Tag Archives: politics

Legalizing Tyranny by Chris Hedges

The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

Does the media you ingest benefit the same old parties and people – left and right – who refuse to effect meaningful change? Does the media you take in day in and day out, feed the perpetual war machine…?

Noam Chomsky | Calling Someone ‘Anti-American’ Is a Classic Technique of Social Control (Video)

“As far as I know, the United States is the only free society that has such a concept,” Chomsky said.

Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

In fascism the politically disempowered and disengaged, ignored and reviled by the establishment, discover a voice and a sense of empowerment.

▶ VIDEO | Noam Chomsky: Capitalism in Most Forms Is Inconsistent With Democracy

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 […]

▶ Robert Reich|VIDEO: What’s the Fed? You Should Care.

Beyond Outrage, Reich: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it.

Evergreene Digest: Non-Violence And It’s Violent Consequences

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.

▶ Noam Chomsky: The U.S. Is Trying to Put an End to Its Extreme Isolation

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 […]

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Melodie Bouchaud: Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Censored News Sites

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.

Bruce Gagnon: Who Values Life the Most?

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 […]

E. J. Dionne: The Vital Incoherent Center

 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 […]

Who Lies — Emma’s Revolution

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 […]

▶ THE KINKS: Money & Corruption – I’m Your Man

Bruce Gagnon’s Sunday Song 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). Money & Corruption / I Am Your Man Written by: Ray […]

▶ Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded | Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2

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 […]

John Cole Cartoon: The NSA Snake

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Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown

“For those who have refused to participate in the willful amnesia that marks the contemporary slide into authoritarianism, the totalitarian practices of the past few decades have been quite clear. Domestic spying; secret prisons; kill lists; military aggression; the rise of corporatism; the death-dealing culture of hyper-masculinity, drones and the spectacle of violence; and a […]

Ray McGovern: How War on Syria Lost Its Way

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> The Death of Truth

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 World Is A Battlefield: Jeremy Scahill on “Dirty Wars” and Obama’s Expanding Drone Attacks

 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, […]

Robin Morgan> Sandy Hook> The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

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 […]