Tag Archives: U.S. foreign policy

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to HIS World

He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…

Inside Camp Ripley

During the vigil on September 17, 2017 at the Open House at Camp Ripley, two members went inside and took some photos. Clearly it was family day. Here is a slideshow with just a hint of what went on during the Open House. The vigil was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and […]

Who Rules America? A Breakdown Of Wealth In The U.S. House And Senate

As you can see, those whom the American people have elected into office are often among the “upper crust” of society.

Real News Network | Did the Deep State Facilitate Flynn’s Resignation? with Coleen Rowley (Video)

A two-part video interview with Coleen Rowley on the deep state.

John Pilger | The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

“When the truth is replaced by silence,” said the Soviet dissident poet Yevtushenko, “the silence is a lie.”

David Swanson | Of All the Opinions I’ve Heard on Syria

if you want actual aid delivered on a massive scale, if you want withdrawal of foreign forces and the opening of serious negotiations for disarmament and peace…

Evergreene Digest | Clinton And Trump, Call Your Office: America’s Bipartisan Policy Of Perpetual War Has Failed To Deliver Peace

This approach (Perpetual War) is based on the belief that Washington is capable of solving every international problem. If only unnamed bright people implemented theoretically brilliant strategies backed by unidentified resolute citizens, terrorism would be suppressed, ISIS would be defeated, Russia would be compliant, Iraq would be successful, Syria would be peaceful, Libya would be […]

Elliott Colla | A Veteran Novel That Finds No Reception in War

War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.

Aprés Nice: Why We Need an Antiwar Movement

Unless we revive an antiwar movement in the United States, none of this will occur in the present time. It is war that is destroying our economic being and our future. Ultimately, it will be our refusal to oppose and work to end war that will destroy our souls.

WikiLeaks | The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA (Video)

An older video full of good information about the TPP and related trade agreements why we should not support them. TheWikiLeaksChannel Published on Aug 18, 2015 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media. No Peace! […]

Kathy Kelly | What’s at Stake?

Julia, a University student who wants to become an interpreter working with diplomats, said that she is glad and grateful never to have lived through a war.” I always want to choose words instead of weapons,” Julia said.

Ann Wright: Building Bridges of Peace instead of Fear — Citizen Diplomacy with Russia

Wright: With international tensions high, members of our delegation believe its time for the citizens of all nations to loudly declare that military confrontation and hot rhetoric are not the way to resolve international problems.

How the Mainstream Media’s Islamophobia Fuels Endless War

AFSC researchers looked at 600 news stories published by 20 national outlets in the United States last year and discovered a pervasive tendency toward painting violent extremism as an inherently Islamic problem that is only solvable with the use of force.

David Swanson: Bern the Feel

Swanson: I remain convinced that the media is keeping Sanders and Trump around for ratings and will destroy them as soon as it chooses, and never chooses to do such a thing as early as the December of the year before the election. In part, I attribute a lot more power to the media in general than [Ted] Rall may.

The Drone Papers | Part 7: The Life and Death of Objective Peckham

A classified U.S. document obtained by The Intercept shines new light on the circumstances surrounding Berjawi’s death. It reveals that the U.S. government was monitoring him for at least five years as he traveled between London and Somalia; that he was targeted by a covert special operations unit …

Ann Wright | A defense of WomenCross DMZ: When “human rights” hurts North Koreans

 When “human rights” hurts North Koreans: A defense of WomenCross DMZ

Nick Turse: The Child Veterans of South Sudan Want to Know, Will Americans Support Them?

Tom Englehardt: It’s been an incredibly quiet show. In recent years, the U.S. military has moved onto the African continent in a big way — and essentially, with the exception of Nick Turse (and Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post), just about no one has noticed.

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.

Mary Beaudoin: U.S. Weapons across the High Seas to the Lost Continent of Eurasia

Beaudoin: The U.S. could provide leadership in world nuclear disarmament. It could also stop acting as arms exporter par excellence; a recent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report revealed that the U.S. has been leading the world in exports to other regions of the world.

Video exposes the truth about mainstream media

A study by the University of Maryland found that on average those Americans receiving their news from for-profit media outlets were almost three times as likely to have inaccurate perceptions related to American foreign policy as those receiving news from nonprofit news sources.