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New Posts for December 22, 2022

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Tree Design by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK)


Paying for an Overheating Earth: Whose Planet Are We On? by Stan Cox and Priti Gulati Cox

What’s needed, says Oxfam, an organization focused on alleviating global poverty, is “a fair and automatic mechanism for financial support — rooted in the principle that those who have contributed most to the climate crisis pay for the damage it causes in countries least responsible and hardest hit.”

How the war machine took over the Democrats w/ Dennis Kucinich | The Chris Hedges Report

The new Democrats, especially with the presidency of Bill Clinton, became shills not only for corporate America, but the arms industry. The massive military budget, $858 billion in military spending allocated for fiscal year 2023, is an increase of $45 billion over the Biden administration’s budget request, and nearly $80 billion more than the amount appropriated by Congress for the current fiscal year.

Glenn Greenwald on the State of Free Speech In Our Monopolized Internet

We believe there is no more urgent issue than the full-scale, multi-pronged attack on free speech on the internet. The censorship regime they are constructing will enable them to propagandize the population without challenge and fully control the flow of information.

‘An Attack on Free Expression’: Musk Under Fire for Suspending Journalists From Twitter

“If confirmed as retaliation for their work, this would be a serious violation of journalists’ right to report the news without fear of reprisal…”

Gabor Maté: Who’s Crazy, You or Your Nation? Robert Sheer Interviews Gabor Maté

I’m challenging the premises of the whole system, and I’m saying that, I quote Ralph Nader at some point, who said that the two parties are basically one long clown with two heads that look different. So I’m not saying there are no policy differences between the two major parties in the U.S., but fundamentally, they both serve the same system.

Chris Hedges: Israel and the Rise of Jewish Fascism

The once unthinkable is now thinkable, such as formally annexing large sections of the West Bank, including “Area C” where up to 300,000 Palestinians live.

Noam Chomsky: “We’re on the Road to a Form of Neofascism”

As the class war intensifies, the basic logic of capitalism manifests itself with brutal clarity: We have to maximize profit and power even though we know we are racing to suicide by destroying the environment that sustains life, not sparing ourselves and our families.

Chris Hedges: Know Thine Enemy

Why does any legislator believe railroad workers should be forced to use what few vacation days they may have if they fall sick and request permission to be absent days in advance, as if illnesses are scheduled events? Congress members and their staff do not work under these conditions.

Bernie Sanders Calls for Revolutionizing America’s Broken Media System, by Kenny Stancil

. “All across the country, corporate conglomerates and hedge fund vultures have bought and consolidated local newspapers and slashed their newsrooms—all while giving executives and shareholders big payouts.”

House authorizes $858B for the Pentagon, by Stephen Semler

How much of the $858 billion authorized by the FY2023 NDAA will be transferred to military contractors? I estimate $452 billion.

Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace Summary, December 4, 2022



Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

NOTE START TIME: 1:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. So., Minneapolis

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of  Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor-sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing−and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said, “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Not it’s up to us to raise hell!

Directed by Janice Engel
Magnolia Films | US | 2019 | 93 mins
Masks and social distancing by choice.

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Global and local peace and justice for all 

Be Engaged in Activism

Collaborate       Cooperate

Normalize Resistance       Rest and Rise





“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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For over ten years Rise Up Times has been active, bringing you articles of substance about issues of substance.

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We, Angels and Mortals,
Believers and Nonbelievers,
look heavenward and
speak the word aloud.

                           Dr Maya Angelou



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

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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.

Please 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.

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“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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