Category Civil Liberties
It takes time
To change the world
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Chris Hedges on NSA Leaks, Assange and Protecting a Free Internet
FREE ASSANGE, PRESS FREEDOM, MEDIA FREEDOM INTERNET,
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.”
― Howard Zinn
[Wolin] argued that America’s system of inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It finds its expression in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state.
“The Red Scare, Giroux warns, is alive and well in America.”
Giving people more information and self-determining power where the police are concerned.
“Following are images from my time at the George Floyd Memorial Site and the Prayer Tree on the afternoon of Friday, January 1, 2021. I experienced my time at both of these places as holy, grounding, and renewing.”
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.
[Trump] is pushing the country toward genuine fascism: wholesale disregard of the law, the rule of big military, the rule of big money, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley. He is crushing workers, marginalizing women, scapegoating Mexicans, and Muslims, and Jews, and Black, brown, and indigenous people.”
To me young people come first
They have the courage where we fail
“The governing elites, when truly threatened, turn the rule of law into farce. Dissent becomes treason. They use the state mechanisms of control – intelligence agencies, police, courts, black propaganda and a compliant press that acts as their echo chamber, along with the jails and prisons, not only to marginalize and isolate rebels, but to psychologically and physically destroy them.”
“Community control is not a reformist demand, because it calls for real transfers of power from the oligarchs and their politicians, to the people.”
“The fact that the server was seized without a warrant or judicial order and now sits idle while the Germans debate whether or not to let FBI have it simply emphasizes the conclusion that censorship and retaliation, not just investigation, are the driving forces.”