Tag Archives: corporate state

The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump

Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.

The Danger of Leadership Cults, by Chris Hedges

No leader, no matter how charismatic or courageous, will save us. We must save ourselves.

Chris Hedges | The Cost of Resistance

Resistance is not, fundamentally, political. It is cultural. It is about finding meaning and expression in the transcendent and the incongruities of life.

Chris Hedges | The End of Empire

This collective self-delusion saw the United States make the greatest strategic blunder in its history, one that sounded the death knell of the empire—the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Corporate Suppression of Direct Democracy Fuels Fight for Community Rights

A study found … “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy… while… average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

Chris Hedges | The Illusion of Freedom

Politics in totalitarian societies are entertainment. Reality, because it is complicated, messy and confusing, is banished from the world of mass entertainment. Clichés, stereotypes and uplifting messages that are comforting and self-congratulatory, along with elaborate spectacles, replace fact-based discourse.

Evergreene Digest: Non-Violence And It’s Violent Consequences

From the article: Without a potent movement on the ground, mainstream electoral politics is likely to remain stuck with remedies too weak either to rouse public imagination and participation, or to provide more than token relief for today’s extreme inequality.

Chris Hedges: Rise of the New Black Radicals

Hedges: There is a word for what is bubbling up from below—revolution. It can’t begin soon enough.

▶ “Chris Hedges: Strategies for Revolution”

The oligarchy,nonviolence, women’s movement, indigenous peoples, what happens in revolutions 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 at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Click here for some ways […]

Chris Hedges: A Society of Captives

Corporations have captured every major institution, including the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government, and deformed them to exclusively serve the demands of the market.    By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  December 7, 2014  Protesters conduct a “die-in” Dec. 6 at Grand Central Station in New York City as police watch. The demonstration opposed a […]

Chris Hedges: The Imperative of Revolt

The endless election cycles, he said, are an example of politics without politics, driven not by substantive issues but manufactured political personalities and opinion polls. There is no national institution in the United States “that can be described as democratic,” [Wolin] said.   Protesters chant as they are arrested at the intersection of Wall Street and […]

Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism: An interview with Henry Giroux

Henry Giroux discusses the increasingly negative impact of neoliberalism across the world, politically, socially, economically and in terms of education, and he offers some suggestions for what we must do now. By Michael Nevradakis   Truthout.org | Interview  19 October 2014 (Image: Hand selects, world map via Shutterstock) Michael Nevradakis for Dialogics: Let’s begin with a discussion […]

▶ Ralph Nader on How to Dismantle the Corporate State

  Published on May 9, 2014 Ralph Nader, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, joins Thom Hartmann on his new book. 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 […]

▶ Dog Whistle Politics: How Politicians Use Coded Racism to Push Through Policies Hurting All

Rise Up Times Editor’s Note:  This week Rise Up Times will be focusing on articles about racism, particularly in America. This video from Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! is an important beginning.  On today’s show (January 14, 2014) is an extensive interview with Erin Brockovich who has called a town hall meeting in Charleston, West Virginia, […]

Chris Hedges: Our Invisible Revolution

“Because revolution is evolution at its boiling point you cannot ‘make’ a real revolution any more than you can hasten the boiling of a tea kettle,” Berkman wrote. “It is the fire underneath that makes it boil: how quickly it will come to the boiling point will depend on how strong the fire is.” By Chris […]

(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> Locking Out the Voices of Dissent

The primacy of corporate profit trumps our right to a living wage, affordable and adequate health care, the regulation of industry and environmental controls, protection from corporate fraud and abuse, the right to a good and affordable public education, the ability to form labor unions, and having a government that serves the basic needs of […]

Chris Hedges> Northern Light

Northern Light by Chris Hedges    Posted on Jun 3, 2012    truthdig.com Photo by (CC-BY-ND) I gave a talk last week at Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Many in the audience had pinned small red squares of felt to their clothing. The carre rouge, or red square, has become the Canadian symbol of […]