Archive for October, 2011

Oct 26 2011

Gabor Mate: Fostering Health in a Toxic Society – the Social Basis of Illness and Wellbeing

Children as young as four years old can now be diagnosed and medicated for Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD based on new guidelines issued by The American Academy of Pediatrics. Ten years ago the diagnosis could only be made for children between the ages of 6 and 12, but now the official age range has been expanded to include children …

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Oct 26 2011

The Activist Beat – 10/26/11

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Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

Just hours after riot police armed with tear gas, rubber bullets, and beanbag rounds brutally raided Occupy Oakland and arrested more than 80 demonstrators yesterday, President Obama arrived in the …

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Oct 26 2011

October 26, 2011

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“[T]he hungry ghost realm [is a Buddhist phrase], the creatures in it are depicted as people with large empty bellies, small mouths and scrawny thin necks. They can never get enough satisfaction. They can never fill their bellies. They’re always hungry, always empty, always seeking it from the outside. That speaks to a part of us that I have and everybody in our society has, where we want satisfaction from the outside, where we’re empty, …

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Oct 25 2011

Thomas Ferguson on Money, Politics, and Occupy Wall Street

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Police in Oakland raided that city’s Occupy Wall Street encampment early this morning with 200 officers. Dozens of people were arrested. Even though the Occupy Los Angeles encampment in front of City Hall continues to enjoy good relations with the city police, mass arrests continue to happen in other cities. Over the weekend, 130 Occupy Chicago protesters were arrested. Members …

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Oct 25 2011

October 25, 2011

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“One of the most ironic things about capitalism is that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang himself with. Actually they will give you the money to make a movie that makes them look bad, if they believe they can make money off it.” — Michael Moore …

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Oct 25 2011

San Jose Mercury News: Police arrest protesters, tear down Occupy Oakland tent city

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Early Tuesday, the city began ousting protesters who have camped out for two weeks at the Occupy Oakland tent city on Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Police started assembling around the tent city at 14th Street and Broadway at about 3 a.m.

At a press briefing at City Hall, Police Chief Howard Jordan said the police operation went smoothly, without injuries to police or protesters. No children were found at the camp. Dogs and their owners were …

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Oct 25 2011

New Documentary Hot Coffee Exposes Corporate Agenda on “Tort Reform”

In 2003 Texans lost the right to collect more than $250,000 in non-economic damages in medical malpractice suits. That cap on damages was ushered in on a wave of so-called tort-reform advocacy by medical and independent groups, and Governor Rick Perry. Proponents of the ballot initiative claimed high medical costs were directly related to frivolous malpractice lawsuits. Texans were largely …

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Oct 25 2011

San Jose Mercury News: Police arrest protesters, tear down Occupy Oakland tent city

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Early Tuesday, the city began ousting protesters who have camped out for two weeks at the Occupy Oakland tent city on Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Police started assembling around the tent city at 14th Street and Broadway at about 3 a.m.

At a press briefing at City Hall, Police Chief Howard Jordan said the police operation went smoothly, without injuries to police or protesters. No children were found at the camp. Dogs and their owners were …

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Oct 25 2011

Civic Circus – 10/25/11

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Welcome to Civic Circus, This is Ankur Patel breaking down local politics, going to three hour meetings so you don’t have to. Each week on uprising I’ll bring you a report on City, County, and State Bureaucracy.

President Obama has been talking about maintaining bridges and building roads on a regular basis, but the reality of crumbling infrastructure is felt at the local level. Los Angeles …

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Oct 24 2011

Barbara Ehrenreich on Homelessness and the Occupy Movements

The LA Weekly published an article today headlined, “Occupy LA Sees a Homeless Invasion.” The Occupy LA encampment is just blocks from Skid Row, and there are an estimated 15,000 homeless people in the city. So far Occupy LA has no rules governing who can set up camp and share in the communal food, supplies, and tents. The Occupy Los …

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