Author Archives: Rise Up Times

[Video] “Anonymous” Hacktivists to Government: You Can’t Arrest Us All

In new video, the hacker collective vows to stand by those targeted by what it deems “corrupt governments.” by Rachael Stoeve  posted Nov 05, 2013  YES! Magazine Free All Political Prisoners! #Anonymous #freeanons from Syme onVimeo. The global hacker collective Anonymous has made a name for itself with daring hacks of government websites. Many of those hacks, and the group’s […]

Robert Shetterly: Americans Who Tell the Truth — Sue Coe

 Sue Coe Artist : b. 1951 “We despair for the fate of animals, the senseless cruelties inflicted upon them by our species, their and our own helplessness in the face of mass slaughter–all this is true. And if we could really see what we have done to the earth, we would go mad. Alongside that is yet […]

Ann Jones: They Didn’t Know What They Were Getting Into — The Cost of War American-Style

 America’s soldiers, when deployed, may no longer be “real people” even to their loved ones.  To girlfriends and wives, left alone at home with bills to pay and kids to raise, they evidently had to be mythic Warriors of historic importance saving the nation even at the sacrifice of their own lives.  Otherwise, what was […]

Moyers: How Dollarocracy is Destroying America

The money and power behind this week’s election results confirm what everyone knows: democracy is under siege. Corporations buy elections with virtually unlimited cash and big media conglomerates reap billions from political advertising. Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 by Moyers & Company This week on Moyers & Company, Bill talks to John Nichols and Robert McChesney about America’s transformation into […]

Michael McKee: Are We Depending Too Much on the Military’s Media Management?

“It’s Not Up to the Pentagon to Sell Policy to the American People.” By Michael McKee  Friday, 08 November 2013  11:16   Truthout | Opinion (Photo: D. Sharon Pruitt / Flickr) Truth, as a casualty of war, has been a primary target, worthy of a $15 billion budget. Yet although “the media war” for the hearts and minds of Americans […]

[Video] Change the Mascot: Pressure Grows for NFL Team to Drop Redskins Name and Logo As Thousands Protest

 democracynow Published on Nov 8, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – For decades, members of many American Indian communities have called on the Washington Redskins football team to change its name, which is based on a racial slur. Now the pressure has reached a new heights. On Thursday night, nearly a thousand Native Americans and their allies protested outside the […]

G. Ross Stephens: The Business of America is War . . . and War is Big Business

“We know more about killing than we know about living.”  — General Omar Bradley, 1948 Written by G. Ross Stephens   Saturday, 02 November 2013  RSN.com ‘Engine’ Charlie Wilson, former CEO of General Motors and member of President Eisenhower’s cabinet, said, “The business of America is business.” Fast forward to the present and he might say, ‘The business […]

William O. Beeman: Does Iran Have the Right to Enrich Uranium? The Answer Is Yes

Iran claims that it has the inalienable right to enrich uranium as guaranteed in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) to which it is a signatory.    By William O. Beeman  10/31/2013  HuffingtonPost.com Now that serious talks with Iran over its nuclear program are underway, one seemingly insurmountable issue is whether Iran has the right to […]

Playing for Change: Love is All

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Nathan Schneider — How the Occupy Movement Began: The Full Account

Excerpt from Thank You Anarchy, Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse by Nathan Schneider    By Nathan Schneider  November 1st, 2013  www.truth-out.org  PopularResistance.org   Powered by Translate    Nathan Schneider, the author of “Thank You Anarchy,” was covering the Occupy Movement from its origins.  In his first chapter, reposted below, he chronicles the various threads of uprising […]

Chris Hedges: Imploding the Myth of Israel

“Reality shatters the fiction of a peace process. Reality lays bare the fact that Israel routinely has used deadly force against unarmed civilians, including children, to steal half the land on the West Bank and crowd forcibly displaced Palestinians into squalid, militarized ghettos while turning their land and homes over to Jewish settlers.”   By Chris […]

John Cole Cartoon: The NSA Snake

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Juan Cole: America’s Secret 4th Branch of Government: The NSA kept even Obama in the Dark

Edward Snowden’s critics have alleged that he revealed classified US secrets to the enemies of the US. But it seems increasingly likely that he revealed them to . . . Barack Obama. By Juan Cole  10/28/2013  Informed Comment The revelation from the Snowden Papers that the National Security Agency had German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cell […]

Glenn Greenwald: As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media

With General Alexander calling for NSA reporting to be halted, US and UK credibility as guardians of press freedom is crushed    Glenn Greenwald  25 October 2013   theguardian.com NSA Director General Keith Alexander, earlier this month. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP The most under-discussed aspect of the NSA story has long been its international scope. That all changed this […]

Kevin Gosztola: US Medical Professionals Were Involved in the Design and Administration of Torture

By Kevin Gosztola Monday November 4, 2013  The Dissenter  Fire Dog Lake Following the September 11th attacks, physicians and other medical professionals, “particularly psychologists,” were involved in the “design and administration” of harsh treatment and torture.  This conduct was “in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws,” a new report from a task […]

Who Buys the Spies? The Hidden Corporate Cash Behind America’s Out-of-Control National Surveillance State

Democratic leaders are full-fledged players in the national surveillance state, right along with Republicans. By Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, Jie Chen  October 21, 2013  AlterNet.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com Alternet Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series from AlterNet’s New Economic Dialogue Project, edited by Lynn Parramore.  Long before President Obama kicked off his 2008 campaign, many Americans took […]

Nozomi Hayase: WikiLeaks’ “Mediastan”; The True Fifth Estate Bringing the First Amendment to the World

“Freedom of Speech is a truly liberational force in the world. It allows us to challenge, and if necessary, reject or dismantle official narratives and structures. It frees thoughts and feelings from the governance of state and corporate power.”    By Nozomi Hayase  Sunday, 03 November 2013  Truthout.org | Film Review     (Image: Journeyman Pictures) Mediastan is a documentary film […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter — Revolution Of The Mind Is Underway

NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013  PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday]  Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]

[Video] Democracy Now! Military Industrial Pundits: Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Who Urged Syrian War

Published on Oct 18, 2013  democracynow http://www.democracynow.org – New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors. A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative identifies 22 commentators with industry ties. While they appeared on television or were quoted as experts 111 […]

Minnesota anti-war activists ask judge to unseal FBI documents that led to 2010 searches

Anti-war activists fight government secrecy in push to unseal documents on FBI raids    (See also article below from Fight Back! News) Article by: AMY FORLITI , Associated Press  Updated: November 1, 2013 – 5:40 PM   StarTribune.com ST. PAUL, Minn. — An attorney for two anti-war activists whose Minneapolis homes were raided by the FBI three years […]