Tag Archives: black lives matter

Trump’s Allies Are Taking Over the Media and Creating Their Own Reality

Is anybody paying attention?   

The NRA is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent

For every incident Stinchfield cited to make the case that the left is violent, there are examples of the right being just as violent, if not more so.

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.

Lessons on Political Culture and Consciousness From Struggles of the Global South

Some complain that the Women’s March lacked direction, but more limiting was its lack of shared experiences and knowledge that could rationalize a political objective.

Chris Hedges | Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Our failure to defend those who are demonized and persecuted leaves us all demonized and persecuted. Our failure to demand justice for everyone leaves us all without justice. Our failure to halt the crushing of popular movements that stand unequivocally with the oppressed leaves us all oppressed. Our failure to protect our democracy leaves us without a democracy. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

The Revolution Televised Episode 2: March on the DNC (Video)

Capturing the birth of the political revolution that arose from the ashes of democracy, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic Primary.   To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post. WRITE BRAIN STUDIO Write Brain […]

Steve Clemens | John Heid in the Courtroom

“White Silence Equals Violence”

Jon Else | Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy: Whose Streets? (Then and Now)

What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?

Footage in Documentary Prompts New Questions About Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Video)

The footage shows Mr. Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m. on the day he died.

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

Jordan Kushner: “These are reactionary voices who are out to quash dissent, all directed at Black Lives Matter–-right-wing legislators who are catering to the prejudices of their base.”

Popular Resistance | Protest Is Working and Growing

On appeal, not only did the Ninth Circuit rule 3-0 against Trump, but they also chided him on his lack of understanding of the checks and balances of the Constitution.

Kathy Kelly | White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting A Verdict

Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.

Kelly Hayes | Why I Threw Out My Speech for the Women’s March

“What comes from the heart reaches the heart. Period.”

Flowers and Zeese | The Movement Matters Most

While some people are calling 2016 the worst political year ever, we are optimistic that the movement is on track for transformational change.

On Pivoting: Ideas on Organizing During a Trump Administration

We have observed that the incoming administration does not respect the right to protest and responds aggressively to dissent.

Turn Widespread Discontent Into Mass Movement

What should the movement be doing in the era of Trump?

We Only Move Forward When We Demand the Impossible: An Interview with Bill Ayers

“We know what we’re fighting against, but what are we fighting for?”

Donald Trump Will Be President. This is What We Do Next.

The people who run America have constructed a political system that’s like a glitchy killer robot, one even they can’t control anymore.

Sarah van Gelder | White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue

Her answer was clear: Stop killing us. Which raises a more difficult question: Who has the power to do that?

Learning to Claim Our Victories Or Why Fighting for Justice Is Like Surfing

Hillary Clinton actually said the words “systemic racism.” Never in our history has a mainstream presidential candidate described our country’s racial institutions in that kind of language.