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Mar 30 2009

Subversive Historian – 03/30/09

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Eric Drooker The 15th Amendment

Back in the day on March 30th, 1870 the 15th amendment was added to the constitution of the United States. Coming in the post-Civil War era, the last of the “reconstruction amendments” attempted to federalize enfranchisement for black males. Three versions of the 15th amendment were debated in Congress before final ratification. The …

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Mar 30 2009

March 30, 2009

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“Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.” — Claus Moser. …

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Mar 27 2009

Weekly Digest – 03/27/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Obama Defends Financial Rescue Plan
* Black Agenda Report: Comparing Iraq and Afghanistan
* Ten Years After the US/NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia
* Empire Notes on Afghanistan and the US Economy
* Native American/Native Alaska Women Suffer Epidemic Rapes

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Mar 27 2009

March 30, 2009

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We’ll dissect the President’s newly revealed strategy on the Afghanistan war. And, we’ll examine a sweeping new wilderness conservation bill passed by Congress that is being hailed by environmentalists as “New Dawn for American Heritage.” Plus, Obama’s new budget promises relief for college students – we’ll find out what’s in the details. …

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Mar 27 2009

Civil Engineers Give American Infrastructure a “D”

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In monitoring the state of American Infrastructure, the American Society of Civil Engineers have assigned an overall grade of D to our crumbling highways, levees, and waterworks. The latest report by the ASCE paints a dismal picture: since it’s last report card in 2005, US infrastructure has actually worsened, particularly in the areas of aviation, public transit, and roads. …

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Mar 27 2009

John Hope Franklin In His Own Words

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John Hope Franklin, the most preeminent and pioneering scholar of African-American history, died Wednesday at the age of 94. As a historian, Franklin’s long life bore witness to many of the most important moments in the history of race relations in the United States. The grandson of a slave, he was born and raised in Rentiesville, Oklahoma …

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Mar 27 2009

Neo-Cons Regroup in a New Think Tank

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The word ‘neo-conservative’ has become a part of the American lexicon, particularly during the Bush years. Twelve years ago William Kristol, the editor of the conservative magazine Weekly Standard, joined right-wing foreign policy pundit Robert Kagan in launching a non-profit think tank called Project for a New American Century. Among the group’s charter members were those who later …

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Mar 27 2009

Black Agenda Report on Obama and 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 Obama and Afghanistan.

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Mar 27 2009

Subversive Historian – 03/27/09

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Eric Drooker The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Back in the day on March 27th, 1814 the Battle of Horseshoe Bend took place in central Alabama. In the most decisive conflict in the Creek War, future President Andrew Jackson commanded a Tennessee militia backed by native allies against an encampment of Red Stick warriors. Fought along the horseshoe-like bend …

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Mar 27 2009

March 27, 2009

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“When imperialism feels weak, it resorts to brute force.” — Hugo Chavez …

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