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Henry Giroux, Neoliberalism, and the War on Youth.

Social critic Henry A. Giroux offers some interesting and powerful insights into the social, cultural, political, economic, and historical “moment” in which we live today. Below, I take a brief look at some of his work and the ideas, including the war-mongering and “death-dealing” of modern-day “zombie politicians,” the on-going erosion of the social-contract, and how youth today have been “sold off” to big-business and corporations. 1,212 more words

Society

The Militarization of Christianity: Fallacy and Fact

At first blush, it appears the Interwebz are crawling with religious articles that beg to be picked apart. And no, I don’t mean articles written in the 1970s, or five years ago, or even last year. 1,506 more words

School district police stock up free military gear

AP Photo: The Republican-American, Steven Valenti, File

In this July 16, 2014 file photo, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn. 700 more words

News And Politics

Militarization of U.S. Schools: Books and M16s

Although many Americans are aware that their local police forces are steadily acquiring military-grade weapons from the Pentagon, news that local school districts are also the beneficiary of the firepower is eliciting an outcry from citizen groups. 523 more words

Education

Confidence in the System

Back in August, a pair of men in an SUV were being pursued by the LAPD, allegedly for reckless driving, when they decided to pull over onto a highway onramp. 400 more words

Open Letter to My Representatives

So many things I have been considering to opine on for my new thought channel. I think I’ll start here: a (now) open letter to the Senators and House Representative for my area in Capitol City… er, Washington, on the militarization of police and other law enforcement.  716 more words

Politics

Military Grade

This was a front page article for the Red&Black in response to the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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