Category Civil Liberties

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!

Use our ground-breaking tool to write and send your own letter to the editor.

INDIVISIBLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA

We hope you will take this document and use it however you see fit.

No Compromise on Bigotry

#NoFascistUSA
#notnormal
@refusefascism

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.

Danny Haiphong | A Lesson from Standing Rock

Let the movement against the Dakota Access pipeline be a useful lesson to the the incapacitated US anti-war movement.

Freedom Rider: Fighting for Southern Human Rights by Margaret Kimberly

The South, where more than half of the Black U.S. population lives, has based its economic appeal on the stinginess of its social safety net, the relative poverty of its people, and the savagery of its criminal justice system. Capitalism truly turns morality upside down. By Margaret Kimberly  Black Agenda Report  December 14, 2016  Mississippi […]

Psychological Warfare

The legacy of the science of coercion continues into the present day, resulting in “media wars” waged with psychological warfare becoming more blatant…

Mapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide

The technology can be used to monitor political and social justice movements, posing risks to First Amendment-protected activity.

Disastrous Toll of Drug Use Criminalization | ACLU, Human Rights Watch

Enforcement destroys families, undermines health

The big difference in the way white and black Americans view protests against police

There has been other evidence that an intense focus on issues like police shootings can spur greater concerns about how this country handles race.

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Surveillance, freedom of speech, civil liberties

With the advent of the National Security State many articles related to surveillance, freedom of speech, and civil liberties appear routinely. Links provided.

Coleen Rowley | FBI Stings: Down the Slippery Slope

It cannot be known with any degree of certainty what percentage of FBI “stings” consist of targeted individuals who were induced or “entrapped” to agree to commit crimes and who would not have otherwise committed such crimes, but in my opinion it’s a large majority.

Edward Snowden makes ‘moral’ case for presidential pardon

“Unfortunately, many candidates in the political mainstream today, even pundits and commentators who aren’t running for office, believe we have to be able to do anything, no matter what, as long as there is some benefit to be had in doing so. But that is the logic of a police state.”

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Where Movements Meet: Black Lives Matter Organizers Visit #NoDAPL

One of the most important things I did there was listen. I learned an incredible amount in a short period of time, mostly through storytelling. I listened to stories from Native youth about their everyday lives — growing up on reservations and small towns and big cities across the country. I learned about ancestral histories and the many conflicts that Indigenous Nations set aside to come together to protect the water, and that this is the largest gathering of Indigenous Nations since 1973.