Archive for December, 2012

Dec 21 2012

LA Times: Boehner’s ‘fiscal cliff’ plan fails

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner abruptly canceled a vote on his Plan B tax proposal late Thursday after failing to find enough GOP support, a stunning political defeat that effectively turned resolution of the year-end budget crisis over to President Obama and the Democrats.

The speaker had spent the last few weeks negotiating one-on-one with the president, establishing himself as the second-most powerful figure in Washington. But with his strategy imploding, Boehner conceded that …

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Dec 20 2012

Guardian: Canada’s First Nations protest heralds a new alliance

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While Canada has the world’s largest supply of fresh water, more than 100 aboriginal communities have tapwater so foul they are under continual boil alert. Aboriginal peoples constitute 3% of Canada’s population; they make up 20% of its prisons’ inmates. In the far north, the rate of tuberculosis is a stunning 137 times that of the rest of the country. And the suicide rate capital of the world? A small reserve in Ontario, where a …

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Dec 20 2012

Coming Up on December 21st, 2012

Coming Up | Published 20 Dec 2012, 2:48 pm | Comments Off on Coming Up on December 21st, 2012 -

We’ll examine the candidacy of Chuck Hagel as new Defense Secretary and why his fellow Republicans are attacking him. And, Cook County Illinois’ Commissioner Jesus Garcia shares his thoughts on how cities and counties across the nation can be more immigrant friendly. Plus, Reverend Billy Talen joins us to discuss his new book The End of the World. And this week’s Rethink Reviews. …

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Dec 20 2012

Candle

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Dec 20 2012

First Round of Voting in Egypt Affirms Controversial Draft Constitution

Feature Stories | Published 20 Dec 2012, 11:12 am | Comments Off on First Round of Voting in Egypt Affirms Controversial Draft Constitution -

Despite continuing protests by opposition groups, the first half of Egypt’s referendum on a new draft constitution won ratification by 57% in 10 governorates or districts this past Saturday. The remaining regional areas are expected to fully ratify the draft constitution this coming Tuesday. While some members of the opposition are claiming that there have been “irregularities and violations” in …

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Dec 20 2012

Easy Solutions to Fixing the Economic Crisis: Really Tax the Rich

After weeks of debate and negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over the looming “fiscal cliff” deadline, Boehner has decided to push his so-called Plan B to the House for a vote today, confident it would pass. That plan includes a return to pre-Bush era tax rates for those making $1 million or more annually. President Obama’s …

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Dec 20 2012

Georgia Begins Enforcing Show-Me-Your-Papers Anti-Immigrant Law

With Mitt Romney’s weak showing among Latino voters in this past November’s Presidential election, the Republican Party is now scrambling to rework its position on immigration. Earlier this month former President George W. Bush spoke at a strategy session in Washington DC organized by the National Immigration Forum in which he stated, “As our nation debates the proper course of …

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Dec 20 2012

Subversive Thought for December 20, 2012

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“Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose, they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” — Martin Luther King Jr. …

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Dec 20 2012

Uprising’s Holiday Schedule

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The Uprising crew will be on vacation during the week of December 24-28, 2012. We will be replaying some of our most popular interviews. Tune in on Monday to hear Charles Bowden on his book Murder City about Ciudad Juarez and Mexico’s drug war. On Tuesday, Christmas Day, you can hear an Alternative Radio special featuring Noam Chomsky. On Wednesday, David Graeber discusses his acclaimed book Debt: The First 5000 Years; following that on Thursday, …

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Dec 19 2012

Coming up on December 20, 2012

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We’ll go live to Egypt to get an update on the controversial vote over the new draft constitution. And, Georgia begins enforcing its new anti-immigrant law – we’ll speak with one activist on the ground. Plus, Chris Weigant joins us to discuss all the ways in which the government could really tax the rich, easily and simply and why even Democrats aren’t raising such policies. …

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