Archive for July, 2012

Jul 24 2012

Alif the Unseen

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Special edition of Uprising hosted by Alan Minsky

In the new novel, Alif the Unseen, the complex, fictional debut thriller by author G. Willow Wilson, a computer hacker working to protect dissidents from the oppressive regime of an unnamed Middle Eastern nation is exposed, putting his life and the lives of many others at risk. The setting conjures images of the Arab Spring revolutions fueled …

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Jul 20 2012

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

This is a rebroadcast

A new book by acclaimed author Chris Hedges, in collaboration with award winning graphic artist Joe Sacco, explores America’s poorest, most decimated towns, in an effort to foresee our collective future if corporate greed continues to run amuck. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the first book the two authors have published together, based on interviews they conducted during their travels. …

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Jul 20 2012

ReThink Reviews — “The Dark Knight Rises”

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Rethink ReviewsTaking a deeper look at current and past films and how they relate to the world today.

Jonathan Kim is an independent film critic who writes and produces film reviews for Uprising and other outlets. He is a former co-producer at Brave New Films.

Read his reviews online at ReThinkReviews.net. Watch his videos at www.youtube.com/user/jsjkim, and …

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Jul 18 2012

Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World

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This is a rebroadcast of Uprising that originally aired August 10, 2011

The board of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch’s embattled media conglomerate, met in Los Angeles this week. It was the first meeting since the phone hacking scandal broke in the UK, shaking the media empire’s foundations like never before. But according to writer and radio host Maria Armoudian, News Corps’ “True Scandals” are much worse than …

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Jul 17 2012

Among The Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground

Rebroadcast of an interview that aired on June 8, 2011

The internet has been abuzz for some weeks now about a NASA coverup of a prediction that in 2012 the sun will erupt in a solar flare so dangerous, that it could destroy the Earth. While Solar astronomers have assured the public that our sun is a very stable star, incapable of generating a flare strong …

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Jul 12 2012

Sonali on Extended Leave

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar is on extended medical leave and is expected to be back on the air in early August. We apologize for the inconvenience! …

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Jul 11 2012

Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out

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This is a rebroadcast of an interview that aired on January 5th, 2011

Deadly SpinToday is the first day of work for the 112th Congress, and the new majority already has big plans for the next week. On Monday House Republicans announced their intention to vote to repeal the historic health care reform legislation which passed less than one year ago. The vote is scheduled for …

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Jul 10 2012

Debt: The First 5000 Years

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David Graeber is an American anthropologist, author, and activist who teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London. His book, Debt: The First Five Thousand Years, is the topic of our discussion. In it, Graeber shows how debt, and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates across the world and have given rise to innumerable uprisings. He explores the history of money and credit, and how societies have been …

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Jul 10 2012

AK & HER KALASHNIKOVS

Check out AK & Her Kalashnikovs, a band that plays “new old world party music,” based in LA. We played their song “Tutti Frutti ” today on Uprising.

Watch them perform live at Cinema Bar in LA!

More about them at akandherkalashnikovs.com.

Streaming music at akandk.bandcamp.com/album/ak-and-her-kalashnikovs

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 …

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Jul 09 2012

Wikileaks Releases Files on Syria, Even as Assange Remains in Ecuadorian Embassy

The activist hacker group Anonymous Syria has claimed responsibility for hacking into servers in Syria leaking files to Wikileaks, reportedly with help from the groups Anti Sex and the People’s Liberation Army. A New York based public relations firm is the latest entity to be exposed for aiding the Bashar Al Assad team in the release of files that began …

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