We must speak. We must speak with all the humility
that is appropriate to our limited vision
but we must speak.

Martin Luther King


Other articles of interest:

End Militarism to Stop Climate Change (Facebook only, link below)

It’s time to recognize the US military’s role in perpetuating the climate crisis. Join our international town hall to hear testimonies from around the world on how US militarism harms local communities and what we can do to stop it.

Only on Facebook. To view the video click link:

Center for Constitutional Rights was live.

Why Anti-Zionism is not Anti-Semitism

Please share articles widely!


Monday, December 13, 2021   7 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. So., Minneapolis

Masks required! Social distancing observed!

David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth’s biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted. This film takes the audience on a journey of discovery of planetary thresholds we must not exceed, not just for the stability of our planet, but for the future of humanity. It offers up the solutions we can and must put in place now if we are to protect Earth’s life support systems.

Co-sponsored by WAMM End Military Madness Against the Earth and Veterans for Peace Chapter 27.

Discussion follows the film. Always FREE and open to the public.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

This film is also on Netflix.


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A Note From Rise Up Times

Global and local peace and justice for all

Be engaged in activism

As COVID restrictions still limit participation in many “live” events we are gathering as we can and we are still on the web/social media with webinars, Zooms, and action announcements and emails, writing online comments and signing petitions, in car caravans, holding the courts accountable with online comments, virtual engagement with legislators, and over a virtual or real cup of coffee or a virtual or real neighborhood conversation, everywhere. And in touch by phone. Many of us are on the streets protesting war, racism, inaction on the climate crisis, attacks on the Palestinian people, and demanding police accountability and criminal justice reform and other worthy causes.


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“Power is global and politics is local. That must change. We need a new language for understanding new global power formations as well as new international modes of politics to fight them. Social movements must move outside of national boundaries and join with others across the globe to fight the savagery of neoliberal global politics and central to such a task is the work of intellectuals, artists, cultural workers, and others who can fashion new tools and social movements in the fight against the current anti-democratic threats being imposed all over the globe.”

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The ‘apocalyptic’ chess game between the superpowers that is, between those that move on the highest plane of our civilization, is being played according to the rule ‘if either “wins” it is the end of both’; it is a game that bears no resemblance to whatever war games preceded it. Its ‘rational’ goal is deterrence, not victory, and the arms race, no longer a preparation for war, can now be justified only on the grounds that more and more deterrence is the best guarantee of peace. To the question how shall we ever be able to extricate ourselves from the obvious insanity of this position there is no answer.”         — Hannah Arendt in On Violence

The U.S. needs to join other countries worldwide in
banning nuclear weapons.


WHY ACT NOW? Support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and sign the Parliamentary (Legislative) Pledge. Click the WAMM link above for more information.

Would you like to help spread awareness and action about nuclear weapons? Information and action steps are available FREE in the form of two-sided cards on cardstock.

See also ICAN.org 


“Resistance is no longer an option, it is now a matter of life or death. The lights are going out on democracy across the globe and the time to wake up from this nightmare is now.”  

                       —Henry A. Giroux


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