Posts Tagged ‘neoliberal’

Dianne Feinstein Helped Lead the Democratic Party’s Neoliberal Turn

Dianne Feinstein deserves to be remembered as a representative of the country’s monied interests — and her centrist legacy should be rejected. Source

How the Labour right fought dirty to protect the neoliberal status quo

Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman invited me on their radio show By Any Means Necessary to discuss Al Jazeera’s series The Labour Files and what it teaches us. Share You can listen to my segment in the clip above or the whole two-hour show on their website (as long as you’re outside the UK or […]

West’s Neoliberal ‘Age Of Abundance’ Is Over

France’s President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker, warned that “we are living the end of what could have seemed an era of abundance,” calling it “a kind of major tipping point or a great upheaval.” Western wars and sanctions are boomeranging back at home. The neoliberal phase of capitalism is collapsing. Neoliberalism has lost the […]

Grieving against the neoliberal university’s collusion with apartheid Israel, Zionist donors, and private tech companies

Dr. Tomomi Kinukawa shares their opening and closing statements in their grievance hearing against San Francisco State University for the silencing of “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A Conversation with Leila Khaled.” Source

Covid Fueled By Neoliberal Austerity

Above Photo: Covid test distribution in Brooklyn, New York New York Post, Getty Images. The neo-liberal austerity model of governance ensures that Covid-19 will continue spreading and producing new variants. Only people focused public health remedies will end the pandemic. On December 31, 2019 Chinese media told the world about a newly discovered disease cluster […]

Naked @ Work – the Neoliberal Workplace

By Thomas Klikauer and Meg Young It is no longer uncommon to hear people saying, I love my work. Is this just the latest stage of capitalism getting us to work harder so that someone else benefits? Historically, it all started when former peasants were – at times, with brutal force – converted into workers. It was the time […]

How elite US institutions created Afghanistan’s neoliberal President Ashraf Ghani, who stole $169 million from his country

Before he stole $169 million and fled his failed state in disgrace, Afghanistan’s puppet President Ashraf Ghani was formed in elite American universities, given US citizenship, trained in neoliberal economics by the World Bank, glorified in the media as an “incorruptible” technocrat, and coached by powerful DC think tanks like the Atlantic Council. No individual […]

Protesting Settler Colonialism In The Neoliberal University

Above photo: “Holding Palestine” artistic protest. Steven Maybury. When Dutch art students wanted to show solidarity with Palestine, their school attempted to silence them. Students resisted with artistic forms of protest. During May’s uprising in Palestine against the latest aggression of the apartheid Israeli state, a few students at the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) in […]

A People’s Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule

Photo credit: UNICEF Teachers and students were able to return to school in Lao Cai, Viet Nam, in May 2020 A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that worries about the COVID pandemic in the United States are at their lowest level since it began. Only half of Americans are either “very worried” (15%) or “somewhat […]

America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism

April 15, 2021 By Michael Hudson and posted with special permission Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that “have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is to ruin them, […]

Neoliberal Education and Free-market Feminism in India

In The German Ideology, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels stated: “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.” With the advent of neoliberalism, we have witnessed a process of ideological […]

Capitalist Seduction: Behind the veils of the Neoliberal Spectacle

 ‘Reforming capitalism’ is essentially considered an oxymoron by the academic world that is flummoxed by the ability of capitalism to re-mould, reorient and revamp itself for sustenance without losing the cardinal jus of exploitation. Post Perestroika and Glasnost[1], which eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, Capitalism in the American unipolar world has […]

Switzerland’s contribution to the International Neoliberal Order

The Russian Revolution in 1917 panicked Europe’s upper middle classes, already much discredited and weakened by the gigantic tragedy of the First World War, the result of their own greed, irresponsibility and incompetence. The crash of 1929, which almost ruined most of the industrialized capitalist countries but hardly affected the young Soviet Union, further strengthened […]

The Great Reset Initiative or The Great Neoliberal Capitalist Lie

As the mutilating power of Coronavirus strikes on lives and livelihoods and create havocs across the globe, the Davos priests of the World Economic Forum have started ‘the Great Reset Initiative’ to manage the consequences of the pandemic. It rightly recognises the urgent need for global cooperation to end the uncertainties and disruptions caused by […]

Cracks Appear in Peru’s Neoliberal Agriculture

Farm workers in various regions of Peru- such as Ica, Viru La Libertad and Piurahad – went on a strike in the first week of December, 2020, blocking the strategic Pan-American motorway to demand wage increases, basic social security benefits and the repeal of the decades-old Agrarian Promotion Law, enacted in 2000, as a mechanism to bolster […]

The ‘Great Reset’ is both a neoliberal fantasy and a right wing conspiracy theory

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”-Thomas Pynchon In the last week of November, a scandal broke out on the Canadian right over a seemingly just discovered speech made by the country’s reliably centrist prime minister, Justin Trudeau, two months before. Speaking at a U.N. conference, […]

