Author Archives: Rise Up Times

WATCH THE REPLAY: WikiLeaks Editor Kristinn Hrafnsson, Michael Isikoff, Pepe Escobar, As’ad AbuKhalil on CN Live!

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson, journalists Michael Isikoff and Pepe Escobar, political scientist As’ad AbuKhalil and author George Szamuely on Episode 2 of CNLive!  Hrafnsson joined CNLive! to speak on the latest about imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, including CNN’s recent hit piece; Isikoff discussed his Yahoo! Newsseries on Seth Rich; Escobar gave keen insights into the major scandal engulfing Brazil as well […]

There Is No Such Thing as a Green War, by Eleanor Goldfield

Many climate justice and direct action communities have long made these connections, literally flying the flag of anti-capitalism in solidarity with struggles around the world.

Mike Pence Warns Against Participating in NoWar2019: Pathways to Peace

World BEYOND War’s fourth annual global conference on the abolition of war will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, in Limerick, Ireland, and include a rally on the 6th at Shannon Airport, where U.S. military forces routinely pass through in violation of Irish neutrality and of laws against war.

Activists Walk “Cease and Desist” Order into Nuclear Weapons Base

“We call for the nuclear bombs to be returned to the US immediately. The Germans want these nuclear weapons out of Germany, and so do we.”

Worshipping the Electronic Image, by Chris Hedges

More ominous than the president’s impoverished vocabulary is that he cannot string together sentences that make sense.

The Riptide of American Militarism: Lessons from the Natural World on Washington’s Unnatural Wars, by Wm. Astor

“The best defense against militarism is peace; the next best thing is the vigorous practice of democracy,” (The Pentagon as a Parasitic Cowbird)

As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

“We cannot be radical enough in dealing with the issues that face us at the moment. The question is: what is practically possible? How can we take the electorate with us in dealing with these things?” in testimony to British lawmakers this week, famed scientist and environmental advocate Sir David Attenborough said,

Generals, Ambassadors, National Security Experts, Church Leaders and Women Nobel Peace Laureates Say “No War On Iran!” by Ann Wright

“A military confrontation would not only endanger those struggling for freedom and democracy but also further damage the Iranian economy, which is already reeling under American sanctions…”

DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored ‘Socialism’ conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists

Socialist US gov-funded regime-change activists?

War, Memory and Gettysburg, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges illustrates the horrors of war through the eyes of his ancestors who fought at Gettysburg. Lest we forget what war is really like for the soldiers and civilians, it once ravaged our country and took our young men in a senseless war that should never have been fought, not because the cause was […]

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is History Repeated as Farce

for the world, it’s dead serious, from the destruction of the environment and the growing threats of terminal nuclear war to a long list of other crimes and horrors.

Reading Reuters Between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast

While not consulting anyone associated with the elected government of Venezuela, Reuters gives full voice to an anonymous “US administration” official as is the practice of the corporate media.

Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange and more

Why should the United States have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world? I mean, it’s an outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. We never even notice it. At least there’s no comment on it. On April 12, 2019, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church […]

Minnesota Antiwar Activists: Polly Mann, Minnesota 8, and Catonsville 9

Like many of you, I suspect, I live a divided life—as described by the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci—with the pessimism of the intellect and the optimism of the will.  —Polly Mann The VIetnam War Era Oral History Project is a project of the Minnesota Historical Society that has documented the experiences of Minnesotans during the […]

Building the Democratic Economy from Preston UK to Cleveland OH, The Laura Flanders Show

Alternative economy with community health and wealth building

The Ethics Of Regime Change, by Helena Cobban

Regime change toolbox (a list): deployed in different combinations in recent years against targeted governments such as those of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, or Gaza (along with Syria and Venezuela).

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See:  Will It Put a Crimp in the War on Terror? By Allegra Harpootlian

What if there’s an antiwar movement growing right under our noses and we just haven’t noticed?

Abolish Migrant Child Jails Now, by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan

“They were sick. They were coughing. They had runny noses. They were filthy dirty. They immediately started to describe the level of hunger that they were experiencing.”

Ralph Nader: Who Will Go After Trump’s Corporate Socialism?

The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production—heavy industries, railroads, banks, and the like. Nobody in national politics today is suggesting such a takeover. As one quipster put it, “How can Washington take ownership of the banks when the banks own Washington?” Consumer rights advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph […]

Chris Hedges on Deflating the Ruling Elite through Civil Disobedience

Among other topics, Ayana and Chris discuss wealth inequality, deindustrialization and the rise of the gig economy, the birth of fascism and Christian fundamentalism, and the fusion of corporate and government power under the reigning umbrella of the security state. Photo: Chris Gold For the Wild World interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges who guides […]