Tag Archives: neoliberalism

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.

Trump’s Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Certainly, it is obvious that Trump is a racist, xenophobe and egregious sexist. But most of all, he is emblematic of a ruthless corporate, self-serving, greedy elite who will do anything to consolidate their class and financial power.

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2 (Video)

Wealth, power, and the American Dream

On Violent and Nonviolent Activism, the Media, Philando, and the G20 (and Charlottesville!)

Do we play into the hands of those who are moving us toward a totalitarian state by succumbing to the temptation to use violence in the streets like the neo-Nazi alt-right?

Lessons on Political Culture and Consciousness From Struggles of the Global South

Some complain that the Women’s March lacked direction, but more limiting was its lack of shared experiences and knowledge that could rationalize a political objective.

Chris Hedges | American Prophets with Albert Raboteau (Video)

Featuring Fannie Lou Hamer and Dorothy Day: the theological and ethical motivations of prophetic figures and their importance in an age of radical evil

Chris Hedges | Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites

“What we call right-wing and liberal media in this country are really just two different strategies of the same kind of nihilistic lizard-brain sensationalism,” Taibbi wrote in “Insane Clown President.”

Henry Giroux | Trump’s Cabinet, the Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals (Video)

 Professor Henry Giroux says the appointments signal a future of more war and violent military interventions, and an embrace of Islamophobia TRANSCRIPT KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network, I’m Kim Brown, in Baltimore. Well, Donald Trump is forming his cabinet very much in his own image – white, male and wealthy – with […]

John Buell | Fake News and the New McCarthyism

…the rhetoric of foreign affairs serves to discipline and support domestic identity as much as to fend off actual military threat

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor | An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Socialism for Big Business, but capitalism for the poor. A state and corporate partnership of endless debt and war.

Chris Hedges | The Mafia State

We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.

Michelle Alexander | Learning to Walk

The truth is we are stumbling badly in large part because we are just beginning to learn to walk.

Henry A. Giroux | The Authoritarian Politics of Resentment in Trump’s America

The incivility machine Trump resurrected as tool of resistance against establishment politicians played a major role in gaining him the presidency.

Chris Hedges | Fooled Again

The criminal gangs that deliver migrants to Europe make about $100 million a month for their work. They exploit and traffic human beings just as highly paid CEOs do.

Paul Street | How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.

Andrew Cornell | Anarchists and the Rise of the Welfare State

As Staughton Lynd and other historians have demonstrated, the labor upsurge of the early 1930s was driven by local unions that mobilized entire communities, frequently bridging racial and gender divides.

Michael Corcoran | How Sanders Shaped the National Discourse on Class: A Media Analysis

Sanders supporters should not get disillusioned. It may seem easy to forget, but the primary goal of the Sanders’ campaign was not the presidency, but a “political revolution.” Winning an election was a goal, to be sure, but “revolution” was the goal.

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.

DN! | Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges (Video)

The real question is what do we do right now? And what do we do to mobilize and organize a lot of people out there who, right now, are not mobilized and organized and how do we keep the energy building?

(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.