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▶ March 2, 2015 Democracy Now! with Noam Chomsky: ISIS, Iraq, Iran, Netanyahu, Israel

Noam Chomsky on How the Iraq War Birthed ISIS & Why U.S. Policy Undermines the Fight Against It [youtube=http://youtu.be/_uDY_ekatWQ] Noam Chomsky: Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel’s Goal Isn’t Survival — It’s Regional Dominance http://youtu.be/1aklj-bvmvY 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

Robert Parry: ‘Realists’ Warn Against Ukraine Escalation

Exclusive: The neocons’ war-and-more-war bandwagon is loaded up again and rolling downhill as “everyone who matters” in Washington is talking up sending sophisticated weapons to Kiev to escalate Ukraine’s civil war, but some “realists,” an endangered species in U.S. foreign policy, dissent, notes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.com  February 10, 2015 In recent years, Official Washington – the politicians, More

President’s Plan to Protect Arctic Ocean Won’t Halt Oil Drilling

 Shell Oil Announces Plans to Resume Drilling Two Days After Obama Designates Area Protected (1/2) TheRealNews   February 5, 2015 Leah Donahey and Subhankar Banerjee explain why this is happening, and also discuss the contradictory details of President Obama's recently announced efforts to protect the Arctic wild life refuge - [youtube=http://youtu.be/SYwk0YHBFIg] Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise More

Flowers and Zeese: Fast Track Not a Done Deal, The People Will Stop It

 Largest Progressive Coalition Ever On Global Trade Opposes Fast Track BY KEVIN ZEESE AND MARGARET FLOWERS  LA Progressive  January 21, 2015 There is bi-partisan opposition in Congress to Fast Track and a large movement of movements mobilized to stop it. The corporate media is reporting that since the Republican leadership and President Obama support Fast More

Gareth Porter: Local Syria Ceasefires | The Way Out of a US Policy Dead End?

Local ceasefires can be successful, but first the US must free itself from entangling regional alliances By Gareth Porter  Antiwar.com  January 19, 2015 U.S. contradictions between the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and realities on the ground have become so acute that U.S. officials began last November discussing a proposal calling for support of local ceasefires More

▶ Michael Ratner: Obama’s Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal

 Michael Ratner and Paul Jay [Real News Network] discuss Obama administration's policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture [youtube=http://youtu.be/aXkX5TP42tg] Uploaded on Nov 26, 2014 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 More

Rania Khalek: Drone-Strike Feminism

 Of all the justifications the Obama administration has employed to sanctify yet another war on Iraq, none have been more disingenuous than the portrayal of the latest US bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, aka ISIL) as a feminist rescue mission. By Rania Khalek  www.truth-out.org   PopularResistance.org   November 8th, 2014 More

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