Archive for March, 2006

Mar 31 2006

Weekly Digest – 03/31/06

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This week on Uprising —

Tens of thousands of students nationwide walkout of their classrooms to protest harsh immigration measures.

Activists and farmers are victorious on extending a global ban on terminator technology.

Political cartoonist Tom Tomorrow shares “Dispatches …

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Mar 31 2006

Angela Davis: Women and Social Movements

Angela Davis is a radical black activist and philosopher. She is often associated with the Black Panthers and with the black power politics of the late 1960s and early 1970s. She joined the Communist Party when Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. She was active with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) before the Black Panthers. Davis has been promoting women’s …

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Mar 30 2006

Students Speak Out

GUESTS: 17 year old Carlos Montero, and 16 year old Sergio Mendoza from Grover Cleveland High School, Piero Giunti, 20 year old “veteran” activist, graduated student at John Burrows High school, involved in walkouts, 16 year old, Jose Covarubias from Garden Grove High School, Jesus Cruz, 16 year old from Valley High School in Santa Ana.

This week tens of thousands …

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Mar 30 2006

After the March, What Next?

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GUESTS: Carlos Montes, SEIU Local 660, organizer with Latinos Against the War, Jesse Diaz, Professor at UC Riverside, organizer with Coalition Against HR 4437, Alvaro Huerta, Director of Community, Education, and, Advocacy at CHIRLA

President Bush is currently in Cancun, Mexico, at a two-day summit with leaders from Mexico and Canada. The issue of immigration is at the top of his …

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Mar 30 2006

Black Commentator on Latinos Marching

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Glen Ford, co-publisher of The Black Commentator

Black CommentatorThe Black Commentator is an online political magazine bringing you commentary, analysis and investigation from a black perspective. Today’s commentary is about Latinos on the march.

The Black Commentator is online at www.blackcommentator.com.

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Mar 29 2006

Immigration Debate and Walkouts Continue

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GUESTS: Linda Bonn, Katie Rainge, teachers at Manual Arts High School

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the McCain-Kennedy version of immigration legislation earlier this week, after hundreds of thousands of immigrant communities took to the streets.

This so-called compromise bill is being glowingly hailed as coupling border security measures with allowing millions of undocumented workers to …

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Mar 29 2006

Hell in a Handbasket

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hell in a handbasketGUEST: Tom Tomorrow, political cartoonist, and author of “Hell in a Handbasket: Dispatches from the Country Formerly Known as America.”

Political cartoonist Tom Tomorrow’s graphic commentaries, “This Modern World,” have appeared for years in the New York Times, US News and World Report, The New Yorker, The American Prospect, The Nation, …

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Mar 29 2006

Is Crash a “White Supremacist” film?

GUEST: Robert Jensen, Professor of Media Ethics and Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, author of several books including “Citizens of the Empire,” and “The Heart of Whiteness : Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege”

“Crash,” a film with interlocking stories set in Los Angeles, took home the Oscar for best picture at the …

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Mar 28 2006

Students Walk Out for Immigrant Rights

walkoutsGUEST: Rosalina Garcia, 15 year old high school student from Santa Ana, interviewed by KPFK’s Aura Bogado

Over 20,000 students from at least 70 high schools in Southern California walked out of classes yesterday to protest against immigration legislation in the Senate. Students from Los Angeles County high schools marched onto the 101 freeway, and restricting …

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Mar 28 2006

UN Convention Rejects Terminator Technology

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GUEST: Lucy Sharvatt, with the Ban Terminator Campaign

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is a two week forum being held in Curitiba, Brazil. Brazilian President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva addressed attendees blaming industrialized nations for the “unsustainable patterns of production and consumption… It is unacceptable that poorer nations continue to suffer the main …

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