Category Social Change

On Contact: Hedges and Street on the Strength of Right-Wing Populism

“Despite losing, Donald Trump has solidified support from an angry, disposed working class that cuts across racial lines.”

Support the Philippine Human Rights Act

“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.”

Cornel West: We Must Fight the Commodification of Everybody and Everything

[Trump] is pushing the country toward genuine fascism: wholesale disregard of the law, the rule of big military, the rule of big money, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley. He is crushing workers, marginalizing women, scapegoating Mexicans, and Muslims, and Jews, and Black, brown, and indigenous people.”

Sweet Honey in the Rock: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Hold on, hold on
Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on

‘Trying to Get Free’: A conversation about the radical politics of looting with Vicky Osterweil

“It’s also often not actionable for people looking at the streets and wanting to mobilize and seize the moment. A lot of these liberal modes don’t really provide any way forward other than voting.”

Chris Hedges: American Bloodlands

“It is the absence of empathy, perhaps the best definition of evil. ” 

Capitalism in Crisis and The Combination That Changed Capitalism Forever, with Yanis Varoufakis

“Explores what a restructured economic and political landscape might look like in a post pandemic era, and what it would take to harness state power in service of the masses rather than corporations.”

#Dump Trump (Again)

“Nothing [is] funny about the real world consequences of his racist hate speech.”

Today is Women’s Equality Day, August 26th

“…these new Jim Crow tactics that have blocked the vote of millions of voters, mostly people of color.”

Supporting the UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons

By Steve McKeown  Original to Rise Up Times  Nukewatch Summer 2020 This coming August the National Veterans for Peace (VFP) Convention was to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Trinity bomb test in New Mexi­co. The theme of […]

Chris Hedges: America’s Death March

“The ruling elites, who first built a mafia economy and then built a mafia state, will continue under Biden, as they did under Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, to wantonly pillage and loot. The militarized police will not stop their lethal rampages in poor neighborhoods.”

We Reject War on Foreign Soil As We Reject Police Violence Here!

Just as we oppose the use of the U.S. military in other countries, we also reject the violence enacted by militarized personnel responding to protest in the Twin Cities and the nation. WAMM Newsletter  Summer 2020  Vol. 38  Num. 3 “Effective war propaganda has caused Americans to either forget or apparently have a hard time […]

A View from the Ground: Twin Cities Activism, Before and After

“Mobolaji Olambiwonnu is correct when he says that most white people do not understand what it is like to be black in America. We do not have to live it. Intellectually we might understand. Emotionally it is still not exactly real to us.”

Mobalaji Olambiwonnu: The Price of Ignoring the Ferguson Uprising

“According to Scheer, who has watched a rough cut of the film, one of the most remarkable elements in ‘Ferguson Rises’ is the portrayal of white liberals who remained ignorant of the plight of the Black members of their own communities. “

The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis, by Luke Mogelson

“It’s not just about George Floyd,” she told me. “It’s about all the unseen shit, where we don’t have the video.”

Justice for George Day 5 and more…

Minneapolis, St. Paul, the State of Minnesota responds to the violence created by the murder of George Floyd while thousands of peaceful protesters take to the streets.

The Murder of George Floyd

The question they are asking is, When will it end?

Virtual Events: No War 2020, World Beyond War

Conversion for a peaceful, green, & just future

Regime Change and Climate Change: Connecting the Dots

Particular focus on the continuing threats of the U.S. imperialist regime change agenda regarding Venezuela and Iran, with a major objective of seizing control of the biggest (Venezuela) and 4th biggest (Iran) oil reserves in the world. If this imperialist goal is realized, militarized fossil capital will surely extract this oil thereby leading the world […]

Video, Building the Peace Movement Teach-In, World Beyond War

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.