Archive for November, 2013

Nov 22 2013

US-Philippines Relations and Typhoon Haiyan

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Just days before Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the Philippines, the United States was in negotiations with the Filipino Government to increase its troop presence in the country. On November 8th, the day Haiyan made landfall, those negotiations became a non-issue. One of the worst recorded storms in world history had left over 5,000 people dead, over 1,600 missing, over 23,000 injured and 4 million people displaced. In a country which has seen its share of deadly typhoons even these numbers were staggering. In countries like the Philippines poverty, corruption, poor governing and climate change fueled by the excesses of Western consumption combine to create a disastrous consequence for people.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Kuusela Hilo, Volunteer Coordinator for Task Force Haiyan and Country Coordinator for the US Chapter of International League of People’s Struggle, about the politics of relief in the Philippines.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/nUmAqRis5BM

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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Nov 22 2013

Will US-Afghan Security Pact End the Longest War?

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A gathering of thousands of Afghan tribal elders, statesmen and others is meeting this week in Kabul to discuss and debate the final draft of an agreement between the US and Afghanistan as part of the winding down of the longest war the US has ever waged. US officials spent months negotiating with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on what the nature …

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Nov 22 2013

Typhoon Haiyan and The Politics of Relief

Just days before Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the Philippines, the United States was in negotiations with the Filipino Government to increase its troop presence in the country. On November 8th, the day Haiyan made landfall, those negotiations became a non-issue. One of the worst recorded storms in world history had left over 5,000 people dead, over 1,600 missing, over 23,000 injured …

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Nov 22 2013

Examining JFK’s True Political Legacy

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The 35th President of the United States, assassinated 50 years ago today is a figure who has inspired countless books, films, essays, and conspiracy theories. John F Kennedy’s murder in Dallas on November 22nd 1963 was an event that profoundly affected Americans and has been credited with marking the end to an era of national innocence.

After his death Kennedy was …

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Nov 22 2013

Subversive Thought for November 22, 2013

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“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” — John F. Kennedy …

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Nov 22 2013

ReThink Reviews: The Book Thief

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Rethink ReviewsTaking a deeper look at current and past films and how they relate to the world today.

Jonathan Kim is an independent film critic who writes and produces film reviews for Uprising and other outlets. He is a former co-producer at Brave New Films.

Read his reviews online at ReThinkReviews.net. Watch his …

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Nov 21 2013

Coming up on November 22, 2013

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We’ll examine the draft agreement currently being debated, between the US and Afghanistan, marking the possible end of the longest war the US has ever waged. And, an update on the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and how people are coping. Plus, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK we’ll examine his true legacy as President. …

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Nov 21 2013

LAUSD’s iPad Program Plagued by Problems

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While LAUSD is cutting school librarians and nurses, having trouble maintaining their aging buildings and suffering from notoriously large class sizes, it has decided to spend $1 billion handing out iPads to all 600,000 students enrolled in the school system.

LA Times reporter and co-Host of Deadline LA Howard Blume, spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about the program and its problems.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/-RA25Pc3dgc

Bipasha Shom produced and recorded this interview.

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Nov 21 2013

Subversive Thought for November 21, 2013

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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela

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Nov 21 2013

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on Climate Walkouts, Pakistan Drone Strike, And US-Afghan Security Pact

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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:

Hundreds of representatives of environmental and development groups walked out of the UN Climate conference called COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland today, protesting the lack of …

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