Tag Archives: Koch Bros.

Jim Hightower | Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments

While we’re mesmerized by Trump, shady groups are pushing corporate-friendly legislation in statehouses all over the country. By Jim Hightower  Common Dreams  May 22, 2017 (Originally published on Sunday, May 21, 2017 by OtherWords) Charles and David Koch. (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) It’s easy to become mesmerized by The Donald Show in this year’s political circus. But a lot […]

Henry Giroux: Liberty and Justice for All? (Video)

Giroux argues that the United States’ embrace of a surveillance state and culture of violence have replaced the values of freedom, liberty and justice, putting American democracy in jeopardy.

Rolling Stone: Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire

Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world’s largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don’t want you to know is how they made all that money. Tim Dickinson has written a great article in a mainstream publication. It really introduces the Kochs to a […]

▶ Mark Fiore Cartoon: ALEC Rock

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 on Jul 24, 2012 “ALEC Rock” Produced by Mark Fiore (http://www.markfiore.com) and the Center […]

How the Oligarchs Took America by Andy Kroll

Tomgram: Andy Kroll, How the Oligarchs Took America Posted by Andy Kroll    December 2, 2010.  (Editor’s note:  An older article, but still applicable now.) Tomgram:  We already know that it’s party time for the financial elite who gave real meaning to the phrase “economic meltdown” in 2008, that bonuses are soaring, that corporate profits for the third quarter of 2010 […]