The 4-year (neoliberal) radicalisation of US media & Bidenites’ ‘unradical radicalism’

In this file photo, Joe Biden speaks during a press conference at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on November 16, 2020. (AFP photo) (Ramin Mazaheri is currently covering the US elections. He is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter […]

The Neoliberal Virus

The Neoliberal Virus To date, and to the extent that alleged political leaders have even tried to come to terms with the origins of the COVID-19 crisis at all, they have sought to do so in xenophobic terms; though not the only perpetrator on that count, Donald Trump has been most prominent in looking to […]

Neoliberal Centrists And The American Left

Above photo: Topher McCulloch – CC BY 2.0. The rapid end to the electoral fortunes of the Anglo-American left in 2020 was engineered by radical centrists for the benefit of capital. What was banished, in addition to vibrant and informed opposition to an atrophied political class, was the prospect of Federal government programs that are both desired […]

People’s Movements Protest Neoliberal Policies In Haiti

People’s Movements Protest Neoliberal Policies In Haiti Above Photo: From On the morning of May 25th, a large group of people’s organizations of Haiti mobilized in the capital, Puerto Principe, demanding the fulfillment of an extension agenda of demands from the State and the president Jovenel Moïse. The mobilization was called by an platform known […]

Going Underground – International Gangsterism & Neoliberal Militarisation w/ 2016 US VP Candidate Ajamu Baraka

Going Underground – International Gangsterism & Neoliberal Militarisation w/ 2016 US VP Candidate Ajamu Baraka Going Underground with Afshin We talk about the history of International gangsterism and neoliberal militarisation alleged by the man who could have been Mike Pence, 2016 USA Vice Presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka. LIKE Going Underground Going Underground […]

How India’s Neoliberal Policies Killed 250,000, Birthed Modern Farmers’ Uprising

With each passing year, the agrarian crisis in India worsens. Several factors have contributed to the corrosion of India‘s agriculture system, but for the most part, India’s ever-expanding exposure to the free markets, along with the government’s imposition of neo-liberal policies to fill their coffers have had the most substantial impact. The strategy of selling off mineral-rich lands and forested areas […]

Going Underground – Mark Millar on Netflix, Hollywood & Mistrust in the Neoliberal Model

Going Underground – Mark Millar on Netflix, Hollywood & Mistrust in the Neoliberal Model Going Underground with Afshin We speak to the award-winning Mark Millar, creator of fictional British secret agent Kingsman who explains why he thinks everything from the state-mandated BBC to neoliberal Hollywood has been rocked by scandal after scandal. LIKE Going […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Neoliberal Face Of Black Freedom Struggle

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power, a book about Barack Obama’s presidency and the tenacity of white supremacy, has captured the attention of many of us. One crucial question is why now in this moment has his apolitical pessimism gained such wide acceptance? Coates and I come from a great tradition of the black freedom struggle. […]

Newsletter – From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

The work to transform society involves two parallel paths: resisting harmful systems and institutions and creating new systems and institutions to replace them. Our focus in this article is on positive work that people are doing to change current systems in ways that reduce the wealth divide, meet basic needs, ensure sustainability, create economic and racial justice and provide […]

Seeking happiness beyond neoliberal consumerism

By Graham Peebles Irrespective of nationality, religion, race or gender; whether stinking rich, desperately poor or somewhere in between, happiness is the one thing everyone is seeking – consciously or not. The architects of the socio-economic system in which we live have devised a system that promises to satisfy this yearning. But instead of building […]

ANTIFA: Self-Appointed Radical Revolutionaries or Neoliberal Thought Police?

Antifa. (Photo: Twitter) Diana Johnstone21st Century Wire “Fascists are divided into two categories, the fascists and the anti-fascists” ~ Ennio Flaiano In recent weeks, a totally disoriented left has been widely exhorted to unify around a masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist. Hooded and dressed in black, Antifa is essentially a variation of the […]

In Neoliberal Putsh, Brazil Auctions Off Indigenous Lands, Public Utilities To Foreign Interests

Indigenous and environmental activists scuffled with security guards after attempting to enter and interrupt an auction organized by the unelected President of Brazil, Michel Temer, last Thursday. Activists were particularly incensed that the auction was set to sell ancestral indigenous lands in the state of Minas Gerais to mining interests, as well as open up […]

EU Uber Alles? Neoliberal Echoes Of A Darker, Mid-Century Plan For Continental Unity

ATHENS, Greece & LIMASSOL, Cyprus – (Analysis) It was way back in the ancient 1990s, when protesting crippling economic austerity measures, the economic imperialism of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, and free trade deals such as NAFTA and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), was a mainstay of […]

The Neoliberal Record Of Kamala Harris, The Democrat’s Rising Star

Kamala Harris, a career prosecutor who served as California’s attorney general and is now a United States senator, is seen by liberals as the Democratic Party new “rising star”. Democrats are already touting the possibility of a 2020 presidential run, and any inkling of criticism, regardless of how genuine, faces a backlash from influential people […]

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