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Friday Nite Videos -- April 18, 2014

Portside - 1 hour 40 min ago
Friday Nite Videos -- April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014
By
Portside (April 18, 2014)

Playing for Change: 'Clandestino.' Tax Day 2014: Are Taxes Fair? 'What's Up With Chicks and Science?' Book: 'Kill Anything That Moves'. StopRush Is Stopping Rush.

 

 

Playing for Change: 'Clandestino'

 

"Clandestino" is a song of the people. An Oud master in Morocco, gypsies in Budapest layered in bass, percussion, strings and vocals from Manu Chao and friends, it forms a Global Roots Reggae-Latin jam. [...]

Western Re-Run: Nevada Rancher Versus The Feds

Portside - 2 hours 50 min ago
Western Re-Run: Nevada Rancher Versus The Feds

April 18, 2014
By Tom Kenworthy
Think Progress (April 17, 2014)

We've seen this Western re-run, Nevada Rancher Versus the Feds, before. But it turns out that Cowboy Hage would be suckling at the public teat if he paid his grazing fees.

In the West, we’ve seen this Cliven Bundy movie before. And with every re-run, the worn out story line of the heroic independent rancher standing up to the dictatorial federal government gets more tiresome.
Bundy, for those who have been paying attention to more important news, is the southern Nevada rancher [...]

Gabriel García Márquez Obituary

Portside - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:51pm
Gabriel García Márquez Obituary

April 18, 2014
By Nick Caistor
The Guardian (April 17, 2014)

Colombian Nobel laureate who helped to launch boom in Latin American literature with novel One Hundred Years of Solitude

Few writers have produced novels that are acknowledged as masterpieces not only in their own countries but all around the world. Fewer still can be said to have written books that have changed the whole course of literature in their language. But the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, who has died at the age of 87 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease achieved just that, especially thanks [...]

The Mysterious Disappearance

Portside - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:37pm
The Mysterious Disappearance

April 18, 2014
By Tom Tomorrow
This Modern World (April 14, 2014)

What if the disappearance of democracy received breathless news coverage around the clock? Yah, dream on.

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Lab Grown Organs and Artistic Computers in Fifty Years?

Portside - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:27pm
Lab Grown Organs and Artistic Computers in Fifty Years?

April 18, 2014
By Jalees Rehman
scilogs (April 17, 2014)

A new survey shows that the public is optimistic about lab-grown replacement organs and computer created artistic works within the next 50 years, but less than enthusiastic about some other possible technologies being widely used. [...]

Democracy Now! 2014-04-18 viernes en español

Democracy Now! Podcast en Español - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:00pm
Democracy Now! 18 de Abril de 2014
  • Se alcanzó un acuerdo para la crisis de Ucrania, los separatistas pro-rusos se mantienen firmes
  • Folleto antisemita al este de Ucrania se denuncia como provocación
  • Fallece Gabriel García Márquez, autor de "Cien años de soledad"
  • Irán avanza en el calendario del acuerdo nuclear; Estados Unidos libera fondos
  • Hombres armados atacan base de la ONU que protege civiles en Sudán del Sur
  • Ex general salvadoreño enfrenta deportación de Estados Unidos por su papel en asesinatos
  • Diecinueve arrestados en manifestación por deportaciones; Obama culpa a republicanos por obstruir reforma
  • Tribunal por once de septiembre de 2001 aplazado en medio de acusaciones al FBI de espionaje al equipo de defensa .
  • Condena de cinco años para la persona más joven en ser procesada por terrorismo en Estados Unidos
  • Alcalde de Marionville, Missouri: “Estaba un poco de acuerdo” con la visión de Frazier Glenn Miller
  • Informe revela fallas importantes en el manejo del caso de violación en Universidad de Florida
  • Muere Robert Knight, periodista de radio WBAI

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Democracy Now! 2014-04-18 Friday

Democracy Now! Daily Podcast - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2014-04-18 Friday
  • Headlines for April 18, 2014
  • Gabriel García Márquez in His Own Words on Writing "100 Years of Solitude"
  • "He Gave Us Back Our History": Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

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Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become 'Untouchables' Who Don't Go to Prison

Portside - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:31pm
Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become 'Untouchables' Who Don't Go to Prison

April 17, 2014
By Amy Goodman, Matt Taibbi
Democracy Now! (April 15, 2014)

Matt Taibbi discusses his new book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap." The vast majority of white-collar criminals have avoided prison since the financial crisis began, while an unequal justice system imprisons the poor and people of color on a mass scale. Taibbi explores how the Depression-level income gap between the wealthy and the poor is mirrored by a "justice" gap in who is targeted for prosecution and [...]

Jewish Educator Speaks Out - Why Jews Must Oppose Muzzling of Palestine Solidarity Activists

Portside - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:21pm
Jewish Educator Speaks Out - Why Jews Must Oppose Muzzling of Palestine Solidarity Activists

April 17, 2014
By Martin R. Federman
The Electronic Intifada (April 9, 2014)

Jewish educator in Boston speaks out: "The lesson should be - and historically has been - that we Jews must always support any group that is unfairly targeted. That's why Jews in the US have overwhelmingly supported the rights of minorities and persecuted communities." [...]

