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The Past, Present, and Future of Work, by Chris Winters

One notable effect of this radical societal reordering has come to be termed the “Great Resignation.” More than 47 million people in the U.S. voluntarily quit their jobs in 2021, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

December 1st, 2022|EconomyLabor

 

PolyMet Mine: Glencore guilty of bribery charges and market manipulation

Glencore owns the major interst in the proposed PolyMet mine in northern Minnesota Swiss-Based Firm Agrees to Pay Over $1.1 Billion “The scope of this criminal bribery scheme is staggering,”

November 30th, 2022|Corporate EconomyEcology

Media Misled on Issues Important to Midterm Voterism, by David W. Moore

“New York Times (10/19/22) had that the election was breaking in favor of Republicans for three reasons: the importance of inflation and crime, the relative unimportance of abortion, and the historical pattern of midterm elections that tend to be a referendum on the party of the president. All these claims, of course, turned out to be wrong.”

November 30th, 2022|corporate mediaCurrent IssuesMedia

Ralph Nader Explains Why Democrats Lost the House, interview by Chris Hedges

“I mean, the money wasted on these TV and social media ads is just staggering. Not only is it wasted, it’s the same ad, it’s dull, it’s repetitious, it’s not authentic, and it irritates people.”

November 29th, 2022|BidenAdministrationcapitalist systemPolitics

Police Social Media Monitoring Chills Activism, The Story of a Stop Line 3 Pipeline Activist

Documents released by The Intercept show the uncomfortably close coordination between Enbridge — which has spent millions of dollars that have gone to Minnesota public safety agencies — and local police departments targeting protestors.

November 26th, 2022|ActivismConstitutional RightsCorporations/CapitalismFreedom of SpeechNonviolent Organizing

The Corporate Media Deference That Endangers Us All, by Caitlin Johnstone

“This didn’t just affect AP staff, it affected the whole world; we deserve to know what happened and who was responsible, and AP has no business obstructing that knowledge from us.”

November 26th, 2022|corporate mediaMediaMedia Criticism

Ukraine: Viewpoints on the war

Scott Ritter, Andrew Bacevich, Caitlin Johnstore, John LaForge, Medea Benjanmin, Patrick Lawrence and Marcy Winograd talk about the war between Russia and Ukraine. Was it avoidable? Is it a proxy war? Will there be a winner? Is the nuclear threat real? and more.

November 23rd, 2022|MilitarismU.S. Foreign Policy

ACLU and PHR Renew Calls for ICE to End Force-Feeding Amid Release of Harrowing New Intercept Video

“President Biden should seize the opportunity to change course by adopting a new directive on hunger strikes and addressing the underlying cause of so many hunger strikes: an abusive immigration detention system,”

November 22nd, 2022|Equal RightsHuman RightsImmigrants/immigrationRacial Justice

Henry Giroux, Resisting Fascism and Winning the Education Wars: How we can Meet the Challenge

“I want to suggest that in a society in which democracy is under siege, it is crucial for educators to remember that alternative futures are possible and that acting on these beliefs is a precondition for making radical change possible. At stake here is the courage to take on the challenge of what kind of world we want to build for our children.”

November 20th, 2022|EducationEqual Rights

The Chris Hedges Report: America’s dangerous leaders with Andrew Bacevich

“Broad in its scope yet concise, this is an important nonconformist interpretation of American history.” Kirkus Reviews

November 19th, 2022|Corporations/CapitalismU.S. Foreign Policywar/military

COP 27 Report: Commentary and information, inside COP27 with actions to take

International efforts are underway to advance a global just transition away from fossil fuels, including a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, a Plastics Treaty and a Global Green New Deal. We hear from leading voices in this transition about the need to act with urgency and fairness.

November 17th, 2022|Climate CrisisEcology

Rajan Menon: Our Global (Dis)Order and Climate Change

In fact, it’s now reasonable to ask whether an international community connected by a consensus of norms and rules, and capable of acting in concert against the direst threats to humankind, exists. Sadly, if the responses to the war in Ukraine are the standard by which we’re judging, things don’t look good.

November 14th, 2022|MilitarismMilitary Madness

Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace, Summary of Posts, November 12, 2022

The midterm election is over, but still the federal House and Senate results are not decided.  Remains to be seen. The issues, however, still stand and will loom large in the presidential campaign going forward. Many are discussed here.


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Return of WAMM’s Second Sunday Movies!

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Mon, December 12, 2022
NOTE START TIME: 6:30 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. So., Minneapolis

Interweaving personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations in WHO WE ARE – A Chronicle of Racism in America, Jeffrey Robinson draws a timeline of anti-black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.

The Who We Are Project, founded by attorney and racial justice activist Robinson, as well as the film, are based on a talk he has been giving for the past 10 years on the history of anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the United States.

Directed by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler.
Off Center Media | US | 2021 | 117 mins
Masks & social distancing by choice.
https://thewhoweareproject.org/trailer

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Global and Local Peace and Justice for All

Be Engaged in Activism

Collaborate       Cooperate

Normalize Resistance       Rest and Rise

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NEW LANGUAGE

NEW GLOBAL POWER FORMATIONS

NEW MODES OF POLITICS

 “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.”

 — Henry A. Giroux


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ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 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

NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE NOW ILLEGAL!

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

THE WAMM CAMPAIGN TO BAN 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.

  • Call 612-827-5364 to schedule a pick up at the WAMM office, 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Suite 3, Minneapolis. 55407
  • Packages of 50 can be sent to you via USPS for a $10 donation.

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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