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 [...]

The Revolution Has No Hollywood Ending

By Caitlin Johnstone, Medium.com -

After struggling against our own self-destructive tendencies throughout the entirety of recorded history, humanity is now at a point where that struggle is probably going to be resolved, one way [...]

Lessons From The Roman Empire For The US Empire

By Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com -

What dreamers they were! They imagined a kind of global power that would leave even Rome at its Augustan height in the shade. They imagined a world made for one, a planet that could be swallowed [...]

The World To Come

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The ruling elites are painfully aware that the foundations of American power are rotting. The outsourcing of manufacturing in the United States and the plunging of over half the population into [...]

Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism Or Corporate Power?

By Richard Moser, Counterpunch.org -

I’ve been hearing about neoliberalism for a long time now and never could make much sense of it. It turns out the story we tell about neoliberalism is as contradictory as neoliberalism itself. [...]

The Commons, The State And The Public: A Latin American Perspective

By Daniel Chavez, Tni.org -

In recent years, many researchers and social activists from very different countries, like myself, have rediscovered the notion of the commons as a key idea to deepen social and environmental [...]

Popular Power In A Time Of Reaction: Strategy For Social Struggle

By Staff, Blackrosefed.org -

Last year in “Below and Beyond Trump: Power and Counterpower,” we argued that the U.S. ruling class is in the midst of a destabilizing political crisis, leading to increasing politicization and [...]

Feeling Down About The World? Rise Up!

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca -

Many people are quite legitimately feeling down about the state of the world right now. We are dealing with the United Nations climate report that confirms we only have a dozen years left to keep [...]

The Insurgent Power Of The Commons In The War Against The Imagination

By David Bollier, Center for New Economics -

Thank you, Fred [Iutzi] and The Land Institute for inviting me to this wonderful festival! It’s a great honor to be speaking at an event at which so many illustrious thinkers, innovators, and [...]

Brazil: Again The Alternative Is Between “Socialism Or Barbarism”

By Carlos Aznárez, Resumen-english.org -

The most feared, but foreseeable at the same time, has already happened. Jair Bolsonaro almost won the presidency of Brazil in the first round and thanks to the consequent vote of the poor people [...]

From Protest Movements To Transformative Politics

By Luciana Castellina, Longreads.tni.org -

Movements are important because they move. Political parties, like other so-called ‘intermediate’ bodies (for example, trade unions and even more so the institutions that, taken as a whole, [...]

American Anomie

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The French sociologist Emile Durkheim in his classic book “On Suicide” examined the disintegration of social bonds that drive individuals and societies to personal and collective acts of [...]

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