by Sanjay Perera
People are led by the nose through distractions of violence that keep them wallowing in their comfort zones, and festering in their hates.
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by Sanjay Perera
George Orwell: the last man in Europe (a documentary) Continue reading George Orwell: the last man in Europe ( 1984)
Michel Foucault: a documentary Continue reading Michel Foucault: a documentary
Nietzsche: Beyond good and evil (a documentary) Continue reading Nietzsche: beyond good and evil
Debate: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault–On human nature Continue reading The Noam Chomsky-Michel Foucault debate: On human nature
by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan 1. The Triangle of Conflict Analyses of modern Middle East conflicts vary greatly. They range from sweeping regional histories to narratives of individual disputes. They draw on various analytical frameworks and reflect different … Continue reading The weapondollar-petrodollar coalition: still about oil?
by John Weeks Peddling Ideology as Science All social sciences carry a heavy burden of ideology, but none heavier or more explicit than what currently passes for mainstream economics. Critics often complain that economists arrogantly pretend to understand far more … Continue reading Capitalist economics and the economics of Capital
by Jeffrey Harrod Write about my vision of a “post-capitalist world,” I was requested. But I find this difficult. Difficult because I believe we are already in, or nearing, a post-capitalist world if by capitalism is meant the system described by Marx and his followers about 150 years ago. In this essay I raise the possibility for future discussion and action that there is an ongoing attempt to create a system for the maintenance of privilege and the production of poverty which is so different from the past that a new name should be found for it. Because a key … Continue reading Feudalism, capitalism and corporatism: How the corporation is changing the world
by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan In May 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the State of California to release 30,000 to 40,000 of its 140,000 inmates. California’s prisons have become so overcrowded that the Supreme Court declared the situation … Continue reading Crime, punishment and the limits to power
by Henry A. Giroux “This isn’t a student strike, it’s the awakening of society.” — Quebec protest banner In many countries throughout the world, young people are speaking out. They are using their voices and bodies to redefine the boundaries of the possible and to protest the crushing currents of neoliberal regimes that ruthlessly assert their power and policies through appeals to destiny, political theology, and the unabashed certainty bred of fundamentalist faith. From Paris, Athens, and London to Montreal and New York City, young people are challenging the current repressive historical conjuncture by rejecting its dominant premises and practices. … Continue reading Protest and power: The radical imagination