Tag Archives: Civil Disobedience
40 Years of WAMM: Reflections on Then, Action Now! with an Update from Polly Mann
WAMM has a proud history of saying “never a U.S. military intervention or war without an opposition.” By Kristin Dooley, WAMM Director Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) was founded on January 16, 1982 at a conference at the Newman Center, which once stood on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN) in […]
“The Minnesota Conspiracy to Save Lives” by Chuck Turchick
“Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? By Chuck Turchick July 14, 2020 “Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? With a cut-off sweatshirt, jeans, loafers without socks, I noticed he also had a gun pointed at me. Following him were a phalanx of about a dozen others. Who were they? […]
The Protests Made a Huge Difference: All Four Minneapolis Cops Charged in Killing of George Floyd
Includes Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announcing the changing of charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd Degree Murder and the charging of the other three officers; we also hear from Tamika Mallory in New York and Nekima Levy Armstrong in Minnesota with information about Breonna Taylor of others in Louisville, Kentucky.
Disarm and Divest During COVID-19, featuring the Kings Bay Plowshares 7
The Trident is the deadliest weapon on the planet. Disarm and Live! Also featuring Jeremy Scahill, Medea Benjamin and Cornel West Panelists: • Dr. Cornel West • Jeremy Scahill • Medea Benjamin • The Kings Bay Plowshares 7: ◦ Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Catholic Worker ◦ Steve Kelly, S.J., Catholic priest ◦ Carmen Trotta, Catholic Worker ◦ […]
Chris Hedges Interview: America’s Broken Political System and How We Rise Up To Overthrow It
Chris Hedges discusses the demise of Truthdig and the media, Julian Assange, and America now and the relationship of compassion and activism in resistance.
How to Find Time for Friendly Civil Disobedience, by Sarah Lazarovic, Cartoonist
“Everyone was allowed to go to the Raptors victory parade so can I go to the climate strike?”
Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites, by Chris Hedges
Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. RiseUpTimes.org
Activists Walk “Cease and Desist” Order into Nuclear Weapons Base
“We call for the nuclear bombs to be returned to the US immediately. The Germans want these nuclear weapons out of Germany, and so do we.”
Minnesota Antiwar Activists: Polly Mann, Minnesota 8, and Catonsville 9
Like many of you, I suspect, I live a divided life—as described by the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci—with the pessimism of the intellect and the optimism of the will. —Polly Mann The VIetnam War Era Oral History Project is a project of the Minnesota Historical Society that has documented the experiences of Minnesotans during the […]
Chris Hedges on Deflating the Ruling Elite through Civil Disobedience
Among other topics, Ayana and Chris discuss wealth inequality, deindustrialization and the rise of the gig economy, the birth of fascism and Christian fundamentalism, and the fusion of corporate and government power under the reigning umbrella of the security state. Photo: Chris Gold For the Wild World interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges who guides […]
Homeless America, by Chris Hedges
“I am the voice you never hear
If I spoke would you listen?”
Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate
These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.
Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump
“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”
Does this look like a crime to you? The Case of Veteran Mike Madden
The lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Madden’s case, arguing he’d gone to the airport to “publicly express his opinion on an issue… at the center of a national debate.”
The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges
Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.