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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:
May Day, May 1, 2018 Minneapolis Photo by AFSCME
In a span of 10 days, four courts issued decisions that could literally save lives.
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.
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.
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:
Advocacy and protest aren’t enough.
The Durham City Council went on record Thursday opposing military-style training by foreign governments for local police.
And some inspiration:
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
“Where to? what next?”
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