Dec 31 2008

Weekly Digest – 12/31/08

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This week on Uprising:

* The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington – a one-hour special with author and organizer, David Sirota (holiday re-broadcast)
* Empire Notes on the Israeli Bombing of Gaza (new)
* Black Agenda Report on the US and Israel (new)

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These days the so-called American Dream, more closely resembles a nightmare. Americans are struggling with unemployment, stagnating wages, job insecurity, falling housing prices, rising gas and food prices, poor health coverage, rising debt, and the un-ending war in Iraq that has claimed the lives of thousands. Congress and the President are facing record low approval ratings by people across the political spectrum. Has all this discontent led to any major popular revolts? Not if you read the corporate media. But political organizer and nationally syndicated columnist David Sirota has a new book out called “The Uprising,” detailing what he says are serious indications of revolts nationwide, that have the potential to turn into real social movements for change.

David Sirota is a a senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future and founder of the “Progressive States Network.” He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, whose earlier book Hostile Takeover, was a New York Times Bestseller. His new book is called “The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington.” I spoke recently with David during his book tour.

Empire Notes on Israel’s Bombing of Gaza

GUEST: Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade

Empire NotesEmpire Notes are weekly commentaries filed by Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade. Today’s commentary is on Israel’s Bombing of Gaza.

Empire Notes is online at www.empirenotes.org.

Black Agenda Report on Obama and Israel

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

This week’s commentary is about Obama and Israel. Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information.

Sonali’s Subversive Thought for the Day

“Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.” — Abbie Hoffman

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