Category capitalist system

Play the Peace Doves Game

Rid the world of nuclear weapons! Play the Peace Doves Game The Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Brought to you by NobelPrize.org. Media for the people!  Learn more about Rise Up Times and how to sustain People Supported News. Follow RiseUpTimes on Twitter RiseUpTimes @touchpeace No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post. The contents of Rise […]

Polly Mann | Hunger Pangs in the Belly of the Beast

Enacting the pending legislation, the advocates say, “will push millions of already struggling people deeper into poverty, and without question, will make hunger far, far worse in this country…” By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 35, Number 6  December 2017 The financial publication Forbes reports this astounding fact: “The three wealthiest people in the United States—Bill […]

Chris Hedges | On Contact: Decline of the American empire with Alfred McCoy

How the Chinese empire will soon overtake the U.S. empire. History, background, and current status.

On the Power of Mass Propaganda with Chris Hedges and Professor Stuart Ewen

“The minute you start defining human identity away from the idea of engagement and citizenship, and more in terms of consumption, then everything becomes a product to be sold.”

Greg Palast | The Pig That Burst the Keystone Pipeline— and the Kochs

Why the PIG didn’t squeal and Yes, the Kochs, behind the Keystone Pipeline expansion.

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education

There is no economic reason why free education cannot flourish from schools through colleges and university.

Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood by Sonali Kolhatkar

To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.

The Consolidation of Media and Finance: Why the Media Are Lying to You

Here is the chart on media ownership: note the interlocking companies who own the five big media plus Google and Facebook— and why it matters. Media for the people!  Learn more about Rise Up Times and how to sustain People Supported News. Follow RiseUpTimes on Twitter RiseUpTimes @touchpeace No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post. […]

Chris Hedges | The End of Empire

This collective self-delusion saw the United States make the greatest strategic blunder in its history, one that sounded the death knell of the empire—the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

In our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means?

In making the machines smarter, we have sacrificed a little something of ourselves – we run the risk of being reduced to data and the decisions it drives.

‘Great Hunger’ by Kathy Kelly

We still could acquire a great hunger: a transforming hunger to share justice with our planetary neighbors.

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril

The Trump Presidency: Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe” 

Henry A. Giroux | Donald Trump’s passion for cruelty

U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.

No, Antifa, This is Not the 1930s and We Don’t Need to Punch a Nazi

Divided, we cannot effectively confront the ruling classes, and they know it.

The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa

Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.

Chris Hedges | Diseases of Despair

Turning people into objects to be used to achieve wealth, power or sexual gratification is the core practice espoused by popular culture, from reality television to casino capitalism. Trump personifies this practice.

Trump’s Voter Fraud Endgame by Richard L. Hasen

BCJ report found total of 30 cases of possible noncitizen voting—that’s 30, not 300, 3,000, 30,000, 300,000, or 3M

Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

A special concern with tritiated water is that, when ingested by pregnant women, it can pass through the placenta and affect the fetus.

How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies by Chris Hedges (Video)

“A system of legalized bribery.”

Trump’s Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Certainly, it is obvious that Trump is a racist, xenophobe and egregious sexist. But most of all, he is emblematic of a ruthless corporate, self-serving, greedy elite who will do anything to consolidate their class and financial power.