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Chris Hedges: Don’t Be Fooled By Joe Biden

"It is not until people are reintegrated into the society, not until corporate and oligarchic control over our educational, political and media systems are removed, not until we recover the ethic of the common good, that we have any hope of rebuilding the positive social bonds that foster a healthy society."

VIDEO | Bill Sorem: The McDonald Sisters, November 2015

The Sisters McDonald are siblings and Sisters in the Order of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ). They began singing together at at early at at the request of their father, a Minnesota farmer. In addition their assigned duties in the order, they found time to sing and bring joy to peace rallies and to many other events. They've been on the protest lines, arrested, hassled but mostly enjoyed by their peace loving admirers. Here's a story about them today.

▶ Howard Zinn: Have a More Interesting Life

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

Nafeez Ahmed: Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements Posted by Nafeez Ahmed   12 June 2014   theguardian.com      Editor's Note:  They have the whole thing backward. Instead of preparing for "mass civil breakdown" (revolution), they should be studying the sociopaths who have taken over the government of America, the people More

Kathy Kelly’s Challenge: Witness, Courage, Compassion, Becoming

Nobody who reads this book could ever accuse Kathy Kelly of being “too big for her britches.” Time and time again, she confronts “unspeakable evil,” and manages to maintain her quiet dignity and never loses sight of the humanity that may be touched–even in the tormentors who confront her and others. “What does the Lord More

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