Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen

Both Biden and Sanders have longer and more consistent histories than either Warren or Buttigieg. But while the former has spent his career defending corporate interests, the latter’s history is unabashedly progressive. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr) By Jeff Cohen  Truthdig  December 12, 2019 Less than two months out from the Iowa caucus, the Democratic primary […]

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump, by C.J.

“Much of what has been happening can be traced to the neoliberal assault on the general population launched a generation ago, leaving in its wake quite understandable anger, frustration and search for scapegoats — terrain that can readily be plowed by demagogues and con artists of the Trump variety.”

Why Did Respected Press Freedom Organization Exclude Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists?

“Because CPJ excluded Assange, the organization provoked outrage and distracted from the injustice these other journalists endure.”

The Great American Shakedown, by Chris Hedges

According to Hedges, the neoliberal or traditional Democrats have squandered their credibility. Which is, of course, why Bernie Sanders is so popular. Yet the mainstream corporate media continue to promote Biden (while ignoring Sanders), and Biden has some popularity even though he represents more than any other candidate, the “failed” Democrats Hedges speaks of who […]

CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: Beyond Marching—Plant a Tree, by Susu Jeffrey

“Consider that planting a tree helps the whole world.”

Notes from the desk of peace activist Polly Mann (b. Nov. 19, 1919)

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann  Southside Pride  December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”

Chris Hedges on his latest book, “America: The Farewell Tour”

Hedges: “I have children. I’m terrified.”

NATO Should Be Dissolved, by Medea Benjamin

“In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.”

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

The New ‘Black Codes’, by Chris Hedges

“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”

Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

This is the last year that the United States will participate in the United Nations COP meetings as Trump formally withdraws from the Paris Agreement. What are activists in the US to do?

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

Consolidation of power, continuation of oppression, people of color, police state, 2020 election, and more….

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism, by Ben Ehrenreich

Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet

NO TO NATO Trump Protest and the New World DisOrder Conference

On the 3rd and 4th of December the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will mark its 70th anniversary with a Heads of State Summit in London. With US President As Donald Trump, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan set to attend this gathering of the world’s largest nuclear-armed military alliance, the peace and antiwar movement mobilize.

When the Enemy You Kill Is Yourself, by Doug Olson

“The positive response [at Camp Ripley] is indicative of the war-weariness a majority of Americans, including a majority of Iraq and Afghan War veterans, feel.”

Women Against Military Madness organizes for Palestinian rights

“The women cited violence in Israel and aggression towards Palestinians as the targets of the protest.”

The Great-Power Competition: Can We Hear What Our Competitors Say? 

By WAMM Newsletter Staff  WAMM Newsletter Vol. 37  Num. 5  Fall 2019 The bombing of suspected ISIS continued even after the first announcement that the Islamic caliphate had been defeated with the 2017 obliteration of Mosul in Iraq, and Raqqa in Syria. War on the Middle East is not over even when it’s been announced that […]

Hong Kong: Are These Really Protests We Want to Support? by Mary Beaudoin

“U.S. out of Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific!”

Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion “Shattered” the Country

“The macro story here is that the United States shattered Iraqi society, and then Iran came in to pick up the pieces.”

How to Save the Planet and Ourselves, by Chris Hedges

Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet