About Rise Up Times


Media for Justice and Peace

News, information, stories, commentary, videos and perceptive views on current events, actions, and media issues and links to calendars of Twin City Peace and Justice events.


Sue Ann Martinson, Editor

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RiseUpTimes.org had a good year in 2015, with a substantial increase in views. Since our inception in 2010 we have steadily built a following of you, our thoughtful and intelligent viewers, with our emphasis on contemplative articles and cutting edge  videos that alalysis news and current issues.

Our interest has not been so much in posting around current politics, especially now during presidential elections, as in insightful commentary on the election process and related issues. On Rise Up Times Pinterest you will find a board called U.S. Politics that covers the 2016 presidential election with speeches by candidates as well as specific commentary. (In order to access Pinterest you need to become a member, a free, simple process.)

On Rise Up Times Pinterest you will also find a board about the Environment/ Climate Change, as well as the main Rise Up Times board and boards on Surveillance, Action Now (civil disobedience and other actions around antiwar and climate change activities), and The Drone Papers (based on The Intercepts’ in depth articles on drone warfare by Jeremy Scahill with the addition of illuminating articles about drones). All these boards may be accessed by going to the original Rise Up Times Pinterest page.

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Sue Ann Martinson, Editor
Rise Up Times


  1. Hello Ms. Martinson,

    Let us extend an offer to you and/or your readers to participate in an interview by answering the (4) questions posed to Alfred recently in post: “An Interview Of Alfred Gluecksmann” at The Oneness of Humanity. Future posts will carry the same title: “An Interview Of (Your name here)”.
    Question 1…) What was your primary motivation for entering the world of blogging on the worldwide web – on the internet?
    Question 2…) How would you describe yourself with regard to spirituality? What were some of the most memorable transforming points across the years (books, personal contacts, mystical experiences, etc.) in the developing of your current spiritual perspective?
    Question 3…) What is your greatest wish for readers as a consequence after reading/considering your writings?
    Question 4…and final) Can you offer any advice to people having a difficult time dealing with government and media lies, especially as it pertains to so many average citizens who hold erroneous perceptions on important events and situations around the Earth?
    If you (or anyone who passes this way – this proposal is open to all) would like to share your (their) thoughts take as many words and as much time as necessary to accurately convey your responses, then – when completely satisfied – email them (please refrain from email formatting as it makes it more difficult to copy/paste/edit into a WordPress post) to jerryalatalo (at) hotmail.com., whereupon I will publish each individual’s response as a stand-alone post – with the ultimate goal of inclusion/compiling in a book.

    The potential book’s title has yet to become decided upon. There are no rules besides the obvious (no profanity, etc.), no word-count limits (1,000/10,000 words might suffice as a suggested lower/upper limit) or time deadlines (hoping for pre-Christmas 2017 self-publish date – Kindle, Smashwords (eBook), Amazon (softcover/paperback) … ), but only honest observations.

    Thank you and best regards,
    Jerry Alatalo


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