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ADDED 06/20/2018

Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats’ Hypocrisy in the Trump Era

FROM  | Truth Out

BY Noam Chomsky

After 18 months of Trump in the White House, American politics finds itself at a crossroads. The United States has moved unmistakably toward a novel form of fascism that serves corporate interests and the military, while promoting at the same time a highly reactionary social agenda infused with religious and crude nationalistic overtones, all with […]

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ADDED 06/20/2018

Trumpism, Realized

FROM 06/20/2018 | The Atlantic

BY Adam Serwer

To preserve the political and cultural preeminence of white Americans against a tide of demographic change, the administration has settled on a policy of systemic child abuse. At least 2,000 children have now been forcibly separated from their parents by the United States government. Their stories are wrenching. Antar Davidson, a former youth-care worker at an Arizona […]

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ADDED 06/15/2018

America is Suffering an Epidemic of ‘Dishonest Fake Belief’ — Promoted by the People Who Took Over the GOP

FROM 06/12/2018 | AlterNet

BY Jeremy Sherman

America is Suffering an Epidemic of ‘Dishonest Fake Belief’ — Promoted by the People Who Took Over the GOP Just call yourself a Christian, a patriot or a True American and you can get away with anything. “The True Believers” is a psychology classic, a study undertaken by Eric Hoffer, a longshoreman moonlighting as a […]

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ADDED 06/05/2018

50 Years After 1968, Can the Young Change Politics? A Striking New Poll Says Yes

FROM 06/05/2018 | OurFuture

BY Richard Eskow

Fifty years ago, in the dust and fire of global youth activism, everything seemed possible. The political world was a cloud filled with chaos and opportunity, pain and promise. The young were a powerful force, even a world-changing one. Could they become that force again? As many Millennials vote for the first time today in state […]

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ADDED 06/03/2018

This Is Neoliberalism ▶︎ Introducing the Invisible Ideology

FROM 06/03/2018 | Youtube

BY Barak Bullock

If you’ve ever wanted to understand what neoliberalism is, this is the series for you. Neoliberalism is an economic ideology that exists within the framework of capitalism. Over four decades ago, neoliberalism has become the dominant economic paradigm of global society. In this video series, we’ll trace the history of neoliberalism, starting with a survey of […]

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ADDED 06/02/2018

Hanif Kureishi’s play revives Southall racism history in the age of Brexit

FROM 06/02/2018 | Hindustan Times

BY Prasun Sonwalkar

Much has changed since the 1976 murder of teenager Gurdip Singh Chaggar and the 1979 riots in Southall that form the backdrop of acclaimed writer Hanif Kureishi’s political play Borderline, but its continuing relevance in the age of Brexit was highlighted in London on Thursday. A two-hour engaging reading of the 1981 play at the […]

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ADDED 06/02/2018

THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS

FROM  | The Intercept

BY Mehdi Hasan

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is targeting children — migrant and refugee children — to achieve its policy goal at the border, crack down on immigration, and placate its far-right base. Whereas the Obama administration kept undocumented children with their parents at emergency shelters and family facilities and “initiated a program designed to allow families more freedom while […]

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ADDED 05/30/2018

A History of Slavery and Fascism and current fascist trends with historian Gerald Horne

FROM  | Letters and Politics - KPFA

BY Mitch Jeserich

Virtually no part of the modern United States—the economy, education, constitutional law, religious institutions, sports, literature, economics, even protest movements—can be understood without first understanding the slavery and dispossession that laid its foundation. Historian Gerald Horne digs deeply into Europe’s colonization of Africa and the New World, when, from Columbus’s arrival until the Civil War, some 13 […]

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ADDED 05/30/2018

Chris Hedges: Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen on ‘Killing Gaza’

FROM  | Truthdig

BY Chris Hedges

In a recent episode of RT’s “On Contact,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses Israeli war crimes committed against the people of Gaza with Max Blumenthal, director and writer of the documentary “Killing Gaza,” and Dan Cohen, the film’s cinematographer and editor. Hedges says, “Israel’s policy of demographic engineering means that it must, in order to retain […]

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ADDED 05/24/2018

Study: Right-Wing Authoritarianism Accounts For Correlation Between Religion And Lack Of Intellectual Humility

FROM 05/24/2018 | Inquisitr

BY Damir Mujezinovic

Religious individuals are, on average, less humble about their intellectual prowess than non-religious individuals, and it is right-wing authoritarianism that accounts for most of the correlation between religiosity and lack of intellectual humility, according to a Pepperdine University study to be published in the August edition of the peer-reviewed journal Personality and Individual Differences. The Foundation for Critical […]

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ADDED 05/22/2018

When ‘hipster fascists’ start appearing in the media, something has gone very wrong

FROM 05/22/2018 | The Guardian

BY Arwa Mahdawi

The Sunday Times profiled members of Generation Identity with a picture that made them look like members of a boyband. This dangerous trend of humanising extremists must stop. ascism is all the rage these days. Hate is haute, white nationalism is the new black and neo-nazism never looked so good. So the Sunday Times – which recently […]

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ADDED 05/19/2018

The fascist philosopher behind Vladimir Putin’s information warfare

FROM 05/19/2018 | Big Think

BY Timothy Snyder

Some ideas lie dormant for decades, and such is the case with Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin, whose anti-communist stance got him—along with about 160 other intellectuals—expelled from Soviet Russia in 1922 aboard the ‘philosopher’s ship’. So who was Ilyin, and why has Russia’s President Vladimir Putin breathed new life into his writings more than 60 […]

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