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Mar 30 2010

Subversive Historian – 03/30/10

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Eric Drooker The 15th Amendment

Back in the day on March 30th, 1870 the 15th amendment was added to the constitution of the United States. Coming in the post-Civil War era, the last of the “reconstruction amendments” attempted to federalize enfranchisement for black males. Three versions of the 15th amendment were debated in Congress before final ratification. The agreed upon …

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Mar 29 2010

March 30, 2010

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We’ll look at the prospects for immigration reform on the heels of major street marches this month from Washington DC to Los Angeles. And, as the Tea Party movement rebuilds its forces after healthcare reform is passed, we’ll speak with Chip Berlet on how the left is or isn’t responding. Plus, Iraq’s election results are in – we’ll find out what they mean for the country’s future. …

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Mar 29 2010

U.S. – Russia Nuclear Arms Reduction Agreement First Step in a Nuke-Free World

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President Barack Obama reached a nuclear arms reduction agreement on Friday with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The United States and Russia, who together hoard the vast majority of the world’s nuclear arms stockpiles, came to terms after lengthy negotiations following the expiration of the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty or START last year. Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control …

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Mar 29 2010

Lessons For Progressives from the ACORN Debacle

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On Friday the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, ACORN, announced that it was on the verge of bankruptcy. While ACORN has been in the eye of a firestorm fanned by the right-wing, it was never the conspiratorial radical organization as painted by conservative pundits. Very little evidence of illegal activities undertaken by the organization has emerged, despite …

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Mar 29 2010

UC Students Attempt to Divest from Israel

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IsraelThe President of UC’s Associated Students, Will Smelko, vetoed a bill late Wednesday night that would have called for the University’s divestment from Israel. The week prior to the veto, the student senate had overwhelmingly passed the bill by a 16-4 vote taken in the early morning hours following much debate. Smelko supported his decision on the grounds that …

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Mar 29 2010

March 29, 2010

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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” — Desmond Tutu

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Mar 29 2010

Subversive Historian – 03/29/10

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Eric Drooker U.S. Combat Troops Leave South Vietnam

Back in the day on March 29th, 1973, the last remaining U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam. The withdrawal followed a Paris peace accord that was struck two months prior between the United States, North and South Vietnam and the Vietcong. It was also two years to the date after Lieutenant William …

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Mar 26 2010

Sonali Out Sick

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar is out sick on Thursday and Friday 03/25 and 03/26. She will be back live on the air on Monday. …

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Mar 26 2010

Weekly Digest – 03/26/10

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This week on Uprising:

* Jesse Jackson at the Left Forum

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Mar 24 2010

Democrats Pass Health Insurance Reform

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anti-war marchPresident Barack Obama yesterday signed the landmark healthcare bill, HR 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law. He noted however that while this bill was major, it was not radical reform. While some of the most important provisions will not take effect until 2014 or later, there are some immediate benefits to Americans. For example, insurance …

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