Tag Archives: nonviolent protest
MLK’s unheeded prophecy that has come true:
“The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality…and if we ignore this sobering reality, we will find ourselves organizing “clergy and laymen concerned” committees for the next generation. They will be concerned about Guatemala — Guatemala and Peru. They will be concerned about Thailand and Cambodia. They will be concerned about Mozambique and South Africa. We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end, unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy.”
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. . . .
“Syria has had so many heroes, but people often don’t know who they are.”
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.
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.
Excellent analysis of the situation in Palestine and the Middle East by a scholar activist.
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 […]
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 […]
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, email@example.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 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 […]
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 […]
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” 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 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 […]