Tidbits - April 17, 2014

Portside - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:59pm
Tidbits - April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014
By
Portside (April 17, 2014)

Cecily McMillan Trial Update; Reader Comments - Palestinian-Israeli Talks; Walmat, Living Wage, Minimum Wage of $15; Syria; Turkey; Pulitzer and Snowden; Paul Robeson; Russia, Ukraine, Crimea; Immune Systems;
New book - What Did You Learn at Work Today?
Announcements - Howard Zinn Symposium - Apr 24 - New York; 78th Celebration Abraham Lincoln Brigade & ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism - Apr. 27 - New York; 45th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade [...]

Climate Change Is Here - It's Too Late for Pessimism

Portside - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:49pm
Climate Change Is Here - It's Too Late for Pessimism

April 17, 2014
By Katrina vanden Heuvel
TheNation.com Blog (April 15, 2014)

More disturbing than any horror movie, Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously, a nine-part series about climate change, is essential viewing. We need this kind of visible activism. Denial, resignation and despair are not options. By bringing together actors, scientists, journalists and philanthropists, Living Dangerously provides a necessary spark, not just to get a conversation going, but also to put a fire underneath those who have it in their power. [...]

Carl Bloice remembered, 1939-2014

Portside - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:24pm
Carl Bloice remembered, 1939-2014

April 17, 2014
By Remembered by a Group of His Friends
Portside (April 17, 2014)

Carl Bloice, Portside moderator, journalist, editor, political theorist, activist and teacher, died April 12 in San Francisco, after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. He was one of the founding moderators of Portside, responsible for the Saturday posts, including writing REWIND, composed of the Quote of the Day and Toon of the Day, which he assembled. Carl leaves behind a world enriched by his contributions, with friends throughout the world. [...]

Democracy Now! 2014-04-17 jueves en español

Democracy Now! Podcast en Español - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00pm
Democracy Now! 17 de Abril de 2014
  • Ucrania: El enfrentamiento de separatistas y el inicio de negociaciones en Ginebra
  • El régimen y los rebeldes se acusan de ataque con gas de cloro al norte de Siria
  • Al Qaeda en Yemen amenaza con ataque a Estados Unidos
  • Representantes de los trabajadores públicos de Detroit aceptan recortes en las pensiones
  • Informe: casos de deportación en constante descenso desde 2009
  • Filadelfia prohíbe el traslado de inmigrantes indocumentados sin orden federal
  • Juez anula ley contra el aborto en Dakota del Norte
  • GM procura protección judicial frente a demandas por interruptor de encendido
  • El gobierno de Obama destinará 600 millones de dólares para capacitación e inserción laboral
  • Bloomberg lanza nuevo grupo de control de armas con donación de 50 millones de dólares
  • Comité de Inteligencia del Senado evalúa filtración de McClatchy sobre investigación de tortura
  • Lavabit pierde apelación de desacato al tribunal por información de usuarios
  • Snowden interroga a Putin sobre vigilancia en masa
  • El cantante de salsa y bolero Cheo Feliciano muere en accidente de tránsito en Puerto Rico

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Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York

City Limits - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:10am
The area's improvement—thanks to community action and city policy—is undeniable. What's debated is whether the same displacement seen in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick is headed that way.

Democracy Now! 2014-04-17 Thursday

Democracy Now! Daily Podcast - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2014-04-17 Thursday
  • Headlines for April 17, 2014
  • "We Are Not Beginning a New Cold War, We are Well into It": Stephen Cohen on Russia-Ukraine Crisis
  • Fixing the Electoral College: New York Joins Pact to Elect President by Popular Vote
  • Former Drone Operators Reveal Air Force Plays Key Role in Secret CIA Assassination Campaign

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Breaking Down De Blasio's First Act

City Limits - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00am
In the distance race that is a New York City mayoral administration, Bill de Blasio has moved beyond the starting-line cheers and into the long, grueling middle.

Widespread Fixes Needed to Protect Disaster Workers

City Limits - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00am
More than a dozen years after rescue workers and others toiled in toxic fumes amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, a report recommends changes to practices—and culture—before the next disaster.

Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

Portside - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:42pm
Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

April 16, 2014
By
Washington Post (April 15, 2014)

In a country where relations between Muslims and Christians can be fraught and sometimes escalate into bloodshed, the 5-year-old insurgency is encouraging extremists from both religions and widening the gulf as never before.

LAGOS, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military’s ability to contain an Islamic [...]

US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement 3 years on–the Long Road to Solidarity

Portside - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:34pm
US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement 3 years on–the Long Road to Solidarity

April 16, 2014
By Aviva Chomsky
LAWCHA: Labor On Line (April 16, 2014)

The AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center’s Colombia representative still adheres to the old policy of taming Colombia’s radical unions and encouraging them to follow the AFL-CIO’s business unionism approach.

When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he told the AFL-CIO convention that he would oppose the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement promoted by then-president Bush “because the violence against unions in Colombia would make a mockery of the very labor protections that we have insisted be included [...]

Philly Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants on Behalf of ICE

Portside - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:25pm
Philly Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants on Behalf of ICE

April 16, 2014
By
News Works (April 16, 2014)

Philadelphia's only Latino City Council member, Maria Quinones-Sanchez, became emotional while talking about the executive order. "This victory is so huge, not only for the city of Philadelphia but for rest of the country," she said. "And for those of you who do immigrant work and know the faces behind the stories, the people who have suffered who we couldn't save before." [...]