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

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The melancholia of resistance: Tarantino’s eight film

by Sanjay Perera
This is not a review but more a critique of the film’s attempt to make an important statement on America’s history of violence, race relations, corruption, the viciousness of capitalism and, indeed, evil. Continue reading The melancholia of resistance: Tarantino’s eight film

Criminalizing dissent and punishing Occupy protesters

by Henry A. Giroux Military-style command and control systems are now be­ing established to support “zero tolerance” policing and urban surveillance practices designed to exclude failed consumers or undesirable persons from the new enclaves of urban consumption and leisure. — Stephen Graham 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.1 In the fall of 2011, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, as the United States revisited the tragic loss and celebrated the courage displayed on that torturous day, another … Continue reading Criminalizing dissent and punishing Occupy protesters