Tag Archives: peaceful protest
“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”
January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.
Emma’s Revolution Sings! Songs of the Resistance
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People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
To transform: to change in nature, disposition, heart, character… change greatly the appearance or form of
No Peace! No Justice! Please share this post.
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 discusses the importance of the upcoming NO WAR conference this September.
“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”
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.
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: 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 , 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 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 […]
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.
“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 […]