Archive for May, 2014

May 29 2014

Obama Articulates a New Vision for Foreign Policy, But Is It New?

President Obama gave his commencement speech to graduates of the West Point Military Academy yesterday, using it as an opportunity to unveil an apparently new direction for US foreign policy.

Downplaying military action as the main component of the nation’s response to conflict, he stressed instead the importance of alliances. The editorial boards …

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May 29 2014

Zapatistas Face Paramilitary Crackdown in Chiapas

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At 2am, deep in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico on Sunday, the man calling himself Subcomandante Marcos announced that he had ceased to exist. Appearing in public for the first time in five years, the enigmatic and iconic leader of the Zapatistas resigned as head of the Zapatista National Army (EZLN) and …

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May 29 2014

Lou Vince Makes His Case for LA County Sheriff to Progressives

On Tuesday June 3rd voters across California are expected to make choices that range from ballot measures, to judges, and, most importantly for Los Angeles County, a new Sheriff. LA County Sheriff Lee Baca who recently resigned after a national scandal involving serious abuse of inmates, had held his position for four terms. …

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May 29 2014

Subversive Thought for May 29, 2014

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“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt …

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May 28 2014

Nigerian Journalist Analyzes Origins of Boko Haram

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Dele Aileman is a Nigerian born journalist and international labor campaigner and has also been involved in KPFK/Pacifica. He was the coordinator of the 2000 Los Angeles People’s Convention.

He spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar on May 28, 2014.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/kniW3V8WGHA

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May 28 2014

Arun Gupta On Seattle’s Fight for $15

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Arun Gupta is an 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. He’s a frequent contributor to Uprising.

He spoke to Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar in May 2014

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/_0JectVzN-k

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May 28 2014

Minimum Wage Fight Goes Local With Seattle City Council Proposal

A new Associated Press study of CEO pay has found that for the first time, corporate executives’ annual compensations have surpassed the $10 million mark. The study comes just weeks after the National Employment Law Project found that the fastest growing sector of the post-recession job market was low-wage fast food jobs.

At …

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May 28 2014

Nigerian-Born Journalist Puts Boko Haram Into Socio-Economic Context Missing in Media Coverage

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A Nigerian military official claims he knows the whereabouts of hundreds of kidnapped girls and young women. Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh told reporters, “The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell you.” His comments were neither affirmed nor denied by …

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May 28 2014

Subversive Thought for May 28, 2014

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“Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.” — Edward Said …

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May 28 2014

Mumia Abu Jamal: Boko Loco

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mumiaMumia Abu Jamal is an award winning journalist and political prisoner. Today’s commentary is titled “Boko Loco” about the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria by the group Boko Haram.

Listen to Abu Jamal’s commentaries online at www.prisonradio.org. …

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