Tag Archives: peaceful protest

Janine Jackson | Big Media Need to Fight for the Right to Protest

People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

Small Acts Transform the World

To transform: to change in nature, disposition, heart, character… change greatly the appearance or form of

Chris Corrigan | Radical innovation is never acceptable

All effective forms of protest are illegal until they succeed.

Three Upcoming National/International Actions/Conferences that Promote Peace

No Peace! No Justice! Please share this post.

Joe Scarry |IT’S A LOCK: Why the US Can’t Break Its Addiction to War

But the question of how to push back against the problem has seemed gargantuan. Four hundred and thirty-five Congressional districts: how to begin?

Desmond Tutu on World Beyond War Plans for September 2016 (Video)

Desmond Tutu discusses the importance of the upcoming NO WAR conference this September.

Some – a poem by Daniel Berrigan

“Why do you stand?” they were asked, and
“Why do you walk?”

“Because of the children,” they said, and
“Because of the heart, and
“Because of the bread”

New Report Proves Police Preparing for Rioting on a National Scale

Militarized police forces have become de rigueur, even in the nation’s smallest towns — but arming law enforcement with the weapons of war, rather than protecting civilians, has birthed a chasm of distrust and animosity on both sides. It isn’t as if this equipment is being produced by a marketplace intent on keeping civilians safe from an ostensible outside threat.

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.

VIDEO: War/No More Trouble – Playing for Change | Legendado em Português

We don’t need, no more trouble. In English with Portuguese subtitles. Features Bono. LucKasRamone # Posted May 12, 2011 Media for the people!  Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you vital analysis of and commentary about current issues you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.  

VIDEO: What’s Going On | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Another great song from Playing for Change. Dedicated to #Justice for Jamar and the 4th precinct encampment in Minneapolis. Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. We started this performance with PFC Band members Titi Tsira and Clarence Bekker while on a trip together in Rio de […]

Evergreene Digest: Why doesn’t the US observe Armistice Day? We’re more comfortable with war than peace.

The United States should be celebrating its 95th Armistice Day [2014], pausing as a nation to think about the terrible costs of war – including the loss of so many lives. Unfortunately, we replaced it with a very different holiday.

▶ 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 […]

10 Images of the Baltimore Riots You Won’t See on TV and More Baltimore from The Real News Network

From the article: You’d never know it from the media’s Gotham-esque portrayal of a city riddled with criminals and “thugs,” but on Monday night Baltimore was also a story of good Samaritans trying to disperse emotional crowds. It was a story of everyday citizens determined to dissipate tensions between protesters and police, of ordinary folks cleaning up their city while the media turned its cameras away. And it was a story of determined advocates for racial equality holding a meaningful dialogue with police on the streets.

Evergreene Digest: It’s The Blind Partisanship

“While the Democratic Party was able to leverage antiwar sentiments effectively in promoting its own electoral success, the antiwar movement itself ultimately suffered organizationally from its ties to the Democratic Party.” “[T]he parties agree more on the substance of policy than their political rhetoric suggests.” Chris Hedges | The Left Has Lost It’s Nerve and […]

▶ 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 […]

David Swanson, Urgent: Right-Left Alliance Needed to Stop This War!

Big groups on the left have told me that they will not have any time for opposing war until the elections are over, at which point they’ll be happy to “hold accountable” any of the Democrats they’ve just reelected. There are organizations who do the same thing for Republicans. By david swanson   Ron Paul Institute for […]

▶ Campaign NonViolence, Occupy Beale AFB, Dances of Univeral Peace Direct Action

Peace activists from around Northern California held a non-violent direct action at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, CA on Sept. 29-30, 2014 as part of the Global Action against the use of drones for surveillance and killing. Activists performed the “Dances of Universal Peace” as they danced across the demarcation line where nine were […]

▶ 1,500 Protest Israeli Bombing of Palestine In Minneapolis Rally

from Bill Sorem PRO About 1,500 people of many ethnic groups and many faiths gathered at 44th and Central in North Minneapolis to rally in support of the Palestinian people on the day Israel invaded Gaza with army troops. The death toll at that time was estimated at 274 Palestinians, mostly children and women and two Israelis. The […]

Carol Masters: Land Mines

This area was a hot spot for both manufacturing of the weapons and protests against them. A group of protesters in front of the Alliant Tech plant in Hopkins. Photo: BRIAN PETERSON • Star Tribune file 1996. Star/Tribune  July 3, 2014 Thank you for the June 28 article on the tiny steps the Obama administration is taking to […]