Archive for August, 2013

Aug 30 2013

Coming Up on September 3, 2013

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We’ll speak with Greg Miller, one the Washington Post reporters who analyzed the so-called Black Budget of the US intelligence complex, leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. And, in our on-going series on the Politics of Parenting, Suzanne Barston discussed her book, Bottled Up: How the Way We Feed Babies Has Come to Define Motherhood, and Why It Shouldn’t. Plus, LGBT rights advocates claim a number of victories following the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling. …

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Aug 30 2013

Daily News Flash with Adele Stan on Black Budget, Offshore Bank Deal and Marijuana Legalization

Daily News Flash | Published 30 Aug 2013, 10:01 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash with Adele Stan on Black Budget, Offshore Bank Deal and Marijuana Legalization -

Uprising’s Thursday guest expert Adele Stan, longtime chronicler of the right wing, and senior Washington correspondent for RHRealityCheck.org, analyzes today’s news headlines:

New revelations from Edward Snowden show how the intelligence community’s so-called Black Budget has doubled since 9-11. The Washington Post broke the story of the bloated intelligence budget yesterday, after analyzing budget documents obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward …

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Aug 30 2013

The Ethics of Action vs. Inaction, International Law, and Public Opinion on US War with Syria

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As President Obama’s administration makes the case to for a limited military air campaign against Syria, the British parliament voted yesterday against British involvement in a Syria military campaign. Despite a new poll showing overwhelming public opposition to air strikes in the US, members of Congress have been pressuring the Obama administration for months to take military action, and now …

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Aug 30 2013

Women of Alexandria House: Tabia’s Story

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In our on-going weekly coverage of the Women of Alexandria House, part of our Real People, Real Stories series, Uprising producer Bipasha Shom brings you the stories of women who have lived in transitional housing. They all come from different places and have experienced a variety of challenges, but what ties them together is the courage and resilience they find …

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Aug 30 2013

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters

Before President Obama awarded Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Honor this year, most Americans may never have heard of him. Rustin, one of the most important civil rights organizers of his time, was also the principle organizer of the 1963 March of Washington which we are commemorating each day this week on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary.

Today, …

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Aug 30 2013

Subversive Thought for August 30, 2013

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“We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers.” -? Bayard Rustin …

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Aug 29 2013

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta – Syria Gas Attack, NYPD Targets Mosques, Judge Sympathizes with Rapist

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Uprising’s Thursday guest expert Arun Gupta, Independent Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, and co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal and the Indypendent, analyzes today’s news headlines:

British Intelligence has concluded that the Syrian government was behind a major chemical attack on its citizens. The British Joint Intelligence Organization announced this …

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Aug 29 2013

In Commemoration Speech, President Obama Says Poverty Is Used as an Excuse to Not Raise Your Child

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President Obama addressed a 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington yesterday, at an event entitled Let Freedom Ring. Although he had warned ahead of time that his speech would not be as good as Dr. King’s speech in 1963, he channeled a fiery spirit not seen in recent times.

Obama thundered, “Change does not come from Washington, change …

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Aug 29 2013

Journalist Acquires CIA Documents Proving US Involvement in 1953 Iran Coup

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Sixty years ago last week, Iran’s new experiment with democracy was cut horribly short when Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup.

The string of events that led up to today’s government can be traced to that coup, which journalists and historians maintain was directed by the US CIA.

In fact, CIA operative Kermit Roosevelt who oversaw the …

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Aug 29 2013

Fast Food Workers Launch One-Day Strike in 60 Cities Including Los Angeles

Fast food workers in at least 60 cities including Los Angeles are rallying for higher wages today with a one-day walkout and strike. Workers in other retail chains like Macy’s and Sears have joined today’s one-day strike in solidarity with fast food workers.

Building on the momentum of earlier one-day rolling strikes in Eastern cities like New York and Detroit, …

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