Archive for April, 2010

Apr 30 2010

Weekly Digest – 04/30/10

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This week on Uprising:

* BP Oil Spill Could Be Worse Than “Exxon-Valdez”
* Matt Taibbi on Goldman Sachs Under Fire From Congress, SEC
* Black Agenda Report on the Need for a Constitutional Amendment
* Oklahoma Passes Misogynist Abortion Measures

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Apr 30 2010

May 3, 2010

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We’ll go to Afghanistan to speak with Malalai Joya, the intrepid activist who was just named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people of 2010. And, we’ll hear from Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Plus, a report back from the weekend’s May Day march. …

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Apr 30 2010

DISCLOSE Act Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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DISCLOSE actNew legislation, spearheaded by Democratic Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Chris Van Hollen, was introduced on Thursday to curb the effects of the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizen’s United ruling earlier this year. The ruling allows corporations, nonprofits, unions, and other groups to spend unlimited funds on election campaigns. The bill is called the DISCLOSE Act, which stands …

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Apr 30 2010

Oklahoma Passes Misogynist Measures

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Oklahoma AbortionThe state of Oklahoma passed two new draconian abortion laws on Tuesday. The first requires women to have an ultrasound in clear sight and listen to a detailed description of their fetus before undergoing an abortion. The second protects doctors from being sued for withholding information about birth defects evident in the womb from women. Both laws have …

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Apr 30 2010

Offshore Wind Farm Wins Permit After Nine Years

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Cape WindA plan to build an offshore wind farm in the Nantucket Sound has received a boost this week when the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced approval of the project. The proposal called Cape Wind, which has been stalled for nine years, would be the first utilities-scale offshore wind farm in the United States, potentially providing as …

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Apr 30 2010

Black Agenda Report on a Constitutional Amendment

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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 about a Constitutional Amendment .

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Apr 30 2010

Subversive Historian – 04/30/10

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Eric Drooker Coxey’s Army Marches on Washington

Back in the day on April 30th, 1894, Ohio populist Jacob Coxey arrived to Washington D.C. with five hundred unemployed workers. The assembled ‘industrial army’ planned to march on the nation’s capital in response to the economic difficulties brought on by the Great Panic of 1893. As the nation was facing its worst …

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Apr 30 2010

April 30, 2010

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“Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for- because unless we stand for something we shall fall for anything.” — Peter Marshall …

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Apr 29 2010

April 30, 2010

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We’ll examine the merits of new legislation that is about to be introduced in the House in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United Vs F.E.C. decision in January. And, we’ll cover the recent Oklahoma law forcing women to view ultrasounds of their wombs before getting abortions. Plus, Cape Wind, the nation’s first large-scale off-shore wind-farm project gets federal approval after 9 years of controversy. And this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Apr 29 2010

BP Oil Spill Could Be Next “Exxon-Valdez”

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BP oil spillA massive oil spill emanating from an exploding rig in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening to kill marine life and endanger the Gulf Coast. Eleven workers went missing and are now presumed dead when the Deepwater Horizon rig burst into flames on April 20th and sank two days later. The rig is owned by Transocean and …

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