At the ICE meeting yesterday we discussed the roots of Randi Weingarten's neo-liberalism. The UFT/AFT avoids using this term but just watch how as it filters into the conversations, Randi and crew will begin to attack neo-liberalism while acting it out behind the scenes.
Well, off to Bikram hot yoga for the 2nd day in a row. When I get back I will post the stuff on Eva Moskowitz continuing attempt to take over an entire middle school building in my old district - we used to have 6 middle school buildings. Eva pretty much has one of them already and within a few years she will have this other one by growing her school so far into the space of the public school they won't survive in that building. And with the cooperation of the de Blasio/Farina/Mulgrew team I predict they will eventually move MS 50 out of the building and leave it to Eva, who chose that building expressly to push it out.
How free-market disciples and union busters became the prophets of American liberalism. https://www.jacobinmag.com/
Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems http://www.theguardian.com/
Public school teachers, in particular, are underpaid and overworked, and lack adequate resources. In order to ensure their failure, schools have been defunded by right-wing legislators. They often lack heat and the most basic resources. They represent the mirror image of the culture of cruelty and dispossession produced by the violence of neoliberalism. http://www.truth-out.org/
The neoliberal programs of the past generation have concentrated wealth and power in far fewer hands while undermining functioning democracy, but ythey have aroused opposition as well, most prominently in Latin America but also in the centers of global power by Chomsky http://m.huffpost.com/us/
Global War on Terror strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the world. The invasion of Iraq made a substantial contribution to this process, much as intelligence agencies had predicted by Chomsky
The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House." Neoliberalism is the master's house and tool. http://www.truth-out.org/
Under neoliberalism, cops are used to gather revenue for municipalities that won't/can't tax the rich, which inevitably targets the poor and those with darker skin… http://www.counterpunch.org/
IMF Admits Neoliberalism Causes Inequality http://www.telesurtv.net/
Neoliberalism is increasing inequality and stunting economic growth, IMF says After forty years the international organisation warns that parts of the economic approach are not delivering http://www.independent.co.uk/
After Empowering the 1% and Impoverishing Millions, the IMF Admits Neoliberalism Is a Failure http://www.truth-out.org/news/
The success of the far-right’s pseudo-communal proposal is dialectically interrelated with the cannibalistic neoliberal project of Europe’s ruling elite.https://roarmag.org/
Since the 2008 financial crisis, private equity firms have increasingly taken over public services like emergency care and firefighting, often with dire effects.