Archive for August, 2010

Aug 30 2010

August 30, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Aug 2010, 9:22 am | Comments Off on August 30, 2010 -

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” — Isaac Asimov …

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Aug 27 2010

August 30, 2010

Coming Up | Published 27 Aug 2010, 2:06 pm | Comments Off on August 30, 2010 -

We’ll look at the official end of the US war in Iraq, and why for all intents and purposes, it’s not really a withdrawal of troops. And, what’s behind the massive egg recall. Plus, a new weapon, rejected by the US military, is being embraced by the LA County Sheriff’s office for use on inmates. We’ll find out more about this so-called ‘Pain Ray.’ …

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Aug 27 2010

Weekly Digest – 08/27/10

Weekly Digest | Published 27 Aug 2010, 2:00 pm | Comments Off on Weekly Digest – 08/27/10 -

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This week on Uprising:

* Fatima Bhutto on the Pakistan Floods and Governmental Responses
* Black Agenda Report on Nigeria and Oil Exploration
* Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six
* Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 …

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Aug 27 2010

Housing Orgs Criticize US Self-Evaluation on Human Rights

homelessnessOrganizations nationwide are responding to a report on Human Rights that the United States submitted to the UN earlier this year, but just released publicly on August 23rd. All 192 member states of the United Nations are tasked with submitting this self-evaluation, called the Universal Periodic Review, to the UN Human Rights Council every four years. The UN Human Rights …

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Aug 27 2010

Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

Feature Stories | Published 27 Aug 2010, 10:14 am | Comments Off on Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six -

floodlinesFive years ago on Monday August 29th Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Southeast coast of Louisiana causing severe infrastructure damage but not directly causing any loss of life. However, extensive damage to the levees protecting the city of New Orleans from post-hurricane floods, triggered a post-storm disaster that few expected. As flood levels rose in the city in the …

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Aug 27 2010

Forty Years After Salazar’s Death and Chicano Moratorium Calls for Investigation Persist

ruben salazarEarlier this year the Los Angeles Times requested records from the LA County Sheriff’s office related to the death of their columnist Ruben Salazar forty years ago. Months after the California Public Records Act request was filed, and after initially denying the request, Sheriff Lee Baca announced this week that he would turn over thousands of pages of information …

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Aug 27 2010

Black Agenda Report on Nigeria and Oil Exploration

Black Agenda Report,Commentaries | Published 27 Aug 2010, 10:12 am | Comments Off on Black Agenda Report on Nigeria and Oil Exploration -

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

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Aug 27 2010

August 27, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 27 Aug 2010, 9:15 am | Comments Off on August 27, 2010 -

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” — Robert Penn Warren …

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Aug 26 2010

August 27, 2010

Coming Up | Published 26 Aug 2010, 2:03 pm | Comments Off on August 27, 2010 -

Jordan Flaherty, author of Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six, will join us on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And, we’ll cover the on-going efforts to solve the mystery surrounding the death of LA Times reporter Ruben Salazar, forty years after the National Chicano Moratorium when he was killed. Plus, a new report released by the government on homelessness paints a rosy picture of human rights in the US. And …

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Aug 26 2010

Los Angeles Janitors Protest J P Morgan Chase Layoffs

Feature Stories | Published 26 Aug 2010, 10:02 am | Comments Off on Los Angeles Janitors Protest J P Morgan Chase Layoffs -

janitorsThe California Economic Development Department on August 20th released July statistics, showing that unemployment in Los Angeles County rose slightly, from 12.2% up to 12.4%. The Inland Empire hit a record 15.1% unemployment rate. The dismal numbers are a conservative count of the unemployed, and do not count those forced to work part-time. Since the economic crash began in 2008 …

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