Archive for May, 2010

May 20 2010

May 20, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 20 May 2010, 9:52 am | Comments Off on May 20, 2010 -

“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.” — Lena Horne …

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May 19 2010

KPFK Mini Drive – Day 2

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A new study published in the journal Pediatrics, found that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, are found to have higher levels of pesticides in their system. The findings were called “interesting and provocative” by a UC Berkeley epidemiologist and confirm the suspicions of environmentalists and public health experts, According to the study, the levels of chemicals found in the urine …

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May 19 2010

May 19, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 19 May 2010, 9:00 am | Comments Off on May 19, 2010 -

“Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi quotes (Hungarian Biochemist, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine …

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May 18 2010

May 18, 2010

Coming Up | Published 18 May 2010, 1:48 pm | Comments Off on May 18, 2010 -

We’ll feature a new documentary about the world’s water supplies called Tapped. Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and …

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May 18 2010

KPFK Mini-Drive – Day 1

Feature Stories | Published 18 May 2010, 10:12 am | Comments Off on KPFK Mini-Drive – Day 1 -

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Over the weekend, famed linguist and professor, Noam Chomsky was refused a day permit to enter the West Bank from Jordan to make a scheduled speech at Bir Zeit University in Palestine. After questioning the 81 year-old linguist for several hours, Israeli ministry officials deemed Chomsky a security threat.

The MIT professor is no stranger to controversy. His criticism of domestic and foreign …

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May 18 2010

May 18, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 18 May 2010, 9:46 am | Comments Off on May 18, 2010 -

“Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.” — Joel Barker …

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May 17 2010

Right-Wing Whisper Campaign on Kagan’s Sexual Orientation Diverts Attention From Real Issues

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wall street journalEven before last week’s announcement of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, a whisper campaign had been started in speculating her sexual orientation. A former Bush administration aide and Republican Senate staffer had written in a CBS news blog last month that Obama’s then probable selection of the former Harvard Law School …

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May 17 2010

Media Ignores Terror Attack on Florida Mosque

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floridaA pipe bomb was detonated outside Jacksonville’s Islamic Center of Northeast Florida during evening prayers last Monday. No worshippers were harmed. A surveillance video shows a middle aged man carrying a can of gasoline and the pipe bomb. Local and state police and the FBI are investigating allegations that ACT! for America, an anti-Islam hate group that has been …

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May 17 2010

Govt Agency Didn’t Require Permits for BP Rig Despite Warnings

Feature Stories | Published 17 May 2010, 10:03 am | Comments Off on Govt Agency Didn’t Require Permits for BP Rig Despite Warnings -

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BP oil spillAfter failing to shut off the oil gush from the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, British oil giant BP, has now installed a small tube into the main burst pipe and claims to be siphoning off 1000 barrels a day. An official estimate of 5000 barrels of oil leaking a day from the exploded …

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May 17 2010

Subversive Historian – 05/17/10

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Eric Drooker Brown v. Board of Education

Back in the day on May 17th, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against racial segregation in the nation’s public schools. The landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case resulted in all nine justices unanimously striking down the doctrine of ‘separate but equal,’ as a violation of the …

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