Archive for July, 2010

Jul 29 2010

Congress Reduces Sentencing Disparity in Crack Cocaine; Bill Still Promotes Inequality

Feature Stories | Published 29 Jul 2010, 9:47 am | Comments Off on Congress Reduces Sentencing Disparity in Crack Cocaine; Bill Still Promotes Inequality -

crack cocaineJamie Laquan Beall, a 29 year old man in Charlestown, South Carolina, was just sentenced to more than 12 years in prison this week for distribution of crack cocaine. The timing of his sentence is ironic given that the House of Representatives just passed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which aims to significantly reduce the differences in sentencing …

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Jul 29 2010

People’s Marketplace – 07/29/10

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People's MarketplaceWhile pundits and economists worry about Wall Street’s well-being, Americans worry about losing their jobs, paying their bills and the health of the planet. The capitalist marketplace promotes the exploitation of people and natural resources as cheap fixes. But you don’t have to abandon your values to save a buck. Welcome to the People’s Marketplace.

By Martina Steiner

You can save …

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Jul 29 2010

July 29, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Jul 2010, 9:11 am | Comments Off on July 29, 2010 -

“INJUSTICE, n. A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back.” — Ambrose Bierce …

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Jul 28 2010

July 29, 2010

Coming Up | Published 28 Jul 2010, 1:55 pm | Comments Off on July 29, 2010 -

We’ll speak with an attorney and an activist on the various ways in which SB 1070 is being resisted, even as a new ruling strikes down the worst aspects of the law. And, we’ll hear part 2 of our conversation with Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan on the new film’s produced called Peepli Live, about farmer suicides in India. Plus, Congress passes the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, and this week’s People’s Marketplace. …

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Jul 28 2010

US Navy Vet Opines on WikiLeaks Afghan War Diary

Feature Stories | Published 28 Jul 2010, 9:48 am | Comments Off on US Navy Vet Opines on WikiLeaks Afghan War Diary -

doug tudorJournalists around the world have dived into the the treasure trove of information published by Wikileaks on Sunday about the Afghanistan war. The Afghan war diary as it’s called, contains raw data such as basic intelligence reports and incident reports filed by soldiers on the ground about day-to-day operations from January 2004 to December 2009. While the Obama administration’s …

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Jul 28 2010

Bollywood Megastar Aamir Khan on His New Film Peepli Live – Part 1

Aamir KhanA tangible consequence of India’s shift to a neo-liberal economic model has been the flood of suicides among farmers. The vast majority of the world’s second most populated country still farms for a living, but are caught between deep debt and the erratic nature of seasonal change. Lured by the promise of greater production, farmers are pressured into mortgaging their …

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Jul 28 2010

Perla Batalla Headlines Tia Chucha Benefit August 1st at the Ford

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perla batallaPerla Batalla is a mutli-talented, Grammy nominated artist who, along with an eclectic group of female performers, will be at the Ford Amphitheater on Sunday, August 1st, for a show to benefit Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural. Tia Chucha’s is a gathering place for artists, poets, musicians and the community of the San Fernando Valley. The Center includes a printing …

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Jul 28 2010

The Right Hook – 07/28/10

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The Right HookThe Right Hook, a weekly segment which covers the machinations of the right wing, from the Republican Party to the Tea Party Patriots, and beyond. By Chris Bennett

After last week’s Right Hook, the Shirley Sherrod story broke. As you recall, the NAACP formally labeled elements of the Tea Party as racist. In response, Andrew Breitbart …

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Jul 28 2010

July 28, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Jul 2010, 9:16 am | Comments Off on July 28, 2010 -

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” — Victor Hugo …

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Jul 27 2010

July 28, 2010

We’ll bring you a conversation with one of Bollywood’s biggest movie stars, Aamir Khan, who is a film producer in his own right. We’ll talk about his new film Peepli Live, about farmer suicides in India. And, an exclusive interview with a former Navy veteran in Iraq and Afghanistan on his perspective on the Afghan war diary published by Wikileaks. Plus, singer/song writer Perla Batalla joins us in studio and this week’s edition of The …

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