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Chris Hedges: Sheldon Wolin on Inverted Totalitarianism, with Wendy Brown

[Wolin] argued that America’s system of inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It finds its expression in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state.

Code Pink: The Cost of War at Home, with United for Peace and Justice

What are the effects of the costs of war on the home front?

As the World Burns, Glasgow’s COP26 Called a Failure and Mia Mottley, Call for Action on Climate Crisis

Incredible speech calling for action on climate change: “Or are we so blinded and hardened…”

Hedges: The nature of neoliberalism and its consequences, with Wendy Brown

“In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West.” How we find ourselves in our present state of an antidemocratic state.

Democracy Now! Focus COP26 UN Climate Summit

“The richest countries are building a climate wall against the consequences of climate change rather than dealing with the causes and rather than providing the money that would enable people to stay,” says Nick Buxton, with the Transnational Institute and co-author of their new report, “Global Climate Wall: How the world’s wealthiest nations prioritise borders over climate action.”

Not So Much ICE, Boycott Pillsbury, Climate Crisis and Militarism, WAMM Newsletter

Boycott Pillsbury! WAMM Newsletter Volume 39 Number 5 Fall II 2021 Minnesota-based General Mills owns Pillsbury, which operates a factory illegally within an Israeli settlement on militarily-occupied Palestinian land. According to the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights, this places General Mills in violation of international law: UN Security Council Resolution 2334. A “boycott” is […]

Reining In the Pentagon, by Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung

“It’s estimated that, in the decades to come, more than 1,700 U.S. military installations worldwide may be impacted by sea-level rise. Future rounds of base closings, both domestic and global, should be planned now with the impact of climate change in mind.”

Attacks on Professors Are Attacks on Democracy, by Benjamin Carter Hett

The fascist movements of the 20th century were notoriously anti-intellectual and anti-professor.

Henry A. Giroux: Jim Crow Politics Have Descended on Education

“How can education be enlisted to fight what the cultural theorist Mark Fisher once called neoliberalism’s most brutal weapon, “the slow cancellation of the future?”

Reflections on War, Women Against Military Madness

We say, after 20 years of death, enormous destruction, and trillions of dollars, can’t we finally have peace?! 

The WAMM Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons

WHY ACT NOW? Support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and sign the Parliamentary (Legislative) Pledge

End the Silence! Lift the Deadly Sanctions!

Unilateral coercive sanctions violate basic human rights, sanctions undermine peaceful relations and the sovereign equality of nations, sanctions create potential criminal and civil liability for U.S. authorities, media has failed to inform the public about the consequences and global condemnation of U.S. sanctions.

Thom Hartmann: The News Is Too Vital To Be Left to the “Free Market” and Must Again be Owned and Run by Actual Journalists

“Infotainment “news” media won’t talk about many of the most vital issues of our day, and treats politics as if it were the NFL instead of the most vital tool for our democracy. We must reverse the past 40 years’ destruction of our news ecosystem.”

The Climate Crisis and U.S. Militarism, by Gary Butterfield

Gary Butterfield from the Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis and Militarism action group presents an overview of militarism and the climate crisis. To order bumper stickers contact Barry Riesch at bwrvfp27@gmail.com Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. Rise Up Times needs your help to bring you timely articles and information about […]

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Minneapolis Set to Vote on Dissolving Police Department, by Mike Ludwig

“If passed, Question 2 would not immediately remove police officers from the streets or the city’s payroll. Instead, proponents say, Question 2 would kickstart the process of expanding the city’s approach to public safety — such as dispatching unarmed social workers to help unhoused people and sending de-escalation experts to domestic disputes — rather than relying on the “armed-police only” approach.”

‘CIA Tried to Kill Assange;’ US: ‘He’s Only Moderately Depressed and Won’t Go to Isolation (Day Two)

“This is a case of credible evidence of U.S. plans to do serious harm to Assange, contemplating assassination, rendering, kidnapping and poisoning and it is worthy an investigation of these assurances that this same government asks us to believe.”

Trees vs Capitalism: ‘Nature Does Not Negotiate’, by Susu Jeffrey

“These decisions are being executed by ego rather than eco—logic. Here we are in the midst of a climate catastrophe with worldwide efforts to plant six billion trees to mitigate carbon toxicity poisoning earth’s atmosphere, and we are removing and moving trees like doll house furniture.”

Chris Hedges: Neofascist seizure of America’s state governments, with Paul Street

“In the “red” states such as Texas and Florida laws are being passed to suppress voting, outlaw abortion, forbid honest discussion of white systemic racism in public education, ban local governments and school districts from enforcing minimum wage ordinances, prohibit local vaccine and mask mandates, cut pandemic-related unemployment benefits, reject federal Medicaid dollars to help the poor receive health care, and persecute undocumented workers and their families.”

Chris Hedges, America’s Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy

“The alliance of Republican and Democratic oligarchs exposes the burlesque that characterized the old two-party system, where the ruling parties fought over what Sigmund Freud called the “narcissism of minor differences” but were united on all the major structural issues including massive defense spending, free trade deals, tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, the endless wars, government surveillance, the money-saturated election process, neoliberalism, austerity, deindustrialization, militarized police and the world’s largest prison system.”

Winona LaDuke on Militarism and the Climate Crisis

Winona LaDuke, at a Line 3 protest in northern Minnesota, says a peacetime military should be fixing the planet. https://progressivehub.net/ Progressive Hub  Subscribe to RiseUpTimes.org Support independent media.  Please donate today and share articles widely.