Category Social Change

Behind the Doodle: Audre Lorde’s 87th Birthday and Angela Davis on Audre Lorde

“…and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid,

So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive.”

“A Litany for Survival,” Audre Lorde

End This Endless War…this Endless Militarism

“We’re all part of a culture that continues to esteem war, embrace militarism, and devote more than half of federal discretionary spending to wars, weaponry, and the militarization of American culture. “

Community Control of the Police, Peacestock TCC4j

Giving people more information and self-determining power where the police are concerned.

Capitalism on a Ventilator – The Impact of COVID-19 in China and the U.S.

Ajamu Baraka, Monica Moorehead, Mumia Abu Jamal, Margaret Kimberley, Vijay Prishad, Lee Siu Hin, Sara Flounders, Carlos Martinez,  Kevin Zeese, Deirdre Griswold, Max Blumenthal and more.

Articles from WAMM Newsletter Winter 2020-21

Articles from WAMM Newsletter Winter 2020-21 Vol. 38 Num. 6 Keep Space for Peace! Save the Heavens from Hegemony! By Bruce K. Gagnon Total Information Warfare: Sinophobia By Newsletter Staff “Let Them Go!” 648+ Peaceful Protesters Arrested in Minneapolis By Newsletter Staff The Philippines Human Rights Act: Your Support is Still Needed By Newsletter Staff […]

How the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Impacts the United States, and Why the United States Must Embrace its Entry into Force

“President-elect Biden faces many nuclear weapons policy challenges as he takes office. Under the Trump administration, the United States withdrew from [several key treaties around nuclear weapons issues] and did not extend New START, all while urging other countries to not join, or even to withdraw their ratifications to, the TPNW. The United States has a chance to return to the table on multilateral nuclear negotiations and build back better.”

Somewhere to Begin, sung by Sara Thomsen

If changes are to come there are things that must be done…

EFF: Digital Security Tips for Protesters (on and off the streets)

Organizers: Consider alternatives to Facebook and Twitter

Violent Right-Wing Forces Have Been Activated. It Requires Strategic Action to Stop Them

“Finally, we must recognize that our struggle is global. What the United States government has done to its people by denying them what they need to live a life of dignity is what the United States has imposed upon people around the world…”

Peacestock: 99 Hours to Inauguration. . .Where Do We Go From Here?

With the new president and a new year, join us to organize and discuss strategies about “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year

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.

Wrecking the Left: Chris Hedges with Diana Johstone

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Diana Johnstone about the betrayal of the Left with its historical role as the champion of social justice and peace now replaced with the boutique activism of identify politics, political correctness and what has become known as humanitarian intervention, the justification of US and NATO adventurism and wars on the specious belief it would liberate the women of Afghanistan or the peoples of Iraq.

Noam Chomsky: Our Stark, Cruel Dilemma

Address the reality of the world in which you are trying to make a change managed in the best way possible. e.g., National Highway Administration: No regulations on automobile emissions via Trump. Egregious approach of deniers when careful constructive solutions must be demanded by large actions to demand 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.”