Archive for January, 2010

Jan 28 2010

President Obama Fails to Deliver in First State of the Union Address

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sotuIn his more than an hour-long, first State of the Union address yesterday, President Barack Obama outlined his agenda for the future by contextualizing his first year in office. Cognizant of declining approval numbers just one year after taking office by overwhelming defeating his Republican opponent in the presidential election, Obama stated, “I campaigned on the promise of change – …

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Jan 28 2010

Subversive Historian – 01/28/10

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Eric Drooker The Nasomah Village Massacre

Back in the day on January 28th, 1854, the Nasomah Village Massacre took place in Southern Oregon. Tensions between Native peoples and whites had been mounting in the area as incursions and settlements inflamed temperaments. Two years prior to the bloodshed, gold had been discovered at the mouth of the Coquille River leading to a …

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Jan 28 2010

January 28, 2010

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“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” — Howard Zinn …

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Jan 27 2010

January 28, 2010

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We’ll spend the hour analyzing the President’s first State of the Union Address with expert guests and your calls. …

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Jan 27 2010

Violence Reignites in Iraq After “Chemical Ali” Execution

Feature Stories | Published 27 Jan 2010, 1:36 pm | Comments Off on Violence Reignites in Iraq After “Chemical Ali” Execution -

iraqSuicide bombers in Iraq’s capital killed dozens this week in a wave of attacks in response to the hanging of General Ali Hassan al-Majeed, also known as “Chemical Ali.” The General was executed for ordering poison gas attacks on Iraqi Kurds in 1988. Insurgents on Monday conducted a triple bombing on three of Baghdad’s landmark hotels catering to foreigners and …

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Jan 27 2010

New Inmate Release Plan Begins as Governor Calls for Prisons in Mexico

california prisonsOn Monday, California’s plan to reduce the state’s prison population by 6,500 inmates over the course of the year went into effect. Approved by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger last year as part of an announced effort aimed at addressing prison overcrowding and budgetary woes, the new policy will affect inmates deemed “low-risk” offenders …

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Jan 27 2010

Senate Set to Hand Bernanke Second Term

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bernankeThe US Senate is due to vote on a second term for Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke tomorrow. The President nominated Bernanke for another term despite the fact that many of the most egregious failures of the financial system took place under his watch. A number of progressive leaning Democratic senators including Bernie Sanders and Russ Feingold have led …

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Jan 27 2010

Subversive Historian – 01/27/10

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Eric Drooker Paterson Silk Strike

Back in the day on January 27th, 1913, eight hundred broad silk weavers walked out of the Henry Doherty Mill in Paterson, New Jersey. The workers took action in response to the introduction of the “four-loom” system that would have them operating four automatic loom machines at a time instead of two. Seeing the potential for …

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Jan 27 2010

January 27, 2010

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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” — Albert Einstein …

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Jan 26 2010

January 27, 2010

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We’ll hear how California is grappling with prison overcrowding with author and activist Ruthie Gilmore. And, Juan Cole joins us to analyze the resurgence of violence in Iraq. Plus, why the White House and Senate are backing a second term for Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, and this week’s Who Said That contest. …

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