Archive for June, 2014

Jun 25 2014

New Report Exposes How US Police Paramilitary Operations Target Communities of Color

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Many Police Departments across the country have SWAT teams – which stands for Special Weapons And Tactics units – designed for use in situations such as a hostage crisis or an armed standoff. But the deployment of SWAT teams in home searches of disproportionate numbers of people of color seems to be the new …

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Jun 25 2014

Subversive Thought for June 25, 2014

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“You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.” — Grace Lee Boggs …

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Jun 25 2014

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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It is a curious fact that one of the most radical living black power figures in the US today is a 98 year old Chinese American woman named Grace Lee Boggs. A new documentary called American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, explores 7 decades of activism and critical thinking on progressive social …

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Jun 24 2014

Coming up on June 25, 2014

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We’ll find out what’s behind President Obama’s recent Working Families effort to push for paid maternity and other family leave. And, we’ll speak with the author of a new ACLU report on how the increasing militarization of law enforcement has impact communities of color disproportionately. Plus, we’ll speak with the film maker of a new documentary called American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. …

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Jun 24 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Memo on Drone Killing of US Citizens, Planned Texas Facility for Undocumented Minors, Rich Investors Push MayDay Campaign

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

A court has ordered the release of an internal government memo legally justifying the extrajudicial killing of Americans through drone strikes. The memo in question was used specifically to justify the assassination of Anwar …

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Jun 24 2014

Detroit Residents Denied Basic Right to Water

A federal judge in December granted the city of Detroit bankruptcy protection for about $18 billion worth of debts. While the city has been able to seek protection from its more than 100,000 creditors, ordinary residents, 40% of whom are living in poverty, are now being denied water in order to balance the city …

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Jun 24 2014

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States

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Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” The question is which people have decided. Bonaparte, the French conqueror, had the power to shape how history would treat him. But what of all the ordinary people who labored, and suffered, and died from the …

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Jun 24 2014

Some States Resume Executions Weeks After Oklahoma’s Botched Inmate Killing

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Over a 24 hour period last week, executioners in Georgia, Missouri and Florida killed three death row prisoners after a seven week lull following the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma in April. These states along with Texas are responsible for the vast majority of the two dozen or so executions committed this …

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Jun 24 2014

Subversive Thought for June 24, 2014

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“Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.” — George Bernard Shaw …

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Jun 23 2014

Coming up on June 24, 2014

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We’ll explore Detroit’s water crisis. And, award winning writer and cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz joins us to discuss his new book and his Fox TV project, Bordertown. Plus, why executions in the US have resumed despite the recently botched killings of inmates. …

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