Tag Archives: dissent

What Kind of Times Are These, by Adrienne Rich

“…our country moving closer to its own truth and dread…”

Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent (1925–2017)

Ed was the main author of “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media,” written with Noam Chomsky

‘There’s an Effort Around the Country to Curtail People’s Fundamental 1st Amendment Rights’

But when people do go into the street and are arrested, what then? When they put their bodies on the line and the state creates a new law to criminalize that resistance, what then?

Janine Jackson | Big Media Need to Fight for the Right to Protest

People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

Robert Parry | NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.

Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers

The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.

Chris Hedges | The Real Purpose of the U.S. Government’s Report on Alleged Hacking by Russia

The purposes of the declassified report…offers no evidence of hacking…

Extreme Center Goes After Anti-Trump Protesters

Trump already is mapping out several of his most dangerous campaign promises…

Chris Hedges | The Surrender of the Liberal Left to Neoliberalism Gave Us Proto-fascism (Video)

Roots of our current situation are austerity, deindustrialization, and the impoverishment of half the nation

DN! Henry Giroux: Is Trump’s Rise a Result of America Declaring War on Institutions That Make Democracy Possible? (Video)

Henry Giroux critiques what he believes is a slide toward authoritarianism and other failings that led to the current political climate and rise of Donald Trump.

Henry Giroux | The Racist Killing Machine in the Age of Anti-Politics

We are in a new historical era, one that is marked a culture of lawlessness, extreme violence, and disposability, fueled, in part, by a culture of fear, a war on terror, and a deeply overt racist culture that is unapologetic in its disciplinary and exclusionary practices. This deep seated racism is reinforced by a culture of cruelty that is the modus operandi of neoliberal capitalism–a cage culture, a culture of combat, a hyper masculine culture that views killing those most vulnerable as sport, entertainment, and policy.

Chris Hedges Gives a Heartbreaking Speech on “Wages of Rebellion” (Video)

 Chris Hedges speaks at Community Worker Program’s Tommy Douglas Institute May 2015. Lucideans Published on Apr 20, 2016 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.  

Sue Ann Martinson | Dissent, Activism, and Oppression in the 1970s and Today: An Exploration

Martinson: These actions for justice and peace, carried out with passion and love, are living demonstrations of moral indignation against a morally bankrupt system and of taking a stand in action in accordance with what should be our Constitutional civil rights and civil liberties.

Karma Of Dissent: An Interview With Ann Wright

“Here’s somebody that’s spent a lot of years of her life in the military and the diplomatic corps and is now willing to speak about peace and challenge the rationale that America needs to have war in order to be the dominant power in the world.” By Ann Wright (about the author)  opednews.com  June 5, 2014 In late […]

Kevin Gosztola: Undercover FBI Agent Tried to Get Activists to Send Money to PFLP, a US-Designated Terrorist Organization

By Kevin Gosztola  Dissenter, FireDogLake.org  February 28, 2014 Graphic made by activists targeted in FBI raids to raise awareness around their case. (from StopFBI.net) Alleged evidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used to obtain search warrants for raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in the midwestern United States were unsealed. The […]

500 Years of History: Mass Spying Always Aimed At Crushing Dissent

It’s Never to Protect Us From Bad Guys Above: James Otis arguing in court in Boston in 1761 against the Writs of Assistance, general search warrants that allowed British authorities to search colonists at will.  Otis lost before the King’s courts but many see the seeds of the American Revolution in this case.     By Washington’s Blog   January […]

Glenn Greenwald> US detention of Imran Khan part of trend to harass anti-drone advocates

US detention of Imran Khan part of trend to harass anti-drone advocates The vindictive humiliation of Pakistan’s most popular politician shows the US government’s intolerance for dissent Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk  Sunday 28 October 2012 10.06 EDT Imran Khan, centre, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, with party’s supporters. He has led a high-profile campaign against US drone strikes. Photograph: […]