Tag Archives: America

Chris Hedges on his latest book, “America: The Farewell Tour”

Hedges: “I have children. I’m terrified.”

William Hawes | We Are on Our Own Now

There are now eight people (six are Americans) with more wealth than half the world’s population.

Mr. Fish | Holiday Punch 2016

To add a bit of glee, rage, tough love and hopefulness to your holiday season. . .

Michelle Alexander | Learning to Walk

The truth is we are stumbling badly in large part because we are just beginning to learn to walk.

Evergreene Digest | Clinton And Trump, Call Your Office: America’s Bipartisan Policy Of Perpetual War Has Failed To Deliver Peace

This approach (Perpetual War) is based on the belief that Washington is capable of solving every international problem. If only unnamed bright people implemented theoretically brilliant strategies backed by unidentified resolute citizens, terrorism would be suppressed, ISIS would be defeated, Russia would be compliant, Iraq would be successful, Syria would be peaceful, Libya would be […]

Chris Hedges | Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

“They are doing to us on the inside what they are doing to us on the outside,” he said. “They are letting poor people die or killing them for profit. Things will get worse and worse until people can’t take it anymore. These corporations won’t stop. No one in the political class will make them stop. It is up to us.”

John Kiriakou | If Hillary Clinton Gets a Pass on Espionage From President Obama, so Should Whistleblowers

Most senior Democrats—all of whom were silent as the Obama administration waged war on whistleblowers—have sought either to defend Clinton or downplay the importance of what she did.

Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?

if you are an American, you are statistically in less danger of dying from a terrorist attack in this country than from a toddler shooting you. And by the way, you’re 2,059 times more likely to die by your own hand with a weapon of your choosing than in a terrorist attack anywhere on Earth. You’re also more than nine times as likely to be killed by a police officer as by a terrorist.

▶ Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem,” Perla Batalla & Julie Christensen

Uploaded on Mar 3, 2008 Performed at the Leonard Cohen Event 2004, Knitting Factory, NYC, June 11. Band – Paul Ostermayer, Bob Metzger, Karen Hammack, Debra Dobkin, David Batteau, Chris Jisi Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” […]

SPEAK NOW! or the Drones Killings Will Continue!

SPEAK NOW! or the Drones Killings Will Continue! Posted on July 11, 2012 by comehomeamerica Stolen directly from Joe Scarry’s Scarry Thoughts blog. On Sunday, the New York Times Magazine published an unsensational profile of the drone pilot training facility at Holloman Air Force Base, in New Mexico (“The Drone Zone” by Mark Mazzetti). It’s important to recognize that the press gets access […]

The 99% vs. the 1%> See the data behind the Occupy Wall Street movement – animation

It has been the rallying cry of the Occupy movement for the past two months > but is the US really split 99% v 1%? As poverty and inequality reach record levels, how much richer have the rich got? This animation explains what the key data says about the state of America today. This video […]

Gloria Steinem on the false feminism of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann

Friday, August 12, 2011   The Immoral Minority Gloria Steinem on the false feminism of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann Gloria Steinem, a leader of the women’s liberation movement of the seventies, was feted at a luncheon on Wednesday in celebration of the HBO documentary about her life, Gloria: In Her Own Words. We were […]