Archive for January, 2014

Jan 16 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on New Federal Definitions of Profiling, NY Protesters’ RNC-Settlement, And Vatican’s UN Hearing On Sex Abuse

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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:

The Justice Department has announced it will expand its definition of what is considered profiling, after years of pressure from civil rights groups. Under President George W. …

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Jan 16 2014

Will Obama Curb the NSA’s Reach? Likely Not

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Seven months after Edward Snowden first blew the whistle on the National Security Agency’s spying network, new revelations continue to mount. Recently leaked information to the New York Times finds that the NSA has been using radio signals to gather information from computers not connected to the internet since as far back as 2008 under a program called Quantum. The spy …

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Jan 16 2014

FCC Can Reverse Net Neutrality Ruling With Simple Change in Broadband Regulations

“Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords.” That was a headline in the LA Times yesterday that encompassed a Federal Appeals Court decision earlier this week on the issue of net neutrality.

Wikipedia, which is a site that takes the issue of “net neutrality” very seriously, defines it as “the principle that Internet service providers and governments …

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Jan 16 2014

The Square, Nominated for An Oscar, Beautifully Explains Egypt Revolutionary Struggle

Egyptians voted on a new constitution this week, and unofficial results are putting the figure at a whopping 98% yes votes. The referendum is the latest chapter in an on-going revolution whose end is still quite opaque. Violence has marred the vote with many factions of the population having boycotted, while many of those voting may be grudgingly accepting of …

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Jan 16 2014

Subversive Thought for January 16, 2014

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“You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can’t jail the Revolution.” — Huey Newton …

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Jan 15 2014

Coming up on January 16, 2014

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We’ll attempt to understand the newest revelations on the NSA’s method of tapping into computers, as President Obama gets ready to announce his recommendations for reform to the spy program. And, why Net Neutrality is in more danger than ever before. Plus, we’ll speak with the film makers of the acclaimed award winning documentary, The Square, about Egypt’s experiment in revolution. …

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Jan 15 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on NSA’s Radio Tapping, Senate’s Failure to Pass Benefits, New Mexcio Shooting, and Kissenger Memo on Argentina

Daily News Flash | Published 15 Jan 2014, 10:49 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on NSA’s Radio Tapping, Senate’s Failure to Pass Benefits, New Mexcio Shooting, and Kissenger Memo on Argentina -

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:

The NSA has been using a covert radio channel to tap into offline computers. The New York Times this morning broke the damning story of how the National Security Agency has planted software into nearly 100,000 computers …

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Jan 15 2014

Egyptians Forced to Choose Between The Muslim Brotherhood or The Military

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It might seem puzzling why Egyptians who ousted the repressive 30 year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak through massive street protests are now at the polls voting on a new constitution which would grant increased powers to the military, police and judiciary. But it might make more sense knowing that this new constitution is the product of a military coup which removed …

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Jan 15 2014

50 Years In the War on Tobacco: A Model for Activism Against the Corporate Playbook

Feature Stories | Published 15 Jan 2014, 10:45 am | Comments Off on 50 Years In the War on Tobacco: A Model for Activism Against the Corporate Playbook -

Fifty years ago this week the US Surgeon General issued a seminal report linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer. The report became a landmark moment for a war on tobacco that was just taking off. At the time there was a raging public debate about the effects of smoking on our health, but today it taken for granted that smoking is …

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Jan 15 2014

Subversive Thought for January 15, 2014

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“Understand: the task of an activist is not to negotiate systems of power with as much personal integrity as possible–it’s to dismantle those systems.” ? Lierre Keith, …

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