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Noam Chomsky Takes a Look at Income Inequality in his new book

The philosopher casts a cold eye on the economic facts of American life in the 21st century. He looks at the 10 principles of concentration and power at work in America today.

Noam Chomsky Unravels the Political Mechanics Behind His Gradual Expulsion From Mainstream Media (Video)

The prolific author and acclaimed MIT professor is never featured on major networks.

▶ VIDEO | Noam Chomsky: Capitalism in Most Forms Is Inconsistent With Democracy

The renowned linguist and activist explains the only way that capitalism could be compatible with democracy. truthdig.com  August 11, 2015 —Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you essential news you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.  Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times […]

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 […]

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

So for instance, if you read technology journals you learn that in robotics labs for some years there have been efforts to develop small drones, what they call “fly-sized drones,” which can intrude into a person’s home and be almost invisible and carry out constant surveillance.  NATASHA LENNARD  SUNDAY, DEC 29, 2013  Salon.com  Noam Chomsky (Credit: AP/Adel […]

Spencer Ackerman: Fisa court documents reveal extent of NSA disregard for privacy restrictions

Incensed Fisa court judges questioned NSA’s truthfulness after repeated breaches of rules meant to protect Americans’ privacy Spencer Ackerman in New York  Tuesday 19 November 2013 13.42 EST  theguardian.com   Fisa court judge John Bates found that the NSA engaged in ‘systemic overcollection’. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP Newly declassified court documents indicate that the National Security Agency shared its […]

John Cole Cartoon: The NSA Snake

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Sonali Kolhatkar: The Cost of Courage — Malalai Joya’s Life-Risking Activism

“Joya had refused to remain silent in Parliament, and now, out of office, with her life more in danger than ever, she continues to speak for her people. In 2009, at the insistence of her supporters, she published her memoir, “A Woman Among Warlords,” where she laid out in clear terms her twofold struggle against […]

Juan Cole On Syria: The U.S. Is No Lone Ranger and Should Put That Six Shooter Away

Now that we’re in the 21st century, moreover, it is time to cease using the supposedly macho language of violence in response to political challenges. By Juan Cole  Posted on Sep 2, 2013  truthdig.com The odd discourse in Washington around President Barack Obama’s determination to bomb Syria over the country’s use of chemical weapons assumes a moral superiority on […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter> MIA: Rule of Law

Democracy movements are growing globally and taking hold within the US. More communities are embracing organization from the ground up that is based on community and human rights. By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese July 12th, 2013  www.popularresistance This week, several rulings on high profile, and not so high profile but also important, cases are expected.  We […]

Secret Intelligence Court a Precursor to Tyranny

The justification for this secret court—as is usual in the development of 20th century secret police states—is national security. By William Pfaff  Jul 10, 2013  truthdig.com The current of awkward revelations concerning the clandestine or publicly misrepresented practices of the present and recent American administrations goes on. A long exposition in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune […]

Chris Hedges> The Death of Truth

Chris Hedges interviews Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. By Chris Hedges  May 6, 2013  This interview is a joint project of Truthdig and The Nation magazine. LONDON—A tiny tip of the vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying WikiLeaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange, appears outside the red-brick building […]

Chris Hedges> The Perversion of Scholarship

The Perversion of Scholarship By Chris Hedges    Jul 30, 2012    truthdig.com Illustration by Mr. Fish Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity and ideas—are shouted down […]

Nygaard Notes> Number 510, Health Care and PR, War

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 510, July 11, 2012  On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” 2.  Health Care and Public Relations 3.  Strategy, War, and Health Care ****** 1. “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” Chip Berlet, […]

Dave Lindorff> Ducking the Real Cost of US Wars

Veterans of Neglect Ducking the Real Cost of US Wars by DAVE LINDORFF      MAY 29, 2012       Counterpunch Whether he ever said it or not, I’m going to borrow from a quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln and alter it a bit to say: “American politicians must love war veterans — they […]

A List of ALEC Corporations and those that dropped ALEC

A List of ALEC Corporations and those that dropped ALEC SourceWatch: Corporations that have dropped ties to ALEC Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Intuit, Reed-Elsevier, and others have dropped their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Click here to tell other firms bankrolling ALEC to do the same. Learn more about corporations VOTING to rewrite […]

Robert Reich> The Fable of the Century

The Fable of the Century April 5, 2012   Robert Reich.org Imagine a country in which the very richest people get all the economic gains. They eventually accumulate so much of the nation’s total income and wealth that the middle class no longer has the purchasing power to keep the economy going full speed. Most […]