Archive for July, 2010

Jul 30 2010

Weekly Digest – 07/30/10

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This week on Uprising:

* Two Perspectives on the WikiLeaks’ Afghan War Diary: A Journalist and a Veteran
* Black Agenda Report on the WikiLeaks Controversy
* Judge Strikes Down Parts of SB 1070 on Eve of Implementation
* Congress Reduces Sentencing Disparity in Crack …

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Jul 30 2010

New Lawrence Bender Film ‘Countdown to Zero’ Calls for Nuclear Abolition

Feature Stories | Published 30 Jul 2010, 10:52 am | Comments Off on New Lawrence Bender Film ‘Countdown to Zero’ Calls for Nuclear Abolition -

countdown to zeroDiscussions have begun among US Senators on the US nuclear treaty with Russia known as START or the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. The potential agreement between the two countries calls for the reduction of their respective stockpiles down to 1,550 strategic warheads within the next seven years. START has yet to be ratified by the U.S. Senate and …

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Jul 30 2010

Farmworkers Say “Take Our Jobs!”

take our jobsCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have made farmworkers eligible to receive overtime pay after 8 hours a day, or 40 hours a week. The bill would also have given farmworkers the right to take one day off a week. Since 1972 California farmworkers have been eligible for overtime pay after 10 hours …

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Jul 30 2010

Farm Bill Encompasses Myriad Issues, Food Activists Gear Up Organizing

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farm billThe 2008 US Farm Bill is set to expire in two years, and the agricultural community has already started to mobilize for substantive changes to be made in the 2012 version of the bill. To date, the passage of the farm bill that occurs every four or five years has elicited little public attention, allowing farm-state legislators and corporate …

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Jul 30 2010

Black Agenda Report on the WikiLeaks Controversy

Glen FordGlen Ford is a writer and radio commentator and the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report. This week’s commentary is on the WikiLeaks Controversy.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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Jul 30 2010

July 30, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Jul 2010, 9:54 am | Comments Off on July 30, 2010 -

“If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed [and] if we are not willing [to change], we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.” — Jacques Cousteau …

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Jul 29 2010

July 30, 2010

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We’ll speak with acclaimed film producer Lawrence Bender about his new documentary Countdown to Zero opening this weekend in theaters. And, the United Farm Workers launches a new campaign called Take Our Jobs. Plus, activists begin organizing around the 2012 Farm Bill to eliminate subsidies to giant agri-businesses. And this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Jul 29 2010

Aamir Khan on Peepli Live

Aamir KhanUprising host Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan about the latest film he has produced, Peepli Live, about farmer suicides in India.

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Jul 29 2010

Judge Strikes Down Some Parts of SB 1070 on Eve of Implementation

Feature Stories | Published 29 Jul 2010, 9:49 am | Comments Off on Judge Strikes Down Some Parts of SB 1070 on Eve of Implementation -

arizonaIn response to a July 6th motion filed by the Department of Justice, a Federal judge yesterday blocked key provisions of Arizona’s controversial Immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, from going into effect today. Portions of the law still became enforceable law as of 12:01 am this morning, but the allowed provisions will not significantly change Arizona’s existing laws. The order …

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Jul 29 2010

Aamir Khan on His New Film Peepli Live – Part 2

Aamir KhanYesterday we heard part 1 of my interview with Bollywood’s top movie star Aamir Khan about the new film he’s produced, Peepli Live. The film is directed and written by Anusha Rizwi and tackles the topic of farmer suicides in India. Peepli Live is set in an Indian village named Peepli where a young debt-burdened farmer named Natha is talked …

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