Archive for July, 2008

Jul 25 2008

July 28, 2008

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We’ll speak with Chris Hedges about the decline of the newspaper industry; and we’ll do a special feature on the airline industry – from workers rights to customer satisfaction. Plus, environmental groups pressure the EPA to regulate mercury emissions. …

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Jul 25 2008

Weekly Digest – 07/25/08

Our weekly edition is a nationally syndicated one-hour digest of the best of our daily coverage.

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This week on Uprising:

* Hamdan a Test Case for Military Justice
* Mumia Abu Jamal on Media Coverage of Elections
* US Deal with India is Beyond Nuclear
* Black Agenda Report on Afghanistan
* Highly Organized Puerto Rican Teachers Face Repression

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Jul 25 2008

July 25, 2008

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This Friday, tune into KPFK for live coverage of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on
the Imperial Presidency and possible legal responses entitled “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations”. Uprising will be back live on Monday July 28. …

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Jul 24 2008

Freeing Los Angeles of Plastic Bags?

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ban the plastic bagThe Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban the use of all plastic bags in the city by retail and grocery stores by 2010. According to the unanimous decision the ban will go into effect if the state fails to impose a minimum 25 cent per use fee for …

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Jul 24 2008

Highly Organized Puerto Rican Teachers Face Repression

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Puerto Rico TeachersThe highly organized teachers of Puerto Rico have faced violent repression in their fight for labor rights and quality education. The Federacion de Maestros de Puerto Rico or FMPR, represents over 40,000 teachers and is the largest independent union in Puerto Rico. In February 2008 teachers voted to strike after working without a …

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Jul 24 2008

Surviving America on $6.55 an Hour

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The Federal Minimum Wage is set to increase 70 cents today bringing the mandated hourly pay rate to a whopping $6.55 per hour. Today’s minimum wage raise is the second of three annual increases set forth by Congress after a decade of no such action. With the U.S. economy in a fragile state, diverging views are …

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Jul 24 2008

Black Agenda Report on Afghanistan

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Glen FordGlen Ford is a writer and radio commentator and the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report. This week’s commentary is about Afghanistan.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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Jul 24 2008

July 24, 2008

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“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country” –- Franklin Delanore Roosevelt …

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Jul 24 2008

July 24, 2008

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We’ll find out why Puerto Rico’s highly organized teachers face violent repression in their struggle for labor rights and quality education. And, as the LA city council agrees on an historic plastic bag ban, we’ll hear from one local activist how the struggle was waged and won. Plus, the federal minimum wage increases to a whopping $6.55. We’ll speak with Holly Sklar, author of “A Just Minimum Wage.” …

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Jul 23 2008

Clash of the Pochos!

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culture clashFor over 20 years, the Los Angeles based theater troupe, Culture Clash has been examining the United States on stage, through a uniquely Chicano lens. Formed on Cinco de Mayo in 1984 in San Francisco, Culture Clash originally had 6 members, including Monica Palacios, a guest we had on Uprising only last week. Today 3 …

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