Archive for April, 2014

Apr 24 2014

Jared Diamond On The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

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The acclaimed UCLA Geography professor Jared Diamond is best known for his 1997 work Guns, Germs, and Steel, in which he explained the history of Eurasian conquest. But, years earlier he wrote a masterful treatise on human evolution called The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: How Our Animal Heritage Affects the …

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Apr 24 2014

Jared Diamond Talks Evolution and the Future of Humanity

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In his 1991 book The Third Chimpanzee, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jared Diamond explores how humans fit among other animal species and also what sets us apart. He explains how we have evolved in our behaviors to perpetuate our genes to future generations, how and why we developed language, culture, and art, and what the future holds for the human race given our evolutionary past. The Third Chimpanzee has been newly reissued for young adults in April 2014.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Prof. Diamond in his Los Angeles home about the book. Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/QswbFgHM4Tk.

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Apr 23 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Obama’s Military Aid to Egypt, Brazil’s Internet Governance Bill, and Nepal’s Sherpas Rise Up

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Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and news analyst and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The Obama Administration has approved delivery of 10 Apache helicopters to the military regime in Egypt despite on-going government repression. The US had been withholding the helicopters after …

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Apr 23 2014

Taking Back the People’s Platform: The Commercialization of Everything on the Internet

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Here’s an interesting dilemma. Uprising’s Facebook page has 4,755 likes. That means that 4,755 of you have clicked the like button on our page because presumably you want to be able to read our posts and follow our links. But, every time we update the status on our page, we are told …

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Apr 23 2014

Subversive Thought for April 23, 2014

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“To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers.” — Louis L’Amour

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Apr 22 2014

Conversation with Jennifer Ouellette on the Science of Self

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Genes, we are taught in high school biology, are inherited from our parents and determine, to a great extent, our physical, physiological, and even psychological traits. But, humans share an overwhelmingly large percentage of our genes with one another. What then creates the stunning diversity we see among humans? Do our genes direct our behaviors and our disposition to diseases? What wins out in the age-old contest between nature and nurture?

Attempting to ask and answer these questions is science writer and journalist Jennifer Ouellette whose new book is called Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self.

Watch Part 1 of a video of Uprising host interviewing Jennifer Ouellette about her book: http://youtu.be/z-wWdySv5Sk

Watch Part 2 of a video of Uprising host interviewing Jennifer Ouellette about her book: http://youtu.be/z-wWdySv5Sk

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Apr 22 2014

Journalist Nick Turse Discusses the Real War in Vietnam

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In a book that became a New York Times bestseller and earned its author Nick Turse numerous awards, the Vietnam war consisted of one My Lai massacre after another. According to Turse’s meticulous research, based on extensive and mostly forgotten documents from the war and first person interviews with US vets and Vietnamese survivors, the modus operandi in the war was to “Kill Anything That Moves,” which is the title of his book.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke recently with Nick Turse about his book. Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/APvywq8lFoY.

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Apr 22 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on US Troops in Afghanistan, Party Appeals to Latino Vote and Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

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Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Talks between the US and Afghanistan indicate that US troops in Afghanistan may be cut down to less than 10,000. Since Afghanistan’s April 5th election wound down, talks between both countries …

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Apr 22 2014

Genes and the Science of Self

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Scientists are celebrating the success of a new experiment to make precision changes to the DNA of mice to cure a liver disease. The DNA “edits” as they are calling are the latest in a series of genetic studies that are part of a scientific revolution stemming from the Human Genome Project and …

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Apr 22 2014

April 22, 2014

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“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.” — Mahatma Gandhi …

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