"Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,"
“If you come from too radical perspective, your right to report is somehow in question, because you’re outside the ideological frameworks"
Four years after Julian Assange passed through the gates of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, asking for asylum, people from all over the world join their voices in order to ask that this unbelievable persecution is brought to an end.
Muhawesh: Take the Iraq War, for example, which is many things to different people. If we look at Hollywood war porn propaganda movies like “American Sniper,” the Iraq War was a patriotic mission defending American freedoms and values. Even though the movie was released, 12 years after 9/11, the producers attempted to insult our intelligence by rewriting the U.S. destruction of Iraq by tying 9/11 to Saddam Hussein, to justify that war.
From the article: Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape wrote: “The allegations against [Assange] are a smokescreen behind which a number of governments are trying to clamp down on WikiLeaks for having audaciously revealed to the public their secret planning of wars and occupations with their attendant rape, murder and destruction… The authorities care so little about violence against women that they manipulate rape allegations at will. [Assange] has made it clear he is available for questioning by the Swedish authorities, in Britain or via Skype. Why are they refusing this essential step in their investigation? What are they afraid of?”
The voices of youth and their organizing in Baltimore. What rights they don't have, calling those who finally could stand no more "thugs," by even their own mayor. Enlightening!
We talk to trailblazing editor in chief of the alternative media site, Mint Press News, Mnar Muhawesh about the alternative media revolution, her work, and her life as an activist entrepreneur — from death threats to coloring books. https://youtu.be/uSIJxIpJN18 MintPress News @MintPressNews · Apr 26 2015 Published on Apr 23, 2015 Occupy.com Subscribe or “Follow” us More
Fiore: What’s the new frontier in scientific denial? Earthquake denial! First, fossil fuels help change the atmosphere, now they’re causing earthquakes. It’s official, this isn’t just some crackpot conspiracy theory designed to undermine the oil industry. The USGS and loads of scientists confirm that the industry practice of injecting oil and gas wastewater deep underground is causing earthquakes.
Henry A. Giroux | Hollywood Heroism in the Age of Empire: From “Citizenfour” and “Selma” to “American Sniper”
Giroux: The stories a society tells about itself are a measure of how it values itself, its children, the ideals of democracy and its future.
The international response to Wednesday's attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been varied and extremely powerful. READ MORE and see some of the images of cartoons from cartoonists around the world in reaction to the shooting Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times More