There is an amazing body of knowledge about civil resistance that has emerged over the past 50 years. We want to make more people aware of this field of study. And we want to show people the incredible potential that exists if we apply it to some of the social and political challenges we are facing right now in the United States.
Chris Hedges speaks at Community Worker Program's Tommy Douglas Institute May 2015. https://youtu.be/nzNhsNHg7PI Lucideans Published on Apr 20, 2016 Media for the people! Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.
The book careens around the globe, diving into campaigns and surfacing to offer fresh and often surprising lessons, even when examining well-known events.
The late historian, who studied injustice and action through the centuries, offers this wonderful insight: http://youtu.be/0gQoZhnkidw 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 More
...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 More
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 More
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, which More