Archive for December, 2009

Dec 24 2009

Weekly Digest – 12/25/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Progressives Join Republicans in Calling for Defeat of Healthcare Bill
* Black Agenda Report on Disaster Capitalism on Display in Copenhagen
* Hundreds of Solidarity Activists Plan New Year’s Eve March in Gaza to Commemorate 1 Year Anniversary …

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Dec 24 2009

On 30th Anniversary of Soviet Invasion, Congressman Massa Calls for End to Afghan War

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US troopsThirty years ago today the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and sparked what was to be a 10 year-bloody occupation, claiming the lives of 10,000 Soviet soldiers, and more than a million Afghans. Often referred to as the USSR’s “Vietnam,” it served as a a sober lesson to many Russians, and, today also being the 3000th day of the US …

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Dec 24 2009

Dissident LA Teacher Launches Virtual Commons for Other Teachers

per dailyA recent decision by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board to farm out poorly performing public schools to charter and other independent entities has been met by a lawsuit from the United Teachers of Los Angeles. UTLA contends that the so-called School Choice plan opens the door to the privatization of education. The district and the …

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Dec 24 2009

December 24, 2009

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“If we don’t change our direction, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.” — Chinese Proverb …

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Dec 23 2009

Uprising Crew On Vacation 12/25 – 01/04

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Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar and producer Gabriel San Roman will be on vacation between 12/15/09 and 01/04/10. Please tune in for special programming during the holidays. On Monday – Wednesday (12/28 – 12/30) South Asian Network Executive Director Hamid Khan will host a three day morning special on the important issues of 2009. And on 12/31 – 01/04, tune in for special editions of the award-winning program Alternative Radio.

Sonali and Gabriel will be back …

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Dec 23 2009

Progressives and Republicans Call for Defeat of Healthcare Bill

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healthcare billThe United States Senate voted 60 to 39 yesterday morning on the last of several procedural votes paving the way for a final Christmas Eve vote on the massive healthcare overhaul that has occupied much of Congress and the White House this past year. In overcoming the last hurdle to a filibuster-proof 60 votes, Democrats made sweet-heart deals …

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Dec 23 2009

LA Women’s Clinic Faces On-Going Harassment from Right Wingers

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40 days 4 choiceWhile the issue of women’s reproductive health has become a political football in the healthcare bill being tackled in Congress, multiple attacks on the same issue have been launched by anti-abortion groups nationwide. In Kansas the on-going case against the alleged killer of Dr. George Tiller has rallied right wing groups to assert that it is …

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Dec 23 2009

Doctors Without Borders’ Warns of Top Ten Humanitarian Crises

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doctors without bordersOn Monday, the international humanitarian organization “Doctors Without Borders” released its twelfth annual top ten list of the worst humanitarian crises of 2009. The plight of civilian populations victimized by conflict and the lack of adequate funding to address pressing health concerns such as HIV/AIDS permeate this year’s compilation. In particular, the organization highlighted the pattern of …

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Dec 23 2009

Subversive Historian – 12/23/09

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Eric Drooker Somoza’s Earthquake

Back in the day on December 23rd, 1972, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Nicaraguan capital of Managua. The Central American city violently shook forcing the displacement of two-thirds of its residents and the deaths of between 3,000 and 7,000 people. Having taken place under the U.S. supported dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza, the 1972 Managua earthquake …

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Dec 23 2009

December 23, 2009

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“Genuine politics — even politics worthy of the name — the only politics I am willing to devote myself to — is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole.” — Valclav Havel …

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