The worst news came this morning: a young man, active member/staff at Out Now, passed away over the weekend. We don’t know the details, and now is not the time to inquire of those who were closest to him. But those of us at Arise who knew him also loved him. There was heaviness in […]
The Hoax of Biomass and Modern Forestry-by-State as “Sustainable” The Commonwealth is partnering with private landowners to create National pseudo-Forests, which are fronted as ‘conservation’ while failing all tests of real-world conservation. Forests owned by the State are being logged at drastic, nearly clear-cut levels and at unsustainable rates. The character of forests is being […]
On Monday, March 7, 2016 Dr Jeff Halper, talked with us about the commonalities of our oppression. An American-Israeli anthropologist, former head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and author of An Israeli in Palestine andObstacles to Peace, Jeff Halper offers a knowledgeable voice and critical, constructive analysis of what is happening in […]
We stand out against Islamophobia and racism in Springfield on the 6th night of Hanukkah When: 5pm Friday December 11th, 2015 Where: 467 State St, Springfield, MA (at corner of Walnut/Federal St and State St, in front of ARISE for Social Justice office) We held nine signs, which, together, are in the shape of a Hanukkah […]
Presenter Mel Motel will lead a conversation about mass incarceration and the connections between today’s prison system and the U.S. slavery, racism and labor exploitation. Together we will consider ideas for positive change.