Archive for October, 2013

Oct 21 2013

Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Elections Complex is Destroying America

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Having done his damage with the government shutdown over Obamacare, Texas’ Republican Senator Ted Cruz has wasted no time in turning his sights over to a new target: the nomination of Tom Wheeler as head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Cruz’s objection to Wheeler is based on his desire to protect the identities of political ad funders.

Cruz’s move is part of an on-going …

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Oct 21 2013

Subversive Thought for October 21, 2013

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“The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control; ‘indoctrination,’ we might say, exercised through the mass media.” — Noam Chomsky …

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Oct 18 2013

Bill Ayers, Public Enemy

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Published by Truthdig.com on October 18, 2013

By Sonali Kolhatkar

“It was a surreal moment,” said Bill Ayers of the experience of hearing his name first mentioned on live television during the 2008 primary election debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

When I met Ayers in person recently for an interview about his new book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident,” he seemed like anything but the terrorist he is often cast as by right-wing …

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Oct 18 2013

Malalai Joya: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise her Voice

As US and NATO forces prepare for their final year of occupation before the war in Afghanistan officially winds down, many are asking, was it all worth it? Even Afghan President Hamid Karzai, considered by Afghans to be the West’s puppet, told the BBC this week that the war “caused a lot of suffering and a lot of loss of …

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Oct 18 2013

Subversive Thought for October 18, 2013

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“A river is made drop by drop. But if we can unite for justice and democracy, our people will be like a flood that no one can stop.” — Malalai Joya …

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Oct 17 2013

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on the End of the US Govt Shutdown, a New Report about World Wide Slavery and Corey Booker’s Election to Senate

Uprising’s 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:

After two and a half weeks, the federal government has reopened its services with Congress passing an 11th hour bill into law last night. House …

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Oct 17 2013

Subversive Thought for October 17, 2013

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“Humanism is the only – I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history.” — Edward W. Said …

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Oct 16 2013

Malalai Joya Returns to Southern California October 19

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Acclaimed Afghan human rights activist and author, Malalai Joya, returns to the US this fall for a national tour coinciding with the 12th anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan. Joya’s tour is sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and Afghan Women’s Mission (AWM).

During her tour Joya will address the following questions:
• Why are Afghan women more vulnerable than ever?
• What is the impact of US drones, bombs, and raids?
• …

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Oct 16 2013

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Govt Shutdown Deal, Glenn Greenwald’s Move, and a New Iraq War Study

Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan sociologist and news analyst and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The US Senate attempts yet another bill to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling but will the Republicans bite? A day after a deal on government spending through mid January and an increase …

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Oct 16 2013

Subversive Thought for October 16, 2013

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“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi …

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