Gilets Jaunes in 2019: French Democracy Dead or Alive?

by Diana Johnstone GlobalResearch Jan 10, 2019 Or perhaps one should say, buried or revived?  Because for the mass of ordinary people, far from the political, financial, media centers of power in Paris, democracy is already moribund, and their movement is an effort to save it.  Ever since Margaret Thatcher decreed that “there is no … Continue reading Gilets Jaunes in 2019: French Democracy Dead or Alive?

On Unlearning Abjection (or in plain English, How to Fix this Hellified Mess)

New Year's Resolutions by O Society Jan 7, 2019 Someone asked me to make a list of Things We Should Do to fix our current hellified La Brea Tarpit of a situation. You know, a reader's observation complaining without solutions is whining. This person is correct. We can't just pitch a tantrum, we have to fix … Continue reading On Unlearning Abjection (or in plain English, How to Fix this Hellified Mess)

The Language of Neoliberalism

Mitja Sardoc interviews Henry Giroux Dec 2018 This interview with Henry Giroux was conducted by Mitja Sardoč, of the Educational Research Institute, in the Faculty of the Social Sciences, at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In this interview, Prof. Henry Giroux engages with some of the most challenging issues associated with the neoliberal educational agenda. In the introductory … Continue reading The Language of Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism and the Dark Path to Fascism

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Neoliberalism as economic theory was always an absurdity. It had as much validity as past ruling ideologies such as the divine right of kings and fascism’s belief in the Übermensch. None of its vaunted promises were even remotely possible. Concentrating wealth in the hands of a global oligarchic elite—eight families now hold … Continue reading Neoliberalism and the Dark Path to Fascism

Caravan of Lies

by Paul Street Counterpunch Nov 16, 2018 Never underestimate the disingenuousness of top U.S.-American politicos.   They truly have no shame. Notice how little the fascistic president Donald Trump has to say any more about the big bad Central American Caravan that was supposedly menacing the United States with a great criminal “invasion”? The U.S. military … Continue reading Caravan of Lies

Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

Trump’s language seems buffoonish, but he’s no clown. His rhetoric is meant to destroy thought and democracy by HENRY A. GIROUX Slate  NOVEMBER 18, 2018 Somewhere every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone we must try to remember today. -- Catherine Clement In an age when speed overcomes thought, … Continue reading Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

What is Right-Wing Populism?: Can More Madness Cure the Madness?

Right-wing Populism. Can More Madness Cure the Madness? by Montanus,  Rammer, Bohm, Bischoff, Stanley, and Berlet Oct 22, 2018  Neoliberal policy was always mad. But an even greater madness now appears with rightwing populism. Politics is mad because it writes off large parts of the population. Economic Darwinism has nested and established itself as market ideology int … Continue reading What is Right-Wing Populism?: Can More Madness Cure the Madness?