Archive for September, 2013

Sep 25 2013

Open Your Mind – Read a Banned Book

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Can you guess what the Merriam Webster Dictionary, Invisible Man, The Words of Cesar Chavez and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn all have in common? They were all books that were banned at some point in the United States.

This week we celebrate Banned Books Week which was launched in 1982 by the American Library Association. In case you …

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Sep 25 2013

Subversive Thought for September 25, 2013

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“Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Sep 24 2013

Coming up on September 25, 2013

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we’ll take a look at the Transpacific Partnership as meetings between international negotiators continue in secret – activists are calling the TPP, NAFTA on steroids – we’ll find out why. And, a shocking new report reveals how private prison guarantee profits at the expense of the public good. Plus, we’ll take a look at the American Library Association’s Banned Books week – why some books are banned and how librarians are fighting censorship. …

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Sep 24 2013

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Children and Climate Change, Bangladesh Protests, & New York Attack on Sikh Professor

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Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Children will bear the worst brunt of climate change warns a new report. Because they are already at greater risk of suffering from malnutrition and other health problems as well as migration and its related risks, children will form the …

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Sep 24 2013

Egypt Bans Muslim Brotherhood, Rewrites Constitution

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Egypt’s revolutionary experiment has taken another turn, with the outright ban this week of the Muslim Brotherhood organization, that former Prime Minister Mohammad Morsi was part of. In response to a lawsuit filed by a left wing party called Tagammu, which accused the Brotherhood of “exploiting religion in political slogans,” a court on Monday ordered the organization disbanded and all …

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Sep 24 2013

Understanding Al-Shabaab’s Attack on the Kenya Shopping Mall

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This past Saturday shoppers at a five story shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya were in a panic as members of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab stormed in, spraying bullets and lobbing grenades. According to eye witnesses, members of al-Shabaab specifically targeted those who were not Muslim and took several hostages. Open fire between Kenyan security forces and al-Shabaab resulted in …

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Sep 24 2013

Canadian Scientists Revolt Against Government Silencing

The scientific method of inquiry is rooted in testing hypotheses against observations freely, and through peer-review.

But what happens when government scientists are muzzled from talking to journalists and even other scientists, or publishing their work in journals? What happens when funding for crucial programs are diverted to industry-friendly programs?

That’s what Canadian scientists are reportedly dealing with under Prime …

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Sep 24 2013

Subversive Thought for September 24, 2013

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“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.” — Louis Pasteur …

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Sep 24 2013

Searching for Sustainable Models of Activism, 2 Years After Occupy

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Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar has just started writing a new weekly column at Truthdig.com where you can read her articles every Friday.

Originally published on Truthdig.com on September 19, 2013

While economists are celebrating a tenuous recovery five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this week’s U.S. Census Bureau report on poverty provided a sobering statistic: 15 percent of Americans are poor, a number that has remained the same since last year. It seems …

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Sep 23 2013

Coming up on September 24, 2013

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We’ll find out why a court in Egypt has just banned the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the on-going post-revolution chaos. And, what’s behind Somalia’s Al Shabaab deadly operation at the Kenyan mall this weekend? Plus, Canadian scientists revolt against their government’s effort to muzzle communication – we’ll speak with a Canadian scientist and organizer. …

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