Archive for January, 2012

Jan 31 2012

Occupy Oakland Battles Police Once More

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In the days following this weekend’s action by Occupy Oakland that resulted in the arrest of 400 people and during which Oakland City Hall was vandalized, the bay area group maintains police initiated violence and created chaos. Occupy Oakland police are seen in videos using batons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash-bang grenades protesters. Occupy Oakland …

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Jan 31 2012

Fight Against Genetically Modified Organisms Gains Steam Nationwide

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In his annual newsletter for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, billionaire Bill Gates took a public position in favor of Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs, as a solution for world hunger. His explanation for world hunger used the following logic: “The problem is that …farms…don’t produce enough food for a family to live on.” GMOs have been …

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Jan 31 2012

Civic Circus — 01/31/12

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Civic Circus Civic Circus with Ankur Patel breaks down local politics, with a weekly report on city, county, and state bureaucracies. This week on Uprising I’ll cover last weeks LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where item number 19 dealt with many issues surrounding our current prison system.

The initial tone of the meeting was about implementing alternatives to …

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Jan 31 2012

January 31, 2012

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“The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.” — David Suzuki …

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Jan 30 2012

January 31, 2012

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We’ll get a report on the weekend’s violence in Oakland as activists confronted Oakland Police, four hundred people were arrested, and City Hall vandalized. And, US-Egypt relations continue to be strained in the face of a crackdown on American NGOs. Plus, an update on the fight against Genetically Modified Organisms – a story of petitions, court cases, national bans, and calls for labeling. And this week’s Civic Circus. …

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Jan 30 2012

Mass Protests, Violence, & Oil Spills, Rock Nigeria

William Gregory Ock, a US citizen working in Nigeria was released last Friday after a week in captivity. He was held hostage by gunmen demanding a ransom of $333,000 in the country’s volatile, but oil rich, Niger Delta. The January 20th kidnapping came on the same day as a wave of coordinated bombings and shootings racked the northern city …

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Jan 30 2012

Twitter Adopts New, Country-Specific Policies

A proposed mass boycott of the website, Twitter.com by users on Saturday did not gain steam despite 48 hours of outrage expressed throughout the social media site over a policy change announced on Thursday. Through a blog post on Twitter.com the company informed users that individual tweets may be blocked if content violates the laws of the user’s country. This …

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Jan 30 2012

Delirium: How the Sexual Counterrevolution is Polarizing America

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Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was asked at a campaign event in New Hampshire earlier this month, if he would abort a gay baby. The Christian evangelical candidate avoided the question but has been dogged at campaign events on his controversial views on gender, reproductive rights, and gay rights. He is not alone in his views. On Sunday, another GOP …

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Jan 30 2012

Mumia Abu-Jamal on compensation for North Carolina victims of forced sterilization

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mumiaMumia Abu Jamal is an award winning journalist and political prisoner. Today’s commentary is on the announcement that North Carolina will compensate women forcibly sterilized in the state.

From Prison Radio:
1/29/12
“Mumia was able to make his first phone calls over the weekend and on Sunday he recorded his first essays from SCI Mahanoy “Of Idiots and Sages”, and a lecture for …

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Jan 30 2012

January 30, 2012

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union… Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” — Susan B Anthony …

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