Category nonviolent action

DN! War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration: Michelle Alexander, Susan Burton (Videos)

Civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander responds to the new push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to escalate the war on drugs

Chris Hedges | American Prophets with Albert Raboteau (Video)

Featuring Fannie Lou Hamer and Dorothy Day: the theological and ethical motivations of prophetic figures and their importance in an age of radical evil

Jeff Dietrich | Humiliation of the Word

“By filling the media space with bizarre inventions and brazen denials, purveyors of fake news hope to mobilize potential supporters with righteous wrath—and to demoralize potential opponents by nurturing the idea that everybody lies and nothing matters.”

Janine Jackson | Big Media Need to Fight for the Right to Protest

People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

Kazu Haga | Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters

Violence is also limited in one very important way, and that is that violence can never create relationships.

VFP Condemns U.S. Refusal to Particpate in U.N. Negotiations about Nuclear Weapons

VFP is profoundly disappointed the United States has refused to take part in the negotiations at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.

Trump’s Alt-Right Army Descended on Los Angeles to Battle Non-Existent Antifa

This is a flat out lie: “This group of people [the pro-Trump group] is not being aggressive in the least bit, and the people on the left, all they do is play into the PR for these people,” Pool said.

Climate Movement to May Day Strikers: “We’ve Got Your Back”

May 1st, International Workers Day, will see rallies, marches, and strikes around the country and the world By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer  Common Dreams  April 27, 2017 A sign seen at the 2006 May Day demonstrations. Monday’s actions are expected to match those from 2006 in magnitude. (Photo: AP) Just as labor leaders are standing firmly behind this […]

Trump’s First 100 Days

Resistance is everywhere.

The Resistance Now: Star Wars, ‘aliens’ and Leonardo DiCaprio join the fight

“Trump is the worst thing that could have happened to the planet” . . .

Watchdogs: Trump’s Disastrous 100 Days Fueling “Golden Era of Activism”

 “Trump has accomplished only one thing that is remarkable—he’s awoken American democracy like never before” By Nadia Prupis, staff writer  Common Dreams  April 28, 2017 “If sustained, this golden era of citizen activism may indeed be one of President Trump’s greatest legacies—albeit unwittingly.” (Photo: http://www.shotboxer.com/cc) Some of the nation’s leading watchdog groups released reports this week […]

Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C. | Veterans for Peace

Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C. By Veterans for Peace Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! “War is a racket: A few profit, the many pay!”– Major General Smedley Butler, USMC May 29 and 30, 2017  Washington DC May 29, 2017:  Letters to the Vietnam Memorial Wall • […]

Small Acts Transform the World

To transform: to change in nature, disposition, heart, character… change greatly the appearance or form of

Join us at Sen. Klobuchar’s Mpls office to Say NO to Escalation of U.S. Endless Wars

Minnesota: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:30 to 5:30   Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/199910597177653/ To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post.

The Revolution Televised: Episode 1 – Awakening of a Generation (Video)

Capturing the birth of the political revolution that arose from the ashes of democracy, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic Primary. Featuring Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Tim Black, Dr. Cornell West, and many more in episodes to follow. Write Brain Studio’s The Revolution Televised; Narrated by Viggo Mortensen Episode 1: Awakening […]

Steve Clemens | John Heid in the Courtroom

“White Silence Equals Violence”

U.N. Experts: Americans’ Right to Protest Is in Danger Under Trump

In Minnesota, following the police shooting death of Philando Castile, protests caused part of a highway to shut down. …Minnesota legislators drafted bills that would punish highway protestors with heavy fines and prison time and would make protesters liable for the policing costs of an entire protest if they individually were convicted of unlawful assembly […]

Jon Else | Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy: Whose Streets? (Then and Now)

What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

…but the idea that they drank the Kool-Aid and thought they were saving freedom is the part that I still don’t get.

Chris Hedges: The Enemy Is Not Donald Trump or Steve Bannon—It Is Corporate Power (Video)

After a fierce indictment of what he calls the kleptocracy that rules the United States, Hedges urges organizing “with lightning speed” because this is our “last chance” to do so.