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The Sierra Club deserves credit for coming around to a progressive stance on population, immigration, and minorities.
It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.
From the article: July 3, 2015 | Twenty-five years ago, a handful of human rights activists staged a hunger strike at the gates of Fort Benning, one year after the November 16,1989 massacre at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. It was on that date that Elba Ramos, her daughter Celina Maricet Ramos, and Fathers Ignacio Ellacuría , Ignacio Martín-Baró, Segundo Montes, Amando López, Joaquín López y López, and Juan Ramón Moreno were murdered by Salvadoran soldiers trained at the School of the Americas (SOA).
Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public. Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you essential news you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media. Forbidden Bookshelf: http://www.openroadmedia.com/series/forbidden-bookshelf/
This war – in all its ever-changing permutations – thus enables an endless supply of power and profit to flow to those political and economic factions that control the government regardless of election outcomes. Editor’s Note: There is really nothing new or surprising in this article. At least not for the readers of RiseUpTimes.org. The […]
People demand system change, not climate change. When world leaders gathered at a preliminary meeting on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York, and one day after hundreds of thousands (estimates range from 311,000 to 400,000) people marched in the Climate Convergence, there was a coordinated effort to demand accountability for the corporate […]
After eight years of negotiation in the UN, and with the current voluntary pledges of governments, we have only reduced 3 gigatons of CO2e per year from the business-as-usual scenario, and we should have reduced at least 16 gigatons per year by 2020. So, putting aside words and speeches, governments reduced less than 20% of […]
▶ Democracy Now! Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis
Klein writes. “We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe — and would benefit the vast majority — are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.” Published on Sep 18, 2014 […]
Kevin Zeese: “We need to highlight the fact that the United Nations has sold out to corporate interests. At U.N. meetings on climate change you see corporate logos on display.” By Chris Hedges truthdig.com September 1, 2014 President Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks about climate change at Georgetown University in […]
By Bruce Gagnon Organizing Notes August 17, 2014 The Killing Culture Why? Because we can we want to feel powerful and dominant that’s what we do in this culture We are taught to win at all cost we can kill them fast or we can kill them slow Our mission our job our role […]
Closer to home it is harder to ignore the consequences of U.S. state terror. There is now great concern about the flood of children fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. …Obama has proposed a humanitarian response to the tragic influx: more efficient deportation. Do alternatives come to mind? Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00By Noam Chomsky, […]
Paine knew that the British monarchy, which wielded the global imperial power that America wields today, was blinded by its hubris and military prowess. It had lost the ability to listen and as a result had lost the ability to make rational choices. By Chris Hedges truthdig.com May 25, 2014 Portrait of Thomas Paine by Auguste Millière (1880). […]
By Peter G Cohen Truthout.org | Op-Ed 21 May 2014 My concern is not for a political theory or system, nor for one belief or another. My concern is for the survival of humanity and as many of the living species as possible. We humans have been given an unbelievably diverse, beautiful and fruitful natural world, which […]
The spreadsheet (dated from late March 2014 and made public by CMD/The Progressive today) reveals ALEC tracking a total of 131 bills that, among other things, roll back state renewable energy standards, increase costs for American households with solar, hype the Keystone XL pipeline, push back on proposed EPA coal regulations that protect human health, and create industry-friendly […]
Bruce Gagnon Veteran, Organizer: b. 1952 “The role of the U.S. in the new world corporate order is going to be to export security. That means endless wars and weapons in space. The Pentagon will send our kids off to foreign lands to suppress opposition to corporate globalization. How will we ever end America’s addiction to […]
By Greg Palast GregPalast.com March 27, 2013 for TruthDig It was Good Friday, 50 years ago on March 27, 1964, that according to seismologists, the snow peaks of Prince William Sound jumped 33 feet into the air and fell back down. Emergency warnings about an earthquake-spurred tsunami went out to towns from Valdez, Alaska, to Malibu, […]
If the video has no sound, check the volume slider in the bottom left of the video player and drag it to the right. Published on Dec 5, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their […]
NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013 PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday] Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]
[Video] Democracy Now! Military Industrial Pundits: Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Who Urged Syrian War
Published on Oct 18, 2013 democracynow http://www.democracynow.org – New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors. A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative identifies 22 commentators with industry ties. While they appeared on television or were quoted as experts 111 […]
“In the long run, denunciations of the surveillance state will mean little unless we can build the political capacity to end it.” by Norman Solomon Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Common Dreams (Photo: David Burnett/Contact Press Images) For more than a month, outrage has been profuse in response to news about NSA surveillance and other evidence […]