Archive for May, 2014

May 27 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on CEO Pay Study, Pope Francis on Clergy Sexual Abuse, and March Against Monsanto

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Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and women’s Studies at Penn State University, a social change non-profit dedicated to making policy work for people and their environment, analyzes today’s news headlines:

A new study finds that the median annual pay of corporate CEOs has now surpassed the $10 million mark. …

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May 27 2014

How Wealthy Elites Are Co-Opting People’s Movements in Thailand and Ukraine

Feature Stories | Published 27 May 2014, 10:27 am | Comments Off on How Wealthy Elites Are Co-Opting People’s Movements in Thailand and Ukraine -

Thailand’s Army Chief has declared himself in charge, saying that the king had endorsed him, and that he would run a military council overseeing national affairs. The announcement came days after the military declared martial law and took power in the wake of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ouster by a court. General Prayuth …

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May 27 2014

How Misogyny and Gun Laws Intersected in the Isla Vista Massacre

Feature Stories | Published 27 May 2014, 10:26 am | Comments Off on How Misogyny and Gun Laws Intersected in the Isla Vista Massacre -

A mass shooting in the Santa Barbara County town of Isla Vista on Friday resulted in 7 people dead, including the suspected perpetrator, and 13 injured. Twenty two year old Elliot Rodger, a young man of half-Chinese, half-white descent, is alleged to have stabbed his three male roommates and then …

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May 27 2014

Erasing the “R” Word From our Lexicon

Everyone knows the “n-word,” but what about the “r-word?” The word redskins is defined in the dictionary as a racial slur. And yet such a derogatory word has remained part of our cultural lexicon, most prominently through the name of a major NFL football team, the Washington Redskins.

While there have been …

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May 27 2014

Subversive Thought for May 27, 2014

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“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov …

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May 26 2014

Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War

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Today is Memorial Day – despite what the retail industry would like us to think, it is not a day for deep shopping discounts. It is a day that the Veterans Affairs Department says “commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.”

The VA is currently under fire for problems with its healthcare system for veterans, which some …

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May 23 2014

A Third Lens: Why Awareness of Class Cultures Can Strengthen Movements for Social Change

Sonali's Columns | Published 23 May 2014, 9:22 am | Comments Off on A Third Lens: Why Awareness of Class Cultures Can Strengthen Movements for Social Change -

Published by Truthdig.com on May 22, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Many years ago I was involved in a small group of activists interested in opening a community space in our neighborhood where people could gather, watch films, take classes and do political organizing. We were a racially diverse group, and women were quite well represented. After many meetings and even a successful fundraiser for our project, we began noticing that we were unable to achieve anything …

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May 23 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on IRS Postponing Rule Change on Non-Profits, Tennessee Brings Back the Chair, and Latest Oscar Grant Related Suit is Settled

Daily News Flash | Published 23 May 2014, 9:17 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on IRS Postponing Rule Change on Non-Profits, Tennessee Brings Back the Chair, and Latest Oscar Grant Related Suit is Settled -

Uprising’s guest expert Maya Rockeymoore, President of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a social change non-profit dedicated to making policy work for people and their environment, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The IRS has decided to postpone new rules on curbing political activity by non-profit groups. The Internal Revenue Service, a favorite target of …

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May 22 2014

Uprising Expands to KPFA in Northern California!

Uprising is thrilled to announce that our program, which is produced at KPFK in Southern California, has now expanded to our sister station KPFA, based in Berkeley, with a signal area reaching San Francisco, Oakland, and more.

KPFA Press Release on the Announcement:

Pacifica Broadcaster Sonali Kolhatkar Joins KPFA Morning Drive Time Line-Up
May 22, 2014

KPFA is delighted to announce that award-winning Pacifica programmer Sonali Kolhatkar is bringing her hour-long program Uprising …

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May 22 2014

Subversive Thought for May 22, 2014

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“In the real world there is no nature vs. nurture argument, only an infinitely complex and moment-by-moment interaction between genetic and environmental effects.” — Gabor Maté …

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