As we're seeing the four interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation at full force with war profiteers making record profits as millions fall into poverty, our reproductive rights are stripped, and deadly shootings become part of our daily reality, as our environmental devastation worsens, now is the time to come together.
Clearly, there are no winners in the terrible war in Ukraine — except one: U.S. and British military contractors who will carry their increased profits all the way to the bank. Big Campaign contributions. 700 lobbyists. Militaristic think tanks. Government advisory boards. Hiring 1700 former Pentagon officials and stacking the government with their own people. These military contractors have numerous ways to determine Pentagon budgets, shape our foreign policy, create war fever, and pick our friends and enemies.
With the information in the latest UN report, McKibben makes an impassioned plea for immediate action to address the climate crisis.
Rise Up Times is admittedly and consciously eclectic with a focus on media analysis and antiwar, propeace activities but inclusive of many movements that coalesce and weave in and out of each other.
"The failure to name—and, worse, to try to obscure through misleading comparisons—what is plainly a threat to US democracy is a dereliction of journalistic duty."
A Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) law in St. Louis would shift control over the use of surveillance technologies from law enforcement to the people and their elected representatives.