Archive for August, 2009

Aug 31 2009

September 1, 2009

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Japan’s elections result in a “quiet revolution” with the new PM wanting independence from the US; Palestinians hope to establish an independent state within two years regardless of negotiations with Israel. And, activists denounce a recent Obama appointment of an industry-friendly regulator for coal mining. …

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Aug 31 2009

So Cal Wildfires Kill Two; Threaten Mt Wilson and KPFK Transmitter

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Wildfires in Southern California’s San Gabriel mountain range have “gone nuclear” according to the National Forest Service. More than 42,500 acres are now affected by the so-called “station fire,” threatening Foothill communities north of Pasadena including La Canada and Altadena. Twelve thousand residences remain evacuated and two firefighters were killed on Sunday when their vehicle overturned on the side …

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Aug 31 2009

LAUSD Opened Up to Charters and Private Institutions

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Last week the Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District voted 6-1 to turn over 200 existing schools and 50 schools yet to be built, into the hands of charter organizations and private non-profit institutions. The drastic move which is seen as the strongest push so far by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to take control of the school district, shocked …

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Aug 31 2009

Court Overturns Cable Company Ownership Cap

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On Friday, an appeals court overturned an FCC regulation that limited cable companies to a national ownership of thirty percent. Calling the rule “arbitrary and capricious,” the court’s decision was a victory for the Comcast Corporation. It went on to say that the FCC had not adequately factored the role of platforms such as satellite television providers in re-imposing the …

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Aug 31 2009

Activists Target Feinstein’s LA Office for Health Care Reform

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As the late Senator Ted Kennedy was laid to rest this weekend, Democrats and Republicans are jockeying to interpret his legacy on health care. As debate over the issue continues, Democrats have suggested that the Senator from Massachusetts would have pushed hard for universal care and a public option. Republicans, on the other hand, have been quick to stress compromise …

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Aug 31 2009

Subversive Historian – 08/31/09

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Eric Drooker The California Sanitary Canning Company Strike

Back in the day on August 31st, 1939, four hundred mostly Mexican women working at the California Sanitary Canning Company walked off their jobs. George and Joseph Shapiro, who owned the large Los Angeles processing firm, refused to bargain with the workers despite their dramatic move coming at the profitable height of …

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Aug 31 2009

August 31, 2009

“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.” — Susan B. Anthony …

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Aug 28 2009

August 31, 2009

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We’ll look at the recent decision by the LAUSD to open up the public school system to charter organizations and private entities, in a move that the teachers union says is the path to education privatization. And, we’ll find out why a Federal Appeals court recently overturned ownership caps on cable companies in favor of further media consolidation. Plus, we’ll hear from one activist who is on a water-only fast for health care reform. …

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Aug 28 2009

Weekly Digest – 08/28/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Afghanistan Elections Marred by Fraud, Disillusionment
* Prosecuting the CIA for Torture
* Black Agenda Report on the Prison State Budget Crisis
* Repression and Resistance in Honduras

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Aug 28 2009

Afghanistan Elections Marred by Fraud, Disillusionment

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Results from last week’s Presidential election in Afghanistan continue to trickle in with 17% of polling stations reporting results from across the nation. Incumbent President Hamid Karzai leads his main opponent Abdullah Abdullah with 43 to 34%. Karzai needs 51% of the vote to avoid a runoff. President Obama has lauded the election as a success calling it “an important …

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