Category Current Issues

41 Hearts Beating in Guantanamo and Solidarity from Central Cellblock

January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.

Focus: Gaza | Keeping Hope Alive for All Gaza’s Children: Dr. Mona Qasim El-Farra } WAMM Newsletter

On a Sunday afternoon in November, Dr. Mona El-Farra spoke with an audience in Minneapolis via Skype from Manchester, England,

Focus: The Philippines | Recent Twists on Human Rights in a Troubled Land: The Philippines Under Duterte | WAMM Newsletter

Nene was my seventh friend to die in the struggle for peace and justice in the Philippines. All of them knew the dangers but were committed to help the poor and victims of injustice.

Greg Palast | How JFK Saved MLK’s Life and So Won the Presidency

“No Comment” Nixon
versus A Candidate with a Heart, Senator Kennedy

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program

With regard to international WMD non-proliferation conventions, Israel has either not become a signatory of these conventions or has yet to ratify them.

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

Would Facebook ever dare censor American politicians or journalists who use social media to call for violence against America’s enemies? To ask the question is to answer it.

Marianne Hamilton, Presente! Peace Activist and Co-founder of Women Against Military Madness

Her peace message was part of her intrinsic being, and her presence will be missed by all who knew her.

Somalia deportations, MN immigration stories, and other immigration news

At least five Minnesota men were among those scheduled for deportation.

The US Military Is the Biggest “Big Government” Entitlement Program on the Planet

It actively picks private sector winners by targeting billions of dollars to an elite group of profit-seeking contractors.

Why Lawsuits Are Not Enough to Stop the Far Right

What this shows is not that legal solutions aren’t valuable…but that they provide ample additional organizing opportunities.

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From the Streets to the Citadels of Power: The Feminist Approach to Sexual Harassment

The damage to women is incalculable. The numbers, so large, they numb.
[the] spectrum of sexist violence functions exclusively to diminish women: by intimidation and fear that restrict female experience, by the denial of females’ humanness, by the propagation of denigrating images and messages, and by the creation of subjugating dynamics that ensnare women in abusive relationships.

Tribal Leaders from USA and First Nation Chiefs from Canada: “Ruling in Nebraska will not pave the way for Keystone XL pipeline.

This isn’t a Native or non-Native issue. It isn’t a left or right issue. It’s potentially a life or death issue, not only for those in the path of Keystone XL, but the masses who rely upon America’s ‘breadbasket.

Henry Giroux | Democracy on life support: Donald Trump’s first anniversary

Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.

Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

… the problem really comes from Washington’s longtime strategy of coercing U.N. organizations into becoming propaganda arms for U.S. geopolitical strategies.

#WorldWithoutWalls: A Global Demand From Palestine to Mexico and Beyond

A coalition of Palestinian and Mexican advocacy groups launched the #WorldWithoutWalls Global Day of Action on Thursday, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Flowers and Zeese | From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

Mahatma Gandhi’s program of nonviolent resistance, satyagraha, had two components: obstructive resistance and constructive programs.

Some changes are taking place at Rise Up Times.

Media for Justice and Peace Dear Fellow Activists, Some changes are taking place at Rise Up Times. Because of the political and cultural climate we are currently immersed and engaged in the demands of information in important articles that need to be shared has grown in exponentially. Because of the time it takes to post articles on the blog, I will be reducing the number of […]

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education

There is no economic reason why free education cannot flourish from schools through colleges and university.