Trump's call for more mental asylums in the wake of recent mass shootings is inextricably intertwined with the devaluation of disabled and psychiatrized people, and the fear-based, law-and-order politics that's been on the rise. In fact, the US already operates large-scale custodial mental institutions in the form of privately managed jails and prisons.
The scandal of Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook data has generated a popular drive for users to delete the platform entirely, but the problem is much larger than one platform. We must understand that many of us, as internet users, are living a significant part of our lives in an exposed territory that is available for political manipulation.
The country needs a functioning political party apparatus that grows from the grassroots, says renowned political critic Noam Chomsky. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on foreign policy, dissent in the internet age, who's really messing with American elections and more.