Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Matt Taibbi: Bailing Out the Bailout

“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”

Democracy Now! April 2 Coronavirus Global News Roundup

“A report in The New England Journal of Medicine published in late January warned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, and the finding has informed public policy worldwide for weeks.”

United States Still Largest Weapons Exporter in the World

“US as gun runners; that’s what we have come to. So sad. The military-industrial-congressional-complex.”

As Corporate Capitalists Beg For Socialism, Let’s Not Forget They Tried To Destroy It

“MAINSTREAM MEDIA is more afraid of socialism than it is of COVID-19. “How the mainstream media manufactures consent to the programs for the corporations instead of for the people of the United States.

Supreme Court Crushes Media Diversity in Ruling on Lawsuit Accusing Comcast of Racial Discrimination

“What this story is about is, it’s basically — it’s about a series of black entertainment moguls who started media networks or television shows.”

The Unaccountable Nation, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“The U.S. is a perfect candidate for an ICC war crimes investigation.”

Beyond the Economic Chaos of Coronavirus Is a Global War Economy,

“The level of global social polarization and inequality is unprecedented. In 2018, the richest one percent of humanity controlled more than half of the world’s wealth while the bottom 80 percent had to make do with just 4.5 percent of this wealth.”

Chris Hedges – Trump’s Israel/Palestine ‘Peace Plan’

“The plan essentially formalizes the Israeli apartheid state it is the natural denouement of the Zionists project.]

SAVE OUR VA: Veterans say NO to Privatization!

“The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has the best integrated healthcare system for veterans in America according to many studies.”

Understanding US-China Conflict, with Sarah Flounders

Sarah Flounders of the International Action Center discusses and compares China and the US, talks about COVID-19 in the two countries, and discusses US sanctions worldwide.

Who Wants a Revolution? No One Who Owns a Major Media Outlet

“The pundits appear willfully ignorant of their own role in shaping electability narratives. In the debates, electability was a favorite topic of the journalists doling out questions, and the message (evidence be damned) was clear: Sanders is unelectable. As we reported after studying every debate question prior to Super Tuesday (FAIR.org, 2/29/20), Sanders’ electability was questioned more than four times as often as Biden’s (21 to 5).”

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump’s “Trickle-Down” Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge

“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”

“Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“Klein argues it’s vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb the worst effects of the current crisis but also set society on a more just path.”

War, U.S. Imperialism, Women and the Environment

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.”

Defying Doomsday: The Ribbon Minnesota, by Karen Levad

The Ribbon Minnesota action, created one piece at a time, will culminate in marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on August 4, 2020 By Karen Levad Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter  Volume 38  Number 1  Winter 2020 Members at Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community in Minneapolis thought that […]

Sanctions Are an Act of War

“Sanctions can be more deadly than bullets.”

Speer Goes to Hollywood: A wake-up call about the danger of trivialising Nazi crimes

“The title of Vanessa Lapa’s documentary, Speer Goes to Hollywood, and its tagline, “The Unbelievable Second Career of the Good Nazi,” are enough to stop one in one’s tracks.”

Under the Guise of a Fact Check, NPR Provides a Propaganda Twofer, by Mike Madden

Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news.
We don’t have to tell you what dangerous times we face.

Chris Hedges: The One-Choice Election

“Playing politics in a system that is not democratic is about being complicit in the charade.”

The Ash Tree Conundrum: Kill or Treat and Wait for a Bio-predator

“The ash tree crash comes at a time when the movement to plant six trillion trees worldwide to exchange carbon for oxygen and stave off, or at least mitigate, global warming.”