Archive for January, 2014

Jan 21 2014

Subversive Thought for January 21, 2014

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“My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn’t work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious.” — Fidel Castro …

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Jan 20 2014

Coming up on January 21, 2014

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Transforming our economy, and our nation. We’ll spend the hour with journalist, writer, activist, and chef Arun Gupta. …

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Jan 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Adele Stan on Obama’s NSA Reforms, Restoring the Voting Rights Act, and Gay Rights Under Attack Worldwide

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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:

President Obama is making a major speech this morning on reforms to the NSA’s spying programs but critics say he won’t go nearly far enough. Months into a relentless series of news stories on how the National Security Agency is spying …

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Jan 17 2014

Glimpsing Into the Minds of Terrorists

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The man who has taken credit for masterminding the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks, has issued part 1 of a 3 part manifesto from his detention in Guantanamo to members of the military court where he is being tried. The chapter, written by Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, entitled “The Road to Real Happiness,” was obtained by the Huffington Post and made public …

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Jan 17 2014

Richard Wolff Reinterprets Conventional Economic Analysis for the 99%

As world leaders are meeting in Davos, Switzerland for their yearly gathering, even the world’s economic elite see income inequality as an issue worth discussing, because it threatens to derail their perception of an economic recovery, and because they worry about the social upheavals it may cause.

The health of our economy is taken to be measured by such obscure and …

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Jan 17 2014

Poverty, Homelessness, and Gender Violence Remains High Four Years After Haiti Earthquake

On January 12, 2010 a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti. The force of that tremblor killed over 200,000 people and resulted in over 2 million people becoming homeless in a country which was already the poorest in the Western hemisphere.

Four years since that devastating event, the people of Haiti continue to suffer despite the …

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Jan 17 2014

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On the Importance of Understanding the Terrorist Mindset

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Jason Leopold is an investigative reporter for Al Jazeera English covering Guantanamo, counter terrorism, national security, human rights, open government, and civil liberties issues. He has been called a “FOIA Terrorist” by Federal employees for his aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act, which included suing the FBI and Department of Defense and forcing those agencies to change their policies. He’s the author of the memoir, News Junkie, and the e-book From Hopeful Immigrant to FBI Information: The Inside Story of the Other Any Zubaydah.

On January 17, 2014, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Jason Leopold about the recently released Khalid Sheikh Mohammad ‘Manifesto,’ and his analysis of Abu Zubaydah’s personal diaries.

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

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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Jan 17 2014

Subversive Thought for January 17, 2014

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“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” — Mahatma Gandhi …

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Jan 16 2014

Coming Up on January 17, 2014

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We’ll analyze the writings of two of the highest profile Guantanamo inmates, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad’s newly released “manifesto,” and Abu Zubaydah’s Diaries, with investigative reporter Jason Leopold. And, economist Richard Wolff joins us to help understand today’s economy in real terms that matter to the 99%. Plus, a look at Haiti, 4 years after the devastating earthquake. …

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Jan 16 2014

Why 15-Year-Old Travion Blount Got More Than 6 Life Sentences for a Crime in Which No One Was Hurt

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Published by Truthdig.com on January 16, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, as one of his last acts in office Saturday, reduced the sentence of a 23-year-old African-American inmate named Travion Blount to 40 years in prison, making him eligible for release at age 55. Blount was serving six life sentences plus 118 years in prison without parole. His crime was participating in an armed robbery in Norfolk, Va., at the age of …

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