Archive for April, 2009

Apr 27 2009

Defense Department Budget Will Not Stimulate Economy

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pentagonWhile the nearly $800 billion stimulus package signed by President Obama has come under intense fire from some conservatives, there has been hardly any comment on the Pentagon’s 2010 budget of $700 billion. Unemployment rates are sky high, record numbers of people are claiming jobless benefits, healthcare costs are bankrupting Americans, and millions are fore-closed out …

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Apr 27 2009

How Hungry is America?

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As unemployment rates in the United States continue to rise as part of the current recession, food insecurity is increasing along with it. In December 2008 Feeding America conducted a survey of food banks across the nation that showed a 30 percent increase in demand for assistance. The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture state …

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Apr 27 2009

Community Organizations Denounce Police Spending in LA Amid Budget Crisis

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Porker CenterAs Los Angeles is mired in an ever increasing budget deficit, community organizations are calling on Mayor Villaraigosa and the City Council to focus resources on social services. The LA Coalition against State Violence is calling on officials to reduce city money allocated for the Los Angeles Police Department and invest instead in …

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Apr 24 2009

Two Events Benefitting KPFK!

Friday April 24th:

KPFK and the Pacifica Radio Archives present Amy Goodman and David Goodman, authors of “Standing Up to the Madness” on Friday April 24th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door (no advance sales). No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The event is at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd. (@Berendo). Park at the UTLA building across the street.

There will also be a reception hosted by …

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Apr 24 2009

Weekly Digest – 04/24/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Violence in Iraq Re-surges: Implications for a Continued US Occupation
* Empire Notes on the Torture Memos
* Bush Memos Reveal Ugly Extent of American Torture
* Black Agenda Report on Racial Profiling
* A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-face with …

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Apr 24 2009

Resurgence of Violence in Iraq as Bombings Kill Hundreds

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In what was the bloodiest day in Iraq so far this year, two suicide bombings killed more than seventy people yesterday. The first attack took place in the national capital of Baghdad when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near Iraqi national police officers who were handing out aid. At least 25 were killed, six of which were …

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Apr 24 2009

A New Masculinism?

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pornocalypse now

A new essay in the latest issue of Adbusters Magazine by Douglas Haddow paints a scathing critique of pornography: not as a moral diatribe but from the perspective of a modern man deeply concerned with the negative effects of pornography on men as a result of isolating over-consumption, and lacking any significant analog to feminism. …

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Apr 24 2009

Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change

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A week-long Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change concludes today in Anchorage, Alaska. The gathering of hundreds of indigenous delegates from around the world will bring the summit to a close with a declaration and an action plan to be submitted to the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen this December. To that end, representatives …

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Apr 24 2009

Black Agenda Report on Racial Profiling

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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 racial profiling.

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Apr 24 2009

Subversive Historian – 04/24/09

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Eric Drooker The Armenian Genocide

Back in the day on April 24th, 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government strategically arrested more 200 Armenian intellectual leaders in Constantinople. This mass detention of influential journalists, political leaders, and artists among others was followed by another wave of arrests of hundreds more. Noted as the “tripwire” event that set off the …

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