Archive for November, 2011

Nov 30 2011

Eyewitness Report: Occupy Los Angeles Raided, Tent City Dismantled

Occupy LA’s two month long tent city outside City Hall has been dismantled by LAPD after a raid that began last night a few minutes past midnight. About 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear, flooded the steps of City Hall and arrested about 200 protesters who were prepared to hold the camp, some of whom were new arrivals. There …

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Nov 30 2011

Planet In Climate Chaos While Rich Nations Refuse To Sign Kyoto Protocol

The 17th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is in its third day in Durban, South Africa, with 15,000 delegates from over 190 countries at the negotiating table. Yesterday the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization announced the 10 hottest years on record have occurred in the past 15 years. This year extreme weather has beset all …

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Nov 30 2011

Gabor Mate on Fostering Health in a Toxic Society

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New federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine went into effect last month, reducing the disparity in sentencing between crack and powdered cocaine from 100 – 1 down to 18-1. Mandatory federal sentencing for individuals caught with small amounts of crack cocaine were eliminated. The disparity swelled prison ranks with a disproportionately high numbers of people of color, and was not …

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Nov 30 2011

November 30, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Nov 2011, 10:50 am | Comments Off on November 30, 2011 -

“Whether we know it or not, most of us crave authenticity, the reality beyond roles, labels and carefully honed personae.” – Gabor Mate, from his book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction – …

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Nov 30 2011

The Activist Beat – 11/30/11

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.

Over the past few weeks, Occupy encampments across the country have been raided and dismantled. While police brutality deserves far more media attention, I fear that the main message and …

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Nov 29 2011

December 1, 2011

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We’ll get an update on the Middle East – the elections in Egypt and on-going violence in Syria. And, a report on the Climate Change conference in Durban, South Africa. Plus, acclaimed physician and best selling author Dr. Gabor Mate joins us in studio ahead of his evening talk. And this week’s Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar. …

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Nov 29 2011

The Future of the Occupy Movement in Los Angeles and the UCs

It has been more than 24 hours since the deadline for Occupy LA activists to vacate their tent city in front of City Hall. A standoff with LAPD officers early on Monday morning that resulted in the police leaving, energized the movement. Some protesters filed a federal injunction yesterday based on a violation of their civil rights. The injunction names …

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Nov 29 2011

US-Pakistan Relations Hit Low Point After Fatal Air Strikes

The Pakistani government has decided to permanently cut off NATO’s supply route for its Afghanistan war effort after US air strikes killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers near the border over the weekend. It is not yet clear what the move will do to the American war effort – nearly half of all war supplies for the almost 100,000 US …

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Nov 29 2011

High Stakes in Congo’s Elections

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Voters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are casting their ballots for a second day today after chaos and violence marred the polls yesterday. The DRC’s election officials extended voting after widespread complaints of irregularities and poor access to the polls. Congolese are voting in Presidential and Parliamentary elections. At least 5 people were killed yesterday following …

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Nov 29 2011

November 29, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Nov 2011, 11:00 am | Comments Off on November 29, 2011 -

“Democracy works when people claim it as their own.” — Bill Moyers …

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