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Henry Giroux: Higher Education and the Politics of Disruption

Giroux: What has become clear is that the attack on the social state, workers and unions is now being matched by a full-fledged assault on higher education. Such attacks are not happening just in the United States but in many other parts of the globe where casino capitalism is waging a savage battle to eliminate all of those public spheres that might offer a glimmer of opposition to and protection from market-driven policies, institutions, ideology and values.

▶ Democracy Now! ALEC's "Institutional Corruption," From Backing Apartheid to Assault on Clean Energy, Public Sector

[youtube=http://youtu.be/ZBlsvdbBPzY] Published on Dec 11, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org - The secretive American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has just ended a week-long meeting in Washington where corporate lobbyists worked with state lawmakers on model bills that will later be introduced in states nationwide. ALEC has reportedly drafted a number of new bills designed to prevent President Obama from cutting More

▶ Democracy Now! ALEC’s “Institutional Corruption,” From Backing Apartheid to Assault on Clean Energy, Public Sector

[youtube=http://youtu.be/ZBlsvdbBPzY] Published on Dec 11, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org - The secretive American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has just ended a week-long meeting in Washington where corporate lobbyists worked with state lawmakers on model bills that will later be introduced in states nationwide. ALEC has reportedly drafted a number of new bills designed to prevent President Obama from cutting More

(Video) Colbert Nation> Scahill on Dirty Wars & The Zimmerman Verdict

Monday July 15, 2013 Jeremy Scahill Author Jeremy Scahill discusses the secret war in Afghanistan, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and the Obama administration's "Terror Tuesday" meetings.  (05:24) [youtube=http://youtu.be/r_L8egBVVmM] Monday July 15, 2013 George Zimmerman Verdict Fox News' Geraldo Rivera explains why an all-female jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the Trayvon Martin murder case.  More

(Video) Colbert Nation> Scahill on Dirty Wars & The Zimmerman Verdict

Monday July 15, 2013 Jeremy Scahill Author Jeremy Scahill discusses the secret war in Afghanistan, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and the Obama administration's "Terror Tuesday" meetings.  (05:24) [youtube=http://youtu.be/r_L8egBVVmM] Monday July 15, 2013 George Zimmerman Verdict Fox News' Geraldo Rivera explains why an all-female jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the Trayvon Martin murder case.  More

Sharon Kyle> Prison-Based Gerrymandering

There are multiple factors that explain the explosion of the prison industrial complex but one factor that is rarely addressed is the political incentive to drive criminal justice policy toward mass incarceration for purposes of shifting disenfranchised urban populations to rural communities. By Sharon Kyle   LAProgressive.com When the ACLU Pasadena Foothills Chapter joined forces with the NAACP, LA More

Sharon Kyle> Prison-Based Gerrymandering

There are multiple factors that explain the explosion of the prison industrial complex but one factor that is rarely addressed is the political incentive to drive criminal justice policy toward mass incarceration for purposes of shifting disenfranchised urban populations to rural communities. By Sharon Kyle   LAProgressive.com When the ACLU Pasadena Foothills Chapter joined forces with the NAACP, LA More

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