Active nonviolence is the only way out of the folly of war, Europe for Peace
It is clear then that the real question is how to create this unity and how to create a convergence between organisations fighting for justice and human rights. There is a great truth in the saying “there is strength in unity”.
Covering (Up) Antiwar Protest in US Media, by Dave Lindorff
“Media rarely stray far from the basic framework imposed by systems of power, as FAIR has been effectively documenting for many years.”
Glenn Greenwald: What Went Wrong With Journalism? “Uncovered” — interview with Steve Krakauer
The fourth estate is supposed to be a conduit to the people and a check on power. Instead, we have a bunch of geographically isolated, introspection-free, cozy-with-power, egomaniacal journalists thirsty for elite approval.
The U.S. Owes Iraq “Just Compensation”: Muslim Peacemaker Sami Rasouli on 2003 Invasion & Aftermath
The war in Iraq has “left scars and a visible legacy” among Iraqis, says Rasouli, who calls for “a just compensation” in the aftermath of the U.S. occupation.
As we continue to look back on the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, we’re joined by Sami Rasouli, an Iraqi native who immigrated to the United States over 35 years ago and became a successful restaurateur and beloved member of the community in Minneapolis. After the U.S. invasion of his home country in 2003, he moved back to Iraq, where he founded the Muslim Peacemakers, a group that works More
Afghanistan: The Aftermath
What are the true costs of war? The Afghanistan example.
Summary March 2023: Rise Up Times, articles of substance you won’t find in the mainstream media
Chris Hedges/ Glenn Greenwald/Media; Henry Giroux:Education/Freedom; Fair Trade/ Green Trade; Sami Rasouli: Legacy of War; Coleen Rowley: Nuclear Warning/WW3; UN/Climate: "On thin ice"; FBI infiltrates peace and justice groups; Assange/Ithaka movie now available in U.S., more. . .
Free Trade or Just Green Trade? by John Feffer
According to a map of excess nitrogen per hectare of cropland, countries like China, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, and Venezuela are using more nitrogen for fertilizers than the crops can even absorb. “This excess contributes to more emissions and causes other problems, for instance with run-off into waterways,” she continues. “The incentives right now in the agricultural system are for extreme overproduction, especially around commodity crops, like corn, soybeans, and wheat, which require these cheap chemical inputs.”
War is a climate killer, by Angelika Claußen
More arms means more damage to the climate, not greater security.
UPDATE, COP CITY PROTESTS: Domestic Terrorism Warrants and Judge Refuses Bond for Protesters
"My child, Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, was killed here in Atlanta on the 18th of January, 2023. We still do not know anything. It was killed, our most beloved family member and the most caring person that any group of people could have. And there is only silence."
Errors of Omission: Rage Against the War Machine March and Rally
All these issues matter: gun control, gay and trans rights, women’s rights (above all to control our own bodies), racism, homelessness, poverty, labor/union rights, police brutality, hunger, health care…the list is long. Yet if we do not have a livable planet all these struggles will be moot.
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