Category nonviolent action

Ask Officials to Sign the Parliamentary (Legislative) Pledge!

Has your elected official taken the pledge?

Chris Hedges: Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law

“Lliving in truth in a despotic system is the supreme act of defiance. This truth terrifies those in power.”

Nonviolence and the New Humanity: A Training Course in 5 Animations

“Wherever people gather for selfless ends, there is a vast augmentation of their individual capacities.”

1000 Grandmothers by Holly Near, sung by Emma’s Revolution for Abuelas Responden

Send in 1000 Grandmothers

Remembering Father Daniel Berrigan, a Prophet of Peace

Advice to parents, teachers, priests, ministers, et al: The young people will be different if you are different. They are moved by example, as I have been.

Michelle Alexander’s Brilliant Intro to “Beyond Vietnam”

“We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end, unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy.”

The Cold War Truth Commission, full video and resources

Join Us in putting “THE COLD WAR ON TRIAL” 

Civil Disobedience Now! Chris Hedges: Avoid annihilation via fearless nonviolent civil-disobedience.

“Rise of virulent proto-fascist movement which is hardly limited to the United States.”

The Fight to Stop the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline

“Predatory industry hijacked the US regulatory system in 2019, placing ancient food systems and a fifth of the world’s freshwater in imminent danger.”

Somewhere to Begin, sung by Sara Thomsen

If changes are to come there are things that must be done…

Violent Right-Wing Forces Have Been Activated. It Requires Strategic Action to Stop Them

“Finally, we must recognize that our struggle is global. What the United States government has done to its people by denying them what they need to live a life of dignity is what the United States has imposed upon people around the world…”

A Very Intentional First Day of the Year, by Michael Bayly

“Following are images from my time at the George Floyd Memorial Site and the Prayer Tree on the afternoon of Friday, January 1, 2021. I experienced my time at both of these places as holy, grounding, and renewing.”

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year

Rise Up Times is admittedly and consciously eclectic with a focus on media analysis and antiwar, propeace activities but inclusive of many movements that coalesce and weave in and out of each other.

Margaret Flowers: The Solutions are Obvious, but it will take a Revolution to win them

“This is our moment. This is the time to make demands that the government take action to address the people’s needs.,,,It is up to us to bring the crisis to members of Congress and demand immediate action.”

A View from the Ground: Why Drop the Charges Against ALL I94 Arrestees in Minneapolis Post-Election Demonstration?

To go forward with this charade of justice is absurd.

Protest at General Mills: “No to U.S. Dough for the Occupation of Palestine!”

“Israel, the Occupying Power, has systemically and unlawfully appropriated Palestinian public and privately owned land, exploiting Palestinian natural resources, while forcing the transfer of and creating coercive environments [sic] to forcibly displace the protected Palestinian population.*

Chris Hedges: The Cost of Resistance

“The governing elites, when truly threatened, turn the rule of law into farce. Dissent becomes treason. They use the state mechanisms of control – intelligence agencies, police, courts, black propaganda and a compliant press that acts as their echo chamber, along with the jails and prisons, not only to marginalize and isolate rebels, but to psychologically and physically destroy them.”

End Minnesota Complicity in the Suffering of the Palestinian People, by Lucia Wilkes Smith

General Mills/Pillsbury complicit in occupation of Palestine.

Today is Women’s Equality Day, August 26th

“…these new Jim Crow tactics that have blocked the vote of millions of voters, mostly people of color.”

75th Anniversary Hiroshima: A Commemoration

The 75th anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb in Japan: Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Never again.