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German Bombshell Bestseller Exposing CIA Media Control Blocked in US (Ulfkotte)

His book caused a sensation in Germany, was a best-seller despite being completely ignored by the same media he was implicating…

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

Does the media you ingest benefit the same old parties and people – left and right – who refuse to effect meaningful change? Does the media you take in day in and day out, feed the perpetual war machine…?

Robert Koehler | Dancing with Fear

Maybe it’s time to stop regarding every challenge, danger, obstacle, mystery and fear we encounter as a military operation…

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…

The Deep State, Now and Then by Edward Curtain

Today we are obviously drowning in CIA propaganda throughout the corporate mainstream media, and in the alternative online media as well.

Robert Scheer | When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

Scheer explained how he witnessed the destruction of the Los Angeles Occupy movement firsthand and how Democrats are partially to blame.

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2 (Video)

Wealth, power, and the American Dream

Chomsky to RT | ‘If you criticize policy, you are anti-American. That only happens in dictatorships’

Students should not be free to think. They don’t put it this way, but what it means they shouldn’t be free to enquire, to think, to challenge

Oliver Stone | ‘The Putin Interviews’: An Excerpt

Oliver Stone Hopes ‘The Putin Interviews’ Can Ease U.S.-Russia Relations.

NYT’s New ‘Reader Center’ Already Proving a Step Backward in Accountability

Even among the two items that did raise coverage concerns, the degree to which this new Reader Center pales in comparison to a dedicated public editor was clear.

Anti-Fascism and Revolution

The network of fascists that adopted national liberation as a guiding principle then began to infiltrate leftist networks and commit terrorist attacks against innocent civilians across Europe.

Henry Giroux | Trump Versus Comey: The Politics of Lawlessness, Lying and Fake News

What Comey implies but does not state directly is that Trump wanted to turn the FBI into the loyal arm and accomplished agent of corrupt political power.

‘Soft Coup’ on Trump, Hiding in Plain Sight

Exclusive: Official Washington is abuzz about ex-FBI Director Comey’s testimony and excited about possibly impeaching President Trump, but that misses the underlying story of a “soft coup” by the Intelligence Community, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  Consortium News  June 8, 2017 So what were we watching in ex-FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday: […]

Justin Raimondo | Shut Down the ‘Russia-gate’ Farce

It’s bogus, it’s boring, and it’s hurting the country

Noam Chomsky | The Five Filters of the Mass Media Machine (Video)

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. Narrated by Amy Goodman. Al Jazeera English    Published on Mar 2, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No […]

Masha Gessen | Russia: The Conspiracy Trap

Russia has become the universal rhetorical weapon of American politics.

Adam Smith | NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

Presidents…do have a duty under the Constitution to get Congress’s approval before waging war.

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2-part video)

GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Taylor, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability. TheRealNews Published on March 21, 2017 To learn […]

Dennis J. Bernstein | Coleen Rowley interview: Surveillance State Goes After Trump

Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State…ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein.

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

…but the idea that they drank the Kool-Aid and thought they were saving freedom is the part that I still don’t get.