Tag Archives: Bill of Rights
In her eye-opening study of the Second Amendment, Dunbar-Ortiz exposes the racist roots of America’s gun culture.
The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that. Protest against Donald Trump. (photo: Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto/Getty Images) By Jelani Cobb The New Yorker RSN January 1, 2017 n December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive […]
Both parties are in support in the continuation of the US/NATO global empire of permanent war and the protection of the capital of the global 1%. Even Bernie Sanders calls for drone strikes and continued war on Isis and other evil terrorists.
As the world marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Michael Ratner says the promised guarantees of liberty are unfulfilled as our elected leaders continue to flout the law through indefinite detentions in Guantanamo, illegal wars and imprisonment of millions. TheRealNews June 15, 2015 Media for the people! Click here to help Rise Up Times continue […]
A White House lawyer seems determined to demolish our civil liberties. . . . in order to carry out violence and subversion abroad, or repression and violation of fundamental rights at home, state power has regularly sought to create the misimpression that it is terrorists that we are fighting, though there are other options: drug […]
On radical executive power and US political and media culture Hampshire College • Critical Social Inquiry Lecture March 5, 2013 Glenn Greenwald: Last month, I spoke at Hampshire College on radical executive power and US political and media culture; that was followed by a conversation on those topics with the writer and philosophy professor Falguni […]
A long way from the Magna Carta to legalizing torture and “kill lists”! Posted on June 19, 2012 by coleenrowley comehomeamerica.org Friday June 15, 2012, happened to be the 797th anniversary of the day certain feudal barons in England confronted King John and asked him to guarantee a “charter of liberties” which eventually became the Magna Carta. So it […]
Reclaiming the Commons> Taking Human Lessons in the Era of H.R. 347, Corporatism and Perpetual War Thursday 15 March 2012 Phil Rockstroh Nation of Change “While Republicans desire to set clocks back to the Bronze Age — Democrats now run on Republican Standard Time, as collectively, the nation’s citizenry continues to roll over and […]
The virtually unanimous passage of H.R. 347 starkly exposes the fact that, despite all the posturing, the Democrats and the Republicans stand shoulder to shoulder with the corporate and financial oligarchy, which regarded last year’s popular protests against social inequality with a mixture of fear and hostility. President Obama: Veto the “Anti-Protester” Bill 10 Reasons […]
This Is How You Can Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA OpEdNews Athens Report January 6, 2012 The NDAA amendments 1021 and 1022 allowing indefinite detention ofAmerican citizens is now law, signed by Obama on New Year’s Eve. The list of people opposed to the signing is as long as it is diverse, so with a few suggestions […]
The National Occupation of Washington, DC: Occupy Power! Submitted by Margaret Flowers on Sat, 01/14/2012 – 19:14 NOWDC.org March 30, 2012, people from across the country will gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC. The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC) opposes the corruption of both parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. Our most precious safeguard, the […]
Video> Labor Beat: Chicago City Hall Press Conference Against NATO/G8 Ordinance & “Sit Down and Shut Up” ordinances passed in Chicago City Council
Uploaded by MiloWolf on Jan 17, 2012 An impressive coalition of organizations — unions, anti-war, human rights, churches and neighborhood groups — held a press conference today (Jan. 17, 2012) at Chicago’s City Hall. They were protesting the proposed new ordinances against demonstrations targeting the upcoming spring NATO/G8 meetings here, but now possibly to become permanent laws. The […]
English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2012 Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout […]