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Nov 26 2008

Weekly Digest – 11/26/08

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This week on Uprising

* Can Obama Save the U.S. Economy?
* Chavez Supporters Prevail in Venezuelan Elections
* Black Agenda Report on the Decline of American Dominance
* Will Michelle Obama Challenge Expectations of a First Lady?

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Nov 26 2008

December 1, 2008

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American Indians Eye the Obama Presidency with their hopes for Change; a conversation with Randy Shaw, author of Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. And, with the start of the holiday shopping season, we’ll look at the on-going battle over toy safety standards. Plus Empire Notes with Rahul Mahajan. …

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Nov 26 2008

Special Holiday Programming

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Tune into KPFK at 8 am on Thursday and Friday November 27-28 for a special look at 40th anniversary programming from the Pacifica Radio Archives examining the tumultuous events of 1968 with the Poor People’s Campaign and the Mexican American Experience. …

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Nov 26 2008

The Real Reason Why Haitian Children Are Starving to Death

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haitian children starvingAs Americans get ready to gorge on turkey and trimmings tomorrow, children in Haiti are facing mass starvation. A series of deadly storms battered crops and livestock on the impoverished island this summer, worsening the existing food crisis. UNICEF estimated that 300,000 children are at risk of severe malnutrition as a result. Unknown …

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Nov 26 2008

Will Michelle Obama Challenge Expectations of a First Lady?

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michelle obamaWhile most news is focused on President Elect Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black First Lady is receiving a very different kind of attention. The Financial Times sums it up thus: “Her husband is the nation’s foremost politician and her main job is to help him do his. But she must always remember that …

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Nov 26 2008

War Vets Expect Much From Obama

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With the Iraq War’s coverage waning, many Americans have changed their focus to the failing US economy. But for war veterans and troops still serving, the effects of the war and mistreatment by government loom large. The LA Times reported yesterday that the Pentagon recently quietly changed its definition of combat-related disabilities, rendering many wounded veterans …

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Nov 26 2008

Subversive Historian 11/26/08

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The First National Thanksgiving by Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman

Two-hundred and nineteen years ago on this day in people’s history, the United States observed its first formal national Thanksgiving holiday. The date November 26th, 1789, was designated by President George Washington when he published the Thanksgiving Proclamation in the Massachusetts Centinel. President …

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Nov 26 2008

November 26, 2008

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“The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Nov 25 2008

November 26, 2008

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We’ll examine attitudes toward America’s first Black First Lady: How the press defines Michelle Obama’s role. And, we’ll find out why war vets are optimistic about Barack Obama’s presidency. Plus, children face mass starvation in Haiti after deadly summer storms. We’ll look at the politics of the on-going food crisis and what can be done about it. …

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Nov 25 2008

Can Obama Save the US Economy?

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obamaPresident Elect Barack Obama unveiled his economic team yesterday at his second press conference since winning the election. The named economists were greeted with strong enthusiasm from Wall Street and the Republican Party. Obama also promised to unveil an economic stimulus package as soon as he takes office next year that is three times larger …

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