Archive for February, 2012

Feb 29 2012

February 29, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Feb 2012, 11:57 am | Comments Off on February 29, 2012 -

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King Jr. …

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Feb 29 2012

Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan Primaries

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After two weeks of intense campaigning in Michigan, GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney won his native state by a narrow margin with 41% to Rick Santorum’s take of 38%. In Arizona, voters overwhelmingly preferred Romney to Santorum. Romney won Arizona with 47% of the vote, while Santorum came in a far second with 27%. In a GOP race …

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Feb 28 2012

Syria Death Toll Rises, as EU Slaps More Sanctions

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At least 41 people have died in Syria today with half of the deaths occurring in Helfaya, near the opposition stronghold of Hama. The UN human rights chief called for a ceasefire between President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and Syrian rebels. At least 125 people were killed yesterday in Syria while government officials boasted that their constitutional reform …

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Feb 28 2012

Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation

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The 18 day Egyptian revolution captured the world’s attention just over a year ago, but media blackouts and the narrow scope of news coverage here in the US, resulted in few candid, real-time accounts of events by Egyptians on the ground. In his remarkable new book, Liberation Square: Inside the …

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Feb 28 2012

Civic Circus – 02/28/12

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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 Move LA’s 4th Annual Transportation Conversation.

The title of this year’s conference, held at Union Station, was “LA on the Verge of a Transit Breakthrough.” MOVE LA is the organization that was able …

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Feb 28 2012

February 28, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Feb 2012, 10:34 am | Comments Off on February 28, 2012 -

“For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.” — B. R. Ambedkar …

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Feb 27 2012

Chomsky Analyzes Recession with Historic and Political Context

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Despite the rosy economic outlook perpetuated in most mainstream media because of slowing dropping unemployment rates and stock rallies, USA Today quotes three economists today, who are predicting on-going “economic devastation.” The economists are worried about the global debt bubble. Harry Dent, author of “The Great Crash Ahead,” says “a shift toward debt reduction and austerity around the world will cause the economy to suffer …

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Feb 24 2012

Weekly Digest – 02/24/12

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GOP’s War on Women Out of Step With General Population – Utah Considers Law Criminalizing Photography of Farms, Aimed at Animal Rights Activism – Venerated Physician & Activist Dr. Quentin Young Urges ‘Single-Payer Healthcare

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Feb 24 2012

Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

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Nobel Peace Prize winner and pioneer of the concept of micro-credit, Muhammad Yunus, has strongly criticized new micro-finance banks in India, saying they are not meant to be profit-generating institutions. The world-renowned Bangladeshi Professor created the concept of small-scale loans to primarily women in Bangladesh, which is one of the world’s poorest countries. Through the Grameen bank, whose name is based on the Bengali word …

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Feb 24 2012

February 24, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 24 Feb 2012, 10:50 am | Comments Off on February 24, 2012 -

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ? Dr. Seuss, The Lorax …

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