Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Under the Shield: U.S. Nuclear Missiles in Europe

U.S. missiles in Europe and worldwide: costs, nuclear weapons race, what the withdrawal from the INF Treaty means

Democracy Now! News about the Mexico/US Border: Activist Scott Warren, Water Volunteers, Honoring Remains

Eight of the 12 jurors found Scott Warren not guilty. The government will now retry Warren in November on new charges.

The World According to George Galloway, by Chris Hedges

Trump is failing the people he conned.

To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism

“The Terror of the Unforeseen”  A book by Henry A. Giroux

Socialists of Color to the Front, by Eli Day

…the walls that separate those who are hungry for an egalitarian world are thinner than they imagine.

U.S. Military Budget, Its Components, Challenges, and Growth, by Kimberly Amadeo

Why Military Spending Is More Than You Think It Is

Fear vs. Fear, by Chris Hedges

We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power.  We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power.

Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange

The papers leaked by Manning documented at least 200 civilian deaths at the hands of US and allied forces that had previously been hidden from the public, along with clear evidence of war crimes, including the existence of a secret “black unit” within the US military, tasked with carrying out illegal assassinations.

What Kind of Times Are These, by Adrienne Rich

“…our country moving closer to its own truth and dread…”

Commonalities of mass shooters and prevention recommendations

We’ve studied every mass shooting since 1966 and found similarities that can help prevent future attacks.

Image by Jared Rodriguez, Truthout

Hiroshima

Ban Nuclear Weapons Now!

FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley looks at the Mueller Report

An opportunity to hear about the Mueller inquiry from someone who has been on the inside.  You’ll hear a very different story than the one in the mainstream media. This is a don’t miss episode!

Military Service: Homeland Security or Empire Building? talk by Ann Wright, Peacestock 2019

Is what we are doing outside the United States really protecting us?

How America’s Wars End (Messily), by Danny Sjursen

Count on this: the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan will be unfulfilling and likely tragic.

Hennepin County Takes On Full Funding for SWLRT

The Minnesota legislature refused to fund Southwest Light Rail Transit. SWLRT is the most expensive public works project ever proposed in our state at a constantly escalating price of $2.2-plus-billion. While the state legislature did not approve SWLRT funding, every other light-rail project has been supported by Democrats and Republicans. By Susu Jeffrey  August 2, […]

The Spoils of Economic War: How the US, Saudis Profit From Sanctions on Venezuela and Iran

U.S. sanctions are not whimsical expressions of this president. They are tools used to retain hegemonic power in a multipolar world no longer willing to tolerate such an aspiration.

An American Tragedy: Empire at Home and Abroad, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

As a child myself, educated in public schools that peddled the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism, I never imagined a day when my government would separate refugee children from their parents…

The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States, by Whitney Webb

Netanyahu described CUFI as a “vital part of Israel’s national security.”

A Veterans’ Anti-War Movement Takes Root at Peacestock, by Danny Sjursen

Social media activism has got to be replaced with holding signs, and standing in the rain [in Minnesota in the snow and cold, and both have been done by these vets]; joining Facebook groups replaced by joining Veterans for Peace and About Face (both).

Water and Greenhouse Gas Pollution in the U.S. Military

Co-director Neta C. Crawford puts into perspective just how quickly military emissions add up: in January 2017, two B-2B bombers emitted about 1,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases in a single mission to bomb ISIS targets in Libya, says Mic article. MIC  June 26, 2019    MORE A new drinking water crisis hits US military […]