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Report on the anti-NATO protests in Madrid and US Summit of the Americas fails

The US/NATO is proposing a new alignment that will see it spread its aggression to Asia and around the world. According to information that can be found on the NATO web site, they will project Russia and China as their main enemies. This means that we will see further aggression against major military and nuclear powers that will put the entire world at risk.

How Charles Koch Purchased the Supreme Court’s EPA Decision, by Sharon Lerner

“Whatever else this Court may know about, it does not have a clue about how to address climate change. Yet the Court today prevents congressionally authorized agency action to curb power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions. The Court appoints itself—instead of Congress or the expert agency—the decisionmaker on climate policy. I cannot think of many things more frightening.”

Chris Hedges: Fascists In Our Midst

"Fascists achieve power by creating parallel institutions – schools, universities, media platforms and paramilitary forces – and seizing the organs of internal security and the judiciary. They deform the law, including electoral law, to serve their ends. They are rarely in the majority."

Rise Up Times Summary2, June 2022

Nader Taxes; Hedges: Guns, Jan. 6th Spectacle, Death; Greenwald: Disinfomation; Censored!!, Pipeline Blues; Defuse Nuclear War; Clean Energy; more...

Chris Hedges: The Triumph of Death

The rage of the betrayed is articulated by imbecilic demagogues vomited up from the social and political swamp. Corporations and the billionaire class will continue to exploit, but under a cruder and crueler authoritarianism. The social, political, economic, and environmental breakdown will accelerate.

Nader: Time for a Taxpayer Revolt Against Rich Corporate Welfarists

You’ve been required to subsidize these companies for them to make a profit and you get nothing in return – silent partners pouring money indirectly into big-name corporations. They misleadingly call these subsidies “incentives,” but they are really coerced entitlements.

Defusing the Ever-Present Threat of Nuclear War, with a range of presenters calling for nuclear disarmament

THE ABSOLUTE IMPERATIVE OF PARTNERSHIP NOW. We have the need the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions as a global mobilization. But to do that we need some dialogue serious dialogue, we need partnership. We can't have this rhetoric, what I call a Manichaean rhetoric, that we're good and they're bad. We have to accept the world: It's not pretty and we all have flaws, and we can argue about who is worse or who is better but that's not the point. The point is we have to partner with China, with Russia, with India, with Brazil, with a lot of countries we have massive disagreements with, but whatever those disagreements are the climate continues to warm as it is. We're putting more greenhouse gas into the atmosphere every day, and it's going to last in many cases for hundreds of years. This is another disaster and we've got to mobilize. We can have more than a million people in Central Park again: We need people all over the world, and we need to wake people up to the problem substantively but with the absolute imperative of partnership now. Jerry Brown, Executive Chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board” is Even More Pernicious Than it Seems

One problem which emerges with this censorship regime is the question of how “disinformation” is determined or, more aptly, who determines it? This new Disinformation Board is intended to place that immense power in the hands of the U.S. Security State, such that it can now place an official “disinformation” designation over any idea or view it wishes to discredit.

Hedges: Society of Spectacle, January 6 Hearings

There was no acknowledgement by committee members that the “will of the people” has been subverted by the three branches of government to serve the dictates of the billionaire class. No one brought up the armies of lobbyists who are daily permitted to storm the Capitol to fund the legalized bribery of our elections and write the pro-corporate legislation that it passes. No one spoke about the loss of constitutional rights, including the right to privacy, because of wholesale government surveillance.

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CENSORED! ! !

"The past two weeks have seen blows against freedom of speech for independent news outlets and, indeed, for all Americans. I’m not being hyperbolic here. There are real threats to our freedom of speech against which we ought to mobilize....""Independent voices must be heard. Freedom of speech and press were among the basic tenets upon which this country was founded. We should all be willing to fight to keep those freedoms." John Kiriakou

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