Taking notes 64: America’s chance for moral courage

by Sanjay Perera
Those who decide to lead their lives in fear and moral cowardice have nothing to say of any importance to those acting according to their conscience. Continue reading Taking notes 64: America’s chance for moral courage

Protesting youth: A new political language

by Henry A. Giroux Young people are demonstrating all over the world against a variety of issues ranging from economic injustice and massive inequality to drastic cuts in education and public services. At the moment, these demonstrations are being met with state sanctioned violence and insults in the mainstream media rather than with informed dialogue, critical engagement and reformed policies. In the United States the state monopoly on the use ofviolence has intensified since the 1980s and in the process has been increasingly directed against young people, poor minorities, immigrants, and increasingly women. As the welfare state is hollowed out, … Continue reading Protesting youth: A new political language