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The New European Hegemony; Or, Dispatches From The Neoliberal Front

Creston Davis | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Creston Davis

The main concern is that the Brexit has focused on xenophobia and one fears the rise of the far right not only in the UK but all over Europe; indeed all over the globe. But is nationalism what kills the European dream or is it rather the neoliberal European Union that creates and nourishes a quickly awakening fascism?

The Age Of Disintegration

Patrick Cockburn | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Patrick Cockburn

We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Across the vast swath of territory between Pakistan and Nigeria, there are at least seven ongoing wars -- in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and South Sudan. These conflicts are extraordinarily destructive.

Reclaiming The UK Media

Jyoti Mann | Posted 06.27.2016 | Media
Jyoti Mann

Further encouraging services of public interest and duty, the group are pressing to ensure the BBC acts in favour of the public, not profit and to consider secure and transparent long-term sources of funding. Of equal importance to the coalition and of great public interest is for the government to implement Lord Justice Leveson's proposals in full.

How Bernie Sanders' Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Senator Bernie Sanders claimed his campaign would build a political revolution. It turns out there's a plan for how that can happen. Photo courtes...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Brexit, Extortion And The Path To Reform

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

There is a Mafia-like quality to the threats emanating from EU officials, who are acknowledged to be contemplating how much punishment they can mete out to the UK if the people should dare to vote the wrong way.

Michael Moore Invades Britain with his Newest Film

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Sophia A. McClennen

Revolutionary documentarian Michael Moore took his latest film on the road to the UK this week. Oscar shortlisted, "Where to Invade Next" premiered in...

Trump's Taxes, Hillary's Transcripts, Bernie's Truth Telling

Les Leopold | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Voters are fed up with runaway inequality and the policies which foster it. The super-rich have created a rigged economic system. We are being financially strip-mined by economic elites.

IMF Economists Discover Some of the Big Failures of Neoliberalism: About Time

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has gotten some attention in the past week for the publication of an unusual article in its quarterly magazine, Finance and Development.

Election 2016: The First of Many Referenda on Neoliberalism

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

Directing public money to private organizations to look after the common good is a story as old as the American republic, and a practice inherited from colonial times.

The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

Aviva Chomsky | Posted 05.22.2016 | College
Aviva Chomsky

Clearly, university administrators prefer student demands that can be coopted or absorbed into their current business model. Allowing the prevailing culture to define the parameters of their protest has left the burgeoning Millennial Movement in a precarious position.

Democratic Primaries in the Shadow of Neoliberalism

David Coates | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
David Coates

Across the Democratic coalition as a whole, the last seven years have witnessed the increasing presence in the progressive policy debate of two linked but competing lists of policy preferences.

The Media of the Ultra-rich: First Greece Next USA

Creston Davis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Creston Davis

I spent 9 months in Greece last year when I witnessed the rise of the political party Syriza. It was the first time in modern European history that a left leaning party rose to national power.

We're All in the Sacrifice Zone Now

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

Appalachia has long been in America's sacrifice zone, metaphorically and literally. Big Coal has plundered thousands of seams, ripped the tops off 500 mountains, extracted the land's wealth, poisoned its streams and rivers, and left the people destitute. But Appalachia is hardly America's only sacrifice zone.

Homelessness and Neoliberalism in LA: A Crisis of Values

Jonathan Russell | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Russell

In order to avoid simply remaking our "neoliberal bed," we will need to remake our values as we replenish the housing stock. If people of faith are willing to risk and speak out as prophets -- prophets with social service know-how -- they might be able to contribute to the construction of a more livable world, a world not as hard as the otherwise austere neoliberal bed.

The Neoliberal Trap of the Self-Care Rhetoric

Robert Kuang | Posted 04.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Kuang

It almost feels like we're withdrawing from each other because we're afraid that people wouldn't want us around if we weren't well. We feel like we have to take care of ourselves before we are of value to our friends. It's so difficult to ask other people to take care of you, yet maybe that's what we need.

Does the Hillary, Bernie Battle Matter That Much?

Les Leopold | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Tension are flaring as the New York primary approaches. The candidates are getting tough with each other, and their supporters are getting even tougher. The New York debate was almost too painful to watch. But is the fighting really that warranted?

Think Again Hillary Democrats: 10 Reasons Why She Could Lose this Fall

Les Leopold | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

All Democrats should worry because her major policy and character flaws could leave us with a Republican president this fall. Here's why.

The Emerging Populist-Neoliberal Political Realignment

Brian Hawkins | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Brian Hawkins

Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders' emergence into the political scene has potentially irreversibly altered the political landscape as we know it. Both candidates represent a form of their respective party's ideological populism taken to their logical extreme.

Does Trump Have More in Common With Hillary Than Bernie?

Les Leopold | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Increasingly the campaigns are portrayed as a threat to basic American institutions and values. Meanwhile, these polarities are used to reinforce the notion that Hillary Clinton is the rational alternative to these extremists.

Why Trump's Bigotry Is So Appealing

Shenila Khoja-Moolji | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Even as I see the racist and Islamophobic practices of Trump's supporters day in and day out, as a brown, immigrant, Muslim woman, I refuse to believe that such behavior is inherent.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

How America's Super-Rich Are Draining the Poor of a Longer Life Span

Les Leopold | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Instead of narrowing, the longevity gap between rich and poor has actually increased by 7 long years during the reign of runaway inequality!

Freedom in the Neoliberal Eden

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

The notion that all lives really do matter--and are never, if brutalized and commodified, actually free--has some growing currency. So there is still perhaps time to grasp what it might really be like to be free, and allow that idea to change us.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Will Team Hillary Play the Race Card?

Les Leopold | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Team Hillary clearly wants to pigeon-hole Sanders on one side of the debate hoping to isolate him from Black and Latino voters. But her strategy is likely to fail. As minority voters get to know Sanders better, his message is likely to erode Hillary's support.