Archive for August, 2008

Aug 29 2008

Weekly Digest – 08/29/08

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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:

* Beyond the Hype: Dissecting Barack Obama’s Historic Speech
* Black Agenda Report on the Obama-Biden Ticket
* Understanding Thailand’s Crisis of Democracy
* Katrina Pain Index: New Orleans Three Years Later
* Largest ICE Raid Ever in Mississippi: Nearly 600 Arrested

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Aug 29 2008

Dissecting Obama’s Historic Speech

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obamaYesterday, in front of a crowd of nearly 85,000 people in Denver, Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama gave an historic acceptance speech. He spoke on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s I have a Dream speech, invoking more economic populist rhetoric than ever before. Responding to the Republican critique that he had not …

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Aug 29 2008

Understanding Thailand’s Crisis of Democracy

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Thousands of activists in Thailand have occupied a government office compound demanding that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej’s government resign. Nearly 2000 police surrounded the mass sit-in by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) yesterday and clashed with them, leaving several people injured. A court has issued warrants for 9 of the protest leaders. This confrontation …

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Aug 29 2008

Breaking: LAX Airport Workers Return to Work After Strike

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Note: During the interview our guest informed us of the breaking news that workers returned to work following the brokering of a deal by Mayor Villaraigosa

LAXWorkers at Los Angeles International Airport are expanding their strike today to all airport terminals. Employees who provide services for Southwest, United and American airlines walked off their jobs yesterday afternoon …

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Aug 29 2008

Black Agenda Report on the Obama-Biden Ticket

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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 on the Obama-Biden ticket.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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Aug 29 2008

Subversive Historian – 08/29/08

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The Chicano Moratorium by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Thirty-eight years ago on this day in people’s history, the largest anti-war demonstration staged by Chicanos in the United States occurred in East Los Angeles. On August 29th 1970, more than twenty thousand protesters marched against the Vietnam War’s destructive effects on the Chicano community. As demonstrators converged on Laguna …

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Aug 29 2008

August 29, 2008

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“Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions.” — Molly Ivins …

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Aug 28 2008

08/29/08

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– Ethel Long-Scott, Executive Director of the Women’s Economic Agenda Project, will join us to dissect Barack Obama’s historic speech on the closing day of the DNC.
– Understanding the crisis of democracy in Thailand as thousands of protesters continue to occupy a government office compound.
– LAX workers go on strike
– The Black Agenda Report about the Obama-Biden ticket …

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Aug 28 2008

LA Activists Commemorate Katrina, Draw Connections Locally

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katrinaFrenzied media coverage of the major party conventions has all but submerged the upcoming third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The tragedy that resulted in at least 1,600 dead and hundreds of thousands displaced, is being marked by community organizations across the country, from New York, to Los Angeles, and of course New Orleans. Nearly three …

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Aug 28 2008

Katrina Pain Index: New Orleans Three Years Later

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katrina pain indexBill Quigley is a human rights lawyer, a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans and author of the forthcoming book, Storms Still Raging: Katrina, New Orleans and Social Justice.

Earlier this week he published a series of staggering statistics called Katrina Pain Index – New Orleans Three Years Later. The audio version …

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