Tag Archives: Syria

Democracy Now! Runs Interference for Imperialism in Syria

Journalism and media must be placed in the context of the generalized struggle against US imperialism. Independent media thrives in periods where peoples’ movements are vibrant and strong.

Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Videos)

“We’re not part of this. In fact, we’re going to try to undermine it.” We’re going to maximize the use of fossil fuels—could carry us past the tipping point. We’re not going to provide funding for—as committed in Paris, to developing countries that are trying to do something about the climate problems.

Sleepwalking Toward Global War: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey on the Rise of Fascism Today

“Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged,” warns McAliskey, “fascism is not German, it’s not the Nazism of the Second World War … it starts in the heads of individuals with the idea that what keeps you disadvantaged is that some lesser breed has taken what belongs to you.”

UK Column News | Syria, Facebook British Style (Video)

UK perspectrives on the US and Sytia, chemical weapons, Facebook and phychologiccal warfare through social media

Threats to World Peace and America’s Imperial Wars: Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea

MOAB, tomahawks and the threat of nuclear war

Kathy Kelly | From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Drone Strikes to MOAB: The Strategically Silenced

No single drone strike or bombing should be seen in isolation, but rather within this larger context of a social, political, military and economic anti-Muslim system

Join us at Sen. Klobuchar’s Mpls office to Say NO to Escalation of U.S. Endless Wars

Minnesota: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:30 to 5:30   Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/199910597177653/ To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post.

Adam Smith | NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

Presidents…do have a duty under the Constitution to get Congress’s approval before waging war.

William Boardman | What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military?

The pace of drone strikes by the US on suspected terrorists has increased more than fourfold since Trump took office.

Flowers and Zeese | The Propaganda Of War

 There are multiple efforts at present to strengthen and revive the peace movement in the United States, and this is a critical necessity. As we wrote several weeks ago, a crisis either manufactured or not can be used to impose greater restrictions on our civil liberties and push through unpopular policies. It is up to […]

NPR Spins Trump’s ‘Restrained’ Foreign Policy–Ignoring Threats, Bans and Escalation

the wisdom of the CIA’s billion-dollar-a-year fueling of the Syrian conflict is never examined, nor is the decade-and-a-half-long occupation of Afghanistan.

Thierry Meyssan | The NATO campaign against freedom of expression

On 2 December 2016, the United States Congress voted a law forbidding all military co-operation between Washington and Moscow. In the space of a few years, NATO has re-activated MacCarthyism.

ISIS in America: The Terror Trial That Shook Minnesota (Video)

An ISIS cell. An undercover FBI agent. A community torn apart.

David Swanson | Public vs. Media on War

Although the public believes the hype about danger emanating from these foreign forces, it does not favor the solution it is endlessly offered by the media and the U.S. government.

Michael Nagler | The Kapp Putsch and Modern Memory

There are two lessons from these chaotic events that we, too, can learn; in fact, we ignore them at our peril.

John Pilger | Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump

Today, the invisible government has never been more powerful and less understood.

FIGHTING FOR ALEPPO: How Syria’s Forgotten Revolutionaries Rose Up “To Kill This Fear”

“Syria has had so many heroes, but people often don’t know who they are.”

Evergreene Digest | The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

Neither military nor economic war on the sovereignty of nations has yielded anything close to a stable, prosperous, and peaceful world. It had delivered death, destruction, debt, market crises, tidal waves of refugees and displaced persons, and concentrated masses of wealth in a few but powerful hands. Related: You Must Be Kidding! Luciana Bohne, CounterPunch […]

Dilip Hiro | American Power at the Crossroads

The global scenario that the down-to-earth presidents of China and Russia seem to have in mind resembles the sort of balance of power that existed in Europe for a century after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.