Archive for April, 2006

Apr 26 2006

Los Angeles Tackles Homeless

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homelessGUESTS: Mitchell Netburn, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Becky Dennison, Director of the Downtown Women’s Action Coalition

A recent Los Angeles ordinance targeting the homeless has been under fire. The ordinance subjects homeless people to arrest if they are caught “sitting, lying or sleeping on public sidewalks.” But the Ninth Circuit Court …

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Apr 26 2006

Granito de Arena

granito de arenaGUEST: Jill Freidberg, award winning film maker

“Granito de Arena,” or Grain of Sand is the title of award-winning filmmaker Jill Freidberg’s new documentary. Freidberg is best known for her 2000 documentary, “This is What Democracy Looks Like,” about the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle in 1999. “Grain of Sand,” portrays the struggle for …

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Apr 25 2006

Nepal: King Makes Concessions

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NepalGUEST: Daniela Ponce, co-founder of www.FreeNepal.org. She had volunteered at the Center for Human Rights and Democratic Studies in Nepal

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, this morning after King Gyanendra announced a deal to end weeks of unrest. The rally was part victory celebration and part continued protest. …

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Apr 25 2006

Race and Immigration

blacks and browns in Leimert ParkGUESTS: Dadid Lloyd, Professor in Dept. of English at USC, Jaymes Sanford, a student organizer with Blacks in Action at USC

Last Sunday, black republican Ted Hayes and members of the Minuteman Project gathered at Leimert Park in South Los Angeles for an anti-immigrant rally. Those at the rally were outnumbered …

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Apr 25 2006

Darfur Diaries

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Adam ShapiroGUEST: Adam Shapiro, activist and film maker

In October 2004, a team of three independent filmmakers – Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe and Adam Shapiro – went to Darfur, Sudan and eastern Chad. Darfur is the focus of an on-going genocide that the world has recognised but failed to do anything about. The film makers monitored …

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Apr 24 2006

Serj on Armenian Genocide

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Serj TankianGUEST: Serj Tankian, System of a Down, co-host of Axis of Justice Radio Network

On April 24th, 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government began a planned and systematic campaign of arrest, deportation, and annihilation against the Armenian people. By 1923, the mass killings had claimed the lives of over 1.5 million Armenians in what became the first genocide of the twentieth century. To …

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Apr 24 2006

Empire Notes on Iraq Polls

Commentaries,Empire Notes | Published 24 Apr 2006, 8:22 am | Comments Off on Empire Notes on Iraq Polls -

GUEST: Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade

Empire NotesEmpire Notes are weekly commentaries filed by Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade. Today’s commentary is about Iraq polls.

Empire Notes is online at www.empirenotes.org.

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Apr 24 2006

KPFK Signal Down on Monday morning

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There was a power outage at Mount Wilson where KPFK’s transmitter sits. We apologize for the inconvenience. Uprising resumed regular programming at 8:35 am. We’ll be back on the air at 8 am PST tomorrow! …

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Apr 21 2006

Weekly Digest – 04/21/06

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This week on Uprising —

* The 20th anniversary of Chernobyl and the state of public health
* The World Bank and IMF’s annual meeting in DC draws protest
* Georgia’s Governor signs an anti-immigrant law
* America’s most endangered rivers
* Plus …

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Apr 21 2006

World Bank-IMF Meetings

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World BankGUEST: Ann Louise Colgan, Director of Policy and Communications at Africa Action

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund will have their annual meetings in Washington DC this weekend. The meetings have traditionally drawn large crowds of critics protesting against global neo-liberal policies. This year, police and federal officials say no permits have been …

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