About Rise Up Times


News, information, stories, commentary, videos and perceptive views on current events, actions, and media issues and links to calendars of Twin City Peace and Justice events.

Rise Up Times Welcomes You!

Sue Ann Martinson, Editor

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  PinterestGoogle+ and Tumblr.  Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace).

Please donate today.


Media for the People!

Thank you for reading and sharing Rise Up Times. With a mainstream corporate media that is beholden to powerful financial and political interests that do not have the people at heart, we need to share and discuss information and issues more than ever.

The politics of truth is in the interaction. Factual truth is the bedrock of a free politics. Difference of interpretation and opinion is its process.
—Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, The New School for Social Research

Rise Up Times welcomes dialog and discussion, “difference of interpretation and opinion,” within the editorial guidelines in articles posted and in comments made on posts, but personal attacks and hate speech will be removed.

“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


Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news.

The primary focuses of Rise Up Times continue to be the media, antimilitary/propeace, and civil liberties. At the same time, Rise Up Times is somewhat eclectic, covering national politics, eco-concerns, and Minnesota issues. Articles from readers who send emails with significant commentary to post, as well as Coleen Rowley’s posts and comments on the Rise Up Times Facebook page, make Rise Up Times a community of contributors.

Rise Up Times is concerned about the rise of totalitarianism and fascism and suppression of democracy, particularly in the United States but also across the globe. Free discussion is necessary to any government truly by the people.

Resistance is no longer an option, it is now a matter of life or death. The lights are going out on democracy across the globe and the time to wake up from this nightmare is now.    —Henry A. Giroux

Rise Up Times posts articles about a variety of issues:

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” —Audre Lorde

Carl Sandburg knew:

The people yes. The people will live on. …
In the darkness with a great bundle of grief the people march.
In the night, and overhead a shovel of stars for keeps, the people
“Where to? what next?”
—Carl Sandburg

Your support is essential and appreciated. Rise Up Times needs your assistance to continue to bring you up-to-date news and commentary about issues crucial to the survival of government by the people and the planet. You make People Supported News possible.

To mail a check, please make it payable to Sue Ann Martinson/RiseUpTimes and send to 2900 11th Ave. So., Unit Box 209, Minneapolis MN  55407

Donate now — just click here if you prefer to help sustain Rise Up Times through Paypal. (You do not need to be a Pay Pal member.)


Sue Ann Martinson, Editor
Rise Up Times

P.S. Your continued support does make a difference, as does every phone call you make, every email you send, every protest you attend, ever​y action you take for peace and justice.

Ways to help spread the word about RiseUpTimes.org

Rise Up Times has no paid advertising but relies on word-of-mouth and social media to get the word out. Here are some ideas about how to help:

  • Tell your friends about Rise Up Times.

    • Forward  articles, songs, or visuals to your friends and family and encourage them to:

o   Subscribe: Enter your email in the place provided in the right column of the main RiseUpTimes.org website. You will receive an email notice when blogs are posted.

o  Include a link to RiseUpTimes.org  on your website or in your emails

  • Re-publish, re-blog, re-post, or share articles, songs or visuals that you particularly like on your own blog Facebook page, Twitter, or other social media.

  • Rise Up Times has the following accounts besides the main blog  (RiseUpTimes.org):  Visit, and encourage your friends to visit, the
    RiseUpTimes Facebook page or the
    TumblrLinked InPinterest, or Google+ RiseUpTimes’ pages.

  • Articles can also be shared from the social media listed above, as well as from RiseUpTimes.org.

  • Retweet from Rise Up Times Twitter account, @touchpeace.

  • Print copies of articles or visuals in Rise Up Times and leave them in your favorite bookstore, coffee shop, etc

Thank you for your help and support.

​Why Rise Up Times? The name Rise Up Times was chosen because these are the times to Rise Up and be heard. “Times” refers not only to the Times we live in but, as you know, is also a common name for newspapers and other media. We continue to Rise Up!

Sue Ann Martinson, Editor



  1. Congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    More on this nomination is at


    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you! What an honor for WAMMToday.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Well deserved 🙂 All the best for you, your blog and all pro peace people!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Sue Ann, Congratulations on your new endeavor! Great selections. I like that I can see a wide range of issues including environmental and media, in addition to commentary on foreign and domestic policy and peace and justice issues. Particularly enjoy the videos as I may not have seen them.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Meredith Aby-Keirstead · · Reply

    Congratulations on your new name & look!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sue Ann, So pleased to see this in my inbox. Will be following. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. So nice tohear from you. I hope you enjoy Rise Up Times!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Looks great!

    I have an article on debt forgiveness that I would like you to review.

    How can I send this to you?


    bob Hertz


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