Tag Archives: neoliberal

US Neocon Wars Open Pandora’s Box in Europe

The European refugee crisis. Made In The USA.

When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left

“Put away those rainbow flags, guys—you’re just riling up the neo-Nazis.”

The “Elite” ─ The Rulers 21st Century Style

Can you have a democracy that organizes itself around violence and war?

Henry A. Giroux | Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

Historical legacies of racist oppression and dangerous memories can be troublesome for the neo-fascist now governing American society.

Henry Giroux | The Hardening of Society and the Rise of Cultures of Cruelty in Neo-Fascist America

Dark Times are truly upon us.

Chris Hedges and Tavis Smiley Discuss Popular Resistance and the Failure of Mainstream Media

“Actual discussion of content, of issues that matter to Americans, is very, very rarely heard in the press. …”

Paul Jay Interviews Henry Giroux | Neofascism of the Law and Order Candidate (Video/Transcript)

How do the conditions that inform today’s social and economic struggles differ from those that prevailed in the 1930s, when the United States entered an era of progressive reform?

In part, the U.S. today lacks organized labor movements, and the ruling class exhibits no sense of obligation to guarantee the well-being of the general public, cultural critic Henry Giroux tells The Real News Network’s Paul Jay. (Alexander Reed Kelly on Truthdig.com)

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.

Cornel West | Why There Is a Serious Danger of a Right-Wing Revolution in the US

“We must choose between a neo-fascism in the making (Trump), neo-liberalism in the decaying (Clinton), and a neo-populism in the ascending (Sanders).”

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.

A conversation with Noam Chomsky on organizing for a next system

An initial signatory to the Next System statement, Chomsky explores the connections between culture, mass movements, and economic experiments—which in “mutually reinforcing” interaction, may build toward a next system more quickly than you may think.

VIDEO. Henry A. Giroux | Youth in Authoritarian Times: Challenging Neoliberalism’s Politics of Disposability

Giroux: Far too many youth today live in an era of foreclosed hope, an era in which it is difficult either to imagine a life beyond the dictates of a market-driven society or to transcend the fear that any attempt to do so can only result in a more dreadful nightmare.

Cornel West: The Fire of a New Generation

West: …we’re trying to sustain hope by being a hope. Hope is not simply something that you have; hope is something that you are. So, when Curtis Mayfield says “keep on pushing,” that’s not an abstract conception about optimism in the world. That is an imperative to be a hope for others in the way Christians in the past used to be a blessing — not the idea of praying for a blessings, but being a blessing.

Nafeez Ahmed: The Inclusive Capitalism Initiative is Trojan Horse to quell coming global revolt

. . . proposed ‘reforms’ offer ways to rehabilitate perceptions of powerful businesses and corporations, in order to head-off rising worker discontent and thus keep the system going, while continuing to maximise profits for the few at the expense of the planet. By Nafeez Ahmed  The Guardian  Wednesday, May 28, 2014  TheRawStory.com Yesterday’s [5/27/14] Conference on […]

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 […]

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 […]

▶ Henry Giroux on Resisting the Neoliberal Revolution

“The biggest problem facing the US may not be its repressive institutions, modes of governance and the militarization of everyday life, but the interiority of neoliberal nihilism, the hatred of democratic relations and the embrace of a culture of cruelty.” By Henry A Giroux  Wednesday, 26 February 2014  Moyers & Company | Op-Ed  truthout.org (Photo: Caroline Schiff Photography / […]

Rebecca Solnit: Too Soon to Tell — The Case for Hope

The future is bigger than our imaginations. It’s unimaginable, and then it comes anyway. To meet it we need to keep going, to walk past what we can imagine. We need to be unstoppable.  By Rebecca Solnit  May 19, 2013  TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Ten years ago, my part of the world was full […]