Archive for November, 2013

Nov 26 2013

Immigrant Rights Activists Fast for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in DC

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With little notice from the media until now, a group of immigrant rights activists has been quietly fasting on the National Mall in Washington DC since November 12th. Calling the immigration issue a moral crisis, the group called ‘Fast for Families’ hopes to pressure Republican leadership to support immigration reform bill S.744 which cleared the Senate in late June.

Major religious …

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Nov 26 2013

Subversive Thought for November 26, 2013

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“Truth never damages a cause that is just.” — Mahatma Gandhi …

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Nov 25 2013

Coming Up on November 26, 2013

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We’ll examine two major deals that took place over the weekend – first the COP 19 UN climate meeting in Warsaw, Poland, and second, the P5+1 meeting with Iran in Geneva. And, we’ll find out why immigration rights leaders are on a major fast in Washington DC to pass a reform bill. …

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Nov 25 2013

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Iran Nuclear Deal, Honduras Elections, and Thai Protests

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Uprising’s guest expert (sitting in for Rose Aguilar) is Rahul Mahajan, sociologist and news analyst and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Iranians are celebrating the announcement of a breakthrough agreement with Western nations over its nuclear program. After years of negotiations, representatives from Iran and the so-called P5+1 countries of United States, …

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Nov 25 2013

UN Resolution on Privacy Rights: World Fights Back Against US Surveillance

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Using the United Nations as a vehicle, countries around the world are fighting back against vast and indiscriminate US-led violations of privacy of both ordinary people and government officials. A draft resolution entitled “The Right to Privacy in a Digital Age,” was initiated last week by Germany and Brazil whose leaders, President Dilma Rousseff and Chancellor Angela Merkel, were alleged to …

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Nov 25 2013

Walmart Associates Gear Up For Bigger, Badder, Black Friday Protests

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While the Walton Family puts together their lavish Thanksgiving celebration this week in Bentonville, Arkansas using their combined net worth of over $90 billion, Walmart employees in Canton Ohio are holding a canned food drive so they can feed their families. The day after Thanksgiving on Black Friday, non-unionized Walmart workers will once again take to the streets to demand better …

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Nov 25 2013

Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice 1880-1915

The story of the modern civil rights movement often begins with the actions of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr, or even Malcolm X and the legal victories of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts dominating the chronology. Even historians of American racial justice movements rarely examine activism before the 1950s, equating the lack of progress on segregation and …

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Nov 25 2013

Subversive Thought for November 25, 2013

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“Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.” — W.E.B. Du Bois …

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Nov 22 2013

Coming Up on November 25, 2013

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We’ll examine the strong international backlash the US and allies are facing from nations of the world against the NSA’s spying. And, as Walmart gears up for Black Friday sales, we’ll learn what its associates are planning outside the stores. Plus, author Susan Carle discusses her new book focusing on the pre-history of the civil rights movement called Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice 1880-1915. …

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Nov 22 2013

Daily News Flash with Adele Stan on UN Privacy Resolution, Senate Majority Rule Change, and Scottsboro Boys’ Pardon

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Uprising’s guest expert Adele Stan longtime chronicler of the right wing, and senior Washington correspondent for RHRealityCheck.org, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Member states of the United Nations are sending the strongest message yet to the US and its allies that they deserve the right to privacy. A draft UN resolution on a universal right to privacy in the digital age was championed …

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