Archive for September, 2010

Sep 29 2010

The Right Hook – 09/29/10

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

Tea Partiers and Republicans usually say they want the federal government so weak that they can drown it in a bathtub. For every rule there’s an exception. Utah’s …

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Sep 29 2010

September 29, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Sep 2010, 9:48 am | Comments Off on September 29, 2010 -

“Why am I compelled to write? … Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it.” — Gloria Anzaldúa …

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Sep 28 2010

September 29, 2010

Coming Up | Published 28 Sep 2010, 1:51 pm | Comments Off on September 29, 2010 -

We’ll cover the recent FBI raids of anti-war activists’ homes in the Midwest. And, the Census results for Los Angeles are in – we’ll analyze them from a socio-economic angle. Plus, three of California’s November ballot initiatives are over taxes. We’ll cover Props 21, 24, and 26. And, acclaimed playwright Josefina Lopez joins us in studio – she has a new play out called Detained in the Desert. And this week’s edition of The Right …

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Sep 28 2010

California Gets Ready to Resume Executions

Feature Stories | Published 28 Sep 2010, 9:53 am | Comments Off on California Gets Ready to Resume Executions -

lethal injectionGovernor Schwarzenegger yesterday delayed the execution of Albert Greenwood Brown for 45 hours. Unless he is granted clemency Brown is now set to die by lethal injection on Thursday, September 30, at 9:00pm. Brown’s execution will be the first in California in almost 5 years. He received the death penalty when he was convicted for the 1980 rape and …

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Sep 28 2010

Happy With Their Leaders, Venezuelans and Brazilians Go To Polls

Feature Stories | Published 28 Sep 2010, 9:50 am | Comments Off on Happy With Their Leaders, Venezuelans and Brazilians Go To Polls -

Venezuelans voteVenezuelans went to the polls over the weekend to vote in National Assembly elections that were largely peaceful and uneventful. At stake was the ruling party’s two thirds majority which had enabled President Hugo Chavez to quickly pass laws. According to the results released yesterday, that super-majority was lost, although Chavez’s party still won a majority of seats – …

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Sep 28 2010

Prop 23: Texas Oil Companies Game California Ballot for Profit

Prop 23Two Texas oil companies are bankrolling an effort to effectively repeal California’s air pollution and clean energy standards through ballot proposition 23. Supporters of Prop.23 call it the “California Jobs Initiative”, and argue that California’s environmental standards inhibit job growth. The ballot initiative suspends the provisions put in place four years ago by California Assembly Bill 32. Prop. 23 …

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Sep 28 2010

Boys and Men of Color Face “Triple Jeopardy”

Feature Stories | Published 28 Sep 2010, 9:49 am | Comments Off on Boys and Men of Color Face “Triple Jeopardy” -

Boys of colorA new book entitled “Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color,” explores how poor health experienced by young men and boys of color can be traced to what is called a “triple jeopardy” of growing up in poor families, poor neighborhoods, and going to bad schools. The book is being launched at a …

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Sep 28 2010

People’s Marketplace – 09/28/10

People's Marketplace | Published 28 Sep 2010, 9:47 am | Comments Off on People’s Marketplace – 09/28/10 -

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.

Has your cable company extended …

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Sep 28 2010

September 28, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Sep 2010, 9:09 am | Comments Off on September 28, 2010 -

“A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.” — A. Philip Randolph …

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Sep 27 2010

September 27, 2010

Coming Up | Published 27 Sep 2010, 2:04 pm | Comments Off on September 27, 2010 -

We’ll find out why California is resuming executions after an appeals court overturned an injunction against the state’s death penalty. And, what sort of change do elections in Venezuela and Brazil signal? We’ll speak with Mark Weisbrot. Plus, a look at Proposition 23, the oil-funded initiative that even Meg Whitman hates. And, a local symposium on boys of colors in Los Angeles. Plus the People’s Marketplace. …

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