Category International

DN! Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks’ Assange is “Long Overdue Decision”

We can say that he is innocent. We can concentrate on the right to know and his right to publish.

ICIJ | The Panama Papers

Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.

Two States

Two States [a cartoon from Jordan] Truthdig  February 16, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post.

Belén Fernández | Zumba-Thons and Other Non-Solutions to Violence Against Women

In continuing to violate nations and people at will, the U.S. could very well qualify as a pandemic in its own right.

Diana Gebrial | The Inextricable Link Between Migration and Sweatshops

Whereas most industries have seen some technological advancement, the image of the garment sweatshop has seen little modification since its inception over a century ago.

Refugees: Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option, by Erica Chenoweth and Hakim Young

One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees

No One Wins Trade Wars

Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy will be bad for working Americans.

Pete Dolack | Eight People Own as Much as Half the World

Standard economic ideology insists that the real problem is that wages have not fallen enough!

Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice

How do citizens counter corruption and exact accountability from power holders?

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

Nuclear weapons remain the only weapons of mass destruction not yet outlawed in a comprehensive and universal manner…

Vandana Shiva | Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

Our soils are dying. Our societies are dying. Our children are dying—because of diseases caused by food loaded with toxics.

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Angela Davis on Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement (Video)

Oftentimes there are historical conjunctures that one cannot necessarily predict, but they’re moments when things come together in such a way that new possibilities arrive. … I don’t know whether many people are aware of the extent to which Palestinian-American activists were involved, from the very outset, in the protest against the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson. 

Peter Dolack: Building a Better Movement

We do need to stop lamenting that we don’t know how to build an effective movement and start seriously discussing how we are going to build an effective movement.

Evergreene Digest | Selected Articles: Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

June 28, 2016 |  Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS) Michel Chossudovsky, June 27 2016 The humanitarian pretext is bogus, the air strikes are illegal, extensive war crimes have been committed, Obama is no protecting civilians. The civilian deaths resulting from the air strikes are deliberate. The 2016 U.S. Election: A Possible […]

Constructing Visions of “Perpetual Peace”: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Since the early 1980s, polls in the US have shown that most people believe that the government is run by a few big interests looking out for themselves… I do not know of earlier polls, or polls in other countries, but it would not be surprising if the results are similar. The important question is: are people motivated to do something about it?

WikiLeaks Exposes Text from Secretly Negotiated TISA Trade Deal

The whistleblowing website went on to note that the proposals and language contained in the text promotes what it described as “the corporatization of public services.”

VIDEO | Mark Fiore: Hiding, Secret and Shell

Most of these people with offshore accounts are just trying to avoid paying taxes, but many of them are corrupt politicians and other criminals.

David Swanson: Non-French War Deaths Matter

Swanson: We are all France. Apparently. Though we are never all Lebanon or Syria or Iraq for some reason. Or a long, long list of additional places.

NYT | The Displaced: War has driven 30 million children from their homes

Nearly 60 million people are currently displaced from their homes by war and persecution — more than at any time since World War II. Half are children.

Evergreene Digest | Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports But So Little About World Affairs

The following is a short excerpt from a classic, The Chomsky Reader, which offers a unique insight on a question worth asking — how is it that we as a people can be so knowledgable about the intricacies of various sports teams, yet be colossally ignorant about our various undertakings abroad? Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky’s Official Site […]