Category Racism

Violent Right-Wing Forces Have Been Activated. It Requires Strategic Action to Stop Them

“Finally, we must recognize that our struggle is global. What the United States government has done to its people by denying them what they need to live a life of dignity is what the United States has imposed upon people around the world…”

Midwest Dispatch: How Past Economic Policies Influenced Racism of Today, by Sara Lahm

“While hedonism was running rampant among young, white, urban professionals, George Floyd and his family and friends were caught up in another hallmark of the 1980s: the war on drugs.”

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year

Rise Up Times is admittedly and consciously eclectic with a focus on media analysis and antiwar, propeace activities but inclusive of many movements that coalesce and weave in and out of each other.

Wrecking the Left: Chris Hedges with Diana Johstone

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Diana Johnstone about the betrayal of the Left with its historical role as the champion of social justice and peace now replaced with the boutique activism of identify politics, political correctness and what has become known as humanitarian intervention, the justification of US and NATO adventurism and wars on the specious belief it would liberate the women of Afghanistan or the peoples of Iraq.

Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide of the Liberal Class

“…the liberals do what they always do, chatter endlessly about political and moral positions they refuse to make any sacrifices to achieve.”

GOP Trail of Tears: Giving Thanks to Indigenous Voters

“If it were up to White folk, Trump would have walked away with Arizona, but Indigenous precincts in Navajo Nation lands reported a 60% to 90% vote for Biden-Harris.”

Sweet Honey in the Rock: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on

Sweet Honey in the Rock: Ella’s Song

To me young people come first
They have the courage where we fail

An Assault on Human Dignity, the Rule of Law, and the Institutions That Would Uphold Them

“The plight of Djamel Ameziane is a real-world example of the self-serving approach to human rights practiced by the United States.”

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire

“Save the strong, lose the weak
Trust nobody, don’t be no fool
Whatever happened to the golden rule
We got stranded…”

Bob Dylan: Murder Most Foul

Steven Hager  You Tube Murder Most Foul Lyrics Written by Bob Dylan ‘Twas a dark day in Dallas — November ‘63 The day that will live on in infamy President Kennedy was riding high A good day to be living and a good day to die Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb […]

Why racism was declared a public health crisis, by Andrew Hazzard

COVID-19 “really highlights the intersection of social determinants and historical health issues that make people more vulnerable,” Allen said.

Bob Dylan: With God on Our Side

With God on Our Side Oh my name it ain’t nothin’ My age it means less The country I come from Is called the Midwest I was taught and brought up there The laws to abide And that land that I live in Has God on its side Oh, the history books tell it They […]

GOD GIVEN LAND: Israel and the Americas, by Susu Jeffrey

“It is Difficult to Argue with God”

Chris Hedges with Gerald Horne: Origins of White Supremacy

Chronicles how American culture – deeply rooted in white supremacy, slavery and capitalism – finds its origin story in the 17th century European colonization of Africa and North America, exposing the structural origins of American “looting.” (Amazon)

Tom Engelhardt: Murder, He Said, America’s Maestro of Death and Destruction

“Trump has proven to be America’s twenty-first-century maestro of death and destruction, the P.T. Barnum of, as he put it predictively enough in his Inaugural Address, “American carnage.” In fact, he’s been a master of carnage in a way no one could then have imagined.”

Heidi Beirich on White Supremacist Violence

An interesting take on white supremacy, it’s history, and how it is being reported on today.

Voter Roll Purge Errors: The ACLU of Georgia released a report by the Palast Investigative Fund

“Unsurprisingly, the state’s removals will likely affect the most vulnerable: young voters, voters of lower income, and citizens of racial groups that have been denied their sacred right to vote in the past.”

Greg Palast with Ralph Nader, Thom Hartmann, Mike Papantonio, on Voting by Mail, Scott Walker, and more…

“Almost 2 million ballots were cast but not counted in the 2016 presidential race. And not just anyone’s ballot gets tossed. The chance of having your vote simply go uncounted, “spoiled,” is 900% higher if you’re Black than if you’re white.”

FREE THEM ALL! A Story by Roger Cuthbertson

“FREE THEM ALL! (Yes, free all of the people locked up in jails and prisons in the U.S.)”