Category Civil Liberties
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
People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
The slave passes, branding, and lantern laws of then have become the cellphone trackers, facial recognition software, and body-worn police cameras of now.
Violence is also limited in one very important way, and that is that violence can never create relationships.
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 […]
What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?
Status and action needed for particular antiprotest/antidissent bills in the Minnesota State Legislature.
Civil liberties advocates are clearly questioning which individuals or interest groups are behind this wave of legislation all targeting mass protests and the right to dissent at the same moment.
Call to action to ban nuclear weapons and other articles.
Jordan Kushner: “These are reactionary voices who are out to quash dissent, all directed at Black Lives Matter–-right-wing legislators who are catering to the prejudices of their base.”
Rise. Give them not a moment’s peace.
It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator–with civil resistance by Erica Chenoweth
Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the […]
Chris Hedges | Strategies of resistance with Michael Gecan, author of “Going Public: An Organizer’s Guide to Citizen Action”
On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses strategies of resistance with Michael Gecan, author of “Going Public: An Organizer’s Guide to Citizen Action”. RT Correspondent reports on the godfather of community organizing, Saul Alinsky. RT America Published on Jan 7, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for […]
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…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.
On 2 December 2016, the United States Congress voted a law forbidding all military co-operation between Washington and Moscow. In the space of a few years, NATO has re-activated MacCarthyism.