Archive for October, 2009

Oct 30 2009

Weekly Digest – 10/30/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Progressives Up the Ante, Risk Arrest on Healthcare Reform
* Black Agenda Report about the Democratic Party
* Vijay Prashad: Afghanistan Needs Regional Solution
* Empire Notes on Delusions of Afghan Democracy
* Obama Signs New Hate Crimes Legislation

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Oct 30 2009

Claims of Obama’s Victory Over Military Lobby Overstated

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obamaPresident Obama signed the military authorization bill earlier in the week, setting aside $680 billion of federal funding for the Pentagon. For months the President had been railing against waste in the defense budget and warned that he would veto any bill that included certain expensive projects such as F22 fighter jets and airborne lasers. Congress obliged for the …

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Oct 30 2009

Hate Crime Legislation Significantly Expands Protections

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On Wednesday President Barack Obama also signed into law new federal hate crimes legislation attached to the Pentagon budget. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act will broaden protections to include people violently attacked on the basis of real or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or disability. The legislation will also strengthen existing protections …

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Oct 30 2009

Music Education for LA’s Youth: “Halloweenabaloo” at Union Station

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musicWhen economic times are tough, state budget cuts almost always target public education, and when they do, arts and music education is almost always the first to be cut. It’s a sad story for young people, their parents, and teachers who are involved in arts education. But on a broader scale, it it leaves communities with a creative deficit, …

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Oct 30 2009

Black Agenda Report about the Democratic Party

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Glen FordBruce Dixon is managing editor and radio commentator of The Black Agenda Report. This week’s commentary is about the Democratic Party.

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Oct 30 2009

Subversive Historian – 10/30/09

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Eric Drooker Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Back in the day on October 30th, 1905, George Bernard Shaw’s play “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” debuted in New York. After having been banned in Britain, the socialist playwright’s production exploring the social underpinnings of prostitution moved to the States. “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” opened in New Haven, Connecticut at the Hyperion Theater only to be shut …

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Oct 30 2009

November 2, 2009

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We’ll be joined in studio by Palestinian rights activist Omar Barghouti to discuss water politics and other issues. And, we’ll find out what the power sharing deal in Honduras really means, Plus, we’ll examine the work of the recent winner of the Nobel Economics Prize, and how it can apply to a progressive vision of the economy.

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Oct 30 2009

October 30, 2009

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We’ll take a look at the Military budget authorization signed by the President this week where progressives are claiming two victories: in the significant reduction of waste, and in an attached provision that expands hate crimes legislation. And, we’ll speak with the Dean of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music about music education for young people in LA. Plus, this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Oct 30 2009

October 30, 2009

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“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” — Victor Hugo …

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Oct 29 2009

Vijay Prashad: US War in Afghanistan and Pakistan Requires Regional Solution

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pakistanTaliban groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan yesterday staged simultaneous attacks in both countries killing at least 100 people. A women’s clothing market was targeted in Peshawar, while across the border, UN officials were attacked in their hotels in Kabul. The Pakistan attacks came just hours after US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in the nation. While Taliban groups …

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