Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Media ‘Extremes’ on Healthcare: Universal Coverage or Taking Healthcare From Millions

“Americans distrust any ambitious change in the realm of medical care,” says the Chicago Tribune‘s Steve Chapman (9/15/17)–ignoring the polls that show majority support for single-payer. MICHAEL CORCORAN  FAIR  September 20, 2017 For many years, corporate media have largely ignored a single-payer system as a possible solution to the United States healthcare crises (FAIR.org, 3/6/09). This silent […]

On Contact with Chris Hedges | Creative Forgetfulness with Eric Foner (Video)

American history by a people’s historian.

John Pilger: US IS THE PROBLEM (Video)

The problem for the rest of the world actually, now, is the containment of the United States.

No, Antifa, This is Not the 1930s and We Don’t Need to Punch a Nazi

Divided, we cannot effectively confront the ruling classes, and they know it.

Chuck Turchick | Comments on the Upcoming Vietnam War Series on PBS

Our actions may have been closer to the acts of Nazi Germany than we would like to admit. Both governments perpetrated imperialist, racist, and genocidal policies.    Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 17th at 7 pm on TPT (Channel 2, Minnesota), PBS will be showing the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Already a […]

Why Arendt Matters: Revisiting “The Origins of Totalitarianism”

Totalitarian movements, Arendt writes, go beyond propaganda and embrace violence.

Adam Garrie | The Myanmar Conflict – Explained

Into this cauldron of violence with historical antecedents that are often dangerously brushed over, observers on all ideological sides are growing increasingly angry, distraught and confused.

The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview with Henry Giroux

Trump not only refuses to use the term “democracy” in his speeches, he is also doing everything he can to establish the foundations for an overt authoritarian society.

Former Writers for The Village Voice on the Decline of Print Journalism with Chris Hedges (Video)

The role of independent media in journalism.

Ezekiel E. Rhymes | A Perspective on Antifa

What we do know for sure, is the majority of violence initiated at Fascist rallies, has been due to Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists.

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Janet Contursi | Liberals and Ultra-leftists: A Marriage Made in Hell

The corrupt U.S. political system requires a support base grounded in fear, which is why political leaders and the media keep us on the verge of hysteria through the fear of nuclear war and other existential threats.

Trump: Behind your back and in your backyard

Here are just a few of the Trump administration actions that have come into my email box in the last few days.  Click the titles to read more and take action. The Wilderness Society: The Trump Administration is Stealing YOUR Land The Nation: The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools CMD: Ambitious Effort […]

The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa

Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.

Global Research | The Truth About North Korea

Russia and China urge diplomacy to resolve a deepening crisis. They want tensions defused.

Noam Chomsky: Antifa Is a ‘Major Gift’ to the Right

Antifa, shorthand for anti-fascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of militant, decentralised, grassroots groups which are opposed to the far-right.

George Lakey | A Manual for a New Era of Direct Action

Contains valuable information and links to information about organizing in these Trumpian times.

Chris Hedges | Diseases of Despair

Turning people into objects to be used to achieve wealth, power or sexual gratification is the core practice espoused by popular culture, from reality television to casino capitalism. Trump personifies this practice.

Chris Hedges Responds to Criticism of ‘Antifa’ Column

…when they [antifa] carry out these tactics, they actually squander their moral authority

Robert Parry | Russia-gate’s Totalitarian Style

…the point is that we don’t know the truth and neither does The New York Times

On Violent and Nonviolent Activism, the Media, Philando, and the G20 (and Charlottesville!)

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Editor’s Note, September 2, 2017: Some of this article may apply to Charlottesville and to the future of dissent and protests, especially in the U.S. Do we play into the hands of those who are moving us toward a totalitarian state by succumbing to the temptation to use violence…