Tag Archives: nonviolent protest

The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa

Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.

Glenn Greenwald | The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville

We do it because we believe in the principle, and because we realize that once you chip away at one person’s rights, everyone else’s are at risk. . . .

Henry Giroux on a Politics of Cruelty Without Euphemisms (Audio)

Trump and the new American authoritarianism; our nation’s growing culture of cruelty; America at war with itself; the “post-truth” world; attacks on the free press and higher education…

FIGHTING FOR ALEPPO: How Syria’s Forgotten Revolutionaries Rose Up “To Kill This Fear”

“Syria has had so many heroes, but people often don’t know who they are.”

Daniel Ellsberg Recalls the Spirit of Resistance in the 1971 May Day Protests (Video)

While Ellsberg is nonchalant when recalling his experience over those few days in early May, his fascinating tale of resistance to government shows that it was by no means an easy choice.

Chris Hedges: Revolution Is in the Air

The voices of citizens are rising from the streets of Washington and fracking sites in Colorado. They are rising from towns and cities such as Ferguson and Baltimore where police murders are terrorizing poor people of color. They are rising in Los Angeles from underpaid workers and the Dreamers. And these voices will, if we sustain and join them, become a deafening crescendo.

VIDEO | Mazin Qumsiyeh Live from Bethlehem

Excellent analysis of the situation in Palestine and the Middle East by a scholar activist.

▶ Veterans For Peace 30th Anniversary Slideshow

Veterans For Peace celebrates 30 years of waging peace in 2015. This slideshow was presented at the 2015 National Convention in San Diego, CA. Veterans For Peace Published on Aug 24, 2015   Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you essential news you won’t find in the mainstream corporate […]

Noam Chomsky: A Genuine Movement For Social Change

Chomsky: It has always been taken for granted by radical thinkers, and quite rightly so, that effective political action that threatens entrenched social interests will lead to “confrontation” and repression. It is, correspondingly, a sign of intellectual bankruptcy for the left to seek to construct “confrontations”; it is a clear indication that the efforts to organize significant social action have failed.

Bruce Gagnon: I Am Here

small boy
whistling
warming hearts
he deserves
a chance
to live
we fight for him

Nafeez Ahmed on the Pentagon’s militarization of social science to counter nonviolent activism

by Rania Khalek  raniakhalek.org  June 29, 2014 Editor’s Note: If you are an activist of any type who engages in nonviolent protest, you need to listen to this. On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure, Kevin Gosztola and I spoke with Nafeez Ahmed, a writer and contributor to The Guardian, about his groundbreaking article, “Pentagon preparing for […]

Doug Champeau: Get up, stand up! For a cause. In perpetuity …

In America, war is routine, and at a Twin Cities bridge, so are peace vigils. What motivates these protesters to persist? Let’s visit and find out. Article by: DOUG CHAMPEAU  Star/Tribune  July 2, 2014 Folks have held weekly vigils on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge since 1999..  Photo: Anthony Souffle • Star Tribune file 2009 For […]

Drone Protest at Camp Ripley

Protesters stand amid a myriad of anti-drone and anti-war signs and posters Friday morning just outside the main gates of Camp Ripley. / Kimm Anderson, kanderson@stcloudtimes.com Drones have become a growing presence and a hefty source of concern for some at the Minnesota National Guard and civilian training facility north of Little Falls. Click here to watch the […]

Nonviolent Cruz Family Supporters Targeted with Riot Charges Weeks After Arrests

Nonviolent Cruz Family Supporters Targeted with Riot Charges Weeks After Arrests Posted on June 29, 2012 by beckyz803    Occupy Homes MN Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan steps on peaceful protesters outside the Cruz home May 30. Fourteen were arrested that night, and so far at least three have received riot charges. Yesterday, several activists with Occupy Homes […]

This is a peaceful women’s rights rally . . .

Video> Rally Against the NATO Summit

Published on May 23, 2012 by chicantv On May 20, 2012, protestors gather for a rally in Chicago’s Grant Park in opposition of the NATO Summit. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    To sign up for WAMMToday’s weekly summary of […]

How Empires Fall (Including the American One)> An Interview with Jonathan Schell

An Interview With Jonathan Schell How Empires Fall (Including the American One)  by ANDY KROLL    March 1, 2012     Tom Dispatch When Jonathan Schell’s The Unconquerable World, a meditation on the history and power of nonviolent action, was published in 2003, the timing could not have been worse. Americans were at war — and […]

Comments> Dialog & Controversy over Chris Hedges’ article “The Cancer in Occupy”

Comments> Dialog & Controversy over Chris Hedges’ article “The Cancer in Occupy” I have been asked to delete the post on WAMMToday by Chris Hedges called “The Cancer in Occupy.”  [I think by whom is not relevant to this dialog, and the different viewpoints are reflected below.] Before I posted it, it did cross my […]

The Fantastic Success of Occupy Wall Street> Immanuel Wallerstein

The Fantastic Success of Occupy Wall Street IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN   Commentary No. 315, Oct. 15, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street movement – for now it is a movement – is the most important political happening in the United States since the uprisings in 1968, whose direct descendant or continuation it is. Why it started in the […]

Naomi Klein: Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now

Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now By Naomi Klein – October 6th, 2011  OpEdNews Published in The Nation. I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I said had to be repeated by hundreds of people so others could […]