Archive for October, 2006

Oct 20 2006

Weekly Digest – 10/20/06

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This week on Uprising:

* An exclusive first interview with authors and cultural critics, bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains on their book Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism.

* Plus Empire Notes on the number of Iraqis killed after the US occupation began.

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Oct 20 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 11 – Hour 2

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Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land

Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land

This summer Israel launched another war on Lebanon, all the while continuing its brutal occupation of Palestine. While the Israelis have yet to completely pull out of Lebanon after the ceasefire, the media, particularly the US media, have all but forgotten the summer war that left thousands of Lebanese dead. Today …

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Oct 20 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 11 – Hour 1

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Deconstructing Empire with Noam Chomsky

Hegemony or survivalAccording to Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in the New York Times, Noam Chomsky “continues to challenge our assumptions long after other critics have gone to bed. He has become the foremost gadfly of our national conscience.” New Statesman correspondent Francis Hope praised Chomsky for “a proud defensive independence, a good plain writer’s hatred of expert mystification, a …

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Oct 20 2006

October 20, 2006

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“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.” — Noam Chomsky

“The continual intrusion into our minds of the hammering noises of arguments and propaganda can lead to two kinds of reactions. It may lead to apathy and indifference, the I-don’t-care reaction, or to a more …

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Oct 19 2006

October 19, 2006

Subversive Thoughts | Published 19 Oct 2006, 9:54 am | Comments Off on October 19, 2006 -

“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood…War is hell.” — General William Tecumseh Sherman

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Oct 19 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 10 – Hour 2

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Soldiers Speak out from Vietnam to Iraq

GUESTS: David Zeiger, Director, Writer and Producer of Sir! No Sir!, Patricia Foulkrod, Director and Producer of The Ground Truth

In a recent column in the New York Times, conservative editorialist Thomas Friedman said that the situation in Iraq may be equivalent to the Tet offensive in Vietnam almost 40 years ago. In an interview with ABC yesterday, President George W. Bush …

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Oct 19 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 10 – Hour 1

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roy and galeanoGUESTS: Arundhati Roy, award winning writer and political commentator from India, Eduardo Galeano, award winning writer and political commentator from Uruguay

We spend the morning with two phenomenal writers and political commentators from entirely different parts of the world, who have taught us here in the US, what it means to use words not only as a form of expression but …

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Oct 18 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 9 – Hour 2

Feature Stories | Published 18 Oct 2006, 10:04 am | Comments Off on KPFK Fund Drive – Day 9 – Hour 2 -

Deconstructing Empire with Noam Chomsky

Hegemony or survivalAccording to Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in the New York Times, Noam Chomsky “continues to challenge our assumptions long after other critics have gone to bed. He has become the foremost gadfly of our national conscience.” New Statesman correspondent Francis Hope praised Chomsky for “a proud defensive independence, a good plain writer’s hatred of expert mystification, a …

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Oct 18 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 9 – Hour 1

Feature Stories | Published 18 Oct 2006, 10:03 am | Comments Off on KPFK Fund Drive – Day 9 – Hour 1 -

Latin American Activism and Culture
Venezuela Rising – Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Motorcycle Diaries – Hermanazos

Venezuela RisingGuatemala and Venezuela remain deadlocked in their attempt to secure a non-permanent U.N. Security Council seat. Neither country has been able to claim the necessary two-thirds of the 192 member General Assembly vote to secure the seat. In the 22nd round of voting, …

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Oct 18 2006

October 18, 2006

Subversive Thoughts | Published 18 Oct 2006, 10:02 am | Comments Off on October 18, 2006 -

“I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.” — Ernesto Che Guevara …

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