Archive for August, 2007

Aug 31 2007

Weekly Digest – 08/31/07

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This week on Uprising:

* Katrina and Reconstruction: Two Years Later
* Black Agenda Report on Alberto Gonzalez
* Katrina and Prison Injustices
* Empire Notes on Bush’s Vietnam Anaolgy
* Katrina and Women

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Aug 31 2007

Executive Excess

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GUEST: Sarah Anderson, co-author of “Executive Excess,” Director of the Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies

According to a new report CEOs “collected as much money from one day on the job as average workers made over the entire year.” Authored by the the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair …

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Aug 31 2007

Katrina and Prison Injustices

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GUESTS: Rosana Cruz, co-director of Safe Streets Strong Communities and Robin Templeton, author of the article, “Locked Up in New Orleans,” which is published in the most recent edition of The Nation

On the second anniversary of Katrina, a forty-three year old inmate became the fourth person to die in Louisiana’s Orleans Parish Prison this year. …

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Aug 31 2007

Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)

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GUEST: Jason Kohn, Director of Manda Bala

Mandala Bala is a new documentary about corruption in Brazil. Going beyond Brazil’s sun-drenched beaches this documentary explores the connections between government corruption and the kidnapping industry in Sao Paolo. Through stunning imagery the doc weaves the interviews of kidnap victims, kidnappers, frog farmers, plastic surgeons, police, and even …

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Aug 31 2007

Black Agenda Report on Alberto Gonzales

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GUEST: Glen Ford is a writer and radio commentator and the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report

This week’s commentary is about Alberto Gonzales. Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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Aug 31 2007

Radical Day in History – 8/31/07

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… about The Neutrality Act of 1935.

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Aug 31 2007

August 31st, 2007

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“While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” – Eugene V. Debs …

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Aug 30 2007

Katrina and Women

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GUESTS: Sara K Gould, President of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and Almetra Franklin, CEO of St. Mary’s Community Action Agency, Louisiana Housing Alliance

When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the gulf coast, the devastation left in its wake ignited discussions on race and even class in the United States. However, even as women were disproportionately affected by …

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Aug 30 2007

Bangladesh Curfew Lifted

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GUEST:Sumaiya Islam, Community Organizer with South Asian Network

Earlier this week, the military-backed government of Bangladesh lifted an overnight curfew that had been imposed on six main cities. The curfew was the government’s response to demonstrations that began on August 20th at Dhaka University by students demanding the removal of army posts on college campuses. The …

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Aug 30 2007

Queer Youth Participate in Pass it On Music Video Project

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GUESTS: Kenia, Luke, GLASS, Dianne Cary, co-founder of Live Arts Group

While easier then it was in the past, growing up queer or transgender in Los Angeles is still difficult. Queer and trans youth, according to US Department of Health Statistics are five times more likely to miss school because of feeling unsafe, two times as likely …

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