Archive for July, 2011

Jul 29 2011

August 1, 2011

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A day before the deadline to raise the debt ceiling, we’ll spend the hour examining the issue with two guest experts: Robert Scheer, editor-in-chief of Truthdig.com, and David Dayden of FireDogLake.com. How great is the danger of defaulting? How insecure are our social safety net programs? Who side are the major parties really on?…And more questions. …

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Jul 29 2011

Weekly Digest – 07/29/11

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

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This week on Uprising:

* Violence Peaks in Southern Afghanistan; U.S. Claims Taliban Weak
* Chris Hedges on the Norway Attacks: Fundamentalism Kills
* Black Agenda Report on the Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites
* Conservatives Target ATF Without Addressing Source of Mexico Arms Trafficking
* Pelican Bay Prisoners Suspend Hunger Strike, Call for Continued Solidarity

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Jul 29 2011

Afghanistan Violence Peaks in South; U.S. Claims Taliban Weak

Feature Stories | Published 29 Jul 2011, 10:50 am | Comments Off on Afghanistan Violence Peaks in South; U.S. Claims Taliban Weak -

hamidiAt least 17 people were killed this morning in Afghanistan when a mini-bus drove over a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province. Among them were women and children. The violence comes just a day after a triple suicide bombing and shooting in neighboring Uruzgan province claimed the lives of at least 19 people. Among them was a BBC reporter, …

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Jul 29 2011

Chris Hedges: Fundamentalism Kills

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Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian right wing terrorist, bombed government buildings in Oslo and carried out a mass shooting at a youth camp, killing more than 70 people, exactly one week ago on Friday. Breivik has been charged under the Terrorism Act which has a maximum prison term of 21 years. The rightwing Norwegian wrote his 1500 page manifesto outlining …

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Jul 29 2011

California Assembly Mike Davis Calls for End to ‘Prison Gerrymandering’

gerrymanderingAt a time when California prisons and redistricting are much debated issues, a new state bill seeks to address a problem at the intersection of the two: prison-based gerrymandering. Described as “representation without population,” prison-based gerrymandering occurs when prisoners are counted, for census purposes, in the district their prison is located. Opponents say this artificially inflates the population of districts …

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Jul 29 2011

“A Good Man Forced To Become The Man He Despises” in ‘Devil’s Double’

Rethink Reviews | Published 29 Jul 2011, 10:48 am | Comments Off on “A Good Man Forced To Become The Man He Despises” in ‘Devil’s Double’ -

Rethink ReviewsTaking a deeper look at current and past films and how they relate to the world today.

Jonathan Kim is an independent film critic who writes and produces film reviews for Uprising and other outlets. He is a former co-producer at Brave New Films.

Read his reviews online at ReThinkReviews.net. Watch his videos at www.youtube.com/user/jsjkim, …

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Jul 29 2011

July 29, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Jul 2011, 9:58 am | Comments Off on July 29, 2011 -

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Jul 29 2011

California Assembly Mike Davis Calls for End to ‘Prison Gerrymandering’

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Mike DavisAt a time when California prisons and redistricting are much debated issues, a new state bill seeks to address a problem at the intersection of the two: prison-based gerrymandering. Described as “representation without population,” prison-based gerrymandering occurs when prisoners are counted, for census purposes, in the district their prison is located. Opponents say this artificially inflates the population of districts where prisons are built, and dilutes the numbers in prisoners’ hometowns. The Prison Policy Initiative, or PPI, estimates the 2010 Census counted 2 million Americans in the “wrong place” because of the practice, not just in California, but all over the nation. In 2008, the US Department of Justice pegged the California prison population at 173,000 prisoners, many of them residing in facilities hundreds of miles from their last known address. California Assemblyman Mike Davis is the author of Assembly Bill 420, which would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to submit last known addresses of all inmates to the Redistricting Commission. AB420 has made it through the Assembly and will come before the state Senate when it reconvenes in August.

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Jul 28 2011

July 29, 2011

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We’ll examine the latest shocking spate of violence in Afghanistan even as US officials try to portray the Taliban as losing power. Plus, Chris Hedges on fundamentalism in the US in the wake of the Norway shootings and bomb. And, California Assembly member Mike Davis joins us to discuss his bill AB 420 to end prison-based gerrymandering in the state. And this week’s Rethink Reviews. …

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Jul 28 2011

July 28, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Jul 2011, 9:54 am | Comments Off on July 28, 2011 -

“All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.” — George Orwell …

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