Archive for January, 2010

Jan 29 2010

February 1, 2010

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We’ll examine the state of healthcare as California’s Senate passes a Medicare-for-All Bill. And, a year after the passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the ACLU is calling for greater progress in women’s pay equality. Plus, author and analyst Dilip Hiro joins us to discuss his latest book After Empire, the Birth of a Multipolar World. …

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Jan 29 2010

Weekly Digest – 01/29/10

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This week on Uprising:

* President Fails to Deliver in First State of the Union
* Black Agenda Report on Indicting Bush, Cheney, and Rice
* Violence Reignites in Iraq After “Chemical Ali’s” Execution
* Empire Notes on “Haiti’s Curse”
* Rest in Peace, …

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Jan 29 2010

Afghanistan’s Secret Prisons and Night Raids

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night raidsOfficials from about seventy countries and organizations gathered in London this past week to discuss how to wind down the Afghanistan war, based on President Obama’s pledge last year to start withdrawing troops by 2011. The summit was attended by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, as well as Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who proposed peace talks with the …

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Jan 29 2010

France Considers Passing a Ban on Burqas

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burqa banLiberté, égalité, fraternité —Freedom, Equality, and Brotherhood—are the three ideals historically espoused by the French government. But on Tuesday, French Republican legislators voted to submit a 644-page report to Parliament promoting a resolution in favor of a “burqa ban.” The report asserts that nearly 2000 French Muslim women, a quarter of whom are converts, who wear a full-body, …

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Jan 29 2010

Testimony in Prop 8 Trial Concludes as Ruling Expected in March

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Prop 8Testimony in the trial challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriages concluded on Wednesday. U.S. Chief District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker will review evidence presented in the two-and-a-half weeks of court proceedings over Proposition 8 before issuing a ruling expected sometime in March. Whatever decision is handed down will most likely be appealed until reaching a higher court. …

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Jan 29 2010

Black Agenda Report on Indicting Bush, Cheney, and Rice

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Glen FordGlen Ford is a writer and radio commentator and the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report. This week’s commentary is on Indicting Bush, Cheney, and Rice.

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Jan 29 2010

Subversive Historian – 01/29/10

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Eric Drooker The Death of Anna LoPizzo

Back in the day on January 29th, 1912, Anna LoPizzo, an immigrant mill worker, was shot and killed in a picket line of the Lawrence Textile Strike. The American Woolen Company in Massachusetts had pilfered out wage decreases to its mostly female workforce at its four mills. Workers, like LoPizzo, took action, as …

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Jan 29 2010

January 29, 2010

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“Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions, it only guarantees equality of opportunity.” — Irving Kristol …

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Jan 28 2010

January 29, 2010

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We’ll speak with investigative reporter Anand Gopal about his latest work exposing night raids by American troops in Afghanistan. And, we’ll go to France to discuss the proposed ban on women wearing burqas in public places with Senagalese-French sociologist Fatou Sow. Plus, an update on the trial of Proposition 8. And this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Jan 28 2010

Rest in Peace Howard Zinn

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howard zinnThe legendary historian, activist, and writer Howard Zinn passed away yesterday at the age of 87. He died of a heart attack while traveling through Southern California. The author of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States, which sold over a million copies, influenced countless numbers of people, including myself. Howard Zinn was a bombardier in World …

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