Race Is Central To Both Revolution And Reaction In Latin American

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

The events in Bolivia lay bare the central role that racial subjugation has always played in the “New World,” a hemisphere whose “discovery” by Europeans resulted -- within the span of only 50 [...]

The End Of Neoliberalism And The Rebirth Of History

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Project-syndicate.org -

NEW YORK – At the end of the Cold War, political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote a celebrated essay called “The End of History?” Communism’s collapse, he argued, would clear the last obstacle [...]

The Enemy Within

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Our democracy is not in peril—we do not live in a democracy. The image of our democracy is in peril. The deep state—the generals, bankers, corporatists, lobbyists, intelligence chiefs, government [...]

Why We Need Resistance Studies

By Richard Jackson, Wagingnonviolence.org -

For starters, we are going to need a great deal of nonviolent resistance to cope with the coming climate warming crisis. Our political system and our public institutions are ill-equipped to make [...]

Studying Beyond Education For A World Beyond Capitalism

By Eli Meyerhoff, Roarmag.org -

On June 13, 2016, Corey Menafee decided the window had to go. During his work break, the thirty-eight-year-old African-American service worker at Yale University’s Calhoun College dining hall [...]

The Global Left Can Learn A Lot From This Tiny Country

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig.com -

There’s a place in the West where a smattering of anti-austerity, pro-immigration, pro-public-spending left-wing parties are not only in power, but are actually popular. I’m talking about [...]

Change Agent: Gene Sharp’s Neoliberal Nonviolence

By Marcie Smith, Nonsite.org -

Gene Sharp, the “Machiavelli of nonviolence,” has been fairly described as “the most influential American political figure you’ve never heard of.”1 Sharp, who passed away in January 2018, was a [...]

Expanding The Concept And Practice Of Nonviolence

By Mike Yarrow, Westernfriend.org -

First, let me confess to an itch about the term “nonviolence” – because it connotes a passive absence of violence rather than an affirmative presence of an alternative force for change, which [...]

In Defense Of Cory Morningstar’s Manufacturing For Consent Series

By Hiroyuki Hamada, Dissidentvoice.org -

Good investigative journalism doesn’t only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time;  it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and [...]

Drop The Term “Austerity” – It’s The Race To The Bottom

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Let’s get straight to the point. The striking General Motors workers are locked in an epochal struggle against the global corporate drive to reduce the entirety of the world’s working class to a [...]

The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content

By Alison Rose Levy, Fair.org -

As Sen. Bernie Sanders (CJR, 8/26/19) has recently noted, corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the [...]

Populism Is Not The Answer To Neoliberal Fascism

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout.org -

We have entered an ominous age of political conformity. Support is growing for a right-wing populism that views liberal democracy as both an anachronism and a curse. Meanwhile, many of those who [...]

How Movements Build Strength Through Training

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Training for movements is not unlike training for athletic competition: Pain is inevitable. It’s the conditioning of mind, body and heart that makes winning possible. It’s no accident that much [...]

Immanuel Wallerstein: An Obituary

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Roarmag.org -

The death of Immanuel Wallerstein is an irreparable loss for the social sciences. He was unquestionably the most remarkable American sociologist of the twentieth century, and the one with greater [...]

Reconstructing Nonviolence: A New Theory And Action For A Post-Secular Society

By Antonio C. S. Rosa, Transcend.org -

Nonviolent methods of action have been a powerful tool since the early 20th century for social protest and revolutionary social and political change, and there is diffuse awareness that [...]

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