Archive for May, 2006

May 26 2006

“Ban the Box”

GUESTS: Gretchen Heidemann, Program Director at A New Way of Life Re-entry Project, and an organizer with All of Us or None, Kesha Burton, member of All of Us or None, formerly incarcerated

The LA County Board of Supervisors recently passed a motion calling for an evaluation of its hiring procedures of people with prior criminal …

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May 26 2006

Dortell Williams Commentary on KPFK

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GUEST: Dortell Williams, Lancaster Prison inmate, radio commentator for Uprising

Dortell Williams has been an inmate at Lancaster County Jail for 15 years. He is an avid listener of KPFK and has filed commentaries about prison related issues. Dortell reached us by phone recently and filed a commentary about KPFK and Pacifica. We apologize for the poor quality of the prison …

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May 26 2006

A Progressive Democrat Challenges Berman

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charles coleman jrGUEST: Charles Coleman, running for Democratic Party nomination in the 28th Congressional District

Charles Coleman Jr., a graduate of USC and teacher at Nidorf Juvenile Hall, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the 28th Congressional District seat. Coleman is running against incumbent Representative Howard Berman. In a growing trend of progressive Democrats opposing conservative …

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May 26 2006

Black Commentator on Citgo Corporation

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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 on Venezuela’s Citgo Corporation.

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

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May 26 2006

May 26, 2006

Subversive Thoughts | Published 26 May 2006, 8:07 am | Comments Off on May 26, 2006 -

“When a country–particularly “a democracy”–goes to war, the passive consent of the governed lubricates the machinery of slaughter. Silence is a key form of cooperation, but the war-making system does not insist on quietude or agreement. Mere passivity and self-restraint will suffice to keep the missiles flying, the bombs exploding and the faraway people dying. ” — Norman Solomon

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May 25 2006

May 25, 2006

Subversive Thoughts | Published 25 May 2006, 8:42 am | Comments Off on May 25, 2006 -

“Our assertion of Title to the land derives from our understanding and belonging to this land. It means we have a right to live here with dignity. It does not mean we own the land. Try owning the Earth, the sand, the waters, and it will run right through your fingers. No legal system can say you do not belong here. We are in no place to refuse anyone the gift of life and livelihood. …

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May 25 2006

Caledonia Land-Dispute

Blockade GUEST: Hazel Hill, spokesperson for the Six Nations occupation

On February 28th of this year members of the Six Nations reserve in Caledonia, Ontario in Canada, began occupying a 40-hectare piece of land. They claim that the land had been stolen from them more than 200 years ago. It was to be turned into …

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May 25 2006

Israel May Unilaterally Withdraw from West Bank

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PalestineGUEST: Remi Kanazi, co-founder of www.PoeticInjustice.net, a Palestinian American writer, poet and performer living in New York City

The Israeli government is calling for a settlement of Israel’s final borders with the Palestinians, which mandates a withdrawal from much of the West Bank and relocating tens of thousands of Jewish settlers. A senior government official …

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May 25 2006

South Central Farm Update

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Joan BaezGUEST: Aura Bogado, FSRN anchor, programmer at KPFK, Pacifica

The eviction of farmers from the South Central Community Garden could come at any moment this week. Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department received the go-ahead to carry out a judicially released eviction order. News of the pending eviction placed the farm on red …

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May 25 2006

Neighborhood Peace Vigils

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Weekly Peace VigilsNeighborhood activists all over Southern California hold regular peace vigils to end the war in Iraq. Each week we announce just some of the 50 plus vigils that are taking place. Complete listings of all the vigils are available at www.neighborsforpeaceandjustice.org or www.peacevigils.com.

On Fridays in Alhambra

6:30 to 8:30pm
Main Street and Garfield Avenue
in front of Edwards Stadium 14 Theater

On Fridays in Costa Mesa / …

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