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 […]

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump

Power, culture, politics, finance and everyday life now merge in ways that are unprecedented and pose a threat to democracies all over the world.

In Conversation with Henry Giroux (Video)

critical issues within Education, Culture and Society as applied to culture, politics, and resistance today.

Henry A. Giroux | Donald Trump’s passion for cruelty

U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.

The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview with Henry Giroux

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.

Henry Giroux | A New American Revolution: Can We Break Out of Our Nation’s Culture of Cruelty?

It is about a culture of cruelty that is buttressed by a moral coma.

After James Comey’s Firing, Who Will Stop Trump’s Tinpot Dictatorship?

Is it any wonder that experts on authoritarianism and fascism have been sounding the alarm bell for many months now?

Henry Giroux | Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

Neo-fascist policies and practices now feed a war culture and demand more than a political and moral outrage.

Henry A. Giroux | War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Donald Trump

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.

Henry A. Giroux | Donald Trump and the Plague of Atomization in a Neoliberal Age

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 you’re 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.

Henry Giroux | The Racist Killing Machine in the Age of Anti-Politics

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.

Henry A. Giroux | Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age of Trump

 In the age of Trump, truth becomes the enemy of governance and politics tips over into a deadly malignancy.

Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, et. al. | Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward

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.

Wired: 2014 Kinda Sucked: A Look at Our Slow Descent Into Dystopia

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.

Polychroniou interviews Giroux: The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Future of the Left

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 […]

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown

“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 […]