Author Archives: Rise Up Times
“MLK’s push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.”
“Ben-Ghiat warns that societies often succumb to authoritarianism and fascism not in one dramatic moment – such as a military coup — but gradually over time.”
“Everyone was allowed to go to the Raptors victory parade so can I go to the climate strike?”
Our movements tend to be reactive, not thinking three or five steps ahead, which is one of the reasons why we have President Trump. Sustainability requires intention, planning and approaching the work from a perspective of hope, but not shallow hope–not putting a smiley face on hard issues. If you approach hard issues with complexity […]
Demonstrations from across the U.S.A. with commentary by Max Blumenthal, Mike Prysner, Sanders and Warren. Includes Mayday Plaza in Minneapolis.
January10 , 2020, BREAKING: “House approves war powers resolution to restrict Trump on Iran.” “The House must of listened. If only the Senate would.
“As for what the conflict is all about, the background reasons are not obscure. It has long been a primary principle of U.S. foreign policy to control the vast energy resources of the Middle East.”
“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”
“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”
“because the lie no longer keeps us safe.
The soft, suffocating lie—that shadow
cast by those who succumbed to fear.”
The following are links to activities in Venezuela this week from TelesurEnglish. December 29, 2019 News > Brazil Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base teleSUR / MP The “unusual decision confirms the pattern of protection and complicity of U.S. satellite states to attack Venezuela’s peace,”… +++ December 29, 2019 News > Venezuela Venezuelan […]
“Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists.”