Category Environment

Learning to Live in the Dark: Reading Arendt in the Time of Climate Change

Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.

War and the Environment | Divestment from fossil fuels and weapons with Jonathan King, Susi Snyder, Terry Crawford-Browne, Tony Jenkins (Video)

Divestment from fossil fuels and weapons with Jonathan King, Susi Snyder, Terry Crawford-Browne. Moderator: Tony Jenkins

World hunger increasing for first time since turn of the century

A United Nations study found that war and climate change were the driving forces of an increase in malnutrition worldwide in 2016.

War and the Environment | No War 2017: Emma’s Revolution Sings (Video)

Emma’s Revolution Sings! Songs of the Resistance

War and the Environment | Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg (by video), Ann Wright and more (Video)

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is honored for his work for integrity and ethics by previous recipients of the Sam Adams Award and others.

War and the Environment | No War 2017: David Swanson, Jill Stein, Tim DeChristopher, Conference Opening (Video)

First in a series of videos that Rise Up Times is posting from the No War 2017: War and the Environment   Just following the International Day of Peace, and in the tradition of No War 2016: Real Security Without Terrorism, and the best speech any U.S. president ever gave, this year’s conference focused on activism, including activist […]

Trump: Behind your back and in your backyard 2

Here are just a few of the Trump administration issues that  have come into my email box in the last few days.  Click the titles to read more and/or take action. CALL YOUR SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO OPPOSE MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND TO NEGOTIATE PEACE. Call the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202 […]

Kayaktivist Action at Pentagon (Video)

A flotilla of Kayaktivists launch a banner protest at the Pentagon. They are drawing attention to the worlds largest institutional consumer of petroleum, the worlds largest institutional polluter, and the U.S. largest consumer of money and natural resources. They advocate for the reallocation of budget for peaceful renewable investment. Part of the WorldBeyondWar.org conference on […]

Dahr Jamail | Hurricane Harvey Shows What Climate Disruption-Amplified Flooding Can Do

“The economic impact should be greater than any other flood event we’ve ever experienced… And it’s going to take years for these residential communities to recover.”

“Poison Papers” Snapshot: HoJo Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion with Chemical Industry

Why to eat organic and clean with non-toxic cleaners such as baking soda and white vinegar.

Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

A special concern with tritiated water is that, when ingested by pregnant women, it can pass through the placenta and affect the fetus.

How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies by Chris Hedges (Video)

“A system of legalized bribery.”

Profit vs. Water: Copper-Nickel Mining in Minnesota

We citizens hold the Commons as constitutional rights; natural rights endowed to us and to future generations. This is the social contract between people and government. Without the public trust, government is useless—or worse, an enabler.

Navy Introduces Toxins to Drinking Water, Then Expands Operations by Dahr Jamail

There are numerous examples across the country of the Navy contaminating water around its bases with toxic chemicals.

Kathy Kelly | “Would you like a drink of water?” Please Ask a Yemeni Child.

“Disarm and live.”
This world in arms is not spending money alone.

Naomi Klein | How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine (Video)

One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.

Naomi Klein | The worst of Donald Trump’s toxic agenda is lying in wait. A major U.S. crisis will unleash it.

So, in a very real sense, preventing war and averting climate chaos are one and the same fight.

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it by George Monbiot

Don’t imagine that other parts of the world are immune. Corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere.

Military-Style Counterterrorism Measures Were Used Against DAPL Protesters, Leaked Documents Show

TigerSwan, which also worked with the State Department to carry out the war in Iraq, compared the peaceful water protector movement with jihadist terrorism.

Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Videos)

“We’re not part of this. In fact, we’re going to try to undermine it.” We’re going to maximize the use of fossil fuels—could carry us past the tipping point. We’re not going to provide funding for—as committed in Paris, to developing countries that are trying to do something about the climate problems.