Tag Archives: corporate power

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

The New ‘Black Codes’, by Chris Hedges

“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

Consolidation of power, continuation of oppression, people of color, police state, 2020 election, and more….

On Contact: Coming Unrest with David North and Chris Hedges

David North, Chairman of the World Socialist Web Site’s International Editorial Board, discusses the capitalist crisis in the United States and globally.

Corporate Media ALWAYS Wants More War (Young Turks Video)

The inducements and encouragements to buy into an extreme anti-Russia frenzy have become pervasive.

Chris Hedges | Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

The fiction of democracy remains useful, not only for corporations, but for our bankrupt liberal class. If the fiction is seriously challenged, liberals will be forced to consider actual resistance, which will be neither pleasant nor easy.  

WikiLeaks | The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA (Video)

An older video full of good information about the TPP and related trade agreements why we should not support them. TheWikiLeaksChannel Published on Aug 18, 2015 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media. No Peace! […]

Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: The Return of the Radical

Lynne Stewart: –I just want to end by saying that, you know, I do have high hopes, never, ever giving up,

Chris Hedges: Revolution Is in the Air

The voices of citizens are rising from the streets of Washington and fracking sites in Colorado. They are rising from towns and cities such as Ferguson and Baltimore where police murders are terrorizing poor people of color. They are rising in Los Angeles from underpaid workers and the Dreamers. And these voices will, if we sustain and join them, become a deafening crescendo.

Interview with Henry GIroux: Current “Reforms” Attempt to Drive Young People Out of Democracy

 Right off, it is crucial to make corporate power and its effects visible. And that means not just material relations of power but also the ideologies that legitimate corporate power. This means that it is crucial to recognize that there is no correlation between corporate power and democracy. When corporate power speaks in the name […]

Ralph Nader: Piercing the Technology Bubble

In 1996, Mander and Edward Goldsmith brought together several prominent writers to contribute essays to the book titled The Case Against the Global Economy. …Eighteen years ago, many wrote off this book as an exaggeration, when in fact it underestimated the damage to people of various economic statuses from both developing and developed countries caused […]

Chris Hedges: American Socrates

On Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky speaks to the media at a friend’s house in Amman, Jordan, in 2010. AP/Nader Daoud  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Noam Chomsky, whom I interviewed last Thursday at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has influenced intellectuals in the United States and abroad in incalculable ways. His explications of empire, mass propaganda, the […]

(Video) Chris Hedges> We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance

 TheRealNews Published on Jul 18, 2013 In the continuation of Paul Jay’s Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us – Pt 3 of 7 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS […]

Chris Hedges> Rise Up or Die

“I do not know what to call this system. It is certainly not capitalism. Extortion might be a better word.” Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges  Posted on May 19, 2013  truthdig.com Joe Sacco and I spent two years reporting from the poorest pockets of the United States for our book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” We went into our […]

John Stauber> The Progressive Movement as PR Front

Paid to Lose The Progressive Movement as PR Front by JOHN STAUBER  WEEKEND EDITION MARCH 15-17, 2013  Counterpunch.org Editor’s Note:  This article should be read in conjunction with Chris Hedges “The Day That TV News Died” to understand the role of the corporate mainstream and progressive media. There is good news in the Boston Globe today for […]

Tom Engelhart> You Were Right When You Waved That “No Blood for Oil” Sign. Iraq Was About Oil

You Were Right When You Waved That “No Blood for Oil” Sign. Iraq Was About Oil There was only one reason to invade Iraq and it could be captured in a single word, “oil,” even if George W. Bush and his top officials generally went out of their way to avoid mentioning it. by Tom Engelhardt   August […]

Chris Hedges> Thank You for Standing Up

Thank You for Standing Up By Chris Hedges (about the author)    January 23, 2012 opednews.com  This article cross-posted from Truthdig I spent Friday morning sitting on a wooden bench in a fourth-floor courtroom in the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. I was waiting to be sentenced for “disturbing the peace” and “refusing to obey a lawful order” […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> David Cobb – ‘Citizens united’ Doesn’t Fly in Big Sky State

David Cobb – ‘Citizens united’ Doesn’t Fly in Big Sky State Thom Hartmann talks with David Cobb, Spokesperson-Move to Amend / Attorney / National Projects Director-Democracy Unlimited, about Montana’s Supreme Court issuing a stunning rebuke to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 that infamously decreed corporations had constitutional rights to directly spend […]

The Citizens United Era: How the Supreme Court Continues to Put Business First> Take Action

The Citizens United Era: How the Supreme Court Continues to Put Business First PFAW.org  A new People For the American Way Foundation report examines how the Supreme Court’s conservative majority is working to reshape our Constitution and elevate corporate interests above the rights of individual Americans. Beginning with the 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, the Roberts […]

America in Decline, by Noam Chomsky

America in Decline by Noam Chomsky Nation of Change OpEd Published: Friday 5 August 2011 “What remains of political democracy has been undermined further as both parties have turned to auctioning congressional leadership positions.” “It is a com­mon theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world […]