Category Constitutional Rights

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

Chelsea Manning Is Free–but Whistleblowers Still Face Prison

As FAIR analyst Adam Johnson (1/18/17) noted, it’s a strange day when the US president is to the left of the country’s editorial pages.

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

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.

Julian Assange: “I will not forgive or forget”

Assange speaks today from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London

DN! Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks’ Assange is “Long Overdue Decision”

We can say that he is innocent. We can concentrate on the right to know and his right to publish.

Malkia A. Cyril | The Antidote to Authoritarianism

The slave passes, branding, and lantern laws of then have become the cellphone trackers, facial recognition software, and body-worn police cameras of now.

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.

The Constitution and Conscience: NSA’s Thomas Drake (Video)

A program that he exposed was later confirmed by the NSA to have been a waste of over a billion dollars.

The “Elite” ─ The Rulers 21st Century Style

Can you have a democracy that organizes itself around violence and war?

Tom Hastings | Trump kleptocracy

Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears.

Craig Aaron and Malkia Cyril on Net Neutrality, Kyle Wiens on Copyright Overreaching | Counterspin

What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet?

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

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

Margaret Sarfejooy | Are State Legislatures Demanding a Loyalty Oath to Israel?

Why do vendors who contract with the [State of] Minnesota have to pledge allegiance to Israel?

As U.S. Preps Arrest Warrant for Assange, Glenn Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

AMY GOODMAN: CNN is reporting the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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 • […]

The Revolution Televised Episode 2: March on the DNC (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.   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. WRITE BRAIN STUDIO Write Brain […]

SHUT DOWN CREECH! GROUND THE KILLER DRONES

What can we do to GROUND the DRONES? SHUT DOWN CREECH!

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 […]

Henry A. Giroux | The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America

The $54 billion that Trump seeks to remove from the budgets of 19 agencies designed to help the poor, students, public education, academic research and the arts would instead be used to increase the military budget and build a wall along the Mexican border.