Archive for July, 2014

Jul 18 2014

Subversive Thought for July 18, 2014

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“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ? Voltaire …

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Jul 17 2014

Coming up on July 18, 2014

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We’ll examine the significance of a recent federal court ruling on California’s death penalty, deeming it unconstitutional. Our guests will include former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti, and UC Berkeley law professor Elisabeth Semel. And, how serious is California’s drought and what is being done to stave off the worst impacts of it? Brian Richter of the Nature Conservancy author of Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability, will join us, …

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Jul 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on California’s Death Penalty, Congressional Attack on DCs Gun Laws, and The End of Australia’s Carbon Tax

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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:

A federal judge has ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional. Judge Cormac Carney based his ruling on the fact that California’s …

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Jul 17 2014

Obama’s Latest Effort to Enter Syria War Is A Pledge to Train “Small Group” of Rebels

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US officials say they plan to train a small unit of Syrian rebels – about 2,300 – in the latest effort at toppling President Bashar Al Assad. Assad, who was just sworn in for a third term, has remained strong in the face of a multi year bloody civil war.

President Obama has requested …

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Jul 17 2014

Politics of Parenting: The Criminalization of Mothers Who are Poor and Women of Color

A few decades ago, a child playing alone at the park would have raised few eyebrows, but today it can be the cause for criminal action against parents. A woman named Debra Harrell was arrested in South Carolina this week for allowing her 9 year old daughter to play at the …

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Jul 17 2014

Analyzing Nativist Responses to Child Migration from the KKK to Glenn Beck

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The influx of thousands of Central American child migrants at the US border has prompted a resurgence in Nativist tinged protests in various cities. It began with Murrieta, Southern California where protestors barricaded buses carrying women and children immigrants, preventing them from being processed at nearby facilities. In Oracle, Arizona, this week protestors lined …

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Jul 17 2014

Subversive Thought for July 17, 2014

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“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” — George Washington Carver

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Jul 16 2014

Coming up on July 17, 2014

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We’ll speak with foreign correspondent and author Reese Erlich about new US plans to train and arm a group of Syrian rebels as the war there continues. And, Loretta Ross joins us to discuss the criminalization of mothers of color as part of our on-going series on the Politics of Parenting. Plus, Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center analyzes the recent nativist responses to Central American child migration, ranging from armed militias, to …

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Jul 16 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan about Philippines Typhoon, NYT Report on GM Culpability, and Vargas Detained At Border

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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 Philippines has been battered by yet another major storm, leaving at least 6 people dead. Typhoon Rammasun, named after the God of Thunder prompted the evacuations of hundreds …

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Jul 16 2014

Why An Israeli Academic Views the Assault on Gaza as “Incremental Genocide”

Hamas has rejected an Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire plan that was brokered by Egypt this week. The effort was an attempt to put an end to Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which has included a barrage of deadly airstrikes on Gaza and rockets fired by Hamas.

According to the United Nations, 80 percent of those killed in …

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