Author Archives: Rise Up Times

The Capitalists Are Afraid, by Chris Hedges

Personal ethics are irrelevant. Capitalists are about acquisition and exploitation.

Henry Giroux on His Latest Book — The Terror of the Unforeseen — and How Neoliberal Capitalism Sets the Stage for Fascism

Money drives politics. We all know that now. But the other side of this is that it’s not just an economic system, it’s also an ideological system. [Neoliberalism] operates off the assumption that the market can solve all problems — not simply in the economy, but in all of social life — so it becomes a template and a model for all social relations.

‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange

It’s a sham! Everyone knows it is a sham. Why is he not protected?

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Go Wrong? by Matt Taibbi

The most enormous issue posed by the modern media landscape is the industry’s incredible concentration, which allows a handful of private platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google – to dominate media distribution.

The Systems That Silence, The Intercept, by Ali Gharib

The U.S. borderlands have become laboratories for new systems of enforcement and control.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to HIS World

He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.

The Last Act of the Human Comedy, by Chris Hedges

Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.

You Tube Censorship: Pieta Mothers of Sorrow

Not up to Youtube’s community guidelines!

Corporate Media get the stories wrong on the Amazon fires

Corporate media addressing modern day crises like the Amazon fires will never do them anything approaching justice.

Waging Peace Counters the Indoctrination of Youth: Vigil Outside the Gates of Camp Ripley, by Doug Olson

Camp Ripley: Home to a $4 million drone-training facility

Dissent Is Being Criminalized Right Under Our Noses, by Michael Siegal

Under this definition, the Boston Tea Party itself was a terrorist act: “Property damage, with the intent to influence a government policy.”

The Curse of Moral Purity, by Chris Hedges

Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.

Julian Assange: the latest blackout by Mnar Muhawesh and Robert Sheer on effects on journalism

If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.

Climate change, the Amazon rainforest, Minnesota and global warming

“This wondrous planet, so full of mystery, is a paradise. All I want to do is give everything I have, my energy, my love, my labor — in gratitude for what we are given. ” —Christi Belcourt, Native American Artist, about her featured art at the recent Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit of Native American Women’s art, Hearts of Our People.

Are Sanders and Warren Throwing a Lifeline to the Military-Industrial Complex?  by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies

Among the frontrunners in the Democratic Party presidential primary, Senators Warren and Sanders not only have the most progressive domestic agenda, but also the most anti-war, pro-diplomacy foreign policy agenda. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies   Direct to Rise Up Times from the authors.  August 26, 2019 The sharpest distinction between them is […]

ACLU: Know Your Rights

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS from the ACLU BROWSE BY ISSUE: To access links for each topic, click here.   Stopped by Police Learn […]

A Dream Come True: Ed McCurdy’s 1950s Folk Song and the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact

“And the people in the streets below were dancing round and round…”

In Explanation of Our Times, by Langston Hughes

LIBERTY!
FREEDOM!
DEMOCRACY!
True anyhow no matter how many
Liars use those words.

Democracy Dies Without Alternative Media, Robert Sheer interview of Peter Richardson

It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.