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Jun 29 2009

What Do Iranians Want?

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iranThe Guardian Council of Iran, for the first time, has acknowledged evidence of voting irregularities stemming from the country’s June 12th presidential election. As a result of the probe, the Council, which will deliver its final decision on the disputed election between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mir Hossein Mousavi this Wednesday, said that there were a number of locales …

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Jun 29 2009

Subversive Historian – 06/29/09

Subversive Historian | Published 29 Jun 2009, 9:33 am | Comments Off on Subversive Historian – 06/29/09 -

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Eric Drooker Death Penalty Ruled Cruel and Unusual

Back in the day on June 29th, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. By a narrow 5-4 vote, Justices reviewing the case of Furman v. Georgia decided that state and federal executions were “cruel and unusual” forms of punishment in violation of the eighth amendment. The …

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Jun 29 2009

June 29, 2009

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Jun 2009, 9:03 am | Comments Off on June 29, 2009 -

“Everybody’s for democracy in principle. It’s only in practice that thing gives rise to stiff objections.” — Meg Greenfield …

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Jun 26 2009

Weekly Digest – 06/26/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Understanding the Iran Uprising
* Empire Notes on Iran’s Green Revolution
* Environmentalists on Both Sides of the Climate Bill
* Black Agenda Report on Blacks and the Highway Stimulus Contracts
* Legislative Progress on Transgender Rights

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Jun 26 2009

June 29, 2009

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We’ll hear about the EPA’s latest assessment that Los Angeles has the nation’s deadliest air – why that is so, what it’s effects are, and what can be done. And, we’ll speak with pollster John Zogby about what Iranians really want based on his surveys over the years. Plus, a conversation with Howard Gleckman, author of Caring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health Crisis. …

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Jun 26 2009

I am Troy

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i am troyDeath-row inmate Troy Davis’ habeas corpus petition was reviewed yesterday by the Supreme Court. Davis, who was convicted in 1991 for murdering a white police officer in Georgia, has been scheduled for execution on three separate occasions throughout the time of his incarceration. Each time he has barely escaped death due to last-minute stays of execution, …

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Jun 26 2009

Why Was Alex Sanchez Arrested?

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alex sanchezAlex Sanchez, the founder and executive director of Homies Unidos, was arrested Wednesday on federal racketeering charges. The prominent gang intervention activist was taken into custody from his home in Bellflower as part of a wider indictment against members of the MS-13 street gang. Sanchez, who is alleged of having been involved in a 2006 conspiracy to …

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Jun 26 2009

Legislative Progress on Protecting Transgender People

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Representative Barney Frank introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act or ENDA in Congress this week to end workplace discrimination against Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender persons. Currently federal discrimination laws do not cover LGBT Americans and it is legal in 37 states to fire someone based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. Congressman Frank had introduced the bill two …

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Jun 26 2009

Black Agenda Report on Blacks and the Highway Stimulus Contracts

Black Agenda Report,Commentaries | Published 26 Jun 2009, 10:23 am | Comments Off on Black Agenda Report on Blacks and the Highway Stimulus Contracts -

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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 on Blacks and the Highway Stimulus Contracts.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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Jun 26 2009

Subversive Historian – 06/26/09

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Eric Drooker The Incident at Oglala

Back in the day on June 26th, 1975, FBI agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams followed a red pick-up truck onto the Jumping Bull Ranch on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The FBI would later claim that the two were in pursuit of a Native American named Jimmy Eagle purportedly accused of stealing cowboy boots. …

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