RISE UP TIMES | MEDIA FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
Oh, sacred world now wounded,
we pledge to make you free,
of hate, of war, and selfish cruelty,
and here in our small corner
we plant a tiny seed,
and it will grow to beauty
to shame the face of greed.
The holidays are a time to think about Peace on Earth, although here at Rise Up Times we think about peace all the time. Here are some peace and justice wishes for the holidays.
Wage Peace Not War
Housing for All and Living Wages
Since 2010 Rise Up Times has published over a thousand articles of substance about justice and peace, covering issues of the day and sharing ideas for the future.
Rise Up Times publishes articles and information about issues that affect our lives daily and are a basis for action. A gift of $25 will make it possible to continue to bring you stories, actions, and events as well as thoughtful reflections and analyses.
Rise Up Times publishes writers who provide insights and knowledge that are a basis for informed action, whether on the streets or signing petitions, writing letters to the editor, talking to legislators, or otherwise engaging in transformative nonviolent actions to make change.
Racial Justice, Not Systemic Racism
Invest in Renewables Divest from Fossil Fuels
Rise Up Times informs and educates, often posting longer, more philosophical pieces with discussion of ideas and issues and drawing on items to post from the many amazing non-mainstream corporate media news outlets online that publish work by activists, journalists, academics and independent intellectuals who speak their thoughts and ideas, sometimes through action on the streets, sometimes as academics who share their understanding and knowledge or as journalists who discuss and analyze current significant and sometimes momentous events. All speak with conviction and are the
Seeds planted for action and solutions to create local and global justice and peace that together form a larger Global Movement. Rise Up Times helps to plant the seeds of resistance and transformative action and reform to bring about the changes we struggle for.
Your continued support does make a difference, as does every phone call you make, every email you send, every protest, march, or rally or bannering you attend, every conversation you have about peace and justice actions and issues with family, friends, neighbors or strangers, and every action you take for justice and peace.
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Sue Ann Martinson, Editor
Rise Up Times
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Featured image quotation about independent media by Amy Goodman.
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“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions
to participate in the process of change.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.”
― Howard Zinn
Thank you for your help and support of Rise Up Times and your work for peace and justice.