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Dear Friend in justice and peace,
“Powerlessness and silence go together.
We…should use our
privileged positions not as a shelter
from the world’s reality,
but as a platform from which to speak.
A voice is a gift.
It should be cherished and used.”
– Margaret Atwood
Now is not the time to be discouraged. Now is not the time to be silent: We are there, at 100 days of the Trump presidency, and the damage he has done to America is mammoth and mounts daily. But so does The Resistance! including the last few major marches and actions such as tax day, the marches for science and against climate change and May 1 International Workers Day for workers and immigrants. Trump’s frenetic attempts to destroy democracy continue, and the resistance only strengthens daily.
In the meantime resistance activities around issues being addressed that range from health care to internet access to nuclear war, to immigrant issues to deep state activities and party politics and corruption continue to flash across my computer screen at an overwhelming but definitely heartening rate.
Rise Up Times provides essential and informative articles at this time to Resist! about current activism, breaking issues, and the Trump presidency. Trump is attacking democracy from all angles. On the home front, he has instituted the ban on what amounts to nations and people of the Muslim faith, the wall he threatens to continue building on our southern borders, and the not so visible but very important removal of tax laws and laws that rein in corporate greed that leads to the destruction of the commons and our planet.
Worldwide people are resisting and Rise Up Times is part of that resistance. We need your help to survive and thrive, to continue to bring you compelling and revealing articles! Please support Rise Up Times today with a donation. Your support is essential and appreciated. Rise Up Times cannot continue to bring you up-to-date news about essential issues to our survival without your help.
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Rise Up Times
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Why Rise Up Times? The name Rise Up Times was chosen because these are the times to Rise Up and be heard. “Times” refers not only to the Times we live in but, as you know, is also a common name for newspapers and other media. We continue to Rise Up!
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
“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live
single-issue lives.” Audre Lorde