Archive for November, 2009

Nov 25 2009

“Ilegal en Estyle” Brings Together Artists and Activists on Immigration

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sleep inThe Obama administration recently announced its intent to push for comprehensive immigration reform in the coming new year. In a speech given earlier this month Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano favored what she called a “three-legged stool” approach involving enforcement, expanded legal channels, and a “firm but fair way to deal with those who are already …

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Nov 25 2009

The Great American Sleep-In

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sleep inBlack Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is when retailers advertise so-called door-busting deals and special promotions to consumers to kick-off the Holiday shopping season. Black Friday as a retailing term goes back to at least 1966 when the Philadelphia Police Department used it to describe shoppers the day after Thanksgiving flooding into the Center City area of downtown. …

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Nov 25 2009

Subversive Historian – 11/25/09

Subversive Historian | Published 25 Nov 2009, 10:48 am | Comments Off on Subversive Historian – 11/25/09 -

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Eric Drooker The Dull Knife Fight

Back in the day on November 25th, 1876, U.S. cavalrymen under the command of Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie laid siege to an encampment of Northern Cheyenne peoples. The raid at dawn known to history as ‘The Dull Knife Fight’ was in retaliation for the losses the U.S. had sustained at the hands of native …

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Nov 25 2009

Alternative Gifts Markets This Holiday Season

Announcements | Published 25 Nov 2009, 10:12 am | Comments Off on Alternative Gifts Markets This Holiday Season -

Email us if you would like to add a local Southern California event to this list:

4th Annual Fair Trade and Conscious Gifts Holiday Bazaar featuring local and international fair trade and hand made items
WHEN: Saturday December 12th 2009, 11 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd, LA (Geneva Room)
Contact: Tel: (626) 676-7884; info@afghanwomensmission.org

The Majestical Roof presents: A Holiday Gift Faire
“No Mass Manufactured Products”

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, December …

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Nov 25 2009

November 25, 2009

Subversive Thoughts | Published 25 Nov 2009, 10:09 am | Comments Off on November 25, 2009 -

“We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa …

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Nov 24 2009

November 25, 2009

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We’ll put the upcoming Honduran elections into perspective as the US announces its support of the process even as a boycott is beginning to strengthen on the ground. And musician Pilar Diaz joins us in studio to share her talent and the event she’ll be performing at: the “Ílegal En Estyle” Pro-Immigrant Rights Event. Plus, the 2nd Annual Great American Sleep-in this Black Friday. …

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Nov 24 2009

Gruesome Murders in the Philippines Highlight Election Violence

philippinesThe discovery of 46 bodies of lawyers, journalists and family members of a politician in the Philippines, has caused national outrage, leading to President Arroyo declaring a state of emergency. The victims, more than a dozen of whom were women, were abducted by gunmen on Monday in Maguindanao, a province on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Many of their …

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Nov 24 2009

Amidst Confusion Over Cancer Screening, Little Discussion Of Cancer Prevention

mammogramsA government agency released new guidelines for breast cancer screening last week that have set off a firestorm of debate both within and outside the medical community. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that getting mammograms later in life, and every other year instead of every year saves just as many lives and actually does less harm. Additionally …

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Nov 24 2009

New Report Examines Toxic and Hazardous Toys Ahead of Holiday Shopping

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toxic toysAs parents and other consumers shop for children’s gifts this holiday season, a new report warns that many toys on store shelves remain toxic and hazardous. Released today, the California Public Interest Research Group’s 24th annual “Trouble in Toyland” survey examines toy safety in three major categories; choking hazards, excessive noise, and dangerous lead levels. Despite unprecedented recalls of …

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Nov 24 2009

Empire Notes on Sarah Palin and the Right

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Empire NotesEmpire Notes are weekly commentaries filed by Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade. Today’s commentary is on Sarah Palin and the Right.

GUEST: Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance and The New Crusade.

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