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Jul 31 2009

Weekly Digest – 07/31/09

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This week on Uprising:

* US Continues Cozy Relationship with Philippines Despite Human Rights Violations
* Mumia Abu Jamal on Iran: The Repression of the Repressed
* Ice Caps Have Melted, Threatening to Trigger Runaway Heating
* Black Agenda Report on Racism in Firefighter …

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Jul 31 2009

Government Cannot Find Money For Poor People’s Housing

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homeless familiesEconomists are pointing to an 11% surge in new home sales in the US this past June, boosted by tax credits, as an indicator that the housing market may have bottomed out and is starting to revive. But the National Housing Trust Fund, enacted a year ago, remains unfunded. Signed into law by then President George W. Bush, …

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Jul 31 2009

US Continues Cozy Relationship with Philippines Despite Human Rights Violations

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obamaPresident Obama met yesterday at the White House with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to discuss “counter-terrorism cooperation.” But activists both here in the US and the Philippines have urged the President to bring up government-sponsored human rights violations, in particular the persecution of activists like Philippino-American Melissa Roxas, a Los Angeles based volunteer who was abducted and tortured …

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Jul 31 2009

Dirt! The Movie Challenges Us To Renew Our Relationship to Earth

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dirt! the movieDirt! The Movie, a new documentary by Gene Rosow and Bill Beneson, digs deep into the story of the soil covering our planet. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, the film traces the history of earth’s living skin, while highlighting its destruction through industrial agriculture and mining, and what ordinary people are doing to reclaim and nurture …

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Jul 31 2009

Black Agenda Report on Racism in Firefighter Hiring

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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 Racism in Firefighter Hiring

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Jul 31 2009

Subversive Historian – 07/31/09

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Eric Drooker Columbus Arrives in Trinidad

Back in the day on July 31st, 1498, Christopher Columbus didn’t discover the Caribbean island now known as Trinidad, but descended upon its shores anyway. As part of his Third Voyage to the Americas, Columbus claimed the land days later for the Spanish crown in spite of its original inhabitants and renamed it in …

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Jul 31 2009

July 31, 2009

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“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” – Rachel Carson …

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Jul 30 2009

July 31, 2009

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We’ll take a look at the housing market in the United States and how the year-old National Housing Trust Fund is still awaiting fulfillment; And, Melissa Roxas, an American victim of torture in the Philippines, fights for justice. Plus, Dirt: the Movie – a new documentary about the soil under our feet. And, the Black Agenda Report. …

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Jul 30 2009

Schwarzenegger Goes Further Than Legislature to Gut Programs for Children, Poor

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schwarzeneggerGovernor Arnold Schwarzenegger drew sharp criticism on Tuesday for using his authority to make line-item vetoes in the State budget. The governor cut even more state-run social programs to save an additional $656 million, including $80 million from the county run Child Welfare Services Program. The CWSP is a service that responds to reports of child abuse and …

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Jul 30 2009

Will Obama’s Push For a Freeze on Israeli Settlements Work?

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israelPresident Obama has sent a string of top officials this week to Israel to discuss, among other things, his demand that Israel freeze settlements in the West Bank. There are over 120 Israeli settlements and over 100 outposts on Palestinian land, considered illegal under numerous international resolutions. Obama’s insistence on freezing expansion has resonated with many countries who have …

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