Author Archives: Rise Up Times

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.

The new COVID “relief” bill includes:

“tax breaks if you own a race horse” (and how corrupt is the US government?)

Venezuelan elections a blow to US Imperialism

A video panel discussion about the recent Venezuelan election with Margaret Flowers, Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC, and Bahman Azad. Sponsored by the United National Action Coalition (UNAC).   DONATE AND SUBSCRIBE TO RISE UP TIMES Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. Rise Up Times needs your help to bring you timely […]

Chris Hedges: Decline of US Empire, Liberal Class Suicide and Fascism

Chris Hedges has for years argued that the Democratic Party sold its soul long ago and turned its back on the American people and that we Americans have been living through what he calls a “corporate coup d’etat in slow motion.”

Wrecking the Left: Chris Hedges with Diana Johstone

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Diana Johnstone about the betrayal of the Left with its historical role as the champion of social justice and peace now replaced with the boutique activism of identify politics, political correctness and what has become known as humanitarian intervention, the justification of US and NATO adventurism and wars on the specious belief it would liberate the women of Afghanistan or the peoples of Iraq.

Matt Taibbi: “Amazing” Hypocrisy: Democrats Make Wreck of Covid-19 Relief Negotiations

“There are no direct payments for regular working people, people living off tips,” the aide says. “But they made sure there’s a provision in there to help defense contractors who aren’t working right now. They get what they’re looking for.”

Those Who Don’t Fear the Lobby, by Craig Wood

“…Jews worried privately about blowback or even losing their jobs if they openly complained about Israeli injustice.”

Margaret Flowers: The Solutions are Obvious, but it will take a Revolution to win them

“This is our moment. This is the time to make demands that the government take action to address the people’s needs.,,,It is up to us to bring the crisis to members of Congress and demand immediate action.”

EFF Fireside Chat: Section 230 and Free Speech

What to do to protect free speech on the internet.

Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide of the Liberal Class

“…the liberals do what they always do, chatter endlessly about political and moral positions they refuse to make any sacrifices to achieve.”

Noam Chomsky: Our Stark, Cruel Dilemma

Address the reality of the world in which you are trying to make a change managed in the best way possible. e.g., National Highway Administration: No regulations on automobile emissions via Trump. Egregious approach of deniers when careful constructive solutions must be demanded by large actions to demand change.

STRATCOM: The Most Dangerous Organization in the World

The Peace Report: Fighting One Empire at a Time

The Middle East Will Soon Be Under Water: A Talk with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin

Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism.

Matt Taibbi: For What Are America’s Wealthy Thankful? A Worsening Culture War

“…both politicians and the bigger media organizations…keep playing up these tensions as click-generating theater, not caring about the consequences of wishing actual sectarian battle into existence.”

Chris Hedges: The Ruling Elite’s War on Truth

“Never mind that both ruling parties are silent about the massive interference in our elections by Israel, which uses its lobbying groups to lavishly fund political candidates in both parties and flies members of Congress and their families to Israel for junkets at seaside resorts. Israel’s intrusion in our political process, including when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress in 2015, without informing then President Barack Obama, to attack the president’s Iran nuclear deal, dwarfs that of any other country, including Russia.”

A View from the Ground: Why Drop the Charges Against ALL I94 Arrestees in Minneapolis Post-Election Demonstration?

To go forward with this charade of justice is absurd.

GOP Trail of Tears: Giving Thanks to Indigenous Voters

“If it were up to White folk, Trump would have walked away with Arizona, but Indigenous precincts in Navajo Nation lands reported a 60% to 90% vote for Biden-Harris.”

Polly Mann, tireless peace and justice activist and cofounder of Women Against Military Madness, celebrates her 101st (no that’s not a typo) birthday with WAMM.

Speak Truth to Power!

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet

“The Green New Deal is the only approach to climate stabilization also capable of reversing rising inequality and defeating global neoliberalism and ascendant neofascism.”