Author Archives: Rise Up Times

EFF: Digital Security Tips for Protesters (on and off the streets)

Organizers: Consider alternatives to Facebook and Twitter

Violent Right-Wing Forces Have Been Activated. It Requires Strategic Action to Stop Them

“Finally, we must recognize that our struggle is global. What the United States government has done to its people by denying them what they need to live a life of dignity is what the United States has imposed upon people around the world…”

Democracy Now! Fascism Scholars Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Walden Bello, and Timothy Snyder discuss Trump, the Capitol assault, and fascist authoritarianism

“The American republic is hanging by a thread because the president of the United States has sought to use violence to stay in power and essentially to overthrow our constitutional system,” says Snyder.

Is Big Tech Too Powerful? Chris Hedges and Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter & Facebook Banning Trump

“It is incredible how much power we have given to a very small number of people who are essentially mediating pretty much every aspect of our lives.”

A Very Intentional First Day of the Year, by Michael Bayly

“Following are images from my time at the George Floyd Memorial Site and the Prayer Tree on the afternoon of Friday, January 1, 2021. I experienced my time at both of these places as holy, grounding, and renewing.”

Chris Hedges, On Contact: Cornel West on America’s Existential Crisis

ON THE RT SHOW THIS WEEK, CHRIS HEDGES TALKS TO MORAL PHILOSOPHER, DR. CORNEL WEST, ABOUT WHAT WE CAN LEARN ABOUT AMERICA’S EXISTENTIAL CRISIS AFTER WITNESSING ENRAGED SUPPORTERS OF DONALD TRUMP STORMING THE CAPITOL

LINE 3 and POLYMET vs COVID, by Susu Jeffrey

“There is a maxim that companies that treat the earth badly usually treat their workers the same way. There is another saying that all ‘politics’ is local, except that all ‘politics’ is economics.”

Midwest Dispatch: How Past Economic Policies Influenced Racism of Today, by Sara Lahm

“While hedonism was running rampant among young, white, urban professionals, George Floyd and his family and friends were caught up in another hallmark of the 1980s: the war on drugs.”

Peacestock: 99 Hours to Inauguration. . .Where Do We Go From Here?

With the new president and a new year, join us to organize and discuss strategies about “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Chris Hedges: The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange

“WikiLeaks and you personally are facing a battle that is both legal and political,” Weinglass told Assange. “As we learned in the Pentagon Papers case, the U.S. government doesn’t like the truth coming out….”

JUDGE BLOCKS ASSANGE EXTRADITION, PENDING US APPEAL

Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser on Monday rejected a U.S. extradition request on both indictments for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

Margaret Flowers: Assange’s Extradition Case is Our Struggle for Popular Power

“The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge.” John Pilger

Glenn Greenwald: Julian Assange’s Imprisonment Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom

“Censorship, like most repression, is reserved for those who dissent from majoritarian orthodoxies, not for those who express views comfortably within the mainstream.”

New Years Minneapolis Style

Editor’s Note: Everyday as I drive down Lake Street and other parts of the city I see the signs of reconstruction…I also see the still boarded-up windows with artwork. Some of it is taken down, but new artwork has appeared on the sides of buildings, some clearly painted to stay. Boards created by community artists […]

Increasing Pentagon Spending When People Are Going Hungry Is Madness, by John Nichols

“Upending the process by which ever increasing cash flows are directed into the military-industrial complex may not be popular with McConnell and the defense contractors he represents. But it most definitely is popular in a country where the overwhelming majority of Democratic voters and more than half of Republicans voters are ready to take money out of the Pentagon budget and move it into the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and the economic pain that extends from it.

Do Americans really care about war crimes? by Jared Keller

“So do war crimes matter to the average American? In the short term, it appears that war crimes and their related pardons are simply new battlegrounds in the ever-expansive culture war between left and right, liberals and conservatives, that seems to have enveloped modern politics rather than becoming matters of human dignity in their own right. And that’s a damn shame.”

Chris Hedges: The Great Delusion

“The message of the Biden administration to progressives and left-wing populists is very clear – ‘Drop dead.'”

Pete Seeger: This Land Your Land, This Land Is My Land

Pete Seeger singing This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year

Rise Up Times is admittedly and consciously eclectic with a focus on media analysis and antiwar, propeace activities but inclusive of many movements that coalesce and weave in and out of each other.

I Am Guilty of Violating the Espionage Act by Laura Poitras

“It is impossible to overstate the dangerous precedent Mr. Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act and possible extradition sets: Every national security journalist who reports on classified information now faces possible Espionage Act charges” nationally and internationally.