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Aug 28 2009

CSUN Students “Vent at the Tent”

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csunFacing an influx of angry and desperate students who could not add classes or were in standing – room only classrooms, a coalition of faculty and students at Cal State Northridge organized a week-long faxing campaign called “Vent at the Tent”. The “Vent Tent” which was up on the first day of school until yesterday, collected messages from over …

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Aug 28 2009

Subversive Historian – 08/28/09

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Eric Drooker The March on Washington

Back in the day on August 28th, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Black union leader A Phillip Randolph first proposed the idea for a mass convergence on the nation’s capital. With organizational help from various civil rights groups, the planned demonstration faced disagreements …

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Aug 28 2009

August 28, 2009

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“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” — Adelle Davis …

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Aug 27 2009

August 28, 2009

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We’ll go to the campus of Cal State Northridge where students and professors have been gathering stories all week about the real and often heartbreaking effects of budget cuts. And we’ll speak with a journalist who just returned from Afghanistan covering the recent elections. Plus Food Fight, a documentary about changing the way we think about food. …

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Aug 27 2009

Repression and Resistance in Honduras

hondurasThe Obama Administration’s stand on the recent coup in Honduras has many scratching their heads. While the President has denounced the anti-democratic move by a conservative regime to snatch power, tens of millions of US dollars are still going to the post-coup government under the umbrella of the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Within days of coups in Mauritania and Madagascar, …

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Aug 27 2009

Section 8 and Public Housing in Dire Straits

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housingWhile many are buoyed by increased housing sales in the month of July, the housing situation of millions of low-income Americans is more fragile than ever. Those residing in Section 8 housing may face increased rent, or lose their homes altogether as federal funds dry up. Section 8 housing is defined by federal rental assistance from the Department of Housing …

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Aug 27 2009

Subversive Historian – 08/27/09

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Eric Drooker The Kellogg-Briand Pact

Back in the day on August 27th, 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in the city of Paris by fifteen nations pledging to halt wars of aggression. In the wake of the ravages of the First World War, the United States and France had originally approached the notion of the pact through a bilateral agreement. U.S. …

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Aug 27 2009

August 27, 2009

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“We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too.” — Mairead Maguire …

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Aug 26 2009

August 27, 2009

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We’ll go live to Honduras to examine the effects of the coup, in particular how independent media have been attacked in recent days. And, we’ll look at the biggest crisis in Los Angeles that you haven’t heard of: Section 8 housing and how funding may dry up this year. …

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Aug 26 2009

Time for Cautious Optimism on the Economy?

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economyIs the economy picking up or is it still plunging? Well, it depends on who you ask. In terms of long-term deficits, the White House Office of Management and Budget saw a rosy future. But the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office or CBO painted a gloomier picture. After heavy criticism, the White House revised its numbers to reflect a 9 trillion …

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