Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Trump’s Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

Demonstrations from across the U.S.A. with commentary by Max Blumenthal, Mike Prysner, Sanders and Warren. Includes Mayday Plaza in Minneapolis.

Chris Hedges: Hope Lies in the Streets

“The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”

Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen

Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump, by C.J.

“Much of what has been happening can be traced to the neoliberal assault on the general population launched a generation ago, leaving in its wake quite understandable anger, frustration and search for scapegoats — terrain that can readily be plowed by demagogues and con artists of the Trump variety.”

The Great American Shakedown, by Chris Hedges

According to Hedges, the neoliberal or traditional Democrats have squandered their credibility. Which is, of course, why Bernie Sanders is so popular. Yet the mainstream corporate media continue to promote Biden (while ignoring Sanders), and Biden has some popularity even though he represents more than any other candidate, the “failed” Democrats Hedges speaks of who […]

Death by Oligarchy, by Chris Hedges

“When a society falls into the death grip of an oligarchic class, the result is always catastrophic.”

Deconsructed Special: The Noam Chomsky Interview, podcast and full transcript

Noam Chomsky: The current moment is the most grim moment in human history and the wrecking ball in the White House just doesn’t give a damn. He’s having fun. He’s serving his rich constituency. So what the hell, let’s destroy the world.

The Enemy Within, by Chris Hedges

“The impeachment of Trump, despite the enthusiasm of the liberal elite, is mostly cosmetic. The entire political and governmental system is corrupt.”

Why Trump is Facing Impeacement, by Roger D. Harris

[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?

Are Sanders and Warren Throwing a Lifeline to the Military-Industrial Complex?  by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies

Among the frontrunners in the Democratic Party presidential primary, Senators Warren and Sanders not only have the most progressive domestic agenda, but also the most anti-war, pro-diplomacy foreign policy agenda. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies   Direct to Rise Up Times from the authors.  August 26, 2019 The sharpest distinction between them is […]

Fear vs. Fear, by Chris Hedges

We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power.  We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power.

A Veterans’ Anti-War Movement Takes Root at Peacestock, by Danny Sjursen

Social media activism has got to be replaced with holding signs, and standing in the rain [in Minnesota in the snow and cold, and both have been done by these vets]; joining Facebook groups replaced by joining Veterans for Peace and About Face (both).

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See:  Will It Put a Crimp in the War on Terror? By Allegra Harpootlian

What if there’s an antiwar movement growing right under our noses and we just haven’t noticed?

Ralph Nader: Who Will Go After Trump’s Corporate Socialism?

The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production—heavy industries, railroads, banks, and the like. Nobody in national politics today is suggesting such a takeover. As one quipster put it, “How can Washington take ownership of the banks when the banks own Washington?” Consumer rights advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph […]

The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall

Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.

The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom, by Chris Hedges

The persecution of Assange is part of a broad assault against anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist news organizations.

The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges

Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.

Juan Cole | Why Is Acknowledging Israeli Apartheid a Shock?

What Sanders is doing here is demolishing typical Israeli propaganda points (hasbara) wherein Israel is simply a victim of the Palestinians and in which Palestinians are demonized as Khamas and terrorists and violent and irrationally angry.

The Millennial Revolt Against Neoliberalism

By attempting to frame the Sanders-Clinton divide as one determined solely by race and gender, Clinton surrogates have tried not only to remove from view Sanders’s support among the young, but also to avoid any discussion of class — an element of American society that is inextricably linked to issues of race and gender.

David Swanson: Bern the Feel

Swanson: I remain convinced that the media is keeping Sanders and Trump around for ratings and will destroy them as soon as it chooses, and never chooses to do such a thing as early as the December of the year before the election. In part, I attribute a lot more power to the media in general than [Ted] Rall may.