Tag Archives: nonviolent direct action

Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

Greenpeace Protestors Climbed a Crane to Hang a ‘Resist’ Banner

Greenpeace hangs Resist banner above the White House.

‘Outrageous and Totalitarian’: Mall of America Sues to Block Black Lives Matter Protest

Free speech and racial justice advocates are expressing outrage online under the hashtag #MOASueMeToo on Twitter.

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.

Evergreene Digest: The Left and Right Must Stop the Establishment’s Perpetual War Machine

Now, there’s no meaningful peace movement. Partly as a result of that, we’re not having a serious discussion we should be about foreign policy after the Paris attacks: How U.S. — and Western — foreign policy manifests hatred and all that brings. A Hillary Clinton White House Will Likely Increase the Prospects for Terror in […]

“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and … No Life”: The Issue of Our Time

van Gelder: It seems like there are so many issues besetting the native communities all across the country. How does a group that is so embattled take on this big question for the whole of humanity?

SOA Watch: Join us this November 20-22 for our 25th Anniversary Vigil

From the article: July 3, 2015 | Twenty-five years ago, a handful of human rights activists staged a hunger strike at the gates of Fort Benning, one year after the November 16,1989 massacre at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. It was on that date that Elba Ramos, her daughter Celina Maricet Ramos, and Fathers Ignacio Ellacuría , Ignacio Martín-Baró, Segundo Montes, Amando López, Joaquín López y López, and Juan Ramón Moreno were murdered by Salvadoran soldiers trained at the School of the Americas (SOA).

Evergreene Digest: Non-Violence And It’s Violent Consequences

From the article: Without a potent movement on the ground, mainstream electoral politics is likely to remain stuck with remedies too weak either to rouse public imagination and participation, or to provide more than token relief for today’s extreme inequality.

▶ Howard Zinn: Have a More Interesting Life

The late historian, who studied injustice and action through the centuries, offers this wonderful insight: 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 help […]

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 […]

Evergreene Digest: Addicted To War – The 12 Step Solution

Love, tolerance, and service to our fellow man are the hallmarks of 12 Step fellowships, and these principles can and will free us from the bondage of man’s selfish, self-centered, and addictive behaviors if we want that freedom badly enough. What else do you have? Johnny F, Peace Anonymous Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12 […]

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 […]

Vice: How the FBI goes after activists

The FBI affidavit paints a far more sinister picture, with testimony from “Karen” alleging that members of the FRSO—teachers and trade unionists with long-standing ties to their communities; people whose homes she visited and whose newborn children she cradled in her arms—were actively plotting to take over government buildings in an armed revolution, all while […]

Evergreene Digest: Why Do We Fear the Truth?

The most important impediment to understanding and resolving any problem or conflict is our fear of knowing the truth. We spend a lot of our time trying to deal with problems and conflicts by deluding ourself about the cause and/or the solution necessary. “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than […]

Ralph Hutchison, Counterpunch: What We Owe the Oak Ridge Three

Memo to Judge: Really?? by RALPH HUTCHISON  counterpunch.org  February 20, 2014 We’ve heard it from the bench in Oak Ridge city courtrooms and from state judges in Clinton, Tennessee. And on February 18 we heard it from a federal judge—there are two variations. The first: There are plenty of ways for you to protest and […]

The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules | Madeline Ostrander

“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.” by Madeline Ostrander  Dec 11, 2013  YES! Magazine Bill McKibben. Photo by David Garten The tasks Bill McKibben set for himself were monumental. Start […]

[Video] Malvina Reynolds: It Isn’t Nice

In honor of the 26 people arrested Black Friday during the “March to end Poverty Wages”  in St. Paul, Minnesota It isn’t nice to block the doorway, It isn’t nice to go to jail, There are nicer ways to do it, But the nice ways always fail. It isn’t nice, it isn’t nice, You told us […]

[Video] Edward Snowden Speaks Out Against NSA “Dragnet Mass Surveillance”

For the first time in months, the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has appeared on video speaking in Moscow. He warned about “dragnet mass surveillance that puts entire populations under sort of an eye that sees everything even when it’s not needed.” Snowden’s remarks were made after four American whistleblowers traveled to Russia to give […]

Chris Hedges> The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA

Chris Hedges. (photo: Truthdig) By Chris Hedges, TruthDig  02 September 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org  and my fellow plaintiffs have begun the third and final round of our battle to get the courts to strike down a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that permits the military to seize U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold […]

[Video] Misty Rowan> Spoken Word

Misty Rowan Minnesota spoken word artist Misty Rowan performed these three poems at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Women Against Military Madness. Misty is an active member of the Twin Cities based Anti-War Committee. Additional information and works can be found on her website missteatree.com. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS […]