Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Congress Is Missing in Action as Trump Escalates War in Syria Amid Russia Probe

A handful of progressive Democrats and one Republican in Congress are demanding a halt to the military escalation in Syria. They introduced legislation this week that would prohibit the Defense Department from putting more boots on the ground without congressional approval. By Mike Ludwig   Truthout | News Analysis  March 25, 2017 President Donald Trump speaking […]

Henry A. Giroux | The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America

The $54 billion that Trump seeks to remove from the budgets of 19 agencies designed to help the poor, students, public education, academic research and the arts would instead be used to increase the military budget and build a wall along the Mexican border.

Jon Else | Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy: Whose Streets? (Then and Now)

What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?

Adam Smith | NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

Presidents…do have a duty under the Constitution to get Congress’s approval before waging war.

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2-part video)

GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Taylor, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability. TheRealNews Published on March 21, 2017 To learn […]

Chris Hedges | The Feuding Kleptocrats

When we are not being amused by these debates among corporate lackeys we listen to retired generals, all making six-figure incomes from the weapons industry, selling the public on the imperative of endless war and endless arms purchases.

Dennis J. Bernstein | Coleen Rowley interview: Surveillance State Goes After Trump

Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State…ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein.

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

…but the idea that they drank the Kool-Aid and thought they were saving freedom is the part that I still don’t get.

Chris Hedges Delivers the Ultimate Trump Takedown (Video)

After Trump and Pussy Hats: the final stages of capitalism

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Press Conference On CIA Hacking “Dark matter”(3/23/2017) (Video)

Political analysis comes after first 10 minutes or so of technical information.

Chris Hedges: The Enemy Is Not Donald Trump or Steve Bannon—It Is Corporate Power (Video)

After a fierce indictment of what he calls the kleptocracy that rules the United States, Hedges urges organizing “with lightning speed” because this is our “last chance” to do so.

Robert Reich | The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

Trump is embarking on an orgy of cruelty for absolutely no reason. This is morally repugnant.

Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump

Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.

Henry A. Giroux | Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

Historical legacies of racist oppression and dangerous memories can be troublesome for the neo-fascist now governing American society.

John Laforge | US Citizens To Join Protests Of US Nuclear Weapons Deployed In Germany

The world wants nuclear disarmament

Learning From Civil Resistance Around The World

The power of nonviolent action is built on the strength and capacity of people, as proven by recent protest movements across the globe.

Robert Parry | The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

… logical thinking no longer applies to what’s going on in Washington.

Joseph Gerson | The Peace Movement and Resistance in Dark Times

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
What’s next? It’s too early to be definitive, but here are some thoughts: Listen to as many of today’s speakers as you can, and find ways that you can act in solidarity with immigrants, Muslims and people of color. It’s time to be marching in the streets, vigiling on…

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
We’ve got to use our wits, and by grace re-knit and find our way into some solidarity with one another. Facing the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced, with climate change and the threat of nuclear war, which I think is very real.    By Dahr Jamail  Truthout | Interview…

Flowers and Zeese | Visions For The Future

We’ve seen time and again that when people lead, the leaders follow.