Tag Archives: International Relations

Polly Mann: Who is Biased?

The Gaza Ministry of Health reported 12,844 Gazan casualties, victims of live fire or tear-gas inhalation.

Evergreene Digest | A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself by Henry A. Giroux

A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself ~ Henry A. Giroux Related: Table of Contents, Foreword, and the First Chapter from America at War with Itself Related: Will Americans Submit to Despotism in an Urge to ‘Escape from Freedom’Shelley Walia, The […]

NYT Promotes Protectionism in Guise of ‘Free Trade’

When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.

Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, et. al. | Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward

Around the world powerful and diverse possibilities are in struggle. We the signers of “Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward” think one high priority for progress is activists developing, discussing and settling on priorities around which to organize multi-issue activism in coming months and years. We hope this document can help inspire more conversations within groups and movements that, over time, come to a synthesis.

World Beyond War | A Global Security System: An Alternative to War

World Beyond War: Why is an Alternative Global Security System both Desirable and Necessary?

Ann Wright | A defense of WomenCross DMZ: When “human rights” hurts North Koreans

 When “human rights” hurts North Koreans: A defense of WomenCross DMZ

▶ Video Panel: Syria What’s Ahead? Diplomacy or Military Escalation

Speakers include: Dr. Ghiass Moussa, Syrian American Forum; Ramsey Clark, former US Atty General & human rights attorney; Margaret Kimberly, Black Agenda Report; Larry Hamm, Peoples Organization for Progress; Joe Lombardo, UNAC; and Sara Flounders, IAC

▶ David Swanson: World Beyond War

David Swanson talks about the organization World Beyond War and its goals http://www.worldbeyondwar.org Swanson spoke at a Pax Christi Conference in Michigan: Pax Christi Michigan is honored to welcome author, activist, radio host, and journalist David Swanson to be our keynote speaker. His books advocate the abolition of war and its replacement by a culture of peace. He is […]

▶ Gaza Under Siege – Eva Bartlett on Reality Asserts Itself Part 2

Eva Bartlett, Human Rights Advocate and Journalist talks about her experiences living in Gaza 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). Published […]

Evergreene Digest: Justifying Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza

Mainstream U.S. politicians and press are engaged in their usual tolerance of Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza, hitting the usual talking points by condemning Hamas as “terrorist” and accepting the mass killings of civilians and children with a shrug. Paul R. Pillar, Consortium News August 3, 2014 | Applying a familiar label or phrase […]

Norman Solomon: Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

Binney explained: “At least 80 percent of fiber-optic cables globally go via the U.S. This is no accident and allows the U.S. to view all communication coming in. At least 80 percent of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the U.S. The NSA lies about what it stores.” by Norman Solomon  Common […]

Evergreene Digest: Emergency — Another Iraq War Vote Coming! and The Fall of Iraq: What You’re Not Being Told

We need to say NO. American combat forces didn’t help last time and they won’t help this time. What is happening in Iraq is tragic and awful, but we should use the Hippocratic oath for foreign policy — first do no harm. Please join us. Alan Grayson <alangrayson@graysonforcongress.com> Evergreene Digest Editor’s Note: Even though you […]

Chris Taylor: I Attended an ALEC Conference — and Found an Alternative Universe

Secrecy reigned supreme. Minnesota raised taxes on the rich and invested the resulting revenue in public schools, including all-day kindergarten. . . . Yet in 2012 Minnesota had one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, and currently has higher median incomes and lower unemployment and poverty rates than both Wisconsin and Mississippi . […]

Noam Chomsky: The Politics of Red Lines

…the United States must “maintain its predominance,” because “it is U.S. hegemony that has upheld regional peace and stability”—the latter a term of art referring to subordination to U.S. demands. As it happens, the world thinks differently and regards the United States as a “pariah state” and “the greatest threat to world peace,” with no […]