Archive for July, 2013

Jul 31 2013

Coming Up on August 1, 2013

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We’ll find out why Afghan civilian casualties have dramatically increased according to a new report, with my guest Kathy Kelly. And, how the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, is generating hundreds of drug arrests through a controversial program that many say amounts to entrapment. Plus, in our on-going series on Parenting and Child Development, new research points to a surprising marker of maternal mental health – the ability of poor mother to buy …

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Jul 31 2013

Daily News Flash for July 31, 2013

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Uprising’s Friday guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and political analyst, and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond , analyzes today’s news headlines:

Guardian newspaper writer Glenn Greenwald is reporting this morning on another set of documents from the NSA leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden – this latest report focuses on a program called …

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Jul 31 2013

Bradley Manning Innocent of Worst Charge of “Aiding the Enemy,” Guilty of At Least 19 Other Charges

In a bitter-sweet victory for supporters of the embattled Army Private Bradley Manning, judge Col. Denise Lind acquitted him yesterday of the worst change of “aiding the enemy,” while finding him guilty of at least 19 other charges including violations of the Espionage Act.

Manning himself had pleaded guilty to 10 lesser charges.

Now the sentencing phase of the trial …

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Jul 31 2013

Details Of Obama’s “Grand Bargain” Appear Limited and Concessionary

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President Obama is offering once more to bargain with Republicans over the economy. Despite the reality that his plans will be shot down no matter what he proposes, Obama has now conceded to Republican demands by, among other things, offering to lower corporate tax rates from 35% to 28%, and allow trillions of dollars of corporate profits illegally stashed overseas, …

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Jul 31 2013

Subversive Thought for the Day – July 31, 2013

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“Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” — Albert Einstein …

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Jul 31 2013

Politico: On Keystone pipeline, President Obama may be ‘headed toward yes’

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President Barack Obama’s latest critique of the Keystone XL oil pipeline still leaves a path for approving the project — but its supporters may need to make concessions to blunt its impact on the climate, analysts said Monday.

Obama’s remarks to The New York Times echoed some of the most potent criticisms offered by Keystone’s opponents, scoffing at GOP claims about job creation and warning that the pipeline might even raise gasoline prices. He also said …

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Jul 31 2013

Guardian: NSA program collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

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A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its “widest-reaching” system for developing intelligence from the internet.

The latest revelations will add to the intense public and congressional debate around the extent of NSA surveillance …

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Jul 31 2013

TheGrio: Court: Oscar Grant’s dad can sue officer who killed son

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says Oscar Grant’s father can sue the Northern California transit officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected former officer Johannes Mehserle’s claim that he was acting in his official capacity when he killed the younger Grant during a 2009 New Year’s Day melee captured on video by several bystanders.

Violent demonstrations ensued after the videos …

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Jul 31 2013

LATimes: $20-million Walton donation will boost Teach for America in L.A.

The Arkansas-based Walton Family Foundation announced Wednesday that it is donating $20 million to a nonprofit that recruits talented college graduates to teach in public schools for two years. The largest number of instructors, more than 700, is slated for Los Angeles.

The gift is a continuation of support that has totaled more than $100 million to New York City-based Teach for America over its 24 years. Walton’s cumulative contribution to TFA in Los Angeles is …

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Jul 31 2013

Grist: Thai tourist paradise wrecked by oil spill

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What could be lovelier than a vacation at Thailand’s Coconut Bay?

Right now, just about anything.

Thousands of gallons of crude gushed from a ruptured pipeline into the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend, blackening shorelines that had recently been bustling with tourists. Some beaches have been closed; others have simply been deserted.

Chemical dispersants have been dumped from airplanes over the slick, which should be helping to break up the oil but also potentially sickening workers, visitors, …

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