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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 06/02/2018

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 12: The Mueller Investigation

FROM  | YouTube

BY Timothy Snyder

The Mueller investigation is not a contest of men but of principles. It is a contest between two ways of seeing the world, the outcome of which will very possibly determine whether or not the notion of an American republic makes any sense. This lecture is not about the details of the investigation, but about […]

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ADDED 06/01/2018

The Idea-Free Book That Has the Right Excited About Ideas

FROM 06/01/2018 | Daily Intelligencer

BY Park MacDougald

Jonah Goldberg has allegedly written a brilliant book. His latest effort, The Suicide of the West, which borrows its title from a 1964 book by the conservative political theorist James Burnham, is a long meditation on how “the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy.” So far, it has received effusive praise […]

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ADDED 05/31/2018

Somalia: The shift from crooked democracy to authoritarianism

FROM 05/31/2018 | Suna Times

BY Suna Times

Somalia’s presidential election last year seen as milestone of corruption by some and others as a fresh start for a war ravaged country is looking more and more like a false dawn – a huge opportunity lost. Since Mr. Farmaajo came to power in February last year, his administration focused heavily on curbing political opponents […]

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ADDED 05/31/2018

Turkey and Poland: two nations paralysed by rightwing populism

FROM 05/31/2018 | The Guardian

BY Ece Temelkuran

Our two nations can feel solidarity in how our revolutions turned into authoritarianism. Is there hope for us? Of course. “A true patriot of her country and Europe.” This is how I was described during the Ambassador of New Europe award ceremony speech at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, Poland. My book, Turkey: The Insane and the […]

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ADDED 05/30/2018

White Americans abandoned democracy and embraced authoritarianism when they realized brown people would soon outvote them

FROM 05/30/2018 | Boing Boing

BY Cory Doctorow

A working paper from a pair of political scientists analyzed World Values Survey data to trace the rise of support for authoritarianism in America to a growing sense among white people that democracy’s commitment to giving everyone a vote would soon erode their privilege, as the growing population of racialized people started to vote for fairer policies. […]

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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 05/29/2018

AUTHORITARIANISM BECOMING A FAD AS BURUNDI VOTES FOR EXTENDING PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS

FROM 05/24/2018 | Ventures Africa

BY Oreoluwa Runsewe

The democratic progress made by African countries since 1990 are being reversed in record time, as another country yet again amends its constitution to extend presidential term limits. The results of last week’s referendum were released on Monday, with the citizens of Burundi voting to approve a new constitution for their country. The amendments to […]

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ADDED 05/28/2018

CUT/Vox Poll: At 39%, Lula would win Presidency in First Round

FROM 05/28/2018 | Brasil Wire

BY Brian Mier

Ex-President Lula has more voter intention than the sum of his 13 closest rivals in the newpoll. Even if there were a second round, he would beat any other candidate. In an unprecedented situation in Western history, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva continues to lead all presidential election polls by a wide margin from behind bars, in […]

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