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…and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive
From “A Litany for Survival”
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- Making the Connections: Militarism, Climate Chaos, and the Environment
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Hello, readers: I know there are a lot of articles this time. RiseUpTimes.org is in the process of developing a new website. And, of course, because we are dealing with computers, there have been glitches. I had hoped by now to have the new website live, so was waiting to send out this summary. So soon, a new website! The url address will be the same, RiseUpTimes.org.
Making the Connections:
Militarism, Climate Chaos, and the Environment
Graphic: Extinction Rebellion
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL PROGRAM ON VIDEO
A WAMM Zoom program, with Sue Ann Martinson
Endless war and militarism cannot continue and leave a livable planet.
Colonial extractions of resources are the root of the climate crisis.
Also available to view on WAMM’s YouTube channel.
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“Power is global and politics is local. That must change. We need a new language for understanding new global power formations as well as new international modes of politics to fight them. Social movements must move outside of national boundaries and join with others across the globe to fight the savagery of neoliberal global politics and central to such a task is the work of intellectuals, artists, cultural workers, and others who can fashion new tools and social movements in the fight against the current anti-democratic threats being imposed all over the globe.” —Henry A. Giroux
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