Archive for December, 2012

Dec 28 2012

Weekly Digest – 12/28/12

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This week on Uprising —

Easy Solutions to Fixing the Economic Crisis: Really Tax the Rich — Political Economist Robert Pollin Makes the Case for Full Employment — Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation

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Dec 28 2012

Subversive Thought for December 28, 2012

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“The rest of the world cannot solve this problem without the United States. And the United States cannot solve it without the rest of the world. We could tear each other to pieces over what has happened in the recent past but climate change is too important for that. ” — George Monbiot …

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Dec 27 2012

Subversive Thought for December 27, 2012

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“I was frequently amazed at how little media scrutiny there was of the industry and at how much my colleagues and I could get away with in dealing with reporters. More often than not they were quite willing to settle for what we fed them even if it was just pablum.” — Wendell Potter …

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Dec 27 2012

Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out (Re-Broadcast)

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Deadly SpinWhile the debate around President Obama’s Affordable Care Act presents the issue of healthcare reform as a battle between socialism and capitalism, in reality the legislation benefits for-profit insurance companies while putting in place some consumer protections. The Health insurance industry in fact helped craft the bill using a combination of slick PR moves outwardly supporting reform, and behind-the scenes front groups that viciously …

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Dec 26 2012

Subversive Thought for December 26, 2012

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“As it turns out we don’t all have to pay our debts. Only some of us do. Nothing would be more important than to wipe the slate clean for everyone. Mark a break with our accustomed morality and start again.” — David Graeber …

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Dec 26 2012

Debt: The First 5000 Years (Re-broadcast)

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, …

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Dec 24 2012

Subversive Thought for December 24, 2012

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“There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.” — Sophocles …

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Dec 24 2012

Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields (Re-Broadcast)

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Murder City Once a city heralded by the promoters of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Juarez, Mexico has now become a global epicenter of the failed so-called “war on drugs.” Just across the border from El Paso, Texas, the northern Mexican metropolis home to 1.3 million people has garnered a grittier reputation in recent years as a place where cartels battle for control, murders …

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Dec 23 2012

NY Times: Protests Over Rape Turn Violent in Delhi

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Angry protests escalated into violence in India’s capital on Sunday, after thousands of people gathered to demand justice for the victim of a recent gang rape in New Delhi and improved safety for women.

Protesters flocked to the India Gate monument throughout the day, despite police attempts to deter them and a hastily enacted ban on protesting in New Delhi, where they taunted the police and attacked the car of a member of Parliament. The police, …

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Dec 22 2012

The Australian: Bahrain protesters demand departure of PM

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They said the demonstrators marched in the village of Diya near the capital Manama, chanting “Resign, Khalifa!” and waving Bahraini flags.

The Shi’ite opposition in the tiny Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom is led by al-Wefaq, which wants a government of technocrats to rule in a transition leading to a constitutional monarchy.

Since February last year, Bahrain has been shaken by opposition protests that the authorities accuse of being exploited by Shi’ite Iran across the Gulf.

At least 80 people …

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