Coronavirus and the Entrenchment of Neoliberal Fascism
It’s now become so brutalizing and so cruel, and so obvious and so visible, that it makes no apologies: some people should die so that the GDP can go up and the stock market can revive itself. Can you imagine? Continue reading
Culmination of a Counterrevolution
Many of the elements of fascism that have taken a new form in American society were already present there. This is not just about Trump. Continue reading
Let’s build the institutions, let’s build the movements. Let’s see this as an enormous opportunity to redefine the meaning of politics. Let’s get radical. Let’s talk about radical democracy. Let’s talk about justice. Continue reading
Violence, Humiliation, Spectacle, and Fascism
When we see the specter of fascism rising around what this guy is doing, then the stakes are much higher than simply calling him a loon. Continue reading
Neoliberalism Eats Its Own Children
Unless people have a sense of what these contradictions mean, there’s just as much of a chance they’ll move into embracing fascism as there is that they’ll move into a more radical conception of democracy. Continue reading
An Assault on the Mind
When you handcuff ten-year-olds because they’ve had a temper tantrum in the classroom, that suggests something about the way any respect for the social, any respect for relationships, has begun to collapse. Continue reading
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We believe that a strong collective immune system is built through knowledge and understanding and that the struggle against division and repression requires building a new culture of discussion that goes beyond flat definitions, brittle ideologies, stubborn dogmas, idle preconceptions, and petty rivalries.
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