Kathleen Kesson on Curricula and Culture War

Kathleen Kesson – ISE board member, professor emerita at LIU-Brooklyn and former director of the John Dewey Project on Progressive Education at the University of Vermont – has a new article on the impact of Trump’s targeting of critical education and insistence on a “patriotic” curriculum up at the VTDigger: “It is no accident that …

By ISE | October 12th, 2020 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

When We Lose the Ability to Be Shocked, Fascism Has Already Arrived

A pattern of deterioration of the state is now visible from the USA and Brazil to India and Turkey despite the gulf that separates them in terms of political traditions, institutional practices, and constitutional protections of human rights. In each case, the public sphere is continually shrinking under the pressure of a mass movement that shows three incredibly dangerous symptoms: racism, religious fundamentalism, and a populist leader whose popularity among his volkisch base often increases the more anti-democratically he behaves.

By Saladdin Ahmed | May 2nd, 2020 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Prefigurative Politics in the Pro-Democracy Movement

Amoshaun Toft As we were unwillingly ushering in a new presidential administration on January 20th of this year, thousands of people gathered in Washington DC to voice their opposition to the corruption, racism and corporate influence that play such a role in our national government. They held banners, chanted slogans and through the tear gas …

By Amoshaun Toft | October 1st, 2001 | Amoshaun Toft, Article Archive, Author, Harbinger, a social ecology journal (2001-2002) | 1 Comments |