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ADDED 03/09/2019

Russell Brand, Henry Giroux and Brad Evans on Fighting Fascism

FROM 03/03/2019 | Truthdig

BY Russell Brand

In this interview between actor, activist and comedian Russell Brand and Henry Giroux and Brad Evans, there is a wide-ranging and robust discussion about the meaning and the rise of fascism in the United States, the necessity of the left to address it, what it takes to move from a demonstration to a movement, whether […]

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ADDED 01/31/2019

Global alt-right exploiting SA’s divisions and history

FROM 01/28/2019 | Daily Maverick

BY Marianne Thamm

A steady stream of transnational right-wing populists and nationalists has trekked to South Africa in recent years hoping to leverage the country’s fraught racial history for their own global aims. They have found local friends who appear willing to allow these grifters to exploit South Africa’s past and its current high rate of crime and […]

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ADDED 01/17/2019

The self is capital: Seeing life within, and beyond, the neoliberal frame.

FROM 03/10/2018 | This is Hell!

BY Julie Wilson

People acquiesce to neoliberalism, but they’re completely disaffected from it. They don’t like it, they’re disciplined into it by debt, and by the norms of competition and the kind of social Darwinism that it promotes – but at the same time, that disaffective consent is a tenuous thing to build a society on. So the […]

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ADDED 11/12/2018

CHRIS HEDGES ON ELECTIONS, “CHRISTIAN FASCISTS,” AND THE ROT WITHIN THE AMERICAN SYSTEM

FROM 11/07/2018 | Intercepted

BY Jeremy Scahill

POLITICIANS LOVE TO tell us every election is the “most important of our lifetime.” With Donald Trump in power, it rings true for many voters. This week on Intercepted: Journalist Chris Hedges has spent the past 15 years trying to ring the alarm about the dangers of the U.S. political system and the impact of a […]

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ADDED 08/15/2018

The Use of the Classical World to Defend White Supremacy

FROM  | Letters and Politics - KPFA

BY Mitch Jeserich

A conversation on how white supremacists throughout history and now appropriated the classical world to promote their own ideology.  We speak to classicist Sarah Teets. Guest: Sarah Teets is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, her focus is on the classical world. Her article Classical Slavery and Jeffersonian […]

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ADDED 07/11/2018

What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart?

FROM 07/11/2018 | Letters and Politics - KPFA

BY Mitch Jeserich

Today, Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Thomas Frank on US History and Politics. Guest: Thomas Frank is a historian and columnist and the author of such books as  What’s the Matter with Kansas and Listen Liberal.  His latest book is a collection of essays called Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.

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ADDED 06/23/2018

The Nature of Time and Paying for Time

FROM 06/18/2018 | KPFA

BY Mitch Jeserich

Anthropologist David Graeber joins us for a conversation about time and how over the years the concept of time has evolved to be used for control through hourly paid work leading to the proliferation of unnecessary jobs. David Graeber, well known for his role in jump-starting the Occupy Wall St movement in 2011, is a […]

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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 05/03/2018

Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

FROM 05/03/2018 | Letters and Politics - KPFA

BY Mitch Jeserich

In this searing exposé, former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Central banks and international institutions like the IMF have overstepped their traditional mandates by directing the flow of epic sums of fabricated money without […]

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ADDED 04/03/2018

America’s Political Tribalism

FROM 03/28/2018 | Letters and Politics - KPFA

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In Political Tribes, Chua argues that humans are tribal and that we need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most – the ones that people will kill and die for – are ethnic, religious, sectarian, or clan-based. [responsivevoice_button] But because America tends to see the world […]

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ADDED 03/28/2018

The Elite Charade of Changing the World

FROM 03/28/2018 | Slate

BY Slate

Anand Giridharadas on why many rich people do harm—even when they think they’re doing good. Yascha Mounk discusses the limits of philanthropy, how the hopey-changey narrative of the affluent cloaks the power they exercise, and how they can do better with author of the forthcoming book Winners Take All and former New York Times and current NBC […]

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