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Feb 28 2011

Libyan Protesters Close in on Tripoli As Gaddafi Increasingly Isolated

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LibyaAs the popular Libyan rebellion continues in full force, Al Jazeerah is reporting that anti-government protesters have taken control of the city of Az-Zawiyah, only 30 miles from the capital Tripoli. As a result, over the weekend a government-led tour of foreign journalists to Az-Zawiyah meant to demonstrate Muammar Gaddafi’s strength backfired. Now the battle could take an even more …

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Feb 28 2011

The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself

whistleblowers handbookWikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has announced he will appeal the ruling by a London judge to extradite him to Sweden for questions stemming from allegations of sexual assault and rape last August. Judge Riddle dismissed the defense’s argument that Assange would not receive a fair trial because of his work through the whistleblowing organization. Swedish authorities also claimed he …

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Feb 28 2011

February 28, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Feb 2011, 10:17 am | Comments Off on February 28, 2011 -

“The search for truth is more precious than its possession.” –- Albert Einstein …

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Feb 25 2011

Weekly Digest – 02/25/11

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Our weekly edition is a nationally syndicated one-hour digest of the best of our daily coverage.

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This week on Uprising:

* Gaddafi Cracks Down Violently on Protesters, Faces Biggest Challenge of 40 Years
* Republicans Roll Out Nationwide Assault on Working and Middle Class
* Oscar’s Stamp of Approval on Progressive Causes

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Feb 25 2011

February 28, 2011

Coming Up | Published 25 Feb 2011, 1:32 pm | Comments Off on February 28, 2011 -

We’ll get an update on Libya as Gaddafi continues to unleash violence on protesters. And, the National Whistle Blowers Center has just released the Guide to Whistleblowing. We’ll speak with the author. …

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Feb 25 2011

NY Times, Paul Krugman: Shock Doctrine, U.S.A.

Newswire | Published 25 Feb 2011, 1:04 pm | Comments Off on NY Times, Paul Krugman: Shock Doctrine, U.S.A. -

Here’s a thought: maybe Madison, Wis., isn’t Cairo after all. Maybe it’s Baghdad — specifically, Baghdad in 2003, when the Bush administration put Iraq under the rule of officials chosen for loyalty and political reliability rather than experience and competence.

As many readers may recall, the results were spectacular — in a bad way. Instead of focusing on the urgent problems of a shattered economy and society, which would soon descend into a murderous civil war, …

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Feb 25 2011

Labor Needs New Paradigm to Combat Republican Attack on Workers

Feature Stories | Published 25 Feb 2011, 11:43 am | Comments Off on Labor Needs New Paradigm to Combat Republican Attack on Workers -

laborEarly this morning, the Wisconsin State Assembly abruptly cut off 60 hours of discussion over the controversial budget proposal to undermine unions by taking a vote. The 1 am vote of 51 to 17 in the Republican controlled lower house was, according to the LA Times, “taken so quickly that most Democrats didn’t have a chance to vote.” Democratic Assembly …

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Feb 25 2011

Oscar’s Stamp of Approval on Progressive Issues

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oscarWhile Oscar night is generally an evening for Hollywood celebs to flaunt their wealth, fame, and fashion, it is also considered the highest mark of excellence for those in the film industry. This Sunday well known artists and lesser known hopefuls will gather in all their finery at the Kodak theater for the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony. The ballooning Best …

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Feb 25 2011

LA Times: Wisconsin Assembly approves controversial collective-bargaining measure

Newswire | Published 25 Feb 2011, 10:46 am | Comments Off on LA Times: Wisconsin Assembly approves controversial collective-bargaining measure -

The Wisconsin Assembly early Friday approved a measure to strip most government workers of collective-bargaining rights, but the measure’s fate remains in limbo with Democrats still out of state to prevent a vote in the state Senate.

Shortly after 1 a.m., Assembly Republicans, who control the lower chamber, abruptly cut off debate after 60 solid hours of discussion and approved the bill, 51-17. The tally was taken so quickly that most Democrats didn’t have a chance …

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Feb 25 2011

February 25, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 25 Feb 2011, 10:43 am | Comments Off on February 25, 2011 -

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” — Martin Luther King Jr. …

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