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War, Memory and Gettysburg, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges illustrates the horrors of war through the eyes of his ancestors who fought at Gettysburg. Lest we forget what war is really like for the soldiers and civilians, it once ravaged our country and took our young men in a senseless war that should never have been fought, not because the cause was […]

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.

David Swanson | ‘War is a Lie’ (Video)

“David Swanson’s War Is A Lie should be required reading. It lays bare the hypocrisy of American ‘do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do’ foreign policy, exposing the lies and the deliberate glorification of military disasters.” – Medea Benjamin, author, peace activist

▶ Dick Gaughan – Think Again, from A Different Kind of Love Song

Sunday Song, Bruce Gagnon’s Organizing Notes  May 11, 2014 Published on Dec 29, 2012 Dick Gaughan – Think Again, from the album A Different Kind Of Love 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 […]

Mattea Kramer: The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, Is the Pentagon Doomed — To Be Flush Forever Or How the U.S. Military Avoided Budget Cuts, Lied About Doing So, Then Asked for Billions More  By Mattea Kramer  TomDispatch.com  March 4, 2014 Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and […]

Tomgram: Engelhardt, A New World Order?

Missing in Action . . . What Happened to War and the Imperial Drive to Organize the Planet?  By Tom Engelhardt  TomDispatch.com   March 2, 2014 There is, it seems, something new under the sun. Geopolitically speaking, when it comes to war and the imperial principle, we may be in uncharted territory.  Take a look around and […]

▶ Nuland Acknowledges US “Invested” $5 Billion in Ukranian Coup

Posted by Bruce K. Gagnon  Organizing Notes  March 2, 2014 Victoria Nuland [State Department] admits “we’ve invested $5 billion” in the Ukraine project . . . that part picks up at the 7:25 mark in the video. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from […]

Ira Chernus: Apocalypses Everywhere — Is There Any Hope in an Era Filled with Gloom and Doom?

 Tomgram:  Ira Chernus, What Ever Happened to Plain Old Apocalypse? By Ira Chernus  TomDispatch.com  February 25, 2014 Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Wherever we Americans look, the threat of apocalypse stares back at us. Two clouds of genuine doom still darken our world: nuclear extermination and environmental extinction. If they got the urgent action they deserve, they would be […]

Beverly Gologorsky | In the Shadow of War: Life and Fiction in 21st Century America

Snaking past the Capitol, an extremely long line of men in uniform threw purple hearts and medals of every sort into a trash bin. Most then made a brief statement about why they hated the war  . . . One soldier, resisting the visible urge to cry, simply walked off without saying a word, onl […]

David Swanson> Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II

Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II  The Marshall Plan was a plan for domination — smarter and more skillful domination than some other attempts — but still domination.  U.S. capitalist control was the highest purpose.  By David Swanson (about the author)     OpEdNews Op Eds 10/30/2012  Imagine if George W. Bush had stood on the smoking ruins […]