Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Media Applaud the New Cold Wars—but Could US Be More Aggressive, Please? by Gregory Shupak

“US media are fixin’ for a fight with China, Russia—or both.”

Henry Giroux: Fighting back against the age of manufactured ignorance: Resistance is still possible

“The underlying message of CRT is to dismantle forms of structural racism in order to create a more fair and just society.”
“Banning instruction on ‘critical race theory’ has become the new McCarthyism.”

The Future of the Left, with Noam Chomsky

People power, education, persuasion, organization, persistent, action, leads to change.

Biden’s Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry, by Glenn Greenwald

“The U.S. government is a lawless entity. It violates the law, including its own Constitution, whenever it wants. The requirement that no wars be fought absent congressional authority is not some ancillary bureaucratic annoyance…”

NY Times Op-Ed Denounces Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on 50th Anniversary of its Publishing the Pentagon, by Barbara Koeppel

In one piece, former New York Times foreign correspondent Elizabeth Becker says that, when the Pentagon Papers were exposed, “the nation was stunned. Responses ranged from horror to anger to disbelief.”

Chris Hedges Speaks on ‘American Sadism’

“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is social murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it. It is murder because profit, despite the hard statistics, the growing climate disruptions, and the scientific modeling, is deemed more important than human survival.”

News Flash, by Mr. Fish

Click to see Mr. Fish’s once again on-the-mark cartoon. The wonderful featured image about organizing is from Ricardo Levins Morales.
And who is Clark Kent when he’s at home?

Key Witness in US Case Against Assange Changes His Story, by Joe Lauria

“This is the end of the case against Julian Assange.” -Edward Snowden

What Is It Costing to Build Armageddon? by Bill Adamski and Jay Kvale 

“Demonstrating dramatic downsizing by way of example, both superpowers can jointly demand that the seven other nuclear states follow.”

Less-Lethal Weapons: Violence to Silence Justice, by Jasmine McBride       

“Tear gas was initially developed as a chemical weapon for military use. These chemical weapons are now banned in warfare…”

‘Julian Assange indictment is attack on press freedom,’ his father and brother tell St. Paul forum

“Reporting truth is not a crime..”

Analysis: ‘White America can keep kicking Derek Chauvin,’ but what does it mean for systemic change?

“Above all, convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”

“Above all, he said, “convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”

Henry Giroux: To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take On the Institution of Policing

“Police brutality is endemic to American history.” “Policing in the United States is a force of racist violence that is entangled at the core of the capitalist system.”

Julian Assange: Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the Fight for Economic and Racial Justice

John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, are on a nationwide tour to advocate for the release of the journalist, who has been detained in Britain since 2012, and for the Biden administration to drop the U.S. Government’s extradition efforts.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Protests Under Occupation, by Kim DeFranco

“Most of the people who were out there were sincere. They cared about their rights and the rights of others. They wanted to contribute to a better world for their families and others.”

Dismantling Myths on Israel-Palestine

Myth: This is a conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Noam Chomsky: Republicans Are Willing to Destroy Democracy to Retake Power

“The term “neoliberal proto-fascism” captures well both the features of the current party and the distinction from the fascism of the past. The commitment to the most brutal form of neoliberalism is apparent in the legislative record, crucially the subordination of the party to private capital, the inverse of classic fascism.”

Julian Assange: Separating Fact from Fiction

John Kiriakou will discuss his firsthand experience of being tried in the “Espionage Court” in the Eastern District of Virginia and what Assange will actually face if extradited. Plus Ray McGovern and Fidel Narvaez, And the Shiptons.

Celebrating Fifty Years of an Individual’s Courage in an Era of Apathy, by Danny Sjursen

“Still, there stands Daniel Ellsberg – and others like him; living and breathing correctives to any temptation towards apathy.”

Ask Officials to Sign the Parliamentary (Legislative) Pledge!

Has your elected official taken the pledge?