Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Has America Gone Insane?

“You can’t talk about hope until you can see reality and reality is pretty bleak, but that’s the starting point.”

Reclaiming Armistice Day: A Day to Perpetuate Peace

Those of us who know war are compelled to work for peace.

Noam Chomsky: Trump and His Enablers Are ‘Criminally Insane’

In a new interview with Scientific American, the celebrated linguist and political theorist opines on a range of topics including classical liberalism, Trump’s presidency and his own vision of a better world. He also further clarifies why he considers the Republican Party to be “the most dangerous organization in human history.” By Jacob Sugarman  Truthdig  TD ORIGINALS  November […]

The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump

Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.

Freedom Rider: The Migrant Caravan and U.S. Policy, by Margaret Kimberley

A truly democratic United States would not destroy other countries and would do better by its own people. The migrant caravan and fear of it are proof of failure on both counts.

HER

Naomi Wadler, Emma Gonzales, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kiran Gandhi (Madame Gandhi), Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Manning, Janelle Monae, Gloria Steinem, Laverne Cox, Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner) Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Maria Hamilton (mother of Dontre Hamilton), Lucy McBath (mother of Jordan Davis), Lezley McSpadden (mother of Michael Brown), Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley (mother of Hadiya Pendleton), Geneva Reed-Veal (mother of Sandra Bland), Resistance Revival Chorus, Ginny Suss, Sandra Muller, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Andrea Constand, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Alicia Garza, Jazz Jennings, Kesha Rose Sebert (Kesha), Ani DiFranco, Sally Yates, Sandra Pezqueda, Janet Mock, Dylan Farrow, Edie Windsor, Alyssa Milano, Tarana Burke, Anita Hill, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Violent Political Rhetoric Can Feed Political Violence, by Ed Kilgore

… if political rhetoric in this country continues on its current trajectory, people are going to start getting killed, and then inevitably, the violence will escalate.

Welcome to the Jungle, by Pepe Escobar

The record reveals Bolsonaro as a racist, misogynist, homophobic, weaponizing thug, favoring a white, patriarchal, hierarchical, hetero-normative and “homogenous” Brazil. …A record 31 million votes were ruled absent or null and void. No less than 46 million Brazilians voted for the Workers’ Party’s candidate, Fernando Haddad.

5 Ways New Movement Leaders Are Effecting Change, by Michael Silberman

The Parkland students and others are reinventing models for people-powered activism that adapts to today’s rapid pace of change.

EVERYWHERE (in the U.S.A.)

“The fact that voter suppression is treated like a partisan controversy the media mostly shrugs about instead of an act considered on par with treason and something we as a country should actively putting people in jail for doing is pretty insane.”

US Government-Funded News Network Ran a Hit Piece on Soros That Called Him a “Multimillionaire Jew”

The taxpayer-subsidized video portrays Soros as a threat to Latin American democracy. Featuring ominous music and images of street violence, the 15-minute video begins with the narration: “George Soros has his eye on Latin America.

The ‘Weaponization’ of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences

Singer and Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war.

Nobody to Vote For, by David Swanson

Questions to ask your candidates. Where do they stand on issues of policy about militarism and war?

The Murderous Saudi Regime, by Ann Wright

Journalists I spoke with in Istanbul cited President Trump’s comments on the U.S. press as one of the causes of the impunity of authoritarian governments to jail critical journalists.

War Is Not Healthy for Children, by Michael Livingston

Our hearts scream out: why?! Why are these children separated from their parents? Why is our government abusing them in this way: tearing them away from their loved ones, incarcerating them in some awful environments, in many cases not letting them know if and when they can be in contact with their parents again?

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Trump’s Threats Against The Press Are Unconstitutional, By Steve Denning

[Trump] has: “engaged in conduct intended to retaliate against specific news organizations and journalists whose content and viewpoints displease him. Through his actions, Trump has intentionally conveyed to all writers and journalists that …they may be subject to retaliation by the federal government. That conduct violates the Constitution.” By Steve Denning  Senior Contributor  Leadership Strategy  Forbes  October […]

Chris Hedges: “The Rats Revolt” by Ralph Nader

It is only when the elites become afraid of us that there will be any hope of destroying corporate power. Politics, as Nader understands, is a game of fear.

WAMM Women at the WE18 Women Engineers Conference

On October 19, 2018 the CEO of Lockheed Corporation, Marillyn Hewson, spoke at the International Women Engineers Conference at the Convention Center in Minneapolis. Women Against Military Madness was there to protest her presence as the CEO of Lockheed Martin, the largest arms seller in the world. The CEOs of the largest-selling arms manufacturing companies are […]

Tar Sands Oil vs. Climate Change, by Susu Jeffrey

Putting Climate Change on Trial

Stop Endless Wars!

No New Wars and Interventions