Tag Archives: Henry A. Giroux
By Sue Ann Martinson Rise Up Times January 3, 2019 Part II: Unity in Diversity, Community, Language, and a Sea Change Further thoughts on Unity and Diversity John Dear’s essay on “Unity and Diversity in the Land of Nonviolence” referenced in Part I was published in the journal Oneing in an issue with the theme of “Unity […]
These articles address the state of the current prison system in the United States taking on the concepts of innocence vs. a rigged system in the courts and likening the labor of prisoners to an American Slave System, the school-to-prison system, corporate-owned prisons for profit, and more.
MinnPost: Documents reveal extensive planning — and chaotic response — to 2014 downtown military exercises
From the article: On Aug. 18, 2014, an unannounced U.S. Navy training exercise littered the skies over downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul with unmarked helicopters, which snaked among the office towers before hovering above rooftops. Again and again the choppers flew, beginning after dusk that Monday and lasting into the late evening.
“But I want to introduce a caveat. I think it is a mistake to simply focus on the militarization of the police and their racist actions in addressing the killing of Michael Brown. What we are witnessing in this brutal killing and mobilization of state violence is symptomatic of the neoliberal, racist, punishing state emerging […]
Modeled after a savage neoliberal value system in which wealth and power are redistributed upward, a market-oriented class of managers largely has taken over the governing structures of most institutions of higher education in the United States. by Henry A. Giroux PhilosophersforChange.org March 25, 2014 As universities turn toward corporate management models, they increasingly use […]
What does hope teach us at a time in which government lies and deception are exposed on a daily basis in the media and yet appear to have little effect on challenging the deeply authoritarian attacks on civil liberties initiated by President Obama? By Henry A Giroux Posted on Sep 6, 2013 truthdig.com This piece first appeared […]
Within the existing neoliberal historical conjuncture, there is a merging of violence and governance and the systemic disinvestment in and breakdown of institutions and public spheres that have provided the minimal conditions for democracy. By Henry A. Giroux Monday, 22 July 2013 Truthout | Op-Ed “People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring […]
“In a society where critical analysis and explanation of violent attacks of this nature are dismissed as terrorist sympathizing, there is a stultifying logic that assumes that contextualizing an event is tantamount to justifying it. This crippling impediment to public dialogue may be why the militarized response to the Boston Marathon bombings, infused with the […]
The Politics of Disimagination and the Pathologies of Power “The imaginary of war and violence informs every aspect of American society and extends from the celebration of a warrior culture in mainstream media to the use of universities to educate students in the logic of the national security state.” By Henry A Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis Wednesday, […]