Friday, March 7, 2014

Activists, Plastics, Snowden, Ukraine (video)

Seth Auberon, Pat Macpherson, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly;; host Sonali Kohlhatkar, Prof. Courtney Morris, activist Medha Patkar (, KPFK

Angeladavis03_closeup(Part II) Watch Democracy Now's extended interview with activist and scholar Angela Davis about the significance of the Oscar-winning film "12 Years a Slave," the use of solitary confinement, the movement to abolish prisons, and the global effort to challenge the expansion of immigrant detention. 

Are ANY plastics safe?
Industry tries to hide scary new evidence on BPA-free plastic
Bpa2A new exposé by Mother Jones magazine will shock anyone who drinks out of plastic bottles, gives their children plastic sippy cups, eats out of plastic containers, or stores food with plastic wrap. For years, public campaigns have been waged against plastic containing bisphenol-A (BPA), a controversial plastic additive, due to concerns about adverse human health effects caused by the exposure to synthetic estrogen(s). But a new investigation by Mother Jones reporter Mariah Blake has revealed that chemicals used to replace BPA may be just as dangerous to your health, if not more. More

Daily News Analysis
Edward Snowden’s testimony, Gov. Christie at CPAC, and Senate vote on Military Sexual Assault
Analyzing the latest headlines
Sitting in for Adele Stan, Uprising’s guest expert Dr. Courtney Morris (assistant professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University) analyzes today’s news headlines:  Edward Snowden testifies to the EU and exposes exactly how the NSA has partnered… More

Indian activist Medha Patkar
Crimea threatens secession, East-West Ukraine
(Part II) In honor of International Women’s Day, which is tomorrow (March 8th), Uprising Radio turns to an internationally acclaimed political activist from India. Medha Patkar is best known for founding the Narmada Bachao Andolan organization against major dam projects in India such as the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River, which threatened to displace millions of people. More
Debate: Do Venezuelan protests reflect popular discontent or...elite?

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