Archive for February, 2012

Feb 23 2012

Utah Considers Law Criminalizing Photography of Farms, Aimed at Animal Rights Activism

The Utah state House may soon consider a law that would make it a crime to take a picture of a farm, while on the property, without consent from the farmer. The legislation is aimed at animal right activists who covertly film and photograph animals that live in conditions the activists find objectionable, and who make these images available to …

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Feb 23 2012

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

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Indicted in 2005 for arson, Daniel McGowan was labeled a terrorist by the US government, but not for plotting to kill civilians or for targeting government officials. McGowan was called an “eco-terrorist” for participating in illegal acts while he was a member of the Earth Liberation Front. Thirty eight year old McGowan is now serving a seven year sentence in …

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Feb 23 2012

February 23, 2012

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank …

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Feb 22 2012

GOP’s War on Women Out of Step With General Population

A new poll by the New York Times has revealed that 67 percent of Catholic voters support the federal mandate for health insurance plans to cover the full cost of birth control – only 25 percent of Catholic voters oppose it. In fact, studies show that 99 percent of American women and 98 percent of Catholic American women have used some form of contraception at …

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Feb 22 2012

February 22, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 22 Feb 2012, 10:49 am | Comments Off on February 22, 2012 -

“I ask no favors for my sex…. All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks.” — Sarah Moore Grimké …

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Feb 22 2012

Sonali Kolhatkar’s 10th Anniversary Party – Sunday March 4th

Announcements,Feature Stories | Published 22 Feb 2012, 10:48 am | Comments Off on Sonali Kolhatkar’s 10th Anniversary Party – Sunday March 4th -

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar celebrates her 10th anniversary on KPFK on Sunday March 4th 2012, at Kingston Cafe, 333 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena 91105, from 5-8 pm.

Tickets are $50 per person, or $150 for four people.

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NOTE: Friday is the LAST chance to purchase tickets for the party. Tickets WILL NOT be available on Saturday or Sunday!

Tickets include a free KPFK mug, …

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Feb 21 2012

Noam Chomsky – Crisis and Hope, Theirs and Ours

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A sudden increase in gas prices across the nation, and particularly in California, has threatened to derail the minuscule advances in economic recovery. The LA Times reported yesterday that gas prices are “up 5% in just the last week and nearly 9% higher than a month ago.” The effects of higher gas prices on the Presidential election have already become a topic of discussion in …

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Feb 21 2012

February 21, 2012

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“The Occupy movements are the first large-scale popular response to the growing crisis of the past generation. Maybe they can go beyond what they’ve done. I hope so… And whether that’ll happen is essentially up to us to determine, just as it’s up to us to determine whether, say, Martin Luther King’s dream is to remain in tattered ruins or can in fact be realized.” — Noam Chomsky …

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Feb 17 2012

Weekly Digest – 02/17/12

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This week on Uprising —

US and Israel Saber-Rattling Against Iran Reaches New Heights – Dissecting Obama’s Budget Proposal – Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street

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Feb 17 2012

US and Israel Saber-Rattling Against Iran Reaches New Heights

Rhetoric in Washington DC and Tel Aviv over possible war with Iran has heated up to such an extent, over past weeks that even US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said he expects Israel to attack Iran within the next few months. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s every move is being interpreted in the American and Israeli media as provoking war. …

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