Tag Archives: environment

▶ Laura Flanders: Kate Clinton and Urvashi Vaid — What Makes Revolutionaries Irresistible?

What turns us on to social movements? Is it the same intoxicating energy that draws us to our romantic partners? How do people in politics learn to laugh and what do we need to do to see meaningful change in our lifetimes? Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:00By Laura Flanders, GRITtv | Interview   truthout.org Kate Clinton and Urvashi […]

▶ Reasons US Should Stay Out of New Iraq War

On June 18, 2014 the weekly bridge vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Peace Bridge, Minneapolis/St. Paul, focused on No New War on Iraq. These are the words of some of the peace advocates who stood on the bridge that day for an hour and heard the positive response to their vigil/picket line from people […]

▶ Sunday Song — Rising Appalachia: Scale Down

Reposted from Organizing Notes  June 22, 2014 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).  

Steve Russell: ALEC Threatening Indian Country

Beware of the Smart ALEC:  The Lobbyists Threatening Indian Country Steve Russell  ResistPrivatationofAmerica  16 February 2014 The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is God’s gift to corporate America, tying it directly to elected legislators and providing the vehicle for the interests of corporate persons to trump the interests of human persons What ALEC “exchanges” are model […]

▶ Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

In this speech, which he gave in Santa Monica, Calif., and other cities last year, Chris Hedges talks about the existential challenges faced by the human species. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Apr 13, 2014  truthdig.com Truthdig Editor’s Note: The following is the transcript of a speech that Chris Hedges gave in Santa Monica, Calif., on Oct. 13, 2013. […]

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen Professor, Author: b. 1958 “This is the simple discovery which we must confront. We were given a place in the creation, with a beauty beyond telling, and we have failed to care for it. And as our collective contempt for the non-human world has intensified, so has our contempt for each other. We have […]

▶ Blue Man Group video “Earth To America!” [Music]

Thanks to Bruce Gagnon, Organizing Notes Sunday Song 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.  nicklezinUploaded on Jan 27, 2006 You saw […]

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

So for instance, if you read technology journals you learn that in robotics labs for some years there have been efforts to develop small drones, what they call “fly-sized drones,” which can intrude into a person’s home and be almost invisible and carry out constant surveillance.  NATASHA LENNARD  SUNDAY, DEC 29, 2013  Salon.com  Noam Chomsky (Credit: AP/Adel […]

▶ Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine — TED

Uploaded on Mar 21, 2011  TED http://www.ted.com What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.  TED  Subscribe […]

[Video] The Pathology of the Rich – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself Part 1

If the video has no sound, check the volume slider in the bottom left of the video player and drag it to the right. Published on Dec 5, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter — Revolution Of The Mind Is Underway

NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013  PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday]  Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]

Chris Hedges: The Folly of Empire

Our collapse will take the whole planet with it.    Illustration by Mr. Fish     By Chris Hedges  Posted on Oct 14, 2013  truthdig.com The final days of empire give ample employment and power to the feckless, the insane and the idiotic. These politicians and court propagandists, hired to be the public faces on the sinking ship, mask […]

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Paper versus Electronic Newsletters

The last thing I want to do is stare at another bright eye-straining screen to catch up on the news that really matters to me. After reading my paper copies of newsletters, I can easily share them with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, highlight important articles, and write notes in the margins. By Joan Johnson […]

Nukes Are Nuts

Nuclear weapons are justified by their possessors for nuclear deterrence, but nuclear deterrence is only a hypothesis about human behavior.  By David Krieger  Saturday, 03 August 2013  Truthout | Opinion (Photo: US Government / Flickr) When asked by a reporter why nuclear weapons are useless, Colin Powell, former US secretary of state and four-star general said: “Because they’re such horrible […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter – Ironies Push Resistance Forward

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers August 22, 2013  www.popularresistance.org The extremely harsh sentencing of Manning brought to mind many ironies and had us looking at other ironies around us this week. Some are maddening, some are sad and some are useful tools for activists, but they all have the effect of pushing our work forward. […]

[Video] William Blum: The U.S. and World Domination

William Blum, Peacestock 2013 from Bill Sorem Mr. Blum is perhaps the foremost documentarian of U.S. foreign policy ‘mishaps’ in the world. Leaving the State Department in 1967 over his opposition to the Vietnam war, Blum commenced researching and writing a series of ongoing critiques of America’s interventions throughout the world since WWII. In 1999, […]

Mitch Jones> If You Thought What ALEC and the Koch Brothers Are Doing Was Bad …

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has drawn large protests in Japan. (photo: activist post) By Mitch Jones  16 July 13  Food and Water Watch via  Reader Supported News e’ve all seen the results in states across the country of the influence that ALEC and the Koch Brothers have amassed. And if you think the results of their […]

Susu Jeffrey> Keystone in Minnesota: Enbridge and the “Alberta Clipper”

Minnesota’s own tar sands pipeline runs 285-miles across northern Minnesota, online since October 2010, with volume increases in the works larger than Keystone XL. By Susu Jeffrey Photos: Friends of Coldwater TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline holds a climate changing reputation among environmentalists. Another Canadian tar sands oil pipe transport company, Enbridge Energy L.P., with a pipeline […]

Tomgram> Noam Chomsky> Humanity Imperiled: The Path to Disaster

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, The Eve of Destruction Posted by Noam Chomsky at 9:02am, June 4, 2013  TomDispatch.com It didn’t take long.  In the immediate aftermath of the dropping of the “victory weapon,” the atomic bomb, on two Japanese cities in August 1945, American fears and fantasies ran wild.  Almost immediately, Americans began to reconceive themselves as potential victims […]

Frac sand protest> Winona, Minnesota

“We declare Monday to be a moratorium of business as usual at the sites of production of silica sand to eliminate a necessary component of fracking.”  April 29, 2013 11:25 am  •  By Daily News staff  WinonaDailyNews.com Protester Dan Wilson of Winona is escorted away by a Winona County sheriff’s deputy during a frac sand protest at Winona’s […]