Author Archives: Rise Up Times

How to take on fascism without getting played, by George Lakey

The cause of rising fascism is the economic elite and its wish to take more and more of the country’s wealth for itself.

Is Trump a Fascist? On Deconstructed, The Intercept

Donald J. Trump: Nobody disobeys my orders.

The world’s happiest people already have a Green New Deal, and they love it, by George Lakey

The Nordics [are] in the top tier of nations for equality because they adopted a radically different economic model…

Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

Looking at the list of AI funders: all one has to do to see they are part of the system of psychological warfare that promotes U.S. imperialism.

Redacting Democracy: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You, by Karen J. Greenberg

Now You See It, Now You Don’t. Democracy itself can,…be redacted if the culture of blacking-out key information becomes Washington’s accepted paradigm.

The Espionage Axe: Donald Trump and the War Against a Free Press

Throughout its history, the Espionage Act has been used as a weapon to attack free speech and dissent.

The Warmakers Assault on Free Press:  Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and US War Crimes, a panel with Coleen Rowley, Mel Reeves, Sue Ann Martinson

The “warmakers,” the ruling elite who wish to control the world, including of course the USA, found the short video “Collateral Damage” taking its place in global politics.

New U.S. Nuclear Bombs Heading for Europe: What Can Stop Them?

It’s worth remarking that fires from even a very “limited” use of a small number of modern nuclear weapons would create so much soot and ash that the consequent collapse of agriculture could cause the famine death of two billion people. By Nukewatch staff  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Vol. 37 No. 2  Spring 2019 […]

Pick the forbidden fruit…Keep Space for Peace Visits Russia

It’s a weaving together rather than domination of one over the other. A lesson for all.

New Nuclear-Capable Bombers Coming Soon to a Location Near You

The new planes under development are capable of carrying an H bomb three times the size of the bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima during WWII

How to Dismantle the Absurd Profitability of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons are more than just a terrifying threat to every living thing on earth. They’re also a terrific way to make money.

Chris Hedges: Police State, Fracking, Tyranny, Russiagate

The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration of the rule of law. TD ORIGINALSCHRIS HEDGES April/May 2019 Creeping Toward Tyranny by CHRIS HEDGES MAY 06, 2019 The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration […]

Chris Hedges: The Rot of American Journalism Runs Deep

…the ways in which Fox News has reshaped the industry in its own image, and how networks like MSNBC have come to tell viewers exactly what they want to hear.

Suicide Watch on Planet Earth: As the Flames Began to Rise, the Arsonists Appeared

Collusion — hell, yeah! Putting the Planet on a Suicide Watch

Eyewitness Venezuela: Chavism vs. Coup Attempts, by Sarah Martin

Bush, Obama, and Trump all imposed sanctions on Venezuela. Today the sanctions are considered worse than on Cuba or Iran with the noose tightening every day.

SAVE OUR VA! Veterans say NO to Privatization

SAVE OUR VA!  Veterans say NO to Privatization Call or Write Your Congressional Senators and Representatives NOW Proposed new regulations for veterans’ healthcare on Capitol Hill could lead to a total dismantling and privatization of the VA healthcare system that our veterans want and need! ____________________   We need you to write or pick up the […]

Ft. Snelling BDOTE? Odious Retaliation

Using “history,” military or otherwise, to “unify” a people, isn’t “history,” it’s propaganda, in the fascist tradition.

It Is Time To Kill The Espionage Act, by Thor Benson

We’re still seeing the Espionage Act used to kill free speech on a regular basis today, just over a century since its passage into law.

The World’s Largest Oil Reserves By Country

“Surprise surprise,” Venezuela tops the list. Saudi Arabia is second.

Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, by Frida Berrigan

My mother feels very useful in jail — generous, empathetic and calm in a place that encourages none of those qualities.