Category Human Rights
“The U.S., the only nation to ever use nuclear weapons, should take the lead in convening talks with the other eight nuclear nations with the goal of working toward the elimination of these horrendous weapons and becoming signatories of the new landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.”
“Following are images from my time at the George Floyd Memorial Site and the Prayer Tree on the afternoon of Friday, January 1, 2021. I experienced my time at both of these places as holy, grounding, and renewing.”
Pete Seeger singing This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land
Rise Up Times is admittedly and consciously eclectic with a focus on media analysis and antiwar, propeace activities but inclusive of many movements that coalesce and weave in and out of each other.
“On July 3, Philippine President Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act—a law that Amnesty International has called “yet another setback for human rights.” The law appears to be a pretext to target perceived political opponents.”
“Israel, the Occupying Power, has systemically and unlawfully appropriated Palestinian public and privately owned land, exploiting Palestinian natural resources, while forcing the transfer of and creating coercive environments [sic] to forcibly displace the protected Palestinian population.*
To me young people come first
They have the courage where we fail
“The plight of Djamel Ameziane is a real-world example of the self-serving approach to human rights practiced by the United States.”
“Save the strong, lose the weak
Trust nobody, don’t be no fool
Whatever happened to the golden rule
We got stranded…”
“Goodness remains—precious, unspeakable, wordless goodness—it remains amidst the hatred and the fear, the ugliness and injustice. Whatever happens to us, there will always be goodness.”
“The population went under ‘lockdown’ on March 20. Business taxes and domestic debts were suspended, those hospitalized had 50% of their salaries guaranteed and low-income households qualified for social and family assistance schemes, with food, medicine and other goods delivered to their homes…”
COVID-19 “really highlights the intersection of social determinants and historical health issues that make people more vulnerable,” Allen said.
“No journalist or publisher who exposes war crimes or corruption will be safe.”
An interesting take on white supremacy, it’s history, and how it is being reported on today.
“They sued me as a civil racketeer, under a civil RICO statute for $60 billion,” he said. “That was the largest amount of money an American individual ever had been sued for. This began a ten-year campaign to demonize me by Chevron and by its judicial allies.”
“Inclusionists demand equal participation at all levels of the empire and its institutions while transformationists call for fundamental change.”