Category capitalist system
Dying for Capitalism: How Big Money Fuels the Threat of Extinction
What are the implications for humanity as a whole?
Why Police Defunding Should Remain on the Reform Agenda, by Yohana Beyene
Incidents like these are a recurring nightmare for Black people. But it is especially tragic in a city where an effort to replace the police force with a Department of Public Safety informed by a public health approach was voted down amidst exaggerated rhetoric warning about the impact of “defunding” on public safety.
Chris Hedges: Chronicle of a War Foretold
“The war industry did not intend to shrink its power or its profits. It set out almost immediately to recruit the former Communist Bloc countries into the European Union and NATO. Countries that joined NATO, which now include Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia were forced to reconfigure their militaries, often through hefty loans, to become compatible with NATO military hardware.”
Away with Borders! Why We Need Less Restrictive, More Open Borders and Eventual Border Elimination
“Detaining immigrants is a big and profitable business whose product is human misery. It is estimated that over 75 percent of detainees are detained in for-profit detention centers.”
UKRAINE: Articles of Interest
Chris Hedges, Veterans for Peace, Abby Martin with Brian Becker, Robert Parry on Nuland, Ralph Nader, Jeff Cohen, Medea Benjamin
Diana Johnstone: US foreign policy is a cruel sport
What is truly diabolical is that, while constantly accusing the Russian bear of plotting to expand, the whole policy is directed at goading it into expanding! Because then we can issue punishing sanctions, raise the Pentagon budget a few notches higher and tighten the NATO Protection Racket noose tighter around our precious European “allies.”
The U.S. Role in the Saudi-Led War in Yemen, WAMM Video Discussion
“The U.S. continues to fuel the Saudis War on Yemen. Join us to understand this conflict and ways to end U.S. involvement with two knowledgeable and committed activists.”
Hedges: The Greatest Evil Is War
The merchants of death are Satanic.
Remembering bell hooks, a Revolutionary Who Led With Love, by Barbara Ransby
“It is her big vision that inspired so many people. She insisted we not compromise our definition of freedom. No one should be thrown under the bus, she argued.”
Noam Chomsky: Corporate Patents and Rising Anti-Science Rhetoric Will Prolong Pandemic
“Biden has made some effort, but the wealthy countries have not, including the United States, though not primarily the United States — they have not taken measures that are within their capacity to ensure that other countries that have the resources to produce vaccines will have access not only to the products, the vaccines, but also to the process of manufacturing them.”
Chris Hedges: American Satyricon
“The Epstein case is important because, however much is being covered up, it is a window into the scourge of male violence that explodes in decayed cultures, fueled by widening income disparities, the collapse of the social contract and the grotesque entitlement that comes with celebrity, political power, and wealth.”
Rise Up Times Post Summary
$778 BILLION Military Budget Approved (military madness); Hedges and Brown: Inverted Totalitarianism, Nature of Neoliberalism; Code Pink: Cost of War at Home; Nader: Corporate Crimes in Corporate State; COP26 Fails, and more…
Ralph Nader: Critical Exposés Everywhere as the Corporate State Worsens
Take a look at 65 recent searing books about corporate violence and malfeasance, crushing influence over our electoral and political systems, and expanding immunities from law enforcement and public accountability.
Chris Hedges: Sheldon Wolin on Inverted Totalitarianism, with Wendy Brown
[Wolin] argued that America’s system of inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It finds its expression in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state.
Code Pink: The Cost of War at Home, with United for Peace and Justice
What are the effects of the costs of war on the home front?
Not So Much ICE, Boycott Pillsbury, Climate Crisis and Militarism, WAMM Newsletter
Boycott Pillsbury! WAMM Newsletter Volume 39 Number 5 Fall II 2021 Minnesota-based General Mills owns Pillsbury, which operates a factory illegally within an Israeli settlement on militarily-occupied Palestinian land. According to the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights, this places General Mills in violation of international law: UN Security Council Resolution 2334. A “boycott” is […]
Reining In the Pentagon, by Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung
“It’s estimated that, in the decades to come, more than 1,700 U.S. military installations worldwide may be impacted by sea-level rise. Future rounds of base closings, both domestic and global, should be planned now with the impact of climate change in mind.”
Thom Hartmann: The News Is Too Vital To Be Left to the “Free Market” and Must Again be Owned and Run by Actual Journalists
“Infotainment “news” media won’t talk about many of the most vital issues of our day, and treats politics as if it were the NFL instead of the most vital tool for our democracy. We must reverse the past 40 years’ destruction of our news ecosystem.”