Tag Archives: Bill of Rights
Glenn Greenwald: The Neoliberal War on Dissent in the West
“That tyranny exists only in Western adversaries but never in the West itself is treated as a permanent axiom of international affairs, as if Western democracies are divinely shielded from the temptations of genuine repression.”
DN!: “The Second”: Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms
Black people demanding their freedom, being willing to have an uprising to gain their freedom,” says Anderson. “What I saw was that it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people.”
Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, “Loaded” (Video)
In her eye-opening study of the Second Amendment, Dunbar-Ortiz exposes the racist roots of America’s gun culture.
The Return of Civil Disobedience | “Democracy is in the Streets”
The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that. Protest against Donald Trump. (photo: Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto/Getty Images) By Jelani Cobb The New Yorker RSN January 1, 2017 n December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive […]
Media Censorship: The News That Didn’t Make the News
Both parties are in support in the continuation of the US/NATO global empire of permanent war and the protection of the capital of the global 1%. Even Bernie Sanders calls for drone strikes and continued war on Isis and other evil terrorists.
▶ Michael Ratner | Magna Carta at 800: A Promise Unfulfilled
As the world marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Michael Ratner says the promised guarantees of liberty are unfulfilled as our elected leaders continue to flout the law through indefinite detentions in Guantanamo, illegal wars and imprisonment of millions. TheRealNews June 15, 2015 Media for the people! Click here to help Rise Up Times continue […]
Noam Chomsky: A Surveillance State Beyond Imagination
A White House lawyer seems determined to demolish our civil liberties. . . . in order to carry out violence and subversion abroad, or repression and violation of fundamental rights at home, state power has regularly sought to create the misimpression that it is terrorists that we are fighting, though there are other options: drug […]
Glenn Greenwald> Video> On radical executive power and US political and media culture
On radical executive power and US political and media culture Hampshire College • Critical Social Inquiry Lecture March 5, 2013 Glenn Greenwald: Last month, I spoke at Hampshire College on radical executive power and US political and media culture; that was followed by a conversation on those topics with the writer and philosophy professor Falguni […]
Coleen Rowley> A long way from the Magna Carta to legalizing torture and “kill lists”!
A long way from the Magna Carta to legalizing torture and “kill lists”! Posted on June 19, 2012 by coleenrowley comehomeamerica.org Friday June 15, 2012, happened to be the 797th anniversary of the day certain feudal barons in England confronted King John and asked him to guarantee a “charter of liberties” which eventually became the Magna Carta. So it […]
Reclaiming the Commons> Taking Human Lessons in the Era of H.R. 347, Corporatism and Perpetual War
Reclaiming the Commons> Taking Human Lessons in the Era of H.R. 347, Corporatism and Perpetual War Thursday 15 March 2012 Phil Rockstroh Nation of Change “While Republicans desire to set clocks back to the Bronze Age — Democrats now run on Republican Standard Time, as collectively, the nation’s citizenry continues to roll over and […]
US Congress expands authoritarian anti-protest law
The virtually unanimous passage of H.R. 347 starkly exposes the fact that, despite all the posturing, the Democrats and the Republicans stand shoulder to shoulder with the corporate and financial oligarchy, which regarded last year’s popular protests against social inequality with a mixture of fear and hostility. President Obama: Veto the “Anti-Protester” Bill 10 Reasons […]
This Is How You Can Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA
This Is How You Can Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA OpEdNews Athens Report January 6, 2012 The NDAA amendments 1021 and 1022 allowing indefinite detention ofAmerican citizens is now law, signed by Obama on New Year’s Eve. The list of people opposed to the signing is as long as it is diverse, so with a few suggestions […]
Poster> Join us in Washington, DC, beginning on March 30 for NOW DC and Occupy Power!
The National Occupation of Washington, DC: Occupy Power! Submitted by Margaret Flowers on Sat, 01/14/2012 – 19:14 NOWDC.org March 30, 2012, people from across the country will gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC. The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC) opposes the corruption of both parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. Our most precious safeguard, the […]