Archive for December, 2011

Dec 26 2011

December 26, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 26 Dec 2011, 9:30 am | Comments Off on December 26, 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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Dec 26 2011

Rebroadcast: Blase Bonpane Imagines No Religion

Feature Stories,Featured Book | Published 26 Dec 2011, 8:00 am | Comments Off on Rebroadcast: Blase Bonpane Imagines No Religion -

This is a re-broadcast from November 11, 2011.

Renegade, revolutionary, activist, these are all words that describe Blase Bonpane. In his new autobiography, “Imagine No Religion” Bonpane shows himself as a man who defies all stereotypes. His incredible strength of purpose has guided him from a young age. Born into an upper middle class Italian American family, he was passionate about …

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Dec 23 2011

Weekly Digest – 12/23/11

Weekly Digest | Published 23 Dec 2011, 12:58 pm | Comments Off on Weekly Digest – 12/23/11 -

This week on Uprising —
Egyptian Military Brutalizes Women; Sparks Outrage – Obama, Congress Pass Defense Authorization Bill With Little Discussion – Bradley Manning’s Pre-Trial Hearing Reveals Potential Bias – Twenty Year Fight Over Mercury Pollution Standards Results in Environmental Victory

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Dec 23 2011

The State of American Empire in 2011

Feature Stories,Featured Book | Published 23 Dec 2011, 11:36 am | Comments Off on The State of American Empire in 2011 -

President Obama’s announcement to end the war in Iraq at the end of the year was seen as the right move by a majority of Americans, 71% to be exact, as per a November 2011 Wall Street Journal poll. That war, fought for nearly nine years, was initially popular with the public but quickly became the hallmark …

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Dec 23 2011

2011 One of the Deadliest Years for Journalists

Feature Stories | Published 23 Dec 2011, 11:35 am | Comments Off on 2011 One of the Deadliest Years for Journalists -

Two thousand and eleven proved to be a deadly year for journalists around the world. The Committee to Protect Journalists identified at least 43 members of the press killed worldwide in direct relation to their work. Most deaths occurred in the Middle East, where 18 journalists were killed this year, many while covering the Arab uprisings. Just this past Sunday …

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Dec 23 2011

Public Approval of Congress Plummets in 2011

Feature Stories | Published 23 Dec 2011, 11:34 am | Comments Off on Public Approval of Congress Plummets in 2011 -

Congress has approved a two month extension of the payroll tax cut just today, ending a three month battle between the two major parties. According to the LA Times, “the Senate and then the House, signed off on a compromise plan by unanimous consent, a procedural move that allowed the legislation to move to the President’s desk without requiring most …

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Dec 23 2011

December 23, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 23 Dec 2011, 10:24 am | Comments Off on December 23, 2011 -

“Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.” — Eleanor Roosevelt …

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Dec 23 2011

ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Featured Music | Published 23 Dec 2011, 10:23 am | Comments Off on ALONG FOR THE RIDE -

Check out Along For The Ride, a bossa nova/ jazz band from Long Beach, CA. We featured their song “One Note Samba” today on Uprising.

For more information and music visit their website at www.myspace.com/along4dride

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Dec 22 2011

December 23, 2011

Coming Up | Published 22 Dec 2011, 3:06 pm | Comments Off on December 23, 2011 -

We’ll survey the top news stories of 2011 with a focus on American Empire with Tom Engelhardt author of The United States of Fear. And, 2011 was one of the deadliest years for journalists – we’ll turn to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Plus, 2011’s Congressional antics were marked by unprecedented gridlock, plummeting Congress’ approval ratings to new lows. …

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Dec 22 2011

NYT: Hearing in Soldier’s WikiLeaks Case Ends

Newswire | Published 22 Dec 2011, 12:46 pm | Comments Off on NYT: Hearing in Soldier’s WikiLeaks Case Ends -

FORT MEADE, Md. — The military hearing against Pfc. Bradley Manning closed on Thursday, with lawyers and onlookers alternately portraying him as a premeditated traitor or an accidental hero with emotional troubles.

Bradley Manning, right, was escorted from a security vehicle to a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on Thursday for a hearing to determine whether he will face a court martial in the the leak of military records.
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