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Violence is a hatchet when a surgeon’s knife is needed.
The Constitution doesn’t mention corporations, right?
…the fact is it’s the subversion of the 14th Amendment, by the corporations, by the rich.
In a battle for morals, imagery and messaging is everything. If we lose the PR battle, even if we are ultimately on the right side of justice, we may give the alt-right ammunition they desperately need.
What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?
Ida B. Wells-Barnett would have turned 153 on July 16. She was a writer and editor, a suffragist and an early leader in the civil rights movement.
The late historian, who studied injustice and action through the centuries, offers this wonderful insight: 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 (@touchpeace). Click here to help […]
…if much in the American way of war remains dismally familiar some five decades later, one thing of major significance has changed, something you can see regularly in I.F. Stone’s Weekly but not in our present world. Thirteen years after our set of disastrous wars started, where is the massive antiwar movement, including an army in near revolt and a Congress with significant critics in significant positions?
Much like protesters during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s, participants of #BlackLivesMatter, have stood on the front lines braving arrests, police violence, surveillance, chemical weapons, and hostility from those who are comfortable with the status quo. Yet, even in the face of such adversity, the young people have demonstrated remarkable courage to continue standing, marching, and fighting for our freedom. They are standing on the right side of history.
First it was tea. Then it was salt. Now it’s sand. Anti-frac sand activist Steve Clemens being arrested. (Rise Up Times, originally published in the Winona Daily News) PopularResistance.org February 18, 2014 Originally published on WagingNonviolence.org Successful nonviolent action often hinges on fusing the transcendent with the everyday. While it frames the struggle in visionary terms like […]
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience is a great American tradition. Editor’s Note: It is not only environmental activists who are being charged with being “terrorists.” All over the country—at the Republican National Convention in 2008, during the Occupy movement, and ongoing—activists who are arrested in acts of civil disobedience for dissent from animal rights, antiwar and antidrone […]
M.I.T. professor emeritus Noam Chomsky reflects on eight decades of struggle. Progressive changes are going to come. People with power are not going to say thank you, I’ll give it up and hand it over to you. They’re going to struggle to retain their right, their power and domination. The effort to undermine that, […]
The future is bigger than our imaginations. It’s unimaginable, and then it comes anyway. To meet it we need to keep going, to walk past what we can imagine. We need to be unstoppable. By Rebecca Solnit May 19, 2013 TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Ten years ago, my part of the world was full […]