Archive for November, 2007

Nov 30 2007

Weekly Digest – 11/30/07

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This week on Uprising:

* Protests Rock Bolivia Over New Constitution
* Empire Notes on Declining Violence in Iraq
* Oxfam Warns of Worsening Climate Change
* Black Agenda Report on Somalia
* Journalists Decry Racism in Media Coverage of Mumia

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Nov 30 2007

Oxfam Warns of Worsening Climate Change Hazards

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floodsGUEST: David Waskow, Policy lead on Oxfam America’s Climate Change campaign

Earlier this month Bangladesh was struck by the worst cyclone since 1991. Cyclone Sidr hit the impoverished South Asian country on November 15 with winds of 155 mph and a 5-foot tidal surge, killing around 3,500 people, leaving thousands missing or injured, and displacing …

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Nov 30 2007

Tasers Come Under Increasing Scrutiny

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TaserGUEST: Jason Ope?a Disterhoft, Domestic Human Rights Campaigner, Amnesty International USA

An officer outside a police department in Ohio used a stun gun yesterday to subdue a pregnant woman after forcing her to the ground. Authorities claim that the woman’s pregnant condition was not made known to the officer until after she was taken to …

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Nov 30 2007

Lysa Flores: Immigrant Daughter

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lysa floresGUEST: Lysa Flores, musician, activist, actress

Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Lysa Flores has for years melded her evocative lyrics with folk-rock melodies in pioneering the Chicana alternative scene. The multi-talented singer, musician, activist and actress has toured with many well known musicians such as Los Lobos, and has appeared in films …

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Nov 30 2007

Black Agenda Report on Somalia

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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 on Somalia. Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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Nov 30 2007

Radical Day in History – 11/30/07

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Nov 30 2007

Fair Trade and Conscious Gifts Crafts Sale

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There will be a Fair Trade and Conscious Gifts Holiday Bazaar this Saturday December 1st from 11 am to 3 pm at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in the Geneva Room, 3300 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. Over a dozen vendors will offer fair trade coffee and tea, hand made crafts by Afghan women, jewelry and art by local artists. Vendors include Afghan Women’s Mission, Ten Thousand Villages, Garment Worker Center, Pacifica Radio Archives, Global Voices …

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Nov 30 2007

November 30, 2007

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“Does feminist mean a large unpleasant person who’ll shout at you or someone who believes women are human beings. To me it’s the latter, so I sign up.” — Margaret Atwood …

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Nov 29 2007

LAUSD Moves to Protect Student Information

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Army RecruitersGUESTS: Arlene Inouye, Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Pat Elder, Peace Action Montgomery

Anti-recruitment activists are hailing the recent announcement by the Los Angeles Unified School District of a new policy to better protect students’ personal information from the military. The policy is the result of discussions with teachers and the ACLU. It …

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Nov 29 2007

Going In: Once Upon a Time in South Africa

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Michael KearnsGUEST: Michael Kearns, activist, artist

About 2.5 million people have been newly infected with the HIV virus this year. It is now estimated that more than 33 million people globally live with HIV. An overwhelming ninety-five percent of all HIV/AIDS cases occur in the developing world. The theme of this year’s International World AIDS …

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