Category Human Rights

The Forgotten Trauma of a Forgotten War As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Nick Turse

With at least $24 trillion in gold, diamonds, tin, coltan, copper, cobalt, and other natural resources beneath the ground, it’s often assumed that Congo’s violence is intimately connected with the desire to control its mineral wealth. By Nick Turse  Tom Dispatch  October 10, 2019 GOMA, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo — The boy was sitting next to […]

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?

U.S. Bombs destroy civilian lives

US Bombs In Yemen Are Costing An Entire Generation Their Future Popular Resistance  October 7, 2019 By Ahmed Abdulkareem, Mintpress News. Sadaa, Northern Yemen – Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of […]

Our Invisible Government, by Chris Hedges

The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.

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 […]

The Systems That Silence, The Intercept, by Ali Gharib

The U.S. borderlands have become laboratories for new systems of enforcement and control.

In Explanation of Our Times, by Langston Hughes

LIBERTY!
FREEDOM!
DEMOCRACY!
True anyhow no matter how many
Liars use those words.

The World According to George Galloway, by Chris Hedges

Trump is failing the people he conned.

War, Memory and Gettysburg, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges illustrates the horrors of war through the eyes of his ancestors who fought at Gettysburg. Lest we forget what war is really like for the soldiers and civilians, it once ravaged our country and took our young men in a senseless war that should never have been fought, not because the cause was […]

Building the Democratic Economy from Preston UK to Cleveland OH, The Laura Flanders Show

Alternative economy with community health and wealth building

Abolish Migrant Child Jails Now, by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan

“They were sick. They were coughing. They had runny noses. They were filthy dirty. They immediately started to describe the level of hunger that they were experiencing.”

U.S. company making $750 per day, per child to keep immigrant children in ‘prison-like’ conditions

At $750 per day, the children could be staying at the Four Seasons hotel.

Honoring All Those Scarred by War

“They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.”

I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration. By Sonia Nazario, and End Project Streamline

Neither Democrats nor Republicans will like [the plan].. But it would be humane, it would adhere to the rule of law, and it would work.

Chris Hedges: Only the Struggle Matters

The Black Bloc in France, as in the United States, is a gift to the security and surveillance apparatus.

Dear World, Here’s How to Close Your U.S. Military Bases, by David Swanson

Examples of what HAS worked worldwide to close US/NATO bases.

Inside the Secretive U.S. Air War in Somalia: How Many Civilians Have Died as Strikes Escalate?

it’s pretty easy to find people who have been impacted by American airstrikes. It’s kind of shocking.

Message from President Maduro of Venezuela to the People of the United States

This video was sent to the people of the US from President Maduro to the New York City demonstration re Venezuela on February 23, 2019. Subscribe to RiseUpTimes.org   Support independent media. ◊ Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news. Please support Rise Up Times now and share articles widely. The people, Yes! ◊

JOHN PILGER: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is “too difficult” to report.

Fighting for Justice: Why Cross-Movement Collaboration Is Essential, Center for Constitutional Rights

Power dynamics to break free from to create biggest vision of humanity possible, a dynamic process, 100-year vision.