Archive for July, 2013

Jul 30 2013

Think Progress: Florida Cops Shoot Unarmed Black Man In His Mother’s Driveway

Newswire | Published 30 Jul 2013, 7:16 am | Comments Off on Think Progress: Florida Cops Shoot Unarmed Black Man In His Mother’s Driveway -

This weekend, deputies from Escambia County, Florida shot an unarmed man who went to grab cigarettes from the car parked in the driveway of his mother’s home. A neighbor called police at 2 a.m. because he suspected 60-year-old Roy Middleton was stealing the car. Things quickly escalated when two deputies arrived and ordered Middleton to “get your hands where I can see them,” the Pensacola News Journal reports:

[Middleton] said he initially …

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Jul 30 2013

CommonDreams: US Cities Under Water: New Study Shows Flooded Future

Newswire | Published 30 Jul 2013, 7:13 am | Comments Off on CommonDreams: US Cities Under Water: New Study Shows Flooded Future -

“Hundreds of American cities are already locked into watery futures and we are growing that group very rapidly.”

That’s the message from Dr. Ben Strauss, the lead author of a new analysis of climate change data that shows the amount of carbon pollution already in the atmosphere could lead to “more than 4 feet of sea level rise past today’s levels” which would be enough, at high tide, to “submerge more than half of today’s population …

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Jul 30 2013

Independent.ie: Social website editor in Saudi Arabia gets lashes and seven years in jail and for Internet forum

Newswire | Published 30 Jul 2013, 7:09 am | Comments Off on Independent.ie: Social website editor in Saudi Arabia gets lashes and seven years in jail and for Internet forum -

The editor of a Saudi Arabian social website has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for founding an Internet forum that violates Islamic values and propagates liberal thought, Saudi media reported today.

Raif Badawi, who started the “Free Saudi Liberals” website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, has been held since June 2012 on charges of cyber crime and disobeying his father – a crime in the conservative …

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Jul 29 2013

Coming Up on July 30, 2013

Coming Up | Published 29 Jul 2013, 1:54 pm | Comments Off on Coming Up on July 30, 2013 -

We’ll cover the trial of Bradley Manning in advance of the military judge’s verdict that is sure to have far-reaching implications. And, peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority kick off in DC – we’ll examine the prospects for success. Plus, the human history of war – we’ll explore competing scientific theories of whether war is an inevitable part of human nature or if it is a modern invention. …

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Jul 29 2013

Daily News Flash for July 29, 2013

Daily News Flash | Published 29 Jul 2013, 9:46 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash for July 29, 2013 -

Uprising’s Friday guest expert Rose Aguilar, op-ed writer for Al Jazeera English and host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco, analyzes today’s news headlines:

CIA operatives who were involved in the Bush-Administration’s secret extraordinary renditions program were scapegoated to take the blame, says a former agent turned whistleblower. In a series of interviews with McClatchy newspapers, former …

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Jul 29 2013

Fast Food Workers On Strike Once More, Expand Walkouts to Seven Cities

Feature Stories | Published 29 Jul 2013, 9:45 am | Comments Off on Fast Food Workers On Strike Once More, Expand Walkouts to Seven Cities -

Fast food workers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation are once more walking off their jobs to protest their subsistence wages.

Workers in seven cities including New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Kansas City, are going on strike all week beginning this morning – they want greater pay and an end to retaliatory actions against union organizing activities. …

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Jul 29 2013

Mumia Abu Jamal: Another Juror Speaks

Mumia Abu Jamal | Published 29 Jul 2013, 9:44 am | Comments Off on Mumia Abu Jamal: Another Juror Speaks -

mumiaMumia Abu Jamal is an award winning journalist and political prisoner. Today’s commentary is titled “The Coming Acquittal”. Abu Jamal recorded this piece the day before the actual verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial came in.

Listen to Abu Jamal’s commentaries online at www.prisonradio.org. …

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Jul 29 2013

New Group of Conservatives Seek to “Fundamentally Transform the Nation,” and Clean Up Racist Image of Republicans

Feature Stories | Published 29 Jul 2013, 9:41 am | Comments Off on New Group of Conservatives Seek to “Fundamentally Transform the Nation,” and Clean Up Racist Image of Republicans -

“Don’t mourn, organize” is a phrase often used on the left but conservatives seemed to have embraced that sentiment with alacrity after last November’s Presidential defeat.

A newly formed group of GOP elected officials, conservative Tea Party activists and right wing journalists have organized under the name of Groundswell, and apparently have a “30 front war seeking to fundamentally transform …

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Jul 29 2013

Women’s Groups Throw Support Behind Christine Quinn in NYC Mayor’s Race, As Anthony Weiner Refuses to Quit

Feature Stories | Published 29 Jul 2013, 9:40 am | Comments Off on Women’s Groups Throw Support Behind Christine Quinn in NYC Mayor’s Race, As Anthony Weiner Refuses to Quit -

Despite resigning in shame in 2011, former New York Congressman Anthon Weiner returned to political life this year with a bid for Mayor of New York City just as yet another sex scandal came to light.

Several women have come forward claiming Mr Weiner sent them sexually explicit text messages. Now, women’s groups are unapologetically calling his behavior sexist and …

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Jul 29 2013

Subversive Thought for July 29, 2013

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Jul 2013, 9:14 am | Comments Off on Subversive Thought for July 29, 2013 -

“Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.” — Susan B. Anthony

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