Archive for August, 2014

Aug 27 2014

Subversive Thought for August 27, 2014

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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ? Aldous Huxley …

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Aug 26 2014

Coming up on August 27, 2014

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We’ll discuss Europe’s immigration problem – how violence and poverty are driving hundreds of thousands of people across the sea in a perilous journey that echoes our own immigration crisis. And, we’ll hear part 1 of a 2 part conversation with lawyer and author Lisa Bloom on her book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It. Plus, a confidential report reveals why California’s last remaining …

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Aug 26 2014

Conversation with Prof. Jody Armour – Part 2

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Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America. He is also a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. Prof. Armour spoke recently with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about the spectrum of racism from racial profiling in department stores, to fatal police killings on the streets.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/5-VP_t_vbmI

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Aug 26 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on US Surveillance of Syria, NSAs Data Sharing and “Google”-Like Search, and Burger King Buyout of Tim Horton’s

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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:

President Obama has authorized manned and unmanned surveillance flights over Syria. The Defense Department announced yesterday that it would send, according to the New York Times, “manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over …

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Aug 26 2014

Israeli Airstrikes Devastate Gaza As Hamas Accepts Going to ICC

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While the eyes of the world are turned to Syria, Iraq, and Libya, Israel has resumed its military operation against Gaza. Airstrikes this morning severely damaged one of Gaza’s tallest apartment and office buildings, killing two people and wounding 20. More than a hundred Palestinians have died in a fresh round of about 350 …

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Aug 26 2014

Brazil Prison Riot Represents Serious Social Problems Ahead of Elections

Feature Stories | Published 26 Aug 2014, 9:53 am | Comments Off on Brazil Prison Riot Represents Serious Social Problems Ahead of Elections -

On Sunday morning, prisoners at the overcrowded Cascavel Prison in southern Brazil rose up in revolt of their deplorable living conditions. The riot which left four prisoners dead, two of them beheaded, was in response to excessive abuse by prison guards, poor sanitation, frequent strip searches, shackles and inadequate food. Prison officials are …

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Aug 26 2014

From Macy’s to Ferguson: The Spectrum of American Racism – Part 2

Feature Stories | Published 26 Aug 2014, 9:52 am | Comments Off on From Macy’s to Ferguson: The Spectrum of American Racism – Part 2 -

Michael Brown’s funeral in Missouri yesterday drew thousands of people at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. One of Brown’s cousins, Eric Davis, was among those who spoke at the funeral, saying the community had had, “enough of the senseless killings.”

Meanwhile a newly obtained audio recording of the Ferguson shooting of …

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Aug 26 2014

Subversive Thought for August 26, 2014

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“Why is it so difficult for many white folks to understand that racism is oppressive not because white folks have prejudicial feelings about blacks (they could have such feelings and leave us alone) but because it is a system that promotes domination and subjugation?” – bell hooks …

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Aug 25 2014

Coming up on August 26, 2014

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We’ll return to the on-going Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, which have continued despite the waning of global attention. And, a look at violence in Brazil’s prison system, as a Presidential election gears up, post-World Cup, and pre-Olympics. Plus, part 2 of my conversation with USC professor Jody Armour on the spectrum of racism – from Macy’s to Ferguson. …

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Aug 25 2014

Conversation with Prof. Jody Armour – Part 1

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Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America. He is also a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. Prof. Armour spoke recently with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about the spectrum of racism from racial profiling in department stores, to fatal police killings on the streets.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/CAj2imY4WxM

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