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Trade Agreements Rigged to Protect Capital From Democracy

An article of mine at Truth-Out

Barack Obama, like his Democratic predecessor in the White House, has gone all in for free trade. On January 20, the president used his sixth… 86 more words

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Why the hubbub now?

With introductions out of the way, it is time to get down to business, in more ways than one. In recent months, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed “free trade” agreement involved twelve nations along the Pacific Rim, has come under increased scrutiny in the United States. 1,864 more words

Web Article: Welcome to the European Hunger Games, Brought to You by Mainstream Economics by Lynn Stuart Parramore

As a virulent strain of austerity capitalism takes over Europe, leaving shattered lives in its shadow, researchers Servaas Storm and C.W.M. Naastepad, Senior Lecturers in Economics at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, consider how things got so bad, what role economists and misguided policy-makers have played, and which models and ideas are needed to change course. 111 more words

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Web Article: Authoritarianism, Class Warfare and the Advance of Neoliberal Austerity Policies by Henry A. Giroux

Right-wing calls for austerity suggest more than a market-driven desire to punish the poor, working class and middle class by distributing wealth upwards to the 1%. 111 more words

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Interview: Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism, by Michael Nevradakis,

Henry Giroux discusses the increasingly negative impact of neoliberalism across the world, politically, socially, economically and in terms of education, and he offers some suggestions for what we must do now. 13 more words

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The War Over the War: Israel, Gaza and American Protest

August 8, 2014

“Stop shooting rockets,” they yelled over the heads of the police. Waving Israeli flags, nearly a hundred members of Stand With Us stood behind stone-faced riot cops as a few thousand antiwar protesters filled the plaza to condemn Israel’s bombing of Gaza. 137 more words