Author Archives: Rise Up Times

The Impeachment’s Moral Hypocrisy, by Chris Hedges

“The Democrats through impeachment have no intention of restoring constitutional rights that would curb the power of the deep state and protect democracy. The deep state funds them. It sustains them in office.”

We Must Overcome Our Atomization to Beat Back Neoliberal Fascism, by Henry A. Giroux

“These movements of resistance represent a reaction to the multiple abuses produced by a mix of political authoritarianism and neoliberalism marked by cruel predatory policies, a disdain for human rights, and fascist claims to ultra-nationalism and social cleansing.”

How Can the Senate Impeachment Trial Be Fair? By Lee Fang

Reporter Lee Fang tracks down members of the Senate a day after their House colleagues voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

How Journalists Demonize Venezuela’s Government, in Their Own Words, by Alan MacLeod

“One Caracas-based correspondent now working for The New York Times told me on the record that he employs “sexy tricks” to “hook” readers on dubious articles demonizing the socialist government of Venezuela.”

No War for the Holidays! Take time this holiday season to speak out for peace.

Stop Endless U.S. Wars
Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen & Everywhere
Say NO to U.S. War on Iran & North Korea
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela and Bolivia

Chris Hedges: Hope Lies in the Streets

“The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”

“Impeach the Prez”

“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”

The Generals’ Long Con on Afghanistan, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”

Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen

Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump, by C.J.

“Much of what has been happening can be traced to the neoliberal assault on the general population launched a generation ago, leaving in its wake quite understandable anger, frustration and search for scapegoats — terrain that can readily be plowed by demagogues and con artists of the Trump variety.”

Why Did Respected Press Freedom Organization Exclude Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists?

“Because CPJ excluded Assange, the organization provoked outrage and distracted from the injustice these other journalists endure.”

The Great American Shakedown, by Chris Hedges

According to Hedges, the neoliberal or traditional Democrats have squandered their credibility. Which is, of course, why Bernie Sanders is so popular. Yet the mainstream corporate media continue to promote Biden (while ignoring Sanders), and Biden has some popularity even though he represents more than any other candidate, the “failed” Democrats Hedges speaks of who […]

CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: Beyond Marching—Plant a Tree, by Susu Jeffrey

“Consider that planting a tree helps the whole world.”

Notes from the desk of peace activist Polly Mann (b. Nov. 19, 1919)

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann  Southside Pride  December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”

Chris Hedges on his latest book, “America: The Farewell Tour”

Hedges: “I have children. I’m terrified.”

NATO Should Be Dissolved, by Medea Benjamin

“In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.”

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

The New ‘Black Codes’, by Chris Hedges

“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”

Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

This is the last year that the United States will participate in the United Nations COP meetings as Trump formally withdraws from the Paris Agreement. What are activists in the US to do?

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

Consolidation of power, continuation of oppression, people of color, police state, 2020 election, and more….