What is at stake: To all people of conscience an exhortation to act: "We will not be silent." Expert witnesses from the U.S. and Europe speak to what amounts to the "framing" of Julian Assange, how his case progressed as Trump filed the indictments, then to the hearings, and to how all of this will affect free speech if Assange is extradited and found guilty in a U.S. court for publishing the truth about American drones' "collateral damage" in the murder of civilians. Mike Pompeo characterized WikiLeaks (a publisher!) as an "enemy espionage organization" for the release of condemning CIA data. And the global rise of fascism begins with targeting and discrediting journalists. Freedom of the press and the right of people to know what their government is doing as well as the rights of journalists and their publishers of all viewpoints to publish the truth is threatened, but Biden foolishly pushes forward to extradite Assange instead of freeing him, although journalist and human rights organizations as well as heads of state worldwide have spoken up for Assange, press freedom, and the people's right to the truth.
The Most Censored Stories of the Year BY SONALI KOLHATKAR YES Magazine December 8, 2023 Each year, Project Censored publishes its annual survey of independent journalism, State of the Free Press, consisting of stories that corporate news media failed to cover or badly misrepresented. Project Censored, whose mission is to “expose and oppose news censorship More
“We clearly have deep concerns about Mr Assange's case,” said the congressman. "People should understand that the charges against him are part of an alarming Global Trend, a sharp increase in attacks against the freedom of the press that is happening in countries around the world including our own."
Nick Mottern on Merchants of Death, with David Swanson of World Beyond War on World Talk Radio
This week on Talk World Radio we are speaking with Nick Mottern, long-time stand-out peace activist, reporter, researcher, speaker, and prop-creator. Nick is co-coordinator of Ban Killer Drones and organizer of Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal, as well as a member of the national board of Veterans For Peace.
APARTHEID By Susu Jeffrey / Original to Rise Up Times / December 2, 2023 Apartheid is an Afrikaans word meaning apartness, literally apart-hood. It is pronounced apart-tate. Apart-tate rhymes with hate. Apartheid is a word from the European colonial period when the Dutch East India Company established a trading post in More
Lauren Boebert make the term "American fascism" easy to ridicule and dismiss, but Sharlet implores us to take these Christian fascists seriously as an existential threat
to what is left of our anemic democracy.
"Humanity's fate hangs in the balance," said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres at second day of global climate conference. 'Not Reduce. Not Abate': UN Chief Calls for Total Fossil Fuel Phaseout at COP28 Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres delivers an address at the opening ceremony of the World More
Under the deal, Enbridge will pay more than $61 million a year into the trust fund until Oct. 1, 2041. That's 20 years after the pipeline started operating. The company estimated decommissioning the new pipeline will cost $1.25 billion.
Matt Kennard and Claire Provost's book, "Silent Coup: How Corporations Overthrew Democracy," looks inside the international architecture of global corporate governance that exists to flout and crush any attempts by the former colonial world to enact development on their own terms.
It is an attempt by Israel to erase not only a people, but the idea of Palestine. It is a carbon copy of the massive campaigns of racialized slaughter by other settler colonial projects who believed that indiscriminate and wholesale violence could make the aspirations of an oppressed people, whose land they stole, go away. And like other perpetrators of genocide, Israel intends to keep it hidden.
Pay Attention To The Everyday Horrors By CAITLIN JOHNSTONE Substack.com September 9, 2023 Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley): Have you ever noticed how the criticisms that both mainstream US political factions make about their opposition tend to be cartoonish exaggerations and whole cloth More
Subscribe via email Enter your email address to follow Rise Up Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Oh, sacred world now wounded, we pledge to make you free, of hate, of war, and selfish cruelty, and here in our small corner we plant a tiny seed, and it will grow to beauty to shame the face of greed.
Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Throughout her life, Addams struggled not only for women’s rights, but also for labor and civil rights, free speech and world peace.