Archive for November, 2012

Nov 29 2012

BBC: Syrian Internet and mobile communication ‘cut off’

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The internet has been cut off and mobile phones have been disrupted in Syria, monitoring firms have said.

Networking firm Renesys said the country’s connection protocols were unreachable, “effectively removing the country from the internet”.

Local reports suggested that the internet had been down since early afternoon, and that telephone lines were only working intermittently.

The Syrian government has blamed “terrorists” for the disconnection.

“The terrorists targeted the internet lines, resulting in some regions being cut off,” Syria’s minister …

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Nov 29 2012

NY Times: In Drive to Unionize, Fast-Food Workers Walk Off the Job

Newswire | Published 29 Nov 2012, 10:27 am | Comments Off on NY Times: In Drive to Unionize, Fast-Food Workers Walk Off the Job -

Fast-food workers at several restaurants in New York walked off the job on Thursday, firing the first salvo in what workplace experts say is the biggest effort to unionize fast-food workers ever undertaken in the United States. The effort — backed by community and civil rights groups, religious leaders and a labor union — has engaged 40 full-time organizers in recent months to enlist workers at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Domino’s, Taco Bell and other fast-food restaurants …

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Nov 29 2012

Pale Whale

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Check out Pale Whale, from Los Angeles, California!

We played their song “You Won’t Last” on today’s show.

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Nov 28 2012

Subversive Thought for November 28, 2012

“The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences.” — Al Gore …

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Nov 28 2012

Coming up on November 29, 2012

Coming Up | Published 28 Nov 2012, 2:49 pm | Comments Off on Coming up on November 29, 2012 -

We’ll examine the demographics and political leanings of the men that House Majority leader John Boehner has appointed as committee chairs. And, a look at the new documentary Central Park 5 based on the book by Sarah Burns – we’ll speak with Burns herself and one of the original five men incarcerated for a crime they didn’t commit. Plus, California’s National parks are in danger of losing funding if an agreement on the so-called fiscal …

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Nov 28 2012

Gaza Ceasefire Holding as Watered Down Palestinian Statehood Gets Boost at UN

Feature Stories | Published 28 Nov 2012, 11:05 am | Comments Off on Gaza Ceasefire Holding as Watered Down Palestinian Statehood Gets Boost at UN -

The day after a ceasefire was declared between Israel and Hamas last Wednesday, celebrations broke out in the Gaza Strip. Overall, 167 Palestinians were killed, of which a significant number were children, and over 1200 wounded during the bombing, dubbed by Israel as Operation Pillar of Defense. It was the worst attack by Israel since the 2008-2009 assault called Operation …

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Nov 28 2012

Egyptians Return to Tahrir Square As President Morsi Assumes Sweeping New Powers

Feature Stories | Published 28 Nov 2012, 11:04 am | Comments Off on Egyptians Return to Tahrir Square As President Morsi Assumes Sweeping New Powers -

Almost a year and a half after President Mohamed Morsi was sworn into power in Egypt, 200,000 protesters returned to Tahrir Square in Cairo, as well as other cities throughout the country, denouncing a temporary decree he issued granting himself absolute power. Protesters chanted, “Morsi is Mubarak . . . Revolution everywhere,” comparing Morsi to deposed former Egyptian president Hosni …

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Nov 28 2012

Will Doha Climate Talks Make Any Progress on Global Warming?

Feature Stories | Published 28 Nov 2012, 11:02 am | Comments Off on Will Doha Climate Talks Make Any Progress on Global Warming? -

The 20th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off on Monday in the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, an oil-producing country with the highest per capita GDP, and the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions.

The talks begin just as the 1997 Kyoto Protocol is set to expire. Much of the discussion will focus on extending the Kyoto Protocol and …

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Nov 28 2012

Red Tambourine

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Check out Red Tambourine, from Los Angeles, California!

We played their song “Lucky Girl” on today’s show.

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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 Chris Bennett …

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Nov 27 2012

Smell the Truth: Human Rights Watch Blasts NYPD For Half-Million Frivolous Weed Arrests

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One of the world’s leading human rights organizations is calling out the capitol of the world, New York City, for arresting half a million people for possession of pot, even though the practice has little clear public safety benefit.

In a study published Nov. 23 titled “A Red Herring“, Human Rights Watch found that “New York City police arrest more people for possessing small amounts of marijuana in public view than for any other offense.”

“Between 1996 …

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