Remembering the Uighur Women We Ignored, updated March 25, 2021
“The girl became completely different after that, she wouldn’t speak to anyone, she sat quietly staring as if in a trance,” Ziawudun said. “There were many people in those cells who lost their minds.”
Ella’s Song: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest, Sweet Honey and the Rock
We who believe in freedom still cannot rest. “Ella’s Song” is still our song. We who believe in freedom still cannot rest. But we who are disgusted, enraged, exhausted might need a moment of comfort today. We might need a mantra for our march, a credo for our confrontations, a song for our solace. And because others […]
“America First” in Latin America, by Gary Prevost
One important starting point for understanding certain aspects of Trump’s Latin American policies, especially on trade and immigration, is to un-package his neo-isolationist “America First” world outlook.[
Seeing Yemen from Jeju, by Kathy Kelly
How do we, in the U.S., develop grassroots communities dedicated to both understanding the complex realities Yemenis face and working to end U.S. participation in the war on Yemen?
The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East, by Kathy Kelly
When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people face conflict driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide.
A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country
No anti-war, no justice. Anything less than fighting to reel in the U.S. war machine is political theater.
Chris Hedges | Our Ever-Deadlier Police State
The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Puerto Ricans Protest Trump’s Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution (Video)
As President Trump travels to Puerto Rico two weeks after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria, we go to the island for an on-the-ground report. Democracy Now!’s correspondent Juan Carlos Dávila traveled to the town of Utuado to speak with residents who have yet to get help other than a few bottles of water. He […]
Chris Hedges | How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’
The corporate state welcomes this violence because violence is a language it can speak with a proficiency and ruthlessness that none of these groups can match.
Anne Frank Center: Trump’s Personal Twitter Account Amplifies Hate and Should Be Suspended (Video)
Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling on Twitter to suspend President Trump’s personal account, after branding him an “accomplice to domestic terrorism.”
Glenn Greenwald | The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
We do it because we believe in the principle, and because we realize that once you chip away at one person’s rights, everyone else’s are at risk. . . .
Counterpunch: Police Anarchy and Technology and Criminal Justice
In the context of criminal justice, America’s faith in technological interventions is worse than misplaced; it is dangerous.
The Legacy of War: Refugees and Internally Displaced People by Linda Hoover
Here in the U.S we often refer to all persons displaced by war as refugees. Yet the number of conflict-related internally displaced persons far exceeds the number of refugees. By Linda Hoover WAMM Newsletter Volume 35 Number 4 July 2017 Media for the people! Learn more about Rise Up Times. People supported news. No Peace! […]