Archive for May, 2009

May 29 2009

June 1, 2009

Coming Up | Published 29 May 2009, 1:53 pm | Comments Off on June 1, 2009 -

We’ll examine the recent conservative accusations of “reverse racism” against Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and we’ll speak with Aura Bogado about her research for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting about how the media reports on Arizona’s renegade Sheriff Arpaio. Plus, we’ll find out why warehouse workers in the Inland Empire recently blocked a busy intersection demanding their rights. …

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May 29 2009

Weekly Digest – 05/29/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Taguba: Abu Ghraib Photos Show Rape and Sexual Abuse
* Empire Notes on Guantanamo and American Culture
* California Supreme Court Maintains Gay Marriage Ban
* Black Agenda Report about Obama’s Memorial Day Decision
* Bhopal Survivors Seek Justice 25 …

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May 29 2009

Taguba: Abu Ghraib Photos Show Rape and Sexual Abuse

Feature Stories | Published 29 May 2009, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Taguba: Abu Ghraib Photos Show Rape and Sexual Abuse -

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http://www.kelebekler.com/blogfig/abu_ghraib.jpgIn an interview this week with a British newspaper, a former US general revealed that allegations of rape and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US troops are confirmed in photographs. Former Major General Antonio Taguba was quoted in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that unreleased photos from Abu Ghraib show a female Iraqi prisoner being raped …

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May 29 2009

Bhopal Survivors Seek Justice 25 Years After World’s Worst Industrial Accident

Feature Stories | Published 29 May 2009, 10:14 am | Comments Off on Bhopal Survivors Seek Justice 25 Years After World’s Worst Industrial Accident -

sarita malviyaSurvivors of the December 3rd, 1984 catastrophic gas leak in Bhopal, India are currently touring the United States in search of justice and accountability. As the worst industrial accident in history, 8,000 people were killed instantly that fateful day when methyl isocyanide spewed from a pesticide-manufacturing plant operated by the US-based Union Carbide Corporation. Due to still present contamination …

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May 29 2009

Amnesty Report Warns World on Verge of Global Unrest

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amnestyAmnesty International released its annual report yesterday, warning that that the world is on the verge of global unrest, with existing poverty severely worsened by the international economic crisis. In every major geographic area the report details conditions relating to social and economic insecurity, poverty and deprivation, and more. The social and economic inequalities in regions like Latin …

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May 29 2009

Black Agenda Report on Obama’s Memorial Day Decision

Black Agenda Report,Commentaries | Published 29 May 2009, 10:13 am | Comments Off on Black Agenda Report on Obama’s Memorial Day Decision -

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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’s Memorial Day decision.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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May 29 2009

Subversive Historian – 05/29/09

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Eric Drooker The 40th Anniversary of “El Cordobazo”

Back in the day on May 29th, 1969, a planned strike and protest demonstration in Cordoba, Argentina turned into an all out urban revolt. Known to history as “El Cordobazo,” the broad based uprising in the industrial city exactly forty years ago had been galvanized by the authoritarian dictatorship of General …

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May 29 2009

May 29, 2009

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 May 2009, 9:21 am | Comments Off on May 29, 2009 -

“Riots are the voices of the unheard.” — Martin Luther King Jr. …

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May 28 2009

May 29, 2009

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We’ll learn why Amnesty International’s latest report warns of a world on the brink of social upheaval due to the economic crisis, and we’ll take a look at new reports of Abu Ghraib detainee abuse photos showing the rape and sexual abuse of Iraqis. Plus, survivors of the Bhopal tragedy join us in studio to talk about the latest in their struggle. And this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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May 28 2009

Governor’s Proposed Cuts Will End Welfare as We Know It

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budget cutsCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed cuts to the state budget so deep that they could result in completely decimating the state’s safety net. In the aftermath of the May 19th special election, where voters rejected all but one budget measure, lawmakers now have an estimated $24 billion budget gap to fill. The governor interpreted the election …

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