Category Corporations/Capitalism

Common Dreams: Corporate capitalism, worker rights, with Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, and more…

Chris Hedge s “Time to Rebel,” Bernie Sanders plan to get corporate money out of politics, corporate hegemony, worker rights and wages and more… Time to Rebel by Chris HedgesThe corporate forces that have seized control of our political and economic systems will, unchecked, drive us into extinction for profit. All we have left is […]

Extinction Rebellion: Worldwide, the First Day

“We only get one planet and so we’re here to try and defend it.”

Time to Rebel, by Chris Hedges

“It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth,” Extinction Rebellion writes.

Masters of the Universe: Thoughts on Civil Disobedience, Protest, and Revolution

…systemic change, a democratic renewal, naming it radical democracy—a form of democratic socialism—as an end to authoritarianism and American-style fascism and oppression…

Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites, by Chris Hedges

Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news. RiseUpTimes.org

Root Causes: Why Hondurans Flee or Resist, by Gala King

After witnessing the influx of migrants on the more recent ‘migrant caravans’ predominantly coming from Honduras, I felt called to go to Honduras—to be present to a land that though deeply rich in natural resources and culture was becoming increasingly dangerous and uninhabitable for its citizenry to the point where people felt compelled to risk […]

Why we say NO TO NATO

A video that explains why we say NO TO NATO in just a few minutes. Recommended. Local actions in solidarity encouraged.

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key

 Only about 25 percent of Republicans (36 percent of the more savvy millennials) recognize that humans are responsible for global warming. Shocking figures.

The Capitalists Are Afraid, by Chris Hedges

Personal ethics are irrelevant. Capitalists are about acquisition and exploitation.

Henry Giroux on His Latest Book — The Terror of the Unforeseen — and How Neoliberal Capitalism Sets the Stage for Fascism

Money drives politics. We all know that now. But the other side of this is that it’s not just an economic system, it’s also an ideological system. [Neoliberalism] operates off the assumption that the market can solve all problems — not simply in the economy, but in all of social life — so it becomes a template and a model for all social relations.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to HIS World

He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…

The Last Act of the Human Comedy, by Chris Hedges

Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.

Corporate Media get the stories wrong on the Amazon fires

Corporate media addressing modern day crises like the Amazon fires will never do them anything approaching justice.

Are Sanders and Warren Throwing a Lifeline to the Military-Industrial Complex?  by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies

Among the frontrunners in the Democratic Party presidential primary, Senators Warren and Sanders not only have the most progressive domestic agenda, but also the most anti-war, pro-diplomacy foreign policy agenda. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies   Direct to Rise Up Times from the authors.  August 26, 2019 The sharpest distinction between them is […]

Under the Shield: U.S. Nuclear Missiles in Europe

U.S. missiles in Europe and worldwide: costs, nuclear weapons race, what the withdrawal from the INF Treaty means

To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism

“The Terror of the Unforeseen”  A book by Henry A. Giroux

U.S. Military Budget, Its Components, Challenges, and Growth, by Kimberly Amadeo

Why Military Spending Is More Than You Think It Is

Fear vs. Fear, by Chris Hedges

We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power.  We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power.

What Kind of Times Are These, by Adrienne Rich

“…our country moving closer to its own truth and dread…”

Military Service: Homeland Security or Empire Building? talk by Ann Wright, Peacestock 2019

Is what we are doing outside the United States really protecting us?