Archive for July, 2013

Jul 30 2013

Manning Acquitted of Charge of “Aiding the Enemy” – Tune into Uprising on Wednesday for Analysis and Call-ins

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Army Private Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most important of the charges against him: “Aiding the Enemy,” while having been found guilty of most of the remaining charges. On Uprising on Wednesday July 31st, we’ll examine what this means and take your calls. …

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Jul 30 2013

AP: US Army Pfc Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving secrets to WikiLeaks

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Jul 30 2013

Daily News Flash for July 30, 2013

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Uprising’s Friday guest expert Robert Jensen, Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, author of many books, his latest being, Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Taliban gunmen break hundreds of prisoners from a Pakistan jail this morning. Good morning and welcome to Uprising. The jail break in …

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Jul 30 2013

Bradley Manning Verdict Expected Today

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The decision that Military Judge Denise Lind makes today over the fate of Army Private Bradley Manning will have implications not just for Manning himself but for whistle blowers, the media, and possibly the future conduct of war.

After many months in prison, much of it in solitary confinement and under conditions of torture, Bradley Manning’s long-drawn out trial has …

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Jul 30 2013

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Begin After Three Years

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Five months into his tenure as Secretary of State, John Kerry hosted what may have been the most important dinner of his political career – Israeli and Palestinian representatives of a new peace process broke bread last night ahead of the start of a 9 month long negotiating process fraught with all manner of likely pitfalls.

As a pre-condition of …

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Jul 30 2013

New Evidence Suggests War is a Modern Invention, Not Innate to Human Beings

War is an inevitable part of human society – so say political leaders like Barack Obama, philosophers, and even some scientists. Often the inevitability of war is presented as justification for continued war. But does the evidence from our past actually support the theory that war is inescapable?

Two new studies question that conclusion: one involves a survey of thousands …

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Jul 30 2013

Subversive Thought for July 30, 2013

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“If we don’t end war, war will end us.” — H. G. Wells …

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Jul 30 2013

WRAL: Wearing ‘red for public ed,’ thousands crowd legislative protest in North Carolina

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Raleigh, N.C. — Thousands of North Carolina teachers and other protesters on Monday staged one of the largest of the almost-weekly demonstrations opposing Republican policy decisions.

The North Carolina Association of Educators brought busloads of teachers to Raleigh on Monday as the so-called “Moral Monday” protests reached the three-month mark. Thousands of red-shirt-wearing educators listened to speakers on a lawn inside the state government complex, then marched several blocks for another rally outside the antebellum state …

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Jul 30 2013

TruthOut: Billionaire Gets New Sports Arena in Bankrupt Detroit

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The headline juxtaposition boggles the mind. You have, on one day, “Detroit Files Largest Municipal Bankruptcy in History.” Then on the next, you have “Detroit Plans to Pay For New Red Wings Hockey Arena Despite Bankruptcy.”

Yes, the very week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder granted a state-appointed emergency manager’s request to declare the Motor City bankrupt, the Tea Party governor gave a big thumbs-up to a plan for a new $650 million Detroit Red Wings hockey …

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Jul 30 2013

Guardian: Welcome to Kleinfontein, lingering outpost of apartheid South Africa

At the entrance to the rural settlement of Kleinfontein is a well-kept shrine to the primary architect of apartheid. Nearby rests an old wheelbarrow, a symbol of the white Afrikaners who once ruled the country. Inside the coffee shop, at the bank, everywhere, there are only white faces. A white security guard, wearing grey camouflage, checks cars at a gate on the main road. Race is a key factor for entry. No blacks are allowed …

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