Archive for December, 2013

Dec 31 2013

Analyzing the Top International Stories of 2013 – From Syria to the NSA

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From the on-going civil war in Syria and the US war that almost happened, to the global outrage over mass US spying, we’ll spend the hour today discussing the top international news stories of 2013.

GUESTS: Robert Jensen, a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and author of a number of books including Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive …

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Dec 31 2013

Subversive Thought for December 31, 2013

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“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Dec 30 2013

The Top Climate Change Stories of 2013

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The greatest danger facing all of humanity is climate change and 2013 was a year where so much extreme climate change happened, and yet so little political action took place that we have decided to launch a regular news feature devoted solely to climate news. To launch this new feature we spend the rest of the hour surveying the top climate …

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Dec 30 2013

The Biggest Domestic Stories of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we spend the last two days of the year looking back at the major news stories of the year. The single event with the greatest worldwide impact was of course the shocking revelations about mass surveillance by the US through the National Security Agency on practically all aspects of electronic communications between citizens. In June, …

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Dec 30 2013

Coming Up on December 31, 2013

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A look at the top international stories of 2013 with guests Robert Jensen and Arun Gupta. And, listener calls reflecting back on 2013. Plus a local report on feeding the homeless in Los Angeles by Uprising correspondent Jess Underwood. …

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Dec 30 2013

Subversive Thought for December 30, 2013

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“Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” — Evo Morales

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Dec 17 2013

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on NSA Spying Ruled Unconstitutional, Senate Confirmation of Jeh Johnson, and BDS Movement Victory of Academic Boycott of Israel

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

A federal judge has just ruled the NSA’s spying as likely unconstitutional in a major victory for privacy advocates. Judge Richard Leon called the program “almost Orwellian,” and decried the fact that “The government does not cite a single case in which analysis …

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Dec 17 2013

Subversive Thought for December 17, 2013

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“Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.” – Amy Goodman …

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Dec 13 2013

Subversive Thought for December 13, 2013

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“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
? Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela …

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Dec 13 2013

Reformer or Hypocrite? Understanding Pope Francis

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Published by Truthdig.com on December 13, 2013

By Sonali Kolhatkar

At first glance, Time magazine’s “Person of the Year,” Pope Francis, is a mess of contradictions. On the one hand, he has vehemently denounced the evils of global capitalism, calling it “a new tyranny.” However, as pontiff, he heads the Catholic Church, which has been characterized as “probably the wealthiest institution in the entire world.” And, although the pope has championed the importance of …

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