Tag Archives: culture of violence

Campaign Nonviolence: Working for a new culture of nonviolence free from war, racism, poverty and environmental destruction, by John Dear

We can change the world if we organize in grassroots movements of resistance and social transformation.

Scholar Henry Giroux on Gun Violence and Administration Agendas

A conversation with radical social critic and education Henry Giroux.

“The US’s Culture of Violence Contributes to the Sanctification of the Second Amendment”: An Interview With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The Second Amendment was seized upon by white nationalists as a legal tool to preserve or restore white dominance.

Henry A. Giroux | Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.

(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.

Chris Hedges | Prostitution: Being Raped for a Living

Activist Rachel Moran talks about her new book “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution.”

Bruce Gagnon: The Killing Culture

 By Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  August 17, 2014   The Killing Culture Why? Because we can we want to feel powerful and dominant that’s what we do in this culture We are taught to win at all cost we can kill them fast or we can kill them slow Our mission our job our role […]

Giroux and Evans: Disposable Futures

As more and more individuals and groups are now considered excess, consigned to zones of abandonment, surveillance and incarceration, dystopian politics has become mainstream politics and the practice of disposability has intensified. There are alternatives.   By Henry A Giroux and Brad Evans, Truthout.org | Op-Ed  01 June 2014    (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Also see: Henry A. Giroux | Disposable […]

Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

Thus the dear children survive elementary school, junior high school, and finally high school, only to be sent off to kill people in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. There they learn not to distinguish those who are defending their countries from invasion from those who either cannot fight (like children and the elderly) or […]

Ed Felien: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

H. Rap Brown was right. “Violence is a part of America’s culture. . . . We all pay the price for this institutionalized violence. BY ED FELIEN  April 21, 2014  SouthsidePride.com What H. Rap Brown actually said in that speech in Washington, D.C., in 1967 was: “I say violence is necessary. Violence is a part of […]

Henry A. Giroux | Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability

A number of neoliberal societies, including the United States, have become addicted to violence. War provides jobs, profits, political payoffs, research funds, and forms of political and economic power that reach into every aspect of society. As war becomes a mode of sovereignty and rule, it erodes the distinction between war and peace.  By Henry A […]

Henry A. Giroux | Beyond Savage Politics and Dystopian Nightmares

We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.   —Chris Hedges By Henry A Giroux  Wednesday, 25 September 2013   Truthout.org | Op-Ed What kind of society emerges when it is governed by the market-driven assumption […]

Henry Giroux: Radical Democracy Against Cultures of Violence

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.                                                               —  Nelson Mandela by Henry A. Giroux  January 7, 2014  PhilosophersforChange.org Guy Debord once […]

Chicago’s Peace Warriors> Kingian Nonviolence

Chicago’s Peace Warriors By Kazu Haga    Rethinking Schools Volume 26 No.2 – Winter 2011-2012 Illustration: Jordin Isip A group of students from Chicago’s North Lawndale College Preparatory High were in the middle of a weeklong summer training to become Peace Warriors—peer nonviolence leaders. Suddenly, a sophomore named Alicia got a text message alerting her that […]