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The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.
In fascism the politically disempowered and disengaged, ignored and reviled by the establishment, discover a voice and a sense of empowerment.
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 […]
Beyond Outrage, Reich: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it.
From the article: Without a potent movement on the ground, mainstream electoral politics is likely to remain stuck with remedies too weak either to rouse public imagination and participation, or to provide more than token relief for today’s extreme inequality.
The renowned activist and linguist weighs in on the recent shift in relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as drone strikes in Yemen and the activities of the leftist parties Syriza and Podemos in Greece and Spain, among other current events, in an interview on RT’s “Going Underground.” truthdig.com April 18, 2015 […]
Bouchaud: RWB’s described the operation as the brainchild of GreatFire, a Chinese non-profit operated by free speech activists that has been finding ways to circumvent censorship since 2013.
One familiar refrain from politicians… Young boy in Syria sleeps between the graves of his parents Bruce Gagnon Organizing Notes August 10, 2014 One familiar refrain from politicians and media in the US is that ‘we value life’ more than others around the world This is of course totally ridiculous absurd and spin intended to provide […]
Every decade or so, the Pew Research Center sorts the American electorate into discrete groupings with interesting names. By E.J. Dionne, Jr. truthdig.com June 30, 2014 Dirk Loop (CC-BY) Here’s one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional “liberal” and “conservative” boxes, yet there is no coherent political center. Those […]
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 […]
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Published on Dec 7, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist. TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts […]
Exclusive: What looked like another U.S. march to war in the Mideast has turned toward a peaceful accord that carries hope of getting Syria to relinquish its chemical weapons and achieving a cease-fire, maybe even an end to the civil war. But some want to resume the drive toward a U.S. attack, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern says. By […]
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 […]
democracynow Published on Apr 24, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – As the Senate holds its first ever public hearing on drones and targeted killings, we turn the second part of our interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of the new book, “Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield.” Scahill charts the expanding covert wars operated by the CIA and JSOC, […]
The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year “This happens regularly now. And still we can’t get gun control laws passed. But there’s an overlooked, inseparable reason for that. Yes, this is about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.” By Robin Morgan | December 19, 2012 WMC.com Bushmaster semiautomatic .223 rifle This commentary on gun violence will be featured […]