Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Defender Europe 20: US to practice invasion of Europe, by Kate Hudson

“Defender Europe 20, NATO’s biggest wargames for over 25 years, is getting under way this month. 20,000 US troops are participating in the US’s largest deployment to Europe in over quarter of a century.”

Flowers and Zeese: Mistrial Is Another Blow to US Coup in Venezuela; Our Work Continues

Venezuela Continues to Resist US Regime Change as a mistrial is declared for Venezuelan Embassy protectors. However, Trump prosecutors are considering a second attempt at prosecution.

To Stop the Next War Before It Starts, We Need to Confront Militarism Itself, by Michael Galant

“The imminent threat of war with Iran seems to have passed. We’re still not out of the woods — not by a long shot.”

Ralph Nader: “Democratic Socialism” – Bring it on Corporate Socialists!

What is democratic socialism, anyway? Ralph Nader explains.

DN!: “Our Very Existence Is the Resistance”: An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar

REP. ILHAN OMAR: I think, to the point that Rashida was talking about, about us not being divided, but disconnected, is truly how I think about the thing that is wrong with the formation of our foreign policy, is that when we engage in the creation of our foreign policy, we are truly disconnected from the foreign nations that it will impact and the humans who are going to be impacted by our foreign policy.

Independent Media with Laura Flanders and other current issues

“There is something deeply wrong with having our news brought to us by the same corporations that bring us our killing.”

Chris Hedges: What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us

“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”

Out of Iraq! No War on Iran! and Sami Rasouli on Iraq Caught in the Crossfire

“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”

March on the Pentagon Rages Against the War Machine, by Emma Fiala

In our short existence, it has been a priority of March on the Pentagon to effectively communicate that we are also against the bipartisan war machine and all of the war, all of the imperialism, and all of the ways each and every one of us is affected.  WAMM board members Carol Walker, Sarah Martin, […]

America: Land of Make-Believe, by Chris Hedges

“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia.”

The Women Fighting to Protect Yemen

“A missile blew out the house while my parents were inside and I was out. i ran to the house and saw my parents burn in front of my eyes. .. It’s hard to see your parents burn to death in front of you.”

PBS NewsHour Coverage of Suleimani Assassination, by Mike Madden

On January 25, 2020 Mike Madden gave the following speech at a protest of Trump’s actions in the assassination of Suleimani, inciting a possible war with Iran. American bias in US media coverage* has been obvious for a long time: America has interests, Iran has ambitions. America has allies, Iran has proxies. America has a […]

Peace on Earth. And in Colombia? by Meredith Aby Keirstead

The following is the writer’s interview with James Jordan about the situation on the ground in Colombia.  Jordan leads human rights delegations to Colombia regularly and organizes the Alliance for Global Justice’s labor solidarity campaigns.   This is an intro updating info and preceding Meredith’s intro and interview. As Latin American countries struggle to maintain their […]

The Disaster of Utopian Engineering, by Chris Hedges

“Neoliberalism turns capitalism into a religious idol.”

Schools of Mass Destruction

Given that the Doomsday Clock has moved to 100 seconds to midnight…

The Wounds of War, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan with Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly speaks on The Wounds of War, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan with Kathy Kelly Kathy Kelly will also be speaking at the East Side Freedom Library on Friday, January 21: Tim Arango, The New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad from 2010 to 2017 noted that many people he had spoken with in Iraq said […]

Chris Hedges: Democrats Have No Moral Authority on Impeachment

“Democrats are…living in an alternative reality.”

How Democracies Die, by Chris Hedges

“The U.S. Republican Party, replicating the fascist parties of the 1930s, is a personality cult. Those who do not bow obsequiously before the leader and carry out the leader’s demands are banished.”

The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy, by Henry Giroux

“Trump’s impeachment battle is part of the wider historical and global struggle taking place over democracy.”

MLK, Qassem Soleimani and the folly of American exceptionalism, by Jack Nelson Pallmeyer

“MLK’s push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.”