Archive for November, 2013

Nov 28 2013

World Fights Back Against the Biggest Brother in History

Published by Truthdig.com on November 28, 2013

By Sonali Kolhatkar

The United States’ vast and indiscriminate worldwide surveillance of ordinary people and heads of state has no historical precedent. Now countries around the world are fighting back using the United Nations as a vehicle for change. In a move that received little media coverage in the U.S., a United Nations committee approved without a vote a draft resolution entitled “The Right to Privacy in …

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Nov 27 2013

Coming up on Monday December 2, 2013

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We’ll get a report on turmoil in the Central African Republic as France warns of a genocide. And, a look at the controversy over contraception in Obamacare. Plus, how LA groups are organizing against the fracking industry. …

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Nov 27 2013

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on NSA Program On Porn Habits of Muslims, SeaTac’s Minimum Wage Victory, and New Rules on Non-Profit Campaign Spending

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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:

New NSA documents reveal the spy agency has been tracking the private online viewing habits of individuals with the intent to embarrass them. The Huffington Post reports this morning that the NSA had been spying on 6 …

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Nov 27 2013

Right Wing Leader Claims Victory in Honduras

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Juan Orlando Hernández, the head of the conservative National Ruling Party of Honduras has declared victory in Presidential elections held over the weekend. His lead, which has now been declared “irreversible” by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, has been disputed by his main rival, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Castro initially declared herself the winner even …

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Nov 27 2013

Earl Sampson, a Miami Gardens Florida Man, is Subjected to Police Racial Profiling Hundreds of Times in 4 Years

According to the Miami Herald, Earl Sampson, a 28 year old African American man in Miami Gardens, has been questioned 258 times in four years, arrested 62 times for trespassing while on his own work place, and searched more than 100 times.

The convenience store where Sampson works is owned by Alex Saleh, who, upon noticing how disproportionately poor and black …

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Nov 27 2013

Subversive Thought for November 27, 2013

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Give Thanks by Chelsea Manning: I’m usually hesitant to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. After all, the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony systematically terrorized and slaughtered the very same Pequot tribe that assisted the first English refugees to arrive at Plymouth Rock. So, perhaps ironically, I’m thankful that I know that, and I’m also thankful that there are people who seek out, and usually find, such truths. I’m thankful for people who, even surrounded by …

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Nov 27 2013

Rev. Billy Faces Possible Year-Long Prison Sentence for Confronting JP Morgan Chase’s Role in Toad Extinction

This year’s holiday shopping creep has angered many Americans but many more will likely show up on Thanksgiving morning or afternoon to spend their dollars on things they don’t need instead of spending their time with those they love.

Activist Billy Talen who goes by the name of Rev. Billy, has been pointing out the problems of rampant consumerism for over …

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Nov 26 2013

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on CIA Program ‘Penny Lane,’ US-Afghan Pact, and Pope’s Radical Critique of Capitalism

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

Details of a new secret program reveal how the CIA turned some Guantanamo prisoners into double agents after 9-11. The Associated Press’s breaking story, based on interviews with anonymous US officials, explains how a handful of prisoners were transferred to hotel-like accommodations …

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Nov 26 2013

Hope Seen In Breakthrough Iranian Nuclear Talks

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After decades of deadlock, it took a new Iranian President to break through icy relations between Western nations and Iran. A high-level meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, over the weekend, resulted in an historic agreement for Iran to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions.

The so-called P5+1 countries of US, Russia, UK, France, China, Germany and …

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Nov 26 2013

COP 19 Climate Meeting Made “Faltering Progress”

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The 19th annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wrapped up in Warsaw, Poland over the weekend. COP 19 as it was called, was a 2 week high-level international meeting for governments worldwide to agree on a framework in preparation to sign a comprehensive treaty on curbing climate change in 2015 in Paris, France.

The …

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