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Dear Fellow Activists,

​​Thank you for reading and sharing Rise Up Times. With a mainstream corporate media that is beholden to powerful financial and political interests that do not have the good of the people at heart, we need to share and discuss information and activism more than ever. Here are a few of the many good things taking place:

No deportations May 1, 2018 (2)

May Day, May 1, 2018  Minneapolis   Photo by AFSCME

ICE KEEPS CHALLENGING FEDERAL COURTS’ AUTHORITY — AND LOSING.

In a span of 10 days, four courts issued decisions that could literally save lives.

THE FEMPIRE STRIKES BACK | #METOO BY ANN JONES

Time magazine passed over the president as its “person of the year” to name instead the “Silence Breakers” — the brave, outspoken women who inspired the #MeToo campaign.

ACLU | WHY THE U.S. WAR ON ISIS IS ILLEGAL

No court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world. Now, in a case brought by the ACLU, one court will.

Research Builds On Previous Studies That Have Chipped Away At Opposition To The Policy.

A new study on the minimum wage confirms previous research that found the policy raises wages for low-income workers without reducing total employment. The paper may finally start to convince conservative critics of the minimum wage to reconsider their views.

Two significant free speech victories in Minnesota courts.

Other signs of Hope:

WHERE ON EARTH IS THE JUST ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR ALL, INCLUDING AFGHAN CHILDREN?

Advocacy and protest aren’t enough.

Durham City Council rejects ‘militarization of our police force.’ Chief says no to Israeli training

And some inspiration:

OUR RELATIONSHIPS KEEP US ALIVE: LET’S PRIORITIZE THEM IN 2018

FOR THE LOVE OF LIBERATION: LET’S STOP BELITTLING OTHERS AND START ORGANIZING

We can win campaigns without healing trauma, but we will lose each other in the process.

Trump represents a system that is driving us toward an authoritarian regime that profits the 1 percent and decimates the 99 percent’s resources in a regime built on hate and on violence of many kinds.

Now in over a year of the Trump regime, our Resistance continues. People continue to organize against the evils of the Trump administration and of a system that is violent and corrupt and moving us closer and closer to totalitarianism.

We the people continue to rise up and resist in many ways — on the streets, in the legislatures, in the courts, in the cities and towns, in the universities, as we rise against this monstrous machine locally, nationally, and globally, creating solutions grounded in the common good while challenging corporate militaristic globalism based on racism and white supremacy.​

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, we shall fight on the streets, we shall fight in the courts, we shall fight in the ballot box and in the courts, we shall fight in the cities and in the towns and on the ranches and farms, we shall fight in the the arctic circle, in the hills, the desert, the fields, the mountains, …we shall fight throughout the land, we shall never surrender…

Carl Sandburg knew:

The people yes. The people will live on. …
In the darkness with a great bundle of grief the people march.
In the night, and overhead a shovel of stars for keeps, the people
march:
“Where to? what next?”
—Carl Sandburg

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Thank you. Your continued support does make a difference, as does every phone call you make, every email you send, every protest you attend, every action you take for peace and justice.

THANK YOU!

Sue Ann Martinson, Editor
Rise Up Times

P.S. Your donation will help Rise Up Times continue to inform and engage people to fight in every nonviolent way possible for compassion and caring for the people of our country and the world and against the corporate greed that drives militarism and climate change and the loss of the commons in the gradual destruction of our planet. 

Rise Up Times encourages you to click on the links at the top of RiseUpTimes.org that contain timely articles with commentary on current events, including the Trump Presidency, organizing strategies, actions, and much more. The links are listed below and also appear at the top of the RiseUpTimes.org website.

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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

6 comments

  1. Kevin Spath · · Reply

    I’m having a difficult time getting to the place on your site to make a financial contribution.
    Clicking on “Donate Now” just brings me back to this page.
    I’ve tried each of the highlighted links.
    Same story.

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    1. Ok I see the problem now. I have changed the links on the page to Paypal (I hope!). Please let me know if they now work. Thanks so very much.

      Sue Ann Martinson

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  4. Thomas Richard Clark · · Reply

    Rise Up

    Rise against our enemies
    Hatred, lies, and greed
    Rise against divisiveness
    Inclusiveness is what we need
    Bridges to the future build
    Creating a new way
    Rise to fulfill our destinies
    And bring on brighter days!

    Rise up!
    Demand some damn equity!
    Rise up!
    We must all hit the streets!
    Rise up!
    Retake the reins of power!
    Rise up!
    Before the Doomsday hour!

    Rise against destructiveness
    From want we want, to need
    Rise against this brutal way
    Keeping us enslaved
    No, we’re not free!
    Rise up before it’s too late
    Or we’ll extinct ourselves
    Because the insane run the halls!
    It’s up to Us to make this call!

    Rise up!
    All stand tall or We shall fall
    Rise up!
    Yes!
    We do have the power!
    Rise up!
    Only We the People
    Can answer this call!
    Rise up!
    We are responsible for all!

    Rise against evil intent of Users
    Which no god or demon sent to abuse Us
    From the minds of some wishing to Us all!
    Those in power?
    There are separate rules for them!
    Foolishly believe cash and power
    Are what it takes to win!
    Making them not our leaders
    They are just fools for war
    Doubling down on cruelty!
    For once and all
    Let’s rewrite their rules to favor We!

    Rise against love’s enemies
    Hatred, lies, and greed
    Rise against divisiveness
    Inclusiveness is what we need
    A bridge to the future build
    Creating a new way
    Rise to fulfill our destiny
    And bring on brighter days!

    Rise up!
    All stand tall or We shall fall
    Rise up!
    Yes!
    We do have the power!
    Rise up!
    We the People
    Must answer this call!
    Rise up!
    We are responsible for all!
    Rise up!
    Demand some damn equity
    Rise up!
    We must all hit the streets
    Rise up!
    Retake the reins of power
    Rise up!
    Before the Doomsday hour!

    Rise up!

    Rise up!

    Rise up!

    Rise up!

    (fades, repeating)

    Copyright 2-16-2106 by Thomas Richard Clark

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