Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and their cohorts — are laughing all the way to the bank.

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, Journalism on trial, Scahill, Hedges, Pilger and more: the charges, the defense, what you can do

Several articles are posted here. Click on the each title or video to read/see the full article. +++ On Contact: Chris Hedges interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks Assange charges and extradition: A political question and an attack on the foundation of democracy Chris Hedges discusses the US extradition request for Julian Assange with WikiLeaks […]

“I’m Explaining A Few Things”: A poem for June by Pablo Neruda

This was Spain: How many countries now where the U.S. bombs with endless war? The arms manufacturers’ dreams ($$$), the world’s nightmare.
“And you’ll ask: why doesn’t his poetry
speak of dreams and leaves
and the great volcanoes of his native land?
Come and see the blood in the streets. . .

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Chris Hedges: The Thought Police Are Coming

First Julian. Then us.

Divestment: Climate Change, Weapons, BDS Movement, and the Teachers

Articles about divestment from fossil fuel companies and from weapons manufacturers.

War Mongering, Iran, Yemen, Russia: Chris Hedges, Code Pink, Wm. J. Astore and more

Several articles are included in this post. To read the articles, click on the title or if available, the Read More link. The American Cult of Bombing Consortium News   Originally published under William Astore, The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War on Tom Dispatch  June 10, 2019 William J. Astore analyzes the fallacies behind the […]

Did the Left Betray Israel and Zionism? Robert Sheer Interviews Susie Linfield

RS: The governments that all attacked Israel [in the Six-Day War}…they all made peace with Israel. The only people that didn’t make peace were the Palestinians, and the Palestinians were actually occupied by these Arab governments.

Latin America, Update: Venezuela, Mexico, Fascism/US Foreign Policy, Nicaragua

Several articles are included. Access the full articles by clicking on the title. ‎Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)‎: Protest NPR and MPR coverage of Venezuela  (Facebook Link) Take Action!  From the Anti-War Committee ***Call in this Week to Protest NPR and MPR coverage of Venezuela (cosponsored by WAMM and the Anti-War Committee) Please contact Nancy Cassutt, Executive […]

Clubs, Cartels and Bilderberg, by Binoy Kampmark

“These are gatherings designed to keep the broader populace at arms-length, and more.”

‘Cultural Marxism’: The Mainstreaming of a Nazi Trope, by Paul Ari

What does cultural Marxism mean for the far right?

Chris Hedges Conversation with Matt Taibbi, Part 2 of the Deep Rot in American Journalism

Not only media manipulation but also Media addiction.

Elizabeth Warren’s Green Imperialism Isn’t the Answer

The plan rightly acknowledges that America’s armed forces use a downright obscene amount of energy. (According to Common Dreams, “The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is 70 percent of total U.S. emissions …

Chris Hedges Interviews Matt Taibbi: The Rot of American Journalism Runs Deep

Chris Hedges discusses the deep rot that infects American journalism with reporter Matt Taibbi. By CHRIS HEDGES  RT America  On Contact Truthdig  May 9, 2019 They explore 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 […]

UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast

Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article “UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’” by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe […]

18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World

Nothing published on WikiLeaks has ever been proven untrue. Compare that record to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News or any mainstream outlet.

Nakba: A Remembrance, A Call to Action

Post-apartheid documents show that Israel offered to help apartheid South Africa develop nuclear weapons.

The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate, by Chris Hedges

The media model … mutes and destroys investigations into corporate systems of oppression and genuine dissent.

Honoring All Those Scarred by War

“They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.”

How can allies protect communities threatened with violence? by George Lakey

Violence is a hatchet when a surgeon’s knife is needed.

Democracy Now! Assange: Ellsberg, Scahill, Assange Lawyer weigh in on “grave threat to press freedom”

Assange faces up to 170 additional years in prison under the new charges—10 years for each count of violating the Espionage Act.