Americans Who Tell the Truth: Wendell Berry

 ”How many deaths of other people’s children are we willing to accept in order that we may be free, affluent and (supposedly) at peace? To that question I answer: None . . . Don’t kill any children for my benefit.” Wendell Berry Farmer, Essayist, Conservationist, Novelist, Teacher, Poet: b. 1934 "The most alarming sign of the More

Americans Who Tell the Truth: W.E.B. DuBois

W.E.B. DuBOIS Writer, Teacher, Civil Rights Spokesman: 1868 - 1963 "Back of the problem of race and color lies a greater problem and that is the fact that so many civilized person's are willing to live in comfort even if the price of this is poverty, ignorance, and disease of the majority of their fellowmen, More

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Frances Crowe

Frances Crowe Peace Activist : b. 1919 "Once people believed in human sacrifice -- not any more. Once people believed in slavery -- not any more. Once people believed that women should not vote -- not any more. In your lifetime I hope your children can say: Once people believed in war as the answer -- not More

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon Veteran, Organizer: b. 1952 "The role of the U.S. in the new world corporate order is going to be to export security. That means endless wars and weapons in space. The Pentagon will send our kids off to foreign lands to suppress opposition to corporate globalization. How will we ever end America’s addiction to More

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Emma Tenayuca

Emma Tenayuca Organizer: 1916-1999 "I was arrested a number of times. I never thought in terms of fear. I thought in terms of justice." Americans Who Tell the Truth Portraits by Robert Shetterly Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! More

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen Professor, Author: b. 1958 "This is the simple discovery which we must confront. We were given a place in the creation, with a beauty beyond telling, and we have failed to care for it. And as our collective contempt for the non-human world has intensified, so has our contempt for each other. We have More

WAMM: A Visit with Edward Snowden

Lighting Candles in the Dark By WAMM  WAMM Newsletter  November/December 2013 Portrait of Coleen Rowley by realist painter Robert Shetterly in the series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth:  Models of Courageous Citzenship.” Within Robert Shetterly’s portrait of her in his series “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” a quote from Coleen Rowley reads: “What if you More

Robert Shetterly: Americans Who Tell the Truth — Sue Coe

 Sue Coe Artist : b. 1951 "We despair for the fate of animals, the senseless cruelties inflicted upon them by our species, their and our own helplessness in the face of mass slaughter--all this is true. And if we could really see what we have done to the earth, we would go mad. Alongside that is yet More

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