Apr 23 2014

Taking Back the People’s Platform: The Commercialization of Everything on the Internet

Here’s an interesting dilemma. Uprising’s Facebook page has 4,755 likes. That means that 4,755 of you have clicked the like button on our page because presumably you want to be able to read our posts and follow our links. But, every time we update the status on our page, we are told …

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Apr 22 2014

Genes and the Science of Self

Scientists are celebrating the success of a new experiment to make precision changes to the DNA of mice to cure a liver disease. The DNA “edits” as they are calling are the latest in a series of genetic studies that are part of a scientific revolution stemming from the Human Genome Project and …

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Apr 21 2014

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

US government officials attended a ceremony in Da Nang, Vietnam this weekend along with Vietnamese officials to mark the next stage in a process to clean up the toxic legacy of Agent Orange. Agent Orange was a major weapon of chemical warfare used by the US during the Vietnam war.

Although the war …

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Mar 31 2014

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Today is Cesar Chavez day – the day the great union organizer from California would have turned 87. In 1965, the seasoned organizer took on the fight of his life as he led thousands of poor migrant farmworkers who toiled in the grape fields of Delano to a years long strike and boycott …

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Mar 26 2014

In the Light of Humane Nature

In the just released book, In The Light of Humane Nature, environmental activist and author Arthur B. Weissman proposes a fundamental change in our approach to the health of our planet. Drawing on decades of experience in the environmental movement, Weissman asks us to reconstitute our core morality to include not just …

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Mar 13 2014

Stokely: A Life

While the phrase “black power” is often associated with the Black Panther Party, credit for popularizing it in the American lexicon actually goes to a civil rights icon named Stokely Carmichael. Representing a new generation in the mid-60s that was more militant than the activism of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, …

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