Beyond Savage Politics and Dystopian Nightmares

Henry A. Giroux Truthout http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/beyond_savage_politics_and_dystopian_nightmares_20130926 We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy. —Chris Hedges What kind of society emerges when it is governed by the...

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The Scariest Man in America

Paul Buchheit Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/19-1 Scary because he claims “We don’t have the power to coerce anybody” while providing massive funding to organizations that attack public education, social programs, worker salaries, business regulations, and the environment. Scary because he refers to himself with words like ‘integrity’ and ‘principles’ while saying “I want my fair...

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Indiana’s Anti-Howard Zinn Witch-hunt

Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, one of the country’s most widely read history books, died on January 27, 2010. Shortly after, then-Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels got on his computer and fired off an email to the state’s top education officials: “This terrible anti-American academic...

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Protesters Shake Up North Carolina Legislature with Moral Monday Demonstrations

By Phoebe Zerwick The Nation http://www.thenation.com/article/174679/protesters-shake-north-carolina-legislature-moral-monday-demonstrations Winston-Salem, North Carolina— By 12:30 Monday afternoon the vans parked outside Emmanuel Baptist Church were loaded up with bottled water, bag lunches and rain ponchos for a long day of protest against the Republican-dominated state legislature. Emmanuel Baptist, an African-American church known around town for...

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