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.
You’ll say, “War”
I’ll say, “Huh, yeah”
You’ll say, “What is it good for?”
I’ll say, “Absolutely”
You’ll say, “Nothing”
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
Like a bridge over troubled water…
“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.”
Hirosima/Nagasaki: Calling All Peaceloving People to Commemorate the 75th Anniversay of U.S. Atomic Bombs on Japan See Commemoration details below Polly Mann article. By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter Summer 2020 Vol. 38 Num. 3 David Wright, global security director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, lists five ways in which the United States could be brought […]
“Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? By Chuck Turchick July 14, 2020 “Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? With a cut-off sweatshirt, jeans, loafers without socks, I noticed he also had a gun pointed at me. Following him were a phalanx of about a dozen others. Who were they? […]
“Despite his political edginess, PTSD and success as a writer, Northrup remained a warm, folksy man who continued to tell his stories in a straightforward and humorous way until his death. In 2016,”
Chris Hedges: Seeing Through Faux-Solidarity Performance Stunts Of Police Politicians & Corporations
Julianna welcomes back Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Chris Hedges, to discuss how as lawmakers and activists are working together to make real changes in policing that are worth celebrating, it is important to name the statements that are opportunistic and performative, like police officers taking a knee with protesters before proceeding to pepper […]
Speakers: Leonardo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator CODEPINK; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets; Rich Whitney, Green Party Peace Action Committee; Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK.
The Ribbon Minnesota action, created one piece at a time, will culminate in marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on August 4, 2020 By Karen Levad Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter Volume 38 Number 1 Winter 2020 Members at Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community in Minneapolis thought that […]
On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann Southside Pride December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]
…a peace economy – what might it look like?
Campaign Nonviolence: Working for a new culture of nonviolence free from war, racism, poverty and environmental destruction, by John Dear
We can change the world if we organize in grassroots movements of resistance and social transformation.
“And the people in the streets below were dancing round and round…”
Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research
Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.