Archive for September, 2010

Sep 30 2010

October 1, 2010

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We’ll finish covering the last of ballot propositions: 20 and 27 both of which focus on redistricting. And, Meg Whitman’s relationship with Latinos suffers further in the wake of revelations concerning her undocumented maid. Plus, the Big Draw LA happening throughout October promotes arts education in Los Angeles, and a new art exhibit about Skid Row. Plus our Friday feature: Rethink Reviews with Jonathan Kim. …

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Sep 30 2010

Farmers and Market Managers Combat Fraud at Local Markets

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no pesticidesA recent NBC investigation into farmers markets in Southern California found serious instances of fraud. Several farmers who claimed they were selling produce they themselves had locally grown were found to be buying wholesale conventionally grown produce from as far away as Mexico and selling them at markets in and around LA. In place of farms, the investigative team …

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Sep 30 2010

Ballot Propositions 22 & 25 Focus on California’s Budget Woes

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Prop 25The California budget is over three months late, and there is no end in site to the stalemate in Sacramento. A November proposition may offer some relief. Proposition 25 seeks to make California the 48th state where only a simple majority vote of approval is needed to pass the annual budget. Currently, California’s budget must be approved by 2/3 …

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Sep 30 2010

The Anti-American Manifesto: Cartoonist Calls For Armed Revolution

anti american manifestoThe nation’s largest federation of unions, the AFL-CIO, has begun a major campaign in preparation for November’s mid-term elections. In an obvious counter to the Tea Party movement, millions of union members around the country are receiving fliers in the mail mobilizing them to march in Washington DC for jobs this weekend. But is this enough to turn …

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Sep 30 2010

Black Agenda Report on Democrats and Privatizing Education

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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 Democrats and Privatizing Education.

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Sep 29 2010

September 29, 2010

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We’ll cover the last of the propositions on November’s ballot: 22 and 25, both focusing on the state budget woes. And, a new investigation by NBC reveals disturbing fraud at local farmers markets. We’ll speak with a market manager and a local farmer. Plus, acclaimed political cartoonist and writer Ted Rall calls for revolution in his new book The Anti-American Manifesto. And this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Sep 29 2010

Activists Denounce Bush-like FBI Raids

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FBI RaidsThe homes of several peace and justice activists in Midwestern cities were searched by the FBI last Friday, prompting accusations against the federal agency of muzzling dissent. Two homes in Chicago and six in Minneapolis were searched. Some activists from Milwaukee, Wisconsin reported receiving phone calls from FBI agents but were not searched. The search warrants used by the …

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Sep 29 2010

Census Reveals Widespread Poverty in LA

povertyThe US Census Bureau released its 2009 American Community Survey yesterday revealing that the Great Recession hurt many aspects of American life from employment and family incomes, to marriage rates, health insurance, and home ownership. Household income fell in 34 out of 50 states, and more than half of all Americans were affected, with the income gap between the wealthiest …

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Sep 29 2010

Three California Propositions Tackle Taxes

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tax loopholesTaxes are always a hot topic, spurring heated debates and even the up-start TEA party. Three tax related propositions will be on California’s ballot in November: Propositions 21, 24, and 26. Prop 24, called the Tax Fairness Act, targets three recently enacted corporate tax loopholes. In 2008 and 2009 the California legislature approved 1.3 billion dollars in tax cuts …

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Sep 29 2010

Josefina Lopez’ New Play ‘Detained in the Desert’ Tackles Immigration, Hate Speech

detained in the desertIn the new play, Detained in the Desert, a young Latina woman and an anti-immigrant radio host in Arizona each become entangled by the consequences of harsh immigration legislation. Detained in the Desert was written by Josephina Lopez, who co-wrote the screenplay for the hit film, Real Women Have Curves. Lopez emigrated to the United States from …

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