Category Civil Liberties

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

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.

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.

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?

Flowers and Zeese | Visions For The Future

We’ve seen time and again that when people lead, the leaders follow.

ANTI-PROTEST BILLS IN MN LEGISLATURE: ACTIONS FOR MINNESOTA ACTIVISTS

Status and action needed for particular antiprotest/antidissent bills in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Traci Yoder | New Anti-Protesting Legislation: A Deeper Look

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.

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter First Issue 2017

Call to action to ban nuclear weapons and other articles.

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

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.”

Wm. Rivers Pitt | You Are the Conscience of This Nation

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 […]

Let’s change the political discourse, let’s talk about the People’s Agenda!

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INDIVISIBLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA

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No Compromise on Bigotry

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Michael Nagler | Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?

…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.

Thierry Meyssan | The NATO campaign against freedom of expression

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.