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Oct 29 2012

Subversive Thought for October 29, 2012

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“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” — Albert Einstein

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Oct 29 2012

Syria Conflict Turns Into Full Blown Civil War

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Government forces in Syria today launched their heaviest air strikes yet during the 19 month long conflict, bombarding several districts on the last day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha. The bombing came after the state television reported a car bombing that apparently killed ten people in an area just outside the capital Damascus.

A tenuous ceasefire in …

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Oct 29 2012

Following the Money Behind Campaigns on Propositions 30, 32, and 37

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In 1912 when the California Statehouse was overrun with big moneyed interests, California Governor Hiram Johnson allowed the first initiatives to be placed on the ballot to encourage more citizen activism in State Government. Now, one hundred years later, the very process that was set up to help free the State from the clutches of wealthy interests has seemingly succumbed …

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Oct 29 2012

California GOP Put Prop 40 on Ballot to Oppose Redistricting Process – Then Changed Their Minds

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Perhaps the most confusing proposition on this November’s California ballot, is actually not even an initiative – it’s a referendum.

Proposition 40 asks voters to affirm the Senate redistricting process overseen by a Citizen’s Commission that was already approved by voters in past measures and that has already produced new district maps.

What is especially confusing is that the referendum …

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Oct 27 2012

Common Dreams: Imran Khan Detained on US Flight over Anti-Drone Activism

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Pakistan’s anti-drone politician and former cricket-star, Imran Khan, was taken off an international flight from Toronto to New York for questioning over his political views, and his critical stance on US foreign policy, immigration officials have confirmed.

This file photo shows Pakistani politician Imran Khan addressing a rally in Tank, on October 7. (Agence-France Presse) “I was taken off from plane and interrogated by US Immigration in Canada on my views on drones. My stance is …

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Oct 26 2012

The Guardian: The victims of Fallujah’s health crisis are stifled by western silence

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Four new studies on the health crisis in Fallujah have been published in the last three months. Yet, one of the most severe public health crises in history, for which the US military may be to blame, receives no attention in the United States.Mariam Yasir, aged 6 (in 2009), with her mother in Fallujah, Iraq; Mariam suffers from a birth defect. (Photograph: Muhannad Fala’ah/Getty Images)

Ever since two major US-led assaults destroyed the Iraqi city of …

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Oct 26 2012

Weekly Digest – 10/26/12

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This week on Uprising —

Despite Obama’s Improved Debate Performance, Candidates Expose the Narrow Scope of their Differences – Walmart Protests Spread, As Workers Threaten to Strike on Black Friday – Supreme Court Weighs University of Texas’ Affirmative Action Policy

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Oct 26 2012

Shakespeare in Shackles

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Inmates who endure years in solitary confinement are often written off by authorities, and lack programs for education and/or rehabilitation.

But one academic, over a decade ago, tried an audacious experiment of teaching Shakespeare to solitary confined prisoners.

On October 25, 2012, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Dr. Laura Bates, an English Professor at Indiana State University who launched her Shakespeare in Shackles program – the first of its …

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Oct 26 2012

Byron Gore

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Check out Byron Gore, acoustic musician from Woodland Hills, CA!

We played his song “Raining In Your Heart” on today’s show.

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Oct 26 2012

Who Will Control the Houses of Congress After November 6th?

Overshadowed by the Presidential race, which appears to be a dead heat, the partisan makeup of Congress is also at stake on November 6th. A President is often as effective as his ability to rally members of Congress to back his legislative agenda. This year, 33 Senate seats are up for election, and 81 House of Representatives seats are in …

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