Archive for November, 2011

Nov 29 2011

Civic Circus – 11/29/11

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Civic CircusCivic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies.

Welcome to Civic Circus, this is Ankur Patel breaking down local politics, going to three hour meetings so you don’t have to. This week I am going to give you a report on the municipal elections held on November 8th.

Some people …

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Nov 28 2011

November 29, 2011

Coming Up | Published 28 Nov 2011, 3:06 pm | Comments Off on November 29, 2011 -

We’ll get an update on the Occupy Los Angeles encampment – how activists are responding to the City’s eviction notice. And, UC students disrupted a Regents meeting demanding action on tuition hikes and campus police brutality. Plus, US-Pakistan relations reach a breaking point after a US air strike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, an analysis of this week’s election results in the Congo, and this week’s Civic Circus with Ankur Patel.

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Nov 28 2011

LA Times: Student protests disrupt UC regents meeting at UCLA, other campuses

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Chanting student demonstrators disrupted a meeting of UC regents being held at UCLA and several other system campuses, forcing officials to move to other rooms to continue their teleconferenced gathering.

UC leaders attending the meeting by teleconference at UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Davis and UC Merced were all forced to adjourn and reconvene elsewhere after small groups of demonstrators stood and began shouting and chanting. During their protests and an extended public comment session, student …

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Nov 28 2011

The Guardian: Coverage of Pakistani troops’ funerals fuel anger as calls grow to cut US ties

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Images of the funerals of the young soldiers killed in the Nato attack on their checkpost filled television screens across Pakistan on Sunday, as a country already bursting with anti-Americanism found another reason to hate the US.

Prayers were held at a military base in Peshawar, provincial capital of the north-west, in front of 24 coffins laid out on a lawn, each wrapped in a Pakistan flag. The head of the army, General Ashfaq Kayani, considered …

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Nov 28 2011

RUSSIAN CIRCLES

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Check out Russian Circles. We featured their song “Youngblood” today on Uprising.

More about Russian Circles at www.russiancirclesband.com

Streaming at www.myspace.com/russiancircles

If you know of an If you know of an independent musical act you’d like to see featured on Uprising, send an email to mail@uprisingradio.org.

Uprising’s Music Curator is Chris Bennett …

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Nov 28 2011

Occupy LA Faces Imminent Eviction

Since the Occupy Los Angeles encampment began on October 1st it has grown into, arguably, the biggest in the nation with nearly 500 tents occupying the space in front of City Hall. However, more than a week after a majority of tent cities around the country were evicted – many of them violently – the LAPD gave local activists a …

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Nov 28 2011

Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India

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India is the world’s largest democracy, and along with the US, the two nations are global symbols of liberal democracies – countries where the practice of torture would ordinarily be expected to be anathema. How does torture become acceptable within the political framework of a democracy where people are ruled by their consent? Is it a paradox, an aberration? Is it a standard by which to measure the strength of a democracy?

A new book called Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India by political science professor Jinee Lokaneeta explores these questions in great detail. Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Lokaneeta in October 2011.

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Nov 28 2011

November 28, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Nov 2011, 10:53 am | Comments Off on November 28, 2011 -

“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” — Nelson Mandela …

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Nov 28 2011

Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India

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When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 he pledged to reject the use of torture in war. When he took office he signed an Executive Order expressly prohibiting torture. But, in the years since, he has turned down three opportunities to formalize torture prohibition. According to Eric Lewis writing for the New York Times on November 21st, Obama …

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Nov 28 2011

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the State of the American Economy

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Just two days after Black Friday, the most advertised shopping day of the year, retailers are again courting shoppers today with promises of big discounts — online. It’s Cyber Monday dubbed for the jump in website sales that became a tradition in recent years. Last year Cyber Monday shoppers spent a record $1 billion. This past weekend Black Friday …

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