Archive for May, 2010

May 28 2010

Weekly Digest – 05/28/10

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This week on Uprising – A 1 Hour Special:

* Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields

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May 21 2010

Uprising Crew On Vacation – 05/24 – 06/04

Sonali Kolhatkar and Gabriel San Roman, the Uprising Crew, will be on vacation from 05/24 to 06/04. Tune in Monday the 24th through Friday the 28th from 8 to 9 am for a special week-long series on immigration in the United States, global migration, movements for justice for migrants, and more, with special guest host Hamid Khan, Executive Director of the South Asian Network. Hamid will bring analysts, activists, and organizers to the air-waves to …

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May 21 2010

Weekly Digest – 05/21/10

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Our weekly edition is a nationally syndicated one-hour digest of the best of our daily coverage.

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This week on Uprising:

* Govt Agency Didn’t Require Permits for BP Rig Despite Warnings
* New Film by Oscar Nominee Laura Poitras Features Al Qaeda’s Abu Jandal
* Black Agenda Report on Arizona’s Immigration Law
* Mosque Terror Attack in Florida Ignored …

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May 21 2010

Dream Activists Stage Protests in Arizona and Los Angeles

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the oathNine people demonstrating in support of the DREAM Act were arrested yesterday after blocking traffic for several hours in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles. Two hundred immigrant rights protesters marched in a circle on Wilshire boulevard as motorists were rerouted by the police. The action was the second this week in support of the …

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May 21 2010

May 21, 2010

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“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.” — Frederick Buechner …

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May 21 2010

New Film By Laura Poitras Focuses on Al Qaeda’s Abu Jandal

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the oathThe war in Afghanistan reached a grim milestone on Tuesday. A roadside bomb in Kabul brought the toll of American dead to over 1,000. After taking seven years to reach 500 deaths, the war claimed the second 500 American lives in less than two years. Now, award-winning film maker Laura Poitras, has made a new documentary, The …

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May 21 2010

Father Boyle Releases “Tattoos on the Heart” Amidst Massive Layoff at Homeboy Industries

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tattoos on my heartHomeboy Industries, the acclaimed institution that has worked to transform the lives of gang members in East Los Angeles for more than two decades, was forced into massive layoffs last week. The organization founded by Boyle Heights Jesuit Priest Father Gregory Boyle to combat gang violence through job placement has fallen short of maintaining its operating …

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May 21 2010

Black Agenda Report on Arizona

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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 Arizona.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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May 21 2010

Subversive Historian – 05/21/10

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Eric Drooker The White Night Riots

Back in the day on May 21st, 1979 demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco in what would be known as the White Night riots. The raucous events were spurred in part by a verdict returned in the controversial trial of Daniel James White. The former member of the San Francisco Board …

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May 20 2010

KPFK Mini Drive – Day 3

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lena horne

On Sunday May 9th, the ground-breaking African American actress and singer Lena Horne died at the age of 92. Known for paving the way for blacks in film, she was among the first African Americans to sign a long-term contract with a major studio, MGM. Lena Horne was signed up as a member of the NAACP as a toddler by her fierce and active …

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