Tag Archives: corporate empire
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?
Rep. Barbara Lee, Who Cast Sole Vote After 9/11 Against “Forever Wars,” on Need for Afghan War Inquiry
“Let us not become the evil we deplore.” And with those words, Oakland Congressmember Barbara Lee rocked the House, the Capitol, this country, the world, the lone voice of more than 400 congressmembers.
“Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
“Klein argues it’s vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb the worst effects of the current crisis but also set society on a more just path.”
Chris Hedges Discusses Trump, Wall Street, Neoliberalism, Politics and Resistance (Video)
Chris Hedges discusses Trump, NATO expansion, and the co-opting of the so called “resistance.”
Buffy Sainte Marie Sings No No Keshagesh (Video)
“What he can’t buy he’ll get some other way
Send in the troopers if the natives resist…”
Zeese and Flowers | Living In The Illusion Of Democracy
Democrats and Republicans are choosing to only debate Democrats and Republicans, and preventing any competition.
Mnar Muhawesh: Migrant Crisis Fueled By Gas Pipelines
Muhawesh: Foreign meddling in Syria began from the onset of the revolt in March 2011. But even according to major media outlets like the BBC and the Associated Press, the demonstrations that supposedly swept Syria were comprised of only hundreds of people.
▶ Dr. James Hansen | The War on Our Climate: Taking Ownership of Our Future | Peacestock
Dr. Hansen has received numerous awards and is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet.
Mark Fiore: The Gospel of Denial
Fiore: Now that Pope Francis has come out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of “science” not religion. Where does this pope guy get off on mixing religion and politics, sheesh!
Chris Hedges: A Message From the Dispossessed
Hedges: If you spend time as I have in Gaza, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, as well as the depressing, segregated housing projects known as banlieues that ring French cities such as Paris and Lyon, warehousing impoverished North African immigrants, you begin to understand the brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi, who were killed Friday in a gun battle with French police. There is little employment in these pockets of squalor. Racism is overt. Despair is rampant…
▶ Invasion of the Data Snatchers
New technologies are making it easier for private companies and the government to learn about everything we do – in our homes, in our cars, in stores, and within our communities. As they collect vast amounts of data about us, things are getting truly spooky! Data snatchers?? They are NOT science fiction. And they’re closer […]
Constitutional Law 101 with Professor Droney: Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World
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Joy First: What Happens When You Talk With Americans About Drone Murders
It seems like there are not enough people speaking out against what is going on because so many people refuse to really look at the death and destruction our military is leaving all around the globe. It is so much easier to close our eyes. By Joy First WorldBeyondWar.org October 17, 2014 Mount Horeb, […]
Meredith Aby: No New Wars with Iraq and Syria
President Obama has labeled ISIS “network of death” while ignoring the role the US has played in the Middle East and Afghanistan since 9/11. The US has used bombs, drone strikes, targeted assignations, and torture to terrorize the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia – to name just a few. One doesn’t have to […]
▶ Brave New Films: How Perpetual War Fuels Terrorism
Since 1980, we have militarily intervened at least 35 times in more than 27 countries. We keep bombing, we continue spending trillions of dollars, but we’re no safer as a result. CALL YOUR SENATOR: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/callyour… Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this […]
John Nichols: The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’
Once dismissed even by many reformers as an appropriate yet impossible initiative, the movement for a “Money Out/Voters In” amendment to the Constitution has grown so strong — and been proven to be so necessary — that it has now achieved what most organizers of amendment movements only imagine. By John Nichols BillMoyersNews July 12, […]