Archive for January, 2009

Jan 30 2009

Weekly Digest – 01/30/09

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This week on Uprising:

*Will Congress and Obama Act Swiftly on Global Warming?
*Empire Notes on: Obama and the “War on Terror”
*The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts
*Black Agenda Report on the Crime of Walking While Black
*Youth Activism and Obama

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Jan 30 2009

January 30, 2009

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“If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” — Lila Watson …

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Jan 30 2009

Will Congress Act on Global Warming this Year?

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Former Vice President Al Gore addressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday to strongly urge congressional action on global warming this year. Ahead of an international conference in Copenhagen, Denmark later on this year in December, Gore warned that “We have arrived at a moment of decision.” Indeed, a new report on global warming concluded that …

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Jan 30 2009

An Equality Movement Beyond Marriage?

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In Seattle, Washington community members gathered on Wednesday as lawmakers announced hopes to expand the state’s domestic partnership law. The 110 page bill would extend state laws that currently only apply to married couples to same-sex unions. Meanwhile, in New England, marriage equality is being actively pursued. In New Haven Connecticut, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders …

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Jan 30 2009

White Anti-Racist Activism After Obama

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On Jan. 21st, a day after the presidential inauguration, The Southern Poverty Law Center published an article on their website titled “Hatemongers Poised to Exploit Obama Elections and Tough Economic Times.” The article highlights how racist extremists have been energized by Obama’s election, hoping to exploit an Obama backlash among whites who resent having a black …

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Jan 30 2009

Black Agenda Report on the Crime of Walking While Black

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Glen FordGlen Ford is a writer and radio commentator and the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report. This week’s commentary is on the crime of walking while black.

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Jan 30 2009

Subversive Historian – 01/30/09

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Eric Drooker The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Sixty-one years ago on this day in people’s history, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi, India. On January 30th, 1948, the pacifist proponent of non-violence was shot and killed by a Hindu extremist named Nathuram Godse. The assassin was motivated by Gandhi’s last hunger …

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Jan 29 2009

House Passes Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan

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Yesterday, the Democratic controlled House of Representatives voted to pass President Barack Obama’s $816 billion dollar economic stimulus plan, one of the largest in history. The bill passed by 244-188 vote. Although Democrats had accommodated some of the Republican concerns, all of the House Republicans voted against the bill, as well as eleven Democrats. In …

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Jan 29 2009

The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts

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The twentieth century has been deemed the bloodiest of all by scholars with more than 60 million people, possibly 100 million people killed at the hands of government decrees and enacted by both civilians and soldiers. The United States is still engaged in two wars and Israel just killed more than 1200 Palestinians in its Gaza incursion. …

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Jan 29 2009

Battle Hymn

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Imagine a pregnant teenager traveling from Kentucky to San Francisco and just can’t bear to bring her baby into this troubled world so she willfully carries and carries – from the Civil War to the present day. That’s the story of Martha who is abandoned by her father, separated from her lover in the new play …

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