Archive for December, 2012

Dec 22 2012

Human Rights Watch: Saudi Arabia: Website Editor Facing Death Penalty

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(Beirut) – Saudi authorities should immediately drop all charges against the detained editor of a website created to foster debate about religion and religious figures in Saudi Arabia.

On December 17, 2012, the Jeddah District Court, which had been hearing the case against the editor, Raif Badawi, referred it to a higher court on a charge of apostasy, which carries the death penalty. The charges against him, based solely to Badawi’s involvement in setting up a …

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Dec 21 2012

Huff Post: Chuck Hagel Apologizes For 1998 Comment On Gay Ambassadorial Nominee James Hormel

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Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) released a statement Friday apologizing for comments he made over a decade ago about a gay ambassadorial nominee.

Hagel, who is under consideration to be nominated as the next secretary of defense, came under fire in recent days for his 1998 comments, in which he called James Hormel, President Bill Clinton’s nominee for ambassador to Luxembourg, “openly, aggressively gay.”

Hagel’s statement, via the Washington Post:

My comments 14 years …

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Dec 21 2012

Weekly Digest – 12/21/12

Weekly Digest | Published 21 Dec 2012, 1:17 pm | Comments Off on Weekly Digest – 12/21/12 -

This week on Uprising —

NRA Breaks Its Silence After Sandy Hook Massacre; Gun Control Advocates See a Turning Point for Change – Georgia Begins Enforcing Show-Me-Your-Papers Anti-Immigrant Law – Syrians Speaks Out on War, Rebellion, and Exile – Documentary, We’re Not Broke, Details How US Corporations Hide Profits From the Tax Man

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Dec 21 2012

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Dec 21 2012

AP: Wayne LaPierre Calls For Armed Police Officers At Every School

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WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”

The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week’s shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead.

The group’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said at a Washington news conference that “the next Adam Lanza,” the man responsible for last week’s …

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Dec 21 2012

Why Neocons Are Accusing Chuck Hagel of Being Anti-Israel

President Barack Obama’s possible nomination of former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense is coming under intense criticism and scrutiny from pro-Israeli voices in Washington and also the LGBT community. White House press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement yesterday in support of Hagel saying, “Senator Hagel fought and bled for his country. He served his country well.” …

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Dec 21 2012

Cook County Illinois Commissioner Jesus Garcia Stands Up to Federal Immigration Policy

Feature Stories | Published 21 Dec 2012, 10:49 am | Comments Off on Cook County Illinois Commissioner Jesus Garcia Stands Up to Federal Immigration Policy -

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca earlier this month backed off from his controversial position of complying with a federal government request to turn over for detention arrested individuals suspected of being undocumented immigrants. Baca had initially made his position public in the days before Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of the TRUST Act which would have undermined the federal Secure Communities …

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Dec 21 2012

Reverend Billy Sounds the Alarm on the Real ‘End of the World’

To many people around the world, today, December 21st, 2012, marks the day the world is expected to end. According to Wikipedia, the “2012 Phenomenon” as it’s called, “is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none has …

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Dec 21 2012

ReThink Reviews: Killing Them Softly

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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Dec 21 2012

Subversive Thought for December 21, 2012

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“The End of the World answers the question “What will it take to survive?” with the answer “Whatever it takes, hurry up.” — Reverend Billy …

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