Archive for September, 2013

Sep 30 2013

Coming Up on October 1, 2013

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We’ll spend the hour with Dr. Paul Song, a radiation oncologist, Executive Chairman of Courage Campaign, and Board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, about the Health insurance exchange roll-out starting on Tuesday – it’s the most significant milestone of Obamacare. Dr. Song will explain everything you need to know about California’s online exchange – how you can shop for coverage, whether you’re eligible for subsidies, and the politics of Obamacare. And we’ll …

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Sep 30 2013

Subversive Thought for September 30, 2013

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“Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.” — W. Clement Stone

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Sep 30 2013

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Government Shutdown, NSA Mapping Social Networks, and Italy’s Political Chaos

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Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Eight hundred thousand federal workers could be sent home tomorrow if members of Congress can’t come to an agreement to fund the government. Tonight’s midnight deadline has done little to move House Republicans away from their determination to postpone the funding …

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Sep 30 2013

Undocumented DREAMers Attempt to Cross Back into US

Following up on their bold action in August when 9 DREAM activists crossed the border into Mexico and then attempted to legally return to the US, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance or NIYA is staging a new protest today to spotlight the nation’s broken immigration system. In just a few hours, 30 young undocumented activists who grew up in …

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Sep 30 2013

UN Security Council Passes Resolution On Syria

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The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution over the weekend calling for Syria to give up its chemical weapons arsenal. A meeting in Geneva in mid-November will convene to decide whether the Syrian government has begun complying.

Russia, which is a member of the permanent Security Council, scored a victory in negotiating the resolution to not fall under …

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Sep 30 2013

Making the Case that Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol

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Two states within the past year have legalized recreational use of Marijuana: Colorado and Washington. In both, the financial infrastructure of legalization is in its infant stages with investors pouring money and banks agreeing to accept profits.

But such mundane infrastructural steps were unthinkable just a few years ago when pot was seen as far more dangerous than legal vices …

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Sep 30 2013

Mumia Abu Jamal: Long Live Lynne: A Birthday Message

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mumiaMumia Abu Jamal is an award winning journalist and political prisoner. Today’s commentary is titled “Long Live Lynne: A Birthday Message” about imprisoned people’s attorney Lynne Stewart who is suffering from cancer in prison.

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

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Sep 27 2013

Coming up on September 30, 2013

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We’ll go live to the border between Texas and Mexico as a group of undocumented immigrants attempt to cross back into the US as part of their on-going campaign for immigration reform. And, we’ll speak with the lead author of a new book called Marijuana is Safer: So Why are We Driving People to Drink? Plus, a look at the forgotten refugees of Syria – how they are coping as tense negotiations between the US …

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Sep 27 2013

Subversive Thought for September 27, 2013

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“Immigration policy should make movement possible, instead of seeing the threat of terrorism everywhere. Freedom of movement is a human right. But selling workers to employers should not be the price for gaining it. Nor should migration be the only possibility for survival and a decent future.” – David Bacon …

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Sep 27 2013

The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

Immigration has been a hot button issue in American politics from the very start of the formation of the US and today the debate happens to be focusing on migration from South to North, from Mexico to the United States.

The US is home to an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants, the majority from Latin America, and although everyone agrees that our immigration system is …

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