Archive for October, 2013

Oct 15 2013

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Govt Shutdown, NSA Email List Collection, and Iran Nuclear Talks

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

Two weeks into a federal government shutdown, there may be a glimmer of hope for an end. The Senate is hashing out a bill this week that would fund the government but only until January 15th, and raise …

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Oct 15 2013

Subversive Thought for October 15, 2013

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — Buddha …

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Oct 11 2013

Subversive Thought for October 11, 2013

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“Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.” — David Suzuki

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Oct 11 2013

The Cost of Courage: Malalai Joya’s Life-Risking Activism

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By Sonali Kolhatkar

Originally published on Truthdig.com.

Contrary to her small stature, Afghan activist Malalai Joya is a towering figure among ordinary Afghans. At the tender age of 25, she openly challenged her country’s notorious U.S.-backed criminal warlords at the 2003 Constitutional Loya Jirga (popular assembly) in Kabul.

She thundered, “It is a mistake to test those already being tested. They should be taken to national and international court. Even if they are forgiven by our …

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Oct 11 2013

It Can Be Done: How Local Communities Are Transitioning to a New, Sustainable Economy

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New reports on climate change portend a grim future. Our use of fossil fuels seems to have no end in sight. Climate change deniers claim that 95% of climate scientists who know the planet is warming are somehow hysterical and deluded. Oil and gas companies assume our energy supplies are limitless.

It can be dizzying to think about what it …

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Oct 10 2013

Daily News Flash wtih Arun Gupta on Libya PM Abduction, Malala Yousafzai, and Chelsea Manning

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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:

Libya’s Prime Minister is kidnapped from his hotel in Tripoli and then returned unharmed. A Libyan rebel group has claimed responsibility for the temporary abduction, …

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Oct 10 2013

Subversive Thought for October 10, 2013

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“A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.” — Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle …

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Oct 10 2013

Chris Hedges on The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

The political theater unfolding in Washington DC over the past several weeks has not just left Americans disgusted at the apparent inability of Congress to do its work, it has left hundreds of thousands, and potentially millions, without wages, or without access to government programs. The real questions of startling economic inequality are, as usual, left off the table even …

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Oct 10 2013

Chris Hedges Speaking in Santa Monica this Sunday October 13th!

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Chris Hedges in Santa Monica this Sunday October 13th at 11am!
Come hear Chris Hedges, author of Days of Destruction Days of Revolt and War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, in a discussion led by Robert Scheer Editor of Truthdig. There will be an audience Q&A following the discussion.

Click here for ticket information.

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Oct 09 2013

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Egypt Aid Cuts, Yellen for Fed Chair, Govt Shut Down, and Immigration Protests

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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:

Unnamed US officials have leaked that the US will cut hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid to Egypt. The US gives billions of dollars in aid to Egypt each year, but in light …

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