Tag Archives: activism

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left by Chris Hedges

“Activism is about self-expression. It often is a substitute for strategy. Strategic organizing is about results.”

ANTI-PROTEST BILLS IN MN LEGISLATURE: ACTIONS FOR MINNESOTA ACTIVISTS

Status and action needed for particular antiprotest/antidissent bills in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Noam Chomsky on Corporate Media and Activism 2016

In this interview, Prof. Noam Chomsky talks about the Corporate Media, their institutional role and which interests they serve in society. Chomsky also touches on how activists should react when they face harsh condemnation from the Corporate Media. acTVism Munich Published on Feb 15, 2016 Media for the people!  Bringing you the best of the […]

WAMM: The Real Deal on the Iran Nuclear Deal

“There is no evidence anywhere that Iran had, has or will have a nuclear weapons program. Mere enrichment of uranium—something 19 other non-nuclear weapons countries do without any complaints from the US–is not tantamount to weapons manufacture.” —William Beeman

End US Intervention in Iraq and Syria | Antiwar activists Marie Braun, Meredith Aby-Kierstead, Margaret Sarfehjooy

Braun: For most Americans, the Persian Gulf War ended on February 27, 1991. But the war did not end for the Iraqi people; it had only begun. The new war of sanctions, which did not allow Iraq to import sufficient medicine and food, or to repair the infrastructure, continued for 13 more long years. This sanctions war was a low intensity war; it killed an Iraqi child every 10 minutes; it killed 3500-5000 children every month; it resulted in emotional, mental and physical disabilities in more than a generation of Iraqi children.

Starhawk: Fifty Shades of Racism 

Racism is structural, not just personal.  It’s embedded in the very fabric of our society, with deep roots in history.  Prejudice is Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson and leaving him on the sidewalk to die. Racism is that he gets away with it, unindicted. By Starhawk  Starhawk.org  July 14, 2015 The Inuit, I’ve heard, […]

Sandra Steingraber: Why I Am in Jail

Sandra Steingraber. (photo: EcoWatch)    In my case, I was arrested for trespassing on the driveway of a Texas-based energy company that has the sole intention of turning the crumbling salt mines underneath the hillside into massive gas tanks for the highly-pressurized products of fracking: methane, propane and butane.    By Sandra Steingraber, EcoWatch   ReaderSupportedNews.org  […]

AP Exclusive: Ferguson no-fly zone was deliberate effort to obstruct media coverage of protests

 “From my own, distant vantage point, it certainly appears that at every turn in the still-unravelling story of the murder of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, the local status quo has outmaneuvered a compliant MSM [mainstream media] that simply refuses to question…everything!” By Bob Swern  bobswern  Daily Kos  November 2, 2014 attribution: New Yorker Magazine […]

Syria Emergency Response by WAMM members Meredith Aby, Marie Braun and Sarah Martin

Meredith Aby, Marie Braun, and Sarah Martin from Women Against Military Madness speak out about the new wars in Syria and Iraq during Peace Week, 2014. Speeches given on September 23, 2014 at the Syria Emergency Reponse action at the Federal Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota Marie Braun, WAMM Thank you for coming here today to speak […]

Jeff Noonan: What Does Revolution Mean Today?

That ruling classes can still be constrained by political and moral costs tells us something of profound positive importance.  Today, revolutionary politics must be resolutely non-violent — the goal of movements for fundamental social change can no longer be to overthrow the state by force, but to overwhelm the state’s legitimacy through organizing a gigantic, […]

▶ BelAhdan with Meredith Aby-Keirstead, Anti War Protest, Gaza

Published on Jul 24, 2014 The rise of the Anti Israeli Assault on Gaza movement. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times […]

Evergreene Digest: Police Deny Street Permit for Annual Vigil at Fort Benning, Georgia

Constitutional Rights Under Attack in Georgia    Hendrik Voss, SOA Watch   July 22, 2014 | The Columbus Police Department, continuing its history of antagonizing the movement to close the US military training camp known as the SOA/WHINSEC (School of the Americas, renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation), has this year placed unjust, unsafe and […]

Ed Felien: War and more war

By Ed Felien  Southside Pride  July 8, 2014 Marie Braun of Women Against Military Madness and about 50 supporters protested the continuing military buildup in Iraq at their weekly Wednesday afternoon vigil on the Lake Street bridge from 5 to 6 p.m. As of the first of July, 750 “advisers” are going back into Iraq […]

Metta Center: Roadmap To Personal Empowerment (to help create unstoppable movements)

… because it is not an easy task, we must join our hands together. The “Roadmap” is Metta Center’s attempt to offer three things to help create an unstoppable movement of movements: unity, strategy, and nonviolent power.  By Staff  Metta Center for Nonviolence   www.mettacenter.org  PopularResistance.org  June 5th, 2014 Translations of this article are available on the […]

Evergreene Digest: Continuing MLK’s Work on the 46th Anniversary of His Assassination

The best way to honor his memory is to continue the struggle for human dignity, workers’ rights, living wages, and social justice. Part 1: Why He Was In Memphis Part 2: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence ~ Rev. Martin Luther King  Photo added by Rise Up Times Part 1: Why He Was In […]

▶ Sunday Song: “Some People Do What Must Be Done,” Pat Wictor, Joe Jencks, and Greg Greenway:

  Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Uploaded on May 20, 2010 Singing Greg’s Song “What Must Be Done”. Part of session […]

▶ Democracy Now! We Shall Overcome: Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger in His Own Words Parts 1, 2, 3

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3  democracynow Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Related on Democracy Now! Pete Seeger: Troubadour […]

Flowers and Zeese: Major Social Transformation Is a Lot Closer Than You May Realize – How Do We Finish the Job?

It starts with winning over the hearts and minds of the American people. By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers  December 30, 2013  AlterNet The current social movement that exploded onto the national scene with the 2011 Occupy Movement is following the path of successful movements so far. The social change movement in 2014 is poised to begin an […]

Eugene Robinson: Nelson Mandela, the Conscience of the World

South Africa’s apartheid government had been brutally repressive for nearly five decades, and the country’s black majority was justifiably full of anger. Mandela led his people in channeling that anger—not suppressing it but using it in constructive ways. By Eugene Robinson  Posted on Dec 6, 2013  Washington Post via Truthdig.com “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” South African […]

David Carr> The Other Snowden Drama: Impugning the Messenger

As a pure story, it’s tough to beat the Snowden saga. Man of intrigue? Roger. Crusading reporter? Check. A powerful government in hot pursuit? Yessir. Unclear agendas by foreign countries? Most certainly. By DAVID CARR  Published: June 24, 2013  New York Times And as Edward J. Snowden made his way across the globe with a disintegrating passport […]