Author Archives: Rise Up Times

Henry Giroux: Threat of Authoritarianism Is No Longer on the Horizon: It’s Arrived in the GOP

“The real issue here is the political and ethical aversion on the part of neoliberals, centrists and conservatives to redistribute wealth and restructure power in order to address real problems caused by inequality.”

WAMM Newsletter, Winter 2021: Line 3, Polly Mann on Assange, Biden’s First 100 Days

WAMM joins the Water Protectors for Line 3, Biden’s first 100 days, a WAMM campaign on the many sides of military spending, Polly Mann; The Truth Will out despite caging and torture.

Henry Giroux: America Radiates Violence: Challenging the Politics of Isolated Incidents

Pandemic of violence: f we want a real debate about violence, it is crucial to understand it as part of a larger social order that enacts the abandonment of public goods, health care for all, basic social provisions, democratic values and democracy itself.

Chris Hedges: Bandaging the Corpse

“The bottom 50 percent of households in 2019 accounted for only 1 percent of the nation’s total wealth.  The top 10 percent accounted for 76 percent.  And this was before the pandemic accelerated income disparity.”

Remembering the Uighur Women We Ignored, updated March 25, 2021

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Australian Liberal and Labor senators have accused the Chinese Communist Party of unspeakable human rights abuses after first-hand accounts of systematic rape, sexual abuse and torture in Uighur detention camps in China were aired by the BBC.  —The Sydney Morning Herald By Susu Jeffrey  Original to Rise Up Times …

David Swanson: A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes

“The U.S. could have chosen hot war, but could also have chosen peace.”

Chris Hedges and Mr. Fish: Art – transcendent, transformative, revolutionary

Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
‘Nobody Left’: Pay Some Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
The renowned political cartoonist sets out to ask the burning question: Is nobody LEFT any more?“

FRSO Presents International Women’s Day

The current status of women in the U.S., patriarchy, wages, and also women making a difference.

Webinar: Leah Bolger on the U.S. Overseas Military Base Empire

Water and air pollution, the largest fossil fuel polluter in the world, worldwide domination, the real impact and cost of these bases explained.

This Is How the Biggest Arms Manufacturers Steer Millions to Influence US Policy

“Since Biden’s inauguration, the report states, the State Department has approved the sale of $85 million in missiles from Raytheon to Chile, and a $60 million deal between Lockheed Martin and Jordan to provide F-16 Fighting Falcons and services.”

The Unspeakable Horrors of Police Brutality

MLK: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Noam Chomsky: Progressives Must Revitalize the Labor Movement

” …progressive organizing focus on the working class and unions – human civilization depends on it.”

Henry Giroux: Those arguing that education should be neutral are really arguing for a version of education in which nobody is accountable

Giroux advocates that “education has to be at the centre of any discourse about democracy and that is where the left has failed. They failed because they believe that the most important structures of domination are entirely economic”.

Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder

“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is 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.”

Remembering the Uighur Women We Ignored, updated March 25, 2021

“The girl became completely different after that, she wouldn’t speak to anyone, she sat quietly staring as if in a trance,” Ziawudun said. “There were many people in those cells who lost their minds.”

Fascism in the USA: Jason Stanley on How Fascism Works, plus Trump Uprising, Keeping the Left off the Streets, and more…

“Fascism is a patriarchal cult of the leader, who promises national restoration in the face of supposed humiliation by a treacherous and power-hungry global elite, who have encouraged minorities to destabilize the social order as part of their plan to dominate the “true nation,” and fold them into a global world government.”

The Empire: Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Alfred McCoy, Sheldon Richman, Caitlin Johnstone

The decline and fall of the American Empire?

Behind the Doodle: Audre Lorde’s 87th Birthday and Angela Davis on Audre Lorde

“…and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid,

So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive.”

“A Litany for Survival,” Audre Lorde

Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die

“The cancel culture, a witch hunt by self-appointed moral arbiters of speech, has become the boutique activism of a liberal class that lacks the courage and the organizational skills to challenge the actual centers of power.”

Survival at 100 Seconds to Midnight and Biden Cutting the Military Budget

Perhaps most important of all, [Biden’s] bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords, signaling an understanding that a planetary crisis demands planetwide measures and that the largest carbon-emitting economies should be leading the way. “This isn’t [the] time for small measures,” Biden has said. “We need to be bold.”