Category Government/Politics

Democracy Now! Ralph Nader: Biden’s First Year Proves He Is Still a “Corporate Socialist” Beholden to Big Business, with Katrina vanden Heuvel

“The self-censorship of the [mainstream corporate media] is overwhelming.”

Ukraine: Mike Madden, Media; DN!: Katrina vanden Heuvel, War Danger; Blinken Meets with Russian Counterpart

“The U.S. says 100,000 Russian troops have massed near the Ukrainian border. Russia denies it’s planning an invasion, but wants guarantees NATO will not expand to include Ukraine or any other former Soviet nations.”

Now that the War Is Over: A Man-Made Crisis, The Afghan People Face Freezing and Starvation, I Am Livid, Dominik Stillhart

“It’s so infuriating because this suffering is man-made. Economic sanctions meant to punish those in power in Kabul are instead freezing millions of people across Afghanistan out of the basics they need to survive. The international community is turning its back as the country teeters on the precipice of man-made catastrophe.”

The Doublespeak and Newspeak of Release from Guantánamo, By Maj. Todd E. Pierce (Ret.)

“The judge issued an order stating that the U.S. Government must release him from Guantánamo imprisonment. But then again, maybe he won’t be released, even for another decade or more—a scenario which wouldn’t be unprecedented.”

Noam Chomsky on Rising Fascism in U.S., Class Warfare and the Climate Emergency

“And it’s not just the pandemic. Much worse than that are the attitudes of skepticism about global warming. So, one rather shocking fact that I learned recently is that during the Trump years, among Republicans, the belief that global warming is a serious problem — not even an urgent problem, just a serious problem — declined about 20%.”

Tuesday, January 11, 2022: Call-in Day for Julian Assange

Julian Assange is charged under the Espionage Act. He is not a spy. He is a journalist. He provided information of public interest to the whole world, not a foreign adversary.

DN! Chomsky Blasts the “Torture” of Julian Assange and Biden’s Provocative Acts Against China

“it’s the same story as always, just like Glasgow. It’s those the voices in the street which can end this tragedy of the Assange torture and persecution, like everything else, like the civil rights movement, like the social democratic initiatives in the 1930s, the New Deal measures, like the antiwar movement, like the women’s movement, everything, always the same answer.”

What to Know About the Civilian Casualty Files, By Michael Levenson

“When the wars intensified, the authority to approve strikes was pushed further down the chain of command, even as an overwhelming majority of strikes were carried out in the heat of war, and not planned far in advance.”

Know This, Trump’s Attempted Coup on Jan. 6 Was Just Practice

“What’s left to trust and rely upon? Unorganized people organizing. What else!”

Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange

“If [Assange is] found guilty it will effectively criminalize the investigative work of all journalists and publishers, anywhere in the world and of any nationality, who possess classified documents to shine a light on the inner workings of power. This mortal assault on the press will have been orchestrated, we must not forget, by a Democratic administration. It will set a legal precedent that will delight other totalitarian regimes and autocrats who, emboldened by the United States,..”

Glenn Greenwald: What Are the Major Media Sources of Fake News and Disinformation?

Two minutes of outright lies.

Chris Hedges: American Satyricon

“The Epstein case is important because, however much is being covered up, it is a window into the scourge of male violence that explodes in decayed cultures, fueled by widening income disparities, the collapse of the social contract and the grotesque entitlement that comes with celebrity, political power, and wealth.”

Chris Hedges: UK High Court Overturns Assange Win

The court,did not accept that this was a politically motivated case or address the ramifications for all who publish classified material.

House Approves $778 Billion Military Budget

“What possible justification is there for throwing $768 billion at the Pentagon…”

Code Pink: The Cost of War at Home, with United for Peace and Justice

What are the effects of the costs of war on the home front?

Reining In the Pentagon, by Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung

“It’s estimated that, in the decades to come, more than 1,700 U.S. military installations worldwide may be impacted by sea-level rise. Future rounds of base closings, both domestic and global, should be planned now with the impact of climate change in mind.”

Henry A. Giroux: Jim Crow Politics Have Descended on Education

“How can education be enlisted to fight what the cultural theorist Mark Fisher once called neoliberalism’s most brutal weapon, “the slow cancellation of the future?”

The WAMM Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons

WHY ACT NOW? Support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and sign the Parliamentary (Legislative) Pledge

End the Silence! Lift the Deadly Sanctions!

Unilateral coercive sanctions violate basic human rights, sanctions undermine peaceful relations and the sovereign equality of nations, sanctions create potential criminal and civil liability for U.S. authorities, media has failed to inform the public about the consequences and global condemnation of U.S. sanctions.

The Climate Crisis and U.S. Militarism, by Gary Butterfield

Gary Butterfield from the Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis and Militarism action group presents an overview of militarism and the climate crisis. To order bumper stickers contact Barry Riesch at bwrvfp27@gmail.com Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. Rise Up Times needs your help to bring you timely articles and information about […]