Archive for November, 2012

Nov 30 2012

Wired: Link to Price Spikes Prompts Banks to Consider Quitting Food Speculation

Financial giant Barclays is considering an end to food speculation, a controversial practice linked to sudden, dangerous spikes in global food prices.

Rich Ricci, head of Barclays’ corporate and investment banking arm, told British lawmakers on Nov. 28 that public disapproval of food speculation may push his bank, the world’s third-largest, to stop altogether.

“Market speculation is playing a role in global hunger. Now that science has made this clear, speculation should be unacceptable,” said Yaneer Bar-Yam, …

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Nov 30 2012

Weekly Digest – 11/30/12

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This week on Uprising —

Gaza Ceasefire Holding as Watered Down Palestinian Statehood Passes at UN — Egyptians Return to Tahrir Square As President Morsi Assumes Sweeping New Powers — Boehner Appoints 19 Extreme Right White Guys To Head House Committees — Selma James Speaks Out on Obama’s Reelection

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Nov 30 2012

Subversive Thought for November 30, 2012

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“You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.” — Noam Chomsky …

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Nov 30 2012

Corporate Alternatives to Holiday Shopping

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Growing numbers of Americans disillusioned with the corporate shopping options are seeking alternative avenues to spending their hard earned dollars. Locally owned shops competed with corporate retailers and earned $5.5 billion in an effort called Small Business Saturday. Some are rejecting even that model of consumption, opting instead for local artists’ fare, recycled one-of-a-kind crafts, and certified fair-trade products from around the world.

On Friday November 30th, Uprising host Sonali …

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Nov 30 2012

Vinyl Soul

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Nov 30 2012

America The Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

Republicans reacted angrily to a White House proposal made yesterday by Timothy Geithner to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The proposal, which they complained was essentially the same as the one made by the President ten days ago, would firstly extend only middle class tax cuts and increase estate taxes to their 2009 levels, while allowing for tax cuts on …

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Nov 30 2012

Selma James Speaks Out on Obama’s Reelection

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President Obama’s reelection this month was seen by many as a victory against conservative forces as represented by the GOP’s Mitt Romney. But the US presidency has far greater repercussions both domestically and internationally than most of us generally think about. For example, the direction of the current fiscal talks depends upon how strong a stand Obama takes on one …

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Nov 30 2012

Local Fair Trade, Conscious Alternatives To Corporate Shopping

Consumers came out in full force this past Black Friday, setting new records for consumption at corporate storefronts and online retailers. Everybody loves a bargain, but at what cost?

According to the National Retail Federation, a whopping eighty percent of the entire national population – 247 million shoppers – frequented retail locations and websites over the Black Friday weekend, considerably …

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Nov 30 2012

ReThink Reviews: Life of Pi

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 …

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Nov 30 2012

Alternet: “Isolation Rooms” in Elementary Schools: Are They Treatment or Punishment?

A Washington state public elementary school is under fire over its use of a “isolation room”–a small padded box that, to many, appears similar to solitary confinement boxes used inside prisons.

The school district has explained that the room is designed to be a calming space for children with severe behavioral disabilities, and that no student placed in the “isolation room” without written permission from his or her parents.

However, a handful of parents and grandparents …

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