Archive for October, 2011

Oct 31 2011

AP: US cuts funding for UNESCO after Palestinian vote

Newswire | Published 31 Oct 2011, 11:39 am | Comments Off on AP: US cuts funding for UNESCO after Palestinian vote -

The Obama administration cut off funding for the U.N. cultural agency on Monday, after its member countries defied an American warning and approved a Palestinian bid for full membership.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the vote triggered a long-standing congressional restriction on funding to U.N. bodies that recognize Palestine as a state before an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is reached. She said the U.S. as a result would refrain from making a $60 million payment it …

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Oct 31 2011

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

Feature Stories | Published 31 Oct 2011, 10:14 am | Comments Off on Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 -

When a group of Swedish reporters came to the United States to document the Black Power movement in the 1960s, little did they know that their footage would be the basis for a documentary nearly forty years later. Swedes were fascinated by the American civil rights movement and what followed it. Armed with cameras, they arrived in the U.S. and simply knocked on doors, looking …

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Oct 31 2011

October 31, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 31 Oct 2011, 10:11 am | Comments Off on October 31, 2011 -

“I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.” — Angela Davis …

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Oct 28 2011

Weekly Digest – 10/28/11

Weekly Digest | Published 28 Oct 2011, 1:31 pm | Comments Off on Weekly Digest – 10/28/11 -

This week on Uprising — Police Violently Crack Down on Occupy Oakland – Rose Aguilar on Occupy Wall Street and Political Fundraising – Thom Ferguson on Money, Politics, and Occupy Wall Street – Barbara Ehrenreich on Homelessness and the Occupy Movements – Occupy Los Angeles: More Revolution, Less Party

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Oct 28 2011

Occupy Los Angeles: More Revolution, Less Party

Feature Stories | Published 28 Oct 2011, 10:20 am | Comments Off on Occupy Los Angeles: More Revolution, Less Party -

Occupy Oakland and Iraq Veterans Against the War called on people around the nation yesterday to hold vigils for Scott Olsen, the 24 year old Iraq vet who was critically injured by Oakland police on Tuesday. The Washington Post is now reporting that Olsen’s condition has been upgraded to “fair” and he remains in the Intensive Care Unit. Occupy Wall …

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Oct 28 2011

ReThink Reviews – ‘Margin Call’

Rethink Reviews | Published 28 Oct 2011, 10:19 am | Comments Off on ReThink Reviews – ‘Margin Call’ -

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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Oct 28 2011

October 28, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Oct 2011, 9:28 am | Comments Off on October 28, 2011 -

“Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.” — Julian Casablancas …

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Oct 27 2011

The Shock Doctrine Exposes Disaster Capitalism in Action

Feature Stories | Published 27 Oct 2011, 9:31 am | Comments Off on The Shock Doctrine Exposes Disaster Capitalism in Action -

Oakland’s mayor and police department are facing national scrutiny this week over a violent police crackdown on the Occupy Oakland encampment that resulted in a 24 year old Iraq war veteran being critically injured. Scott OIsen survived the Iraq war only to be hit in the head by a police projectile. He is currently in critical care at Highland Hospital in East Oakland with a …

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Oct 27 2011

October 27, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 27 Oct 2011, 9:22 am | Comments Off on October 27, 2011 -

“What we have been living for three decades is frontier capitalism, with the frontier constantly shifting location from crisis to crisis, moving on as soon as the law catches up. ” — Naomi Klein …

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Oct 26 2011

Occupy Oakland Violently Attacked By California Police

Feature Stories | Published 26 Oct 2011, 10:13 am | Comments Off on Occupy Oakland Violently Attacked By California Police -

A day of arrests and raids at the Occupy Oakland encampment yesterday has resulted in more than a 100 people taken into custody. Protesters had set up tents at the Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall, and on an annex in a park near Lake Merritt. Over a thousand people were determined to remain where they were yesterday and police …

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