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▶ Mads Gilbert: Gaza crisis is a ‘major defeat’ for humanity

[youtube=http://youtu.be/ioLeTyukD-Q]  Al Arabiya   1 August 2014 Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian surgeon volunteering at a Gaza hospital, called the conflict a “major defeat for the development of humanity,” in an interview with Al Arabiya News Channel. Gilbert practices in Gaza’s al-Shifa’a Hospital, where he and Palestinian medical personnel have worked to save the lives of hundreds More

Polly Mann: Idyllic Iceland

By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter Spring II 2014 I became interested in Iceland during World War II when the husband of a close friend was stationed at a military base near Reykjavik. (The U.S. maintained a military base and naval station in Iceland until 2006.) No American soldier could go into Reykjavik without written authority from More

Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

Thus the dear children survive elementary school, junior high school, and finally high school, only to be sent off to kill people in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. There they learn not to distinguish those who are defending their countries from invasion from those who either cannot fight (like children and the elderly) or More

▶ Michael Ratner: “Off With His Head:” Court upholds Obama’s power to kill

[youtube=http://youtu.be/AKGKL8whRqw] Published on Apr 10, 2014 Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.  TheRealNews 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” our page More

▶ Michael Ratner: "Off With His Head:" Court upholds Obama's power to kill

[youtube=http://youtu.be/AKGKL8whRqw] Published on Apr 10, 2014 Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.  TheRealNews 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” our page More

Clergy, Veterans Among Five Arrested Ash Wednesday at U.S. Killer Drone Protest at Beale Air Base

Nearly 40 activists attended the Ash Wednesday service and drone resistance event just outside the base during early morning rush hour on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 A beautiful Ash Wednesday action at Beale AFB today organized by Rev. Sharon Delgado. Ashes Spread Memorializing Children Killed by Drones  MARYSVILLE/BEALE AFB (8:31 a.m.) – Five people – including three members of the clergy, More

Tom Engelhardt: BRIDE AND BOOM!

And were a wedding party to be obliterated on a highway anywhere in America on the way to, say, a rehearsal dinner, whatever the cause, it would be a 24/7 tragedy. Our lives would be filled with news of it. Count on that.    By Tom Engelhardt  December 21, 2013  truthdig.com   This piece first appeared at TomDispatch.    More

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