Take this cash
Don’t do anything rash
And stay off our turfs
Tyler Pollard interview with Henry A. Giroux.
Interview by Tyler Pollard from the McMaster Center for Scholarship in the Public Interest. The interview was part of the 2013 Summer Institute “War on Youth.”
Children are taught that their purpose is to consumer, and at the same time to treat oneself as a product.
There is a merging of schools and prisons from schools becoming part of the “pipeline” into the prison system, to modeling themselves after prisons with growing police presence in the schools.
In a supposed “post-racial society”, there is now a blindness to the issues while the effects of racism become both more visible and more insidiuos. All we need to do is look at incarceration statistics and the growing wealth inequality.
We are losing an understanding of why the social contract is important to society – particularly democratic socieities.
Racism is becoming normalized.**
There is a hardening of the culture that deadens empathy and is accompanied by a “floating sense of responsibility” – one that does not “anchor” anywhere.
Youth are inculcated into social media and commercialized intrusion into their lives. The so-called public space is accessed.
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Mark Hawthorne’s book “Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering” is scheduled to be released by the end of November. It is a book that has multiple uses. First is that it reveals the conditions under which animals live (and die) in the world today. It clearly shows the ideology that places animals in a different and exempt category from humans. As such, this book challenges this ethic of cruelty.
Second, this book serves as an encyclopedic reference work for anyone who is researching the treatment of animals across different “industries” and multiple cultures. Read more
Henry A. Giroux on Bill Moyers.
On Friday 11/22/2013 Henry A. Giroux was interviewed by Bill Moyers. Below is that interview.
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By Sarah Lazare of CommonDreams.
Editor’s Comment: If you think anything different is happening in the US, forget it. The same corporate forces are at work.
Internal documents exposed publicly Friday have pulled back the curtain on the Canadian oil industry’s war against carbon-curbing regulations in a bid to protect its profit margin over the planet. Read more