Tag Archives: nonviolent protest
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 case for a more radical climate movement, by Sean Illing with Andreas Malm
Has the climate movement failed?
Author Andreas Malm on the failures of climate activism and the need for escalation.
Martin Luther King: Breaking the Silence, Riverside Speech
MLK’s unheeded prophecy that has come true:
“The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality…and if we ignore this sobering reality, we will find ourselves organizing “clergy and laymen concerned” committees for the next generation. They will be concerned about Guatemala — Guatemala and Peru. They will be concerned about Thailand and Cambodia. They will be concerned about Mozambique and South Africa. We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end, unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy.”
The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa
Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.
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. . . .
FIGHTING FOR ALEPPO: How Syria’s Forgotten Revolutionaries Rose Up “To Kill This Fear”
“Syria has had so many heroes, but people often don’t know who they are.”
Daniel Ellsberg Recalls the Spirit of Resistance in the 1971 May Day Protests (Video)
While Ellsberg is nonchalant when recalling his experience over those few days in early May, his fascinating tale of resistance to government shows that it was by no means an easy choice.
Chris Hedges: Revolution Is in the Air
The voices of citizens are rising from the streets of Washington and fracking sites in Colorado. They are rising from towns and cities such as Ferguson and Baltimore where police murders are terrorizing poor people of color. They are rising in Los Angeles from underpaid workers and the Dreamers. And these voices will, if we sustain and join them, become a deafening crescendo.
VIDEO | Mazin Qumsiyeh Live from Bethlehem
Excellent analysis of the situation in Palestine and the Middle East by a scholar activist.
▶ Veterans For Peace 30th Anniversary Slideshow
Veterans For Peace celebrates 30 years of waging peace in 2015. This slideshow was presented at the 2015 National Convention in San Diego, CA. Veterans For Peace Published on Aug 24, 2015 Media for the people! Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you essential news you won’t find in the mainstream corporate […]
Doug Champeau: Get up, stand up! For a cause. In perpetuity …
In America, war is routine, and at a Twin Cities bridge, so are peace vigils. What motivates these protesters to persist? Let’s visit and find out. Article by: DOUG CHAMPEAU Star/Tribune July 2, 2014 Folks have held weekly vigils on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge since 1999.. Photo: Anthony Souffle • Star Tribune file 2009 For […]
Drone Protest at Camp Ripley
Protesters stand amid a myriad of anti-drone and anti-war signs and posters Friday morning just outside the main gates of Camp Ripley. / Kimm Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org Drones have become a growing presence and a hefty source of concern for some at the Minnesota National Guard and civilian training facility north of Little Falls. Click here to watch the […]
Nonviolent Cruz Family Supporters Targeted with Riot Charges Weeks After Arrests
Nonviolent Cruz Family Supporters Targeted with Riot Charges Weeks After Arrests Posted on June 29, 2012 by beckyz803 Occupy Homes MN Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan steps on peaceful protesters outside the Cruz home May 30. Fourteen were arrested that night, and so far at least three have received riot charges. Yesterday, several activists with Occupy Homes […]
Video> Rally Against the NATO Summit
Published on May 23, 2012 by chicantv On May 20, 2012, protestors gather for a rally in Chicago’s Grant Park in opposition of the NATO Summit. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). Join Us! Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us. riseuptimes.wordpress.com. To sign up for WAMMToday’s weekly summary of […]