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Today we live under constant crisis and still with constant hope. 

COVID, climate change, racial justice and civil liberties—and one more, the threat of nuclear war at 100 seconds to midnight—are crises we live under daily. Today our lives require constant action, constant vigilance as democracy itself is under threat. Defeating Trump was a longed for-victory, but we still need to act now. Under each of the crises lies a series of issues.

Rise Up Times publishes thoughtful analyses of these issues that affect our lives daily and serve as a basis for action. This is the time of year when the yearly costs for Rise Up Times are due. A gift of $25 will make it possible to continue to bring you active writings of stories, actions, events, and critical analysis.

Yes, it can be overwhelming. A wise activist once recommended choosing one or two issues to focus on and support others as best you can. And there are many good causes to choose from these days, from immigration and deportation to gun control, from fair wages to a carousel of concerns related to climate and the environment such as fracking, fossil fuels, Line 3 and other pipelines, and finally COVID-related issues like universal health care— by no means a full list.

I have learned so much over the 10 years of publishing Rise Up Times, searching for and posting the best articles to share. Above all, I have learned from you, the readers, from articles you have sent to me and from your comments on the Rise Up Times website and Facebook pages. Together we have contributed to many movements, informing, educating, and taking action around issues that matter.

Rise Up Times is admittedly and consciously eclectic, with a focus on media analysis and antiwar, propeace activities but also is inclusive of many movements that coalesce and weave in and out of each other. Some may call for more radical solutions than others. All are seeds of justice and peace. All are important to form a larger Movement that will bring about the changes we struggle for. Your donation—along with your actions and comments—is essential for informed action in building for and demanding change. Please donate today.

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Rise Up Times

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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

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”   
—Audre Lorde

The views expressed in Rise Up Times do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editor.

 

7 comments

  1. It must be convenient for the fossil fuel industry to have such a large portion of mainstream society simply too worried about and exhausted with feeding, housing and protecting against COVID-19 their families on a substandard income to criticize Big Fossil Fool for the great damage it’s been doing to our planet’s natural environment and therefore our wellbeing, particularly when that damage is not immediately observable.

    About two years ago, our supposedly environmentally concerned Canadian (now minority) Liberal government, besides pushing for the tripling of diluted bitumen flow, gave the dirty-energy fossil fuel sector 12-fold the subsidization they allocated to clean renewable energy technology innovations.

    Mass addiction to fossil-fuel-powered single occupant vehicles surely helps keep the average addict’s mouth shut about the planet’s greatest and still very profitable polluter, lest they feel like and/or be publicly deemed hypocrites.

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  6. 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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