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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]