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January 10, 2023

No Nukes, Climate Justice, Peace

Image: Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security (CPDCS)


Antiwar activist faces repression in Germany, by Phil Wilayto, and Nukewatch’s John LaForge faces 60 days in German prison.

DN! Two Years After Jan. 6, Capitol Attack Casts Long Shadow Over GOP That Allows Extremism, with Andy Campbell

“This week, people who encouraged and even attended the insurrection are now taking their places as leaders in the new House majority — people like Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who said insurrectionists would have won on January 6th if she had been involved, or Representative Matt Gaetz, who encouraged voters to arm themselves at the polls.” -Michael Fanone
UPDATE by Rise Up Times: On the 15th attempt Kevin McCarthy was elected Speaker of the House but not until after serious concessions were made to extreme right factions that are of concern for democracy.
Trump, in the meantime, by accusing the Democrats of trying to “overthrow Democracy,” is using the “blame the enemy” fascist (and Machiavellian) trick: the NAZI propaganda of the time blamed the Jews for the wars that Hitler & Co. started.  It is the neoliberals as the ruling elite who are destroying Democracy, and there are neoliberals in both Repub and Dem camps, but more predominant and flagrant in Trump and Trump’s GOP followers on the extreme right. NOTE: please do not confuse neoliberalism and liberalism: they are quite different things and oppositional. See Henry Giroux’s article below for more information on this topic.

January 6th, 2023|Government/PoliticsPoliticsTrump presidency

Top Scheer Intelligence Episodes of 2022: Michael Brenner, Ellen Brown, Gabor Maté and More

It was a turbulent year of nuclear brinkmanship, attacks on free speech, and continued global healthcare and economic crisis. Questions of democracy abounded. Scheer covered these topics every week to keep listeners informed on the most critical developments and narratives in the world.

January 5th, 2023|Current IssuesFeatured

Why the Twitter files are in fact a big deal; Capsule Summaries and Key Revelations

On the Left, there’s been a temptation to dismiss the revelations about Twitter’s internal censorship system that have emerged from the so-called Twitter Files project. But that would be a mistake: the news is important and the details are alarming.

January 5th, 2023|corporate media empireIndependent MediaMedia

Now is the Last Chance, music by The String Beans

Climate collision ahead, gotta slam on the brakes…

January 4th, 2023|Activismclimate change

Clean Energy or New Weapons: What the Fusion Breakthrough Really Means, by M.V. Ramana

As the history of nuclear fusion since the 1950s shows, this complicated technology is not going to produce cheap and reliable electricity to light bulbs or power computers anytime in the foreseeable future.

January 4th, 2023|Climate CrisisEcologyInternational
Chris Hedges | Humans on a RAMPAGE

The technical and scientific forces that created a life of unparalleled luxury as well as unrivaled military and economic power for a small Global Elite are the forces that now Doom us…

January 3rd, 2023|capitalist systemclimate changeInternational Relations

Chris Hedges: The Democrats Are Now the War Party

This lust for war is dangerous, pushing us into a potential war with Russia and, perhaps later, with China — each a nuclear power. It is also economically ruinous.

December 28th, 2022|Biden administrationMilitarism

The FBI’s Exposed Propaganda Partnership with Big Tech: System Update with Glenn Greenwald

*,,,the mere possibility that one day the powers and the focus of those U.S Security State agencies would be turned inward, primarily targeting not our foreign enemies but the American people themselves.”

December 27th, 2022|corporate media empireIndependent MediaMediaMedia Criticism
Henry Giroux: Neoliberal Fascism, Cruel Violence, and the Politics of Disposability

Violence has become apocalyptic and spectacularized. A theater of cruelty and violence now functions to consolidate power, shatter the bonds of solidarity, and create a culture of white supremacy and Christian extremism.

December 27th, 2022|Corporatism/CapitalismFeatured

Peace Through All People “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” by Emma’s Revolution

Christmas and the holidays are traditionally a time invoke worldwide peace. This song, by Pat Humphries and Sandy Opatow of Emma’s Revolution, is a universal wish for many people, many religions, as sung by people from around the world.

December 25th, 2022|ActivismPeacemaking

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

May your gift be the earth, and may you honor its worth…

December 24th, 2022|ActivismGreen EconomyPeacemaking

DN! U.S. Faith Leaders Call for Xmas Truce in Ukraine as Zelensky Visits D.C. Seeking More Arms & Money

DMITRY PESKOV: [translated] The supply of weapons continues, and the range of supplied weapons is expanding. All of this, of course, leads to an aggravation of the conflict. This does not bode well for Ukraine.

December 23, 2022|Biden administrationBiden PresidencyMilitarismMilitary MadnessU.S. Foreign Policy
Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace, Summary December 2022 (2)

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…

December 21st, 2022|PeaceVoices


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The Boys Who Said No

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

The Boys Who Said No: Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War is an overdue and definitive account of the principled and powerful nonviolent resistance to America’s most problematic war. These young men risked years in prison to challenge a war of tragic human proportions.Their leadership, personal sacrifices, and example had a direct effect on ending the war, and are an important example for today’s movements for social justice and peace.

Cosponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis

Directed by Judith Ehrlich
Insight Films | US | 2020 | 1 hour 30 mins
Masks and social distancing by choice.


Global and local peace and justice for all 

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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.”

 — Henry A Giroux



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This we know
The Earth does not belong to us
we belong to the Earth.

We do not weave the web of life
we are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web
we do to ourselves.

Chief Seattle



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.

 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.

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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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