Category Activism

Beyond NATO: Time to Break the Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

Hundreds of thousands have died in U.S./NATO wars in Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yugoslavia. Millions of refugees are now risking their lives trying to escape the carnage that these wars have brought to their homelands, while workers in the 29 NATO member-countries are told they must abandon hard-won social programs in order to meet U.S. demands for even more military spending.”

Would Dr. King Oppose NATO?, Black Alliance for Peace

Black Alliance for Peace  January 19, 2019 The United States attempted to co-opt the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing his birthday. The ruling elites tried to strip King of his militancy and suspend him above the mass movement that produced him. The state certainly had no intention to remain the focus of […]

Report from the First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, by WAMM

US military domination worldwide. Is it necessary? Negative effects on countries with US bases.

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO, by David Swanson

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?

VA to shift billions of dollars to private care for veterans

Critics, which include nearly all of the major veterans’ organizations, say that paying for care in the private sector would starve the 153-year-old veterans’ health care system, causing many hospitals to close.

Minnesota Peace Action Coalition Statement on Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Plans

It’s clear the question is not “how” the troops will be brought home, but whether they will be brought home at all.

Update on ALEC, Center for Media and Democracy

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). What corporations have quit ALEC? Is your legislator a member of ALEC? and more.

‘There’s a Disconnect Between DC and What People Actually Want’: CounterSpin interview with Tim Karr on net neutrality

Tim Karr: “We’re talking about millions and millions of dollars that have gone from the phone and cable lobby to elected representatives to lobbyists to lawyers, to try to get net neutrality off the books.”

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part II

By Sue Ann Martinson Rise Up Times  January 3, 2019 Part II: Unity in Diversity, Community, Language, and a Sea Change Further thoughts on Unity and Diversity John Dear’s essay on “Unity and Diversity in the Land of Nonviolence” referenced in Part I was published in the journal Oneing in an issue with the theme of  “Unity […]

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part I

What does Moral Revival mean? It can be confusing if misinterpreted.

Minneapolis Protests: NO TO WAR

Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.

Image by Jared Rodriguez, Truthout

The Audacity of Struggle, by Ron Jacobs

Millions are shocked until they are no longer shocked because the commonplace nature of these and other human rights abuses desensitizes them to the brutal nature of these acts and the system that requires them.

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal” as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion

What could $7 billion do in Minnesota? What could it do to make a New Green Deal?

Solving Our Climate Crisis: A Town Hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders, and more with Naomi Klein, Cenk (Young Turks), and the Humanist Report

Join Senator Bernie Sanders LIVE for a national town hall about the current state of our climate crisis. Senator Sanders will be joined by experts and environmental activists to discuss solutions for how we can combat climate change and protect the planet. Joining Senator Sanders is actress and activist Shailene Woodley, author and founder of […]

United | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

Some inspiring music for the weekend.

Seeing Yemen from Jeju, by Kathy Kelly

How do we, in the U.S., develop grassroots communities dedicated to both understanding the complex realities Yemenis face and working to end U.S. participation in the war on Yemen?

‘It Is Time for Progressives of the World to Unite’: Sanders-Varoufakis Issue Open Call for New Global Movement

Today, on behalf of DiEM25 and The Sanders Institute, we issue a Call to Action: to create a global network of individuals and organizations that will fight together for dignity, peace, prosperity and the future of our planet.

The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall

Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony

Western Sahara, where peaceful protesters, led by women, are beaten in the streets. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. AMY GOODMAN: Today a Democracy Now! exclusive: “Four Days in Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony.”

Yes to Peace, No to War: First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases

The myths around NATO 1. NATO is here to protect us. 2. NATO protects small countries. 3. NATO protection is necessary for US defense. The Conference Primary conference themes were US world domination, colonialism and militarism; the need for unity in what is global strife and an international struggle; the need for networking, both at […]