Category Current Issues

Henry Giroux | Democracy on life support: Donald Trump’s first anniversary

Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.

Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

… the problem really comes from Washington’s longtime strategy of coercing U.N. organizations into becoming propaganda arms for U.S. geopolitical strategies.

#WorldWithoutWalls: A Global Demand From Palestine to Mexico and Beyond

A coalition of Palestinian and Mexican advocacy groups launched the #WorldWithoutWalls Global Day of Action on Thursday, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Flowers and Zeese | From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

Mahatma Gandhi’s program of nonviolent resistance, satyagraha, had two components: obstructive resistance and constructive programs.

Some changes are taking place at Rise Up Times.

Media for Justice and Peace Dear Fellow Activists, Some changes are taking place at Rise Up Times. Because of the political and cultural climate we are currently immersed and engaged in the demands of information in important articles that need to be shared has grown in exponentially. Because of the time it takes to post articles on the blog, I will be reducing the number of […]

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.

In Conversation with Henry Giroux (Video)

critical issues within Education, Culture and Society as applied to culture, politics, and resistance today.

Chris Hedges | Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too […]

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.

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

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

World hunger increasing for first time since turn of the century

A United Nations study found that war and climate change were the driving forces of an increase in malnutrition worldwide in 2016.

Susu Jeffrey | An Exercise in Pretend Democracy: The Alberta Pipeline

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Minnesota Sierra Club director Margaret Levin estimated a time span of 1,000 to 2,000 years for the natural cleansing at tar sands site. Two thousand years ago was the time Jesus was said to be alive. A thousand years ahead is unimaginable.    By Susu Jeffrey  March 14, 2017…

Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’

Racism and Colonization with Meleiza Figueroa at the Democracy Convention (Video)

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
 Meleiza Figueroa discusses how Colonization is more accurate vernacular than racism, and how capitalism classifies people to exploit them at the 2017 Democracy Convention during the Basics of Solidarity & Racial Justice panel.  Published on Aug 9, 2017 Media Revolt Meleiza Figueroa is a Ph.D. candidate in geography at…

Chris Hedges | The Abuses of History

Every nation needs a set of myths to justify its own existence.

Trump: Behind your back and in your backyard 2

Here are just a few of the Trump administration issues that  have come into my email box in the last few days.  Click the titles to read more and/or take action. CALL YOUR SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO OPPOSE MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND TO NEGOTIATE PEACE. Call the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202 […]

Young Women from Mosul Describe Life Under Terror and ISIS

The actual testimonies of young women who wrote them in the English language: They are mothers, professionals, and students whose lives were severely disrupted.

Rise Up Times Weekly Summary September 24, 2017

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