Tag Archives: Extinction Rebellion
Civil Disobedience Now! Chris Hedges: Avoid annihilation via fearless nonviolent civil-disobedience.
“Rise of virulent proto-fascist movement which is hardly limited to the United States.”
“The bottom 50 percent of households in 2019 accounted for only 1 percent of the nation’s total wealth. The top 10 percent accounted for 76 percent. And this was before the pandemic accelerated income disparity.”
“The governing elites, when truly threatened, turn the rule of law into farce. Dissent becomes treason. They use the state mechanisms of control – intelligence agencies, police, courts, black propaganda and a compliant press that acts as their echo chamber, along with the jails and prisons, not only to marginalize and isolate rebels, but to psychologically and physically destroy them.”
“The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”
Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet
Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?
“We only get one planet and so we’re here to try and defend it.”
Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. RiseUpTimes.org
Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.
We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power. We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power.