Category capitalist system

Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint

US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet

Legalized Political Corruption Is So Much Bigger Than Trump: A Journey in 7 Charts

The separation of governmental powers into three branches has become a fiction nullified by a veritable corporate coup d’état.

The Age of Radical Evil, by Chris Hedges

Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?

Minnesota Waters Need You: Stop PolyMet

We celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota and across the country. We remember the past and protect the future.

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 […]

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

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.

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.

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

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…”

Hennepin County Takes On Full Funding for SWLRT

The Minnesota legislature refused to fund Southwest Light Rail Transit. SWLRT is the most expensive public works project ever proposed in our state at a constantly escalating price of $2.2-plus-billion. While the state legislature did not approve SWLRT funding, every other light-rail project has been supported by Democrats and Republicans. By Susu Jeffrey  August 2, […]

The Spoils of Economic War: How the US, Saudis Profit From Sanctions on Venezuela and Iran

U.S. sanctions are not whimsical expressions of this president. They are tools used to retain hegemonic power in a multipolar world no longer willing to tolerate such an aspiration.

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.

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.”