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ADDED 06/27/2018

This Is Neoliberalism ▶︎ Introducing the Invisible Ideology

FROM 06/27/2018 | BarakalypseNow

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 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 06/20/2018

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 06/17/2018

The ‘Fight’ Phase of the Poor People’s Campaign Has Begun

FROM 06/15/2018 | TruthDig

BY Michael Nigro

Immediately after the news of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s suicide, social media feeds exploded with advice for those suffering from depression, for those who have family or friends who may need help but are unable to ask for it. “Reach out,” posts read. “Ask someone who may need help, how they’re doing.” “Observe those around […]

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ADDED 06/10/2018

Brazil has Fallen Prey to Coup Leaders and Generals

FROM 05/14/2018 | Il Manifesto

BY Francesco Bilotta

In the Brazilian capital, one finds an atmosphere of confusion and concern. The large square housing the monumental buildings that are home to the President of the Republic, the National Congress and the Supreme Federal Court does not seem to have enough room to contain all the contradictions and tensions that have accumulated in the […]

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ADDED 06/06/2018

When Democracy Isn’t Enough

FROM 06/06/2018 | New Republic

BY Ioan Grillo

When the early returns of the November 26 presidential election in Honduras began coming in, supporters of the leftist opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, had cause to celebrate. With 57 percent of polling stations counted, he had a five-point lead, a seemingly irreversible advantage. But then the vote-counting system went dark, victim of a computer glitch. A day and […]

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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 06/02/2018

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 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 05/23/2018

The Coming Collapse

FROM 05/20/2018 | TruthDig

BY Chris Hedges

The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in a functioning democracy, that Trump […]

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ADDED 05/20/2018

THE TROUBLE WITH VENEZUELA’S UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (IN PHOTOS)

FROM 05/19/2018 | Pacific Standard

BY Ashley Hackett

Life under Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian regime is likely to continue as Venezuela heads into a presidential election this Sunday. Though Venezuela’s daily hunger crisis mounts and inflation continues to skyrocket, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is still expected to win re-election on Sunday, extending his five-year term. Street protests against Maduro are common as people cry out against the lack of […]

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