use the term “democracy” in his speeches, he is also doing everything he can to establish the foundations for an overt authoritarian society.
It is about a culture of cruelty that is buttressed by a moral coma.
Is it any wonder that experts on authoritarianism and fascism have been sounding the alarm bell for many months now?
Neo-fascist policies and practices now feed a war culture and demand more than a political and moral outrage.
War has been redefined in the age of global capitalism: it has expanded its boundaries and now shapes all aspects of society.
DN! Henry Giroux: Is Trump’s Rise a Result of America Declaring War on Institutions That Make Democracy Possible? (Video)
Henry Giroux critiques what he believes is a slide toward authoritarianism and other failings that led to the current political climate and rise of Donald Trump.
Neoliberalism fosters the viewing of pain and suffering as entertainment, warfare a permanent state of existence, and militarism as the most powerful force shaping masculinity. Politics has taken an exit from ethics and thus the issue of social costs is divorced from any form of intervention in the world.
(Videos) Paul Jay interviews Henry Giroux on Donald Trump, neofascism, and an independent people’s struggle
I think that what youre suggesting, and what I believe is actually quite true, is that Trump and the Democrats really represent two different elements of the same coin. I mean, what you have is a savage form of neoliberalism that now dominates most of the globe, in which questions of power and questions of justice are completely removed from any sense of accountability.
We are in a new historical era, one that is marked a culture of lawlessness, extreme violence, and disposability, fueled, in part, by a culture of fear, a war on terror, and a deeply overt racist culture that is unapologetic in its disciplinary and exclusionary practices. This deep seated racism is reinforced by a culture of cruelty that is the modus operandi of neoliberal capitalism–a cage culture, a culture of combat, a hyper masculine culture that views killing those most vulnerable as sport, entertainment, and policy.
In the age of Trump, truth becomes the enemy of governance and politics tips over into a deadly malignancy.
Around the world powerful and diverse possibilities are in struggle. We the signers of “Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward” think one high priority for progress is activists developing, discussing and settling on priorities around which to organize multi-issue activism in coming months and years. We hope this document can help inspire more conversations within groups and movements that, over time, come to a synthesis.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the most dystopian image of them all…read to the end for the MOA #blacklivesmatterminneapolis protest to see the image and story.
The economic crisis is not matched by a crisis of ideas and many people have surrendered to a neoliberal ideology that limits their sense of agency by defining them primarily as consumers, subjects them to a pervasive culture of fear, blames them for problems that are not of their doing, and leads them to believe […]
We blame the poor, homeless, unemployed and recent graduates suffocating under financial debt for their plight as if individual responsibility explains the ballooning gap in wealth, income and power and the growing state violence that supports it. Poor people end up in debtor jail for not paying parking tickets or their bills while the corrupt […]
“For those who have refused to participate in the willful amnesia that marks the contemporary slide into authoritarianism, the totalitarian practices of the past few decades have been quite clear. Domestic spying; secret prisons; kill lists; military aggression; the rise of corporatism; the death-dealing culture of hyper-masculinity, drones and the spectacle of violence; and a […]