Category Education

Stopping the School to Military Pipeline, by Carol Masters

“War is not a game,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home

“I feel a mixture of excitement and trepidation,” he said. “It feels so strange right now to be walking outside without handcuffs and shackles.”

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.

Commonalities of mass shooters and prevention recommendations

We’ve studied every mass shooting since 1966 and found similarities that can help prevent future attacks.

Mainstream Politicians Switch Sides Under Trump, by Henry Giroux

Is any policy worth the death of 500,000 children?

Disarming the Weapons of Mass Distraction by Madeleine Bunting

Distraction has become a commercial and political strategy, and it amounts to a form of emotional violence that cripples people…

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.

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.

In Conversation with Henry Giroux (Video)

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

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.

Noam Chomsky | Can We Save Our Democracy and History! (Video)

Chomsky on the media, labor movement, education, immigrants, racism, and current politics.

Trump and the Politics of Nihilism by Henry A. Giroux

This is how democracy ends, with a bang and a whimper.

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.

Henry Giroux on a Politics of Cruelty Without Euphemisms (Audio)

Trump and the new American authoritarianism; our nation’s growing culture of cruelty; America at war with itself; the “post-truth” world; attacks on the free press and higher education…

Chris Hedges, On Contact | The failing education system, with Nikhil Goya (Video)

1 in 4 U.S. children live in poverty and other problems in the education system

Henry A. Giroux | Why Teachers Matter in Dark Times

Public schools and higher education are “dangerous” because they hold the potential to serve as laboratories for democracy.

Chris Hedges Gives a Heartbreaking Speech on “Wages of Rebellion” (Video)

 Chris Hedges speaks at Community Worker Program’s Tommy Douglas Institute May 2015. Lucideans Published on Apr 20, 2016 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.  

Chicago Veterans for Peace launches billboard campaign to end the militarization of Chicago’s schools

“No Military in Chicago Public Schools. Education Not Militarization…” The billboards will be up from March through May 2016

VIDEO Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: Militarizing Education

O’Brien: less than 100 people have degrees in Middle Eastern studies. Further to that, less than 1 percent identify themselves as Arab linguists. So this whole prevalent, common notion that after 9/11 the national security community had a boots-on-the-ground about-face and was interested in human intelligence, in human collection of intelligence, as well as language and cultural studies, is absolutely false.

U.S. Hypocrisy Around the World

How has information been suppressed so that many Americans have failed to grasp their true history? We know that corporate owned mass media reflects the power structure of our times. But education is also an issue.    By Don Irish  WAMM Newsletter  Fall I 2015 Published under the title, “Hypocrisy.” Mary Beaudoin and Tom Dooley […]