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Kobane: the struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State

A report on the struggle for freedom and gender equality: the contemporary Kurdish Women’s Movement in North Kurdistan and the Diaspora commissioned by Roj Women will soon be published, with more analysis on this subject. 2,868 more words

Beyond Orwellian nightmares and neoliberal authoritarianism

by Henry A. Giroux

To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country. – George Orwell

Central to George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society was a government so powerful that it not only dominated all of the major institutions in a society, but it also was quite adept at making invisible its inner workings of power.

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The People's Climate March: Taking the Evolutionary Leap of Radical Democracy

The People’s Climate March in New York City is just one manifestation of a huge sea-change sweeping through our culture. Or perhaps “seeping” would be a better verb—this shift in awareness is not happening with the tsunami force of a revolution, but more with the steady, determined drip-drip-drip of water undermining rock. 1,227 more words

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Taking notes 39: Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Misery and Violence in the Age of Terrorism

by Henry A. Giroux

The spectacle of violence and terrorism looms large in the post 9/11 world. As the recent beheading of James Foley by Islamic extremists makes clear, mass-mediated terrorism is now joined with the spectacle of violence, torture, and beheadings so as to open up a new space in which politics is shaped by the regressive morality of ideological fundamentalism, willfully degenerating into pathology.  2,910 more words