Archive for October, 2012

Oct 31 2012

International Herald Tribune: As Violence Continues, Rohingya Find Few Defenders in Myanmar

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HONG KONG — Violence has continued this week in western Myanmar, as an apparent campaign of ethnic cleansing is being carried out against the Muslim minority group known as the Rohingya — with little response or outcry from Aung San Suu Kyi or other human rights and pro-democracy activists in the country.

A group of several thousand Burmese marched on a Rohingya village on Tuesday to force the residents there to relocate, according to a new …

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Oct 31 2012

LA Times: Judge rules that Arizona non-profit must turn over records

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A state judge on Wednesday ordered an Arizona nonprofit to hand over a wide range of records involving its $11-million donation to California political campaigns, a victory for the state’s campaign finance watchdog.

The Fair Political Practices Commission is trying to unmask the donors behind the Arizona group, and the case is being watched as a test of California regulations intended to prevent campaign contributors from anonymously routing money through nonprofits.

“This is a moment of truth …

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Oct 31 2012

LA Times: LAPD Killed Suspect Who was Handcuffed and Lying on Stomach

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The Los Angeles Police Department’s news release on an Oct. 12 officer-involved shooting seemed fairly routine.

Officers searching for several suspects who had fled after being stopped for questioning found one hiding under an SUV on Woodlawn Avenue in South L.A. The officers pulled the suspect out by his ankles, saw what looked like a metallic object in his hands and opened fire, critically wounding him.

But one crucial piece of information was left out of the …

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Oct 31 2012

Think Progress: Jill Stein Arrested

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After more than two months of protests against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas and Oklahoma, the arrest count has reached 33.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was the latest to get arrested after she brought supplies to activist treesitters attempting to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. Stein issued a statement criticizing both President Obama and Governor Romney for their policies on fossil fuels: “I’m here to connect the …

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Oct 31 2012

Reuters: Bahrain Must Lift Ban on All Protests says Amnesty International

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(Reuters) – Bahrain must lift its total ban on opposition protests, which violates the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Bahrain, a U.S. ally which hosts the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, has been in political turmoil since pro-democracy protests led by its Shi’ite Muslim majority erupted last year and were put down by the island’s Sunni Muslim rulers.

On Tuesday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashed bin Abdullah al-Khalifa said …

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Oct 31 2012

Leftover Cuties

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Check out Leftover Cuties, an indie pop band from Venice, CA!

We played their song “Game Called Life” on today’s show.

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Oct 31 2012

Vandana Shiva on Prop 37, GMOs, Food Sovereignty, and More

A new poll conducted by the University of Southern California and the LA Times has found that Proposition 37, the GMO labeling initiative has slipped a whopping 17 points since the last poll in September. The proposition continues to lead but only by 2 percentage points with less than a week before the election. Thirteen percent of likely voters are …

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Oct 31 2012

Vandana Shiva on Prop 37, GMOs, Food Sovereignty, and More

One of the world’s most renowned scientists and environmental activists, Vandana Shiva, is speaking out on behalf of proposition 37. Long a thorn in the side of Monsanto, Dr. Shiva has taken on big bio-tech and agribusiness companies in her home country of India and works with farmers groups all over the world to protect their right to farm using their traditional methods and seeds.

Trained as a physicist, Vandana Shiva is the …

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Oct 31 2012

Subversive Thought for October 31, 2012

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“In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life.” — Vandana Shiva …

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Oct 30 2012

Bloomberg: Protests in Ningbo China Get a Boost From Social Media

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“We want to survive,” read signs carried by the hundreds of protestors who thronged the streets of Ningbo, a southeastern Chinese coastal city, from Friday through Sunday. Their demand: that the local government scrap plans for an $8.9 billion expansion of a petrochemical plant to be operated by a subsidiary of state-run oil giant Sinopec. By Sunday the authorities had promised “resolutely not to go ahead with the PX project,” according to a statement published …

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