Tag Archives: corporate empire

Masters of the Universe: Thoughts on Civil Disobedience, Protest, and Revolution

…systemic change, a democratic renewal, naming it radical democracy—a form of democratic socialism—as an end to authoritarianism and American-style fascism and oppression…

Chris Hedges Discusses Trump, Wall Street, Neoliberalism, Politics and Resistance (Video)

Chris Hedges discusses Trump, NATO expansion, and the co-opting of the so called “resistance.”

Buffy Sainte Marie Sings No No Keshagesh (Video)

“What he can’t buy he’ll get some other way
Send in the troopers if the natives resist…”

Zeese and Flowers | Living In The Illusion Of Democracy

Democrats and Republicans are choosing to only debate Democrats and Republicans, and preventing any competition.

Noam Chomsky: American Power Under Challenge and The Costs of Violence| Masters of Mankind (Parts 1, 2)

Yet “concern” over what the U.S. has done in our distant war zones — from the killing of civilians at weddings, funerals, and memorial services to the evisceration of a hospital, to kidnappings, torture, and even the killing of prisoners, to drone strikes so “surgical” and “precise” that hundreds below died even though only a relatively few individuals were officially targeted — seems largely missing in action. –Tom Engelhardt’s Introduction

Mnar Muhawesh: Migrant Crisis Fueled By Gas Pipelines

Muhawesh: Foreign meddling in Syria began from the onset of the revolt in March 2011. But even according to major media outlets like the BBC and the Associated Press, the demonstrations that supposedly swept Syria were comprised of only hundreds of people.

▶ Dr. James Hansen | The War on Our Climate: Taking Ownership of Our Future | Peacestock

Dr. Hansen has received numerous awards and is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet.

Mark Fiore: The Gospel of Denial

Fiore: Now that Pope Francis has come out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of “science” not religion. Where does this pope guy get off on mixing religion and politics, sheesh!

Chris Hedges: A Message From the Dispossessed

Hedges: If you spend time as I have in Gaza, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, as well as the depressing, segregated housing projects known as banlieues that ring French cities such as Paris and Lyon, warehousing impoverished North African immigrants, you begin to understand the brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi, who were killed Friday in a gun battle with French police. There is little employment in these pockets of squalor. Racism is overt. Despair is rampant…

Amazing Return on Investment (ROI) of Corporate Lobbying — graphic representation

Click here to enlarge image. From the article “FEUDALISM, CAPITALISM AND CORPORATISM: HOW THE CORPORATION IS CHANGING THE WORLD” in PhilosphersforChange.org. 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 today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter […]

▶ Invasion of the Data Snatchers

New technologies are making it easier for private companies and the government to learn about everything we do – in our homes, in our cars, in stores, and within our communities. As they collect vast amounts of data about us, things are getting truly spooky! Data snatchers?? They are NOT science fiction. And they’re closer […]

Constitutional Law 101 with Professor Droney: Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World

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Joy First: What Happens When You Talk With Americans About Drone Murders

  It seems like there are not enough people speaking out against what is going on because so many people refuse to really look at the death and destruction our military is leaving all around the globe. It is so much easier to close our eyes. By Joy First  WorldBeyondWar.org  October 17, 2014 Mount Horeb, […]

Meredith Aby: No New Wars with Iraq and Syria

 President Obama has labeled ISIS “network of death” while ignoring the role the US has played in the Middle East and Afghanistan since 9/11. The US has used bombs, drone strikes, targeted assignations, and torture to terrorize the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia – to name just a few. One doesn’t have to […]

▶ Brave New Films: How Perpetual War Fuels Terrorism

Since 1980, we have militarily intervened at least 35 times in more than 27 countries. We keep bombing, we continue spending trillions of dollars, but we’re no safer as a result. CALL YOUR SENATOR: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/callyour… Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this […]

John Nichols: The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’

Once dismissed even by many reformers as an appropriate yet impossible initiative, the movement for a “Money Out/Voters In” amendment to the Constitution has grown so strong — and been proven to be so necessary — that it has now achieved what most organizers of amendment movements only imagine.   By John Nichols  BillMoyersNews  July 12, […]

Who Lies — Emma’s Revolution

People in a bind, unemployment line Promise of relief from the military minds . . .   Audio only  A song appropriate for Memorial Day − from Emma’s Revolution. Available for purchase. 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 […]

Chris Hedges: The Post-Constitutional Era

Corporations, no matter which politicians are in office, loot the Treasury, escape taxation, push down wages, break unions, dismantle civil society, gut regulation and legal oversight, control information, prosecute endless war and dismantle public institutions and programs that include schools, welfare and Social Security.  By Chris Hedges  May 4, 2014  truthdig.com Activist Lauren DiGioia is arrested […]

Arundhati Roy on the Corporate Revolution

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Chris Hedges: The Dead Rhetoric of War

The myth of war, as each generation discovers over the corpses of its young and the looting of its national treasury by war profiteers, is a lie. Dabadoo (CC BY-ND 2.0) By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 16, 2013  truthdig.com A French-language version of this article was published Monday in the newspaper Le Monde. The intoxication of war, fueled by […]