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Glenn Greenwald of System Update interviews Lee Fang of the intercept about how corporations have co-opted diversity, tailoring messages to Democrats and Republicans that hide corporate agendas.

February 25th, 2023|MediaMedia CriticismSocial Media

PUT THAT PHONE DOWN OR YOU’RE GOING TO JAIL!!! What does police accountability have to do with railworkers’ sick leave and the East Palestine OH train wreck that is poisoning the air of thousands.

February 25th, 2023|Civil LibertiesEqual Rights

In the end, there is no democracy without informed citizens and no justice without a language critical of injustice. Democracy begins to fail and political life becomes impoverished in the absence of those vital public spheres such as public and higher education in which civic values, public scholarship and social engagement allow for a more imaginative grasp of a future that takes seriously the demands of justice, equity and civic courage.

February 24th, 2023|EducationFeatured

“[Sunday’s] Rage Against the War Machine rally and march was an interesting experiment in creating a left-right alliance around the issue of war and militarism.”

February 21st, 2023|Featured

If you can simply trick a profoundly unfree populace into thinking that they are free, you don’t have to waste any further energy wrestling their freedom away from them. But what this means is that the entire power structure which rules over us is entirely dependent on the ability to successfully administer propaganda and maintain the illusion of freedom.

February 21st, 2023|Activismmanufacturing consentMovement
Nonviolent OrganizingRallies/Actions

Those in power must feel our wrath, which means constant acts of non-violence civil disobedience, social and political disruption. Organized power from below is the only power that can save us.

February 21st, 2023|MilitarismMilitary Madness

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.

February 18th, 2023|Government/PoliticsPolitics

If we do not build left-right coalitions on issues such as militarism, health care, a living wage and union organizing, we will be impotent in the face of corporate power and the war machine. 

February 17th, 2023|ActivismMovement BuildingRallies/Actions

America’s political fears were real: Putin would now have an additional and much-needed major source of income, and Germany and the rest of Western Europe would become addicted to low-cost natural gas supplied by Russia—while diminishing European reliance on America. In fact, that’s exactly what happened.

February 13th, 2023|Biden administrationFeatured

Water protectors contend that the state of Minnesota’s arrangement with Enbridge trampled their constitutional rights. With 97 criminal cases unresolved across the state, five defendants in Aitkin County are pursuing motions arguing that the escrow account created an unconstitutional police and prosecutor bias that violated their rights to due process and equal protection under the law.

February 12th, 2023|ActivismNonviolent Organizing

“Unless we do something about it, President Biden’s doctrine toward China will likely be a continuation of the noxious U.S. arc of history, ideology, and planning.”

“While China demonstrates the possibility of multi-polarity, or the sharing of power, the U.S. is committed to unipolarity: its domination of world power at any cost.”

The militarists, corporatists, oligarchs, politicians, academics and media conglomerates champion identity politics and diversity because it does nothing to address the systemic injustices or the scourge of permanent war that plague the U.S. It is an advertising gimmick, a brand, used to mask mounting social inequality and imperial folly.

February 9th, 2023|Featured

In January of 2023, the 34-foot wooden sailboat the Golden Rule, a project of Veterans for Peace, traveled Havana to express friendship and solidarity with the Cuban people.  The Golden Rule calls for “lifting the decades-old U.S. blockade of Cuba, reminding people how close the world came to nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 and making parallel connections to the U.S.-Russian standoff in Ukraine today.” We Are All in the Same Boat.”

February 6th, 2023|Activismcorporate empire

Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace, February Voices, Summary 1

DONATE TODAY Media for Justice and Peace New Posts for February 6, 2023 PLEASE SHARE WIDELY TOP STORIES Is Nuclear War Imminent? Robert Scheeer interviews William J. Astore “We need to act together as citizens to be that vital check on the military industrial congressional complex, which is why I think there are so many forces in our society today that are actually trying to keep us… asleep and isolated from the real impact of war,” Astore says. Roger Waters Questioned in Depth About Ukraine, Russia, Israel, U.S. We need to get all…

February 6th, 2023|Voices


Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

SUNDAY MARCH 12, 2023 
4200 Cedar Ave. So., Minneapolis

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? is a documentary film directed by Johanna Demetrakas and starring Laurie Anderson, Phyllis Chesler and Judy Chicago among others. Women of different ages and backgrounds are interviewed by Demetrakas and a team of assistants on the subject of feminism, anchored in the book ‘Emergence’ with portraits by the photographer Cynthia MacAdams published in 1977. 
Note: Next Month we will be returning to WAMM Second MONDAY movies on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7 pm CDT.


Global and local peace and justice for all 

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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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The way I see the world is strictly illegal
to wit, through my eyes

is illegal; yes;
to wit, I live
like a pickpocket, like the sun
like the hand that writes this, by my wits

This is not permitted
that I look on the world
and worse, insist that I see

what I see
a conundrum, a fury, a burning bush

and with five fingers, where my eyes fail

with a blackened brush
on butcher sheets, black and white
(black for blood, white for death
where the light fails)

that face which is not my own
(and my own)
that death which is not my own
and my own)

This is strictly illegal
and may land me in trouble

as somewhere now in a precinct
in a dock, the stautes
thrash in fury, hear them
hear ye!
the majestic jaws

of crocodiles in black shrouds
the laws
forbidding me
the world, the truth
under blood oath

forbidding, row upon row
of razors, of statutes
of molars, of grinders— 

those bloodshot eyes
legal, sleepless, maneating
not letting me
let blood

Daniel Berrigan
May All Creatures Live



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.


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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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