Archive for October, 2010

Oct 29 2010

November 1, 2010

Coming Up | Published 29 Oct 2010, 1:45 pm | Comments Off on November 1, 2010 -

We’ll have an election-eve special, with Laura Wells, Green Party candidate, the League of Conservation Voters’ Dirty Dozen list of candidates on environmental issues, and an in-depth analysis of some of the most vicious election attack ads flying around. …

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Oct 29 2010

Weekly Digest – 10/29/10

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This week on Uprising:

* Big Election Spenders Violating Campaign Finance Laws
* Understanding the Latino Vote
* Why Independents are Tilting Rightward
* Wikileaks Releases 400,000 Iraq War Documents – Media Ignores Story

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Oct 29 2010

California Races That Fall Under the Radar

Feature Stories | Published 29 Oct 2010, 10:27 am | Comments Off on California Races That Fall Under the Radar -

california racesCalifornia, the most populous state in the US, is watched for its stance on controversial topics as an indication of which way national opinion will go. But races for congressional and state legislative seats rarely even garner the attention of locals. There are 53 Congressional districts in California, 80 State Assembly and 40 State Senate districts. Aside from the …

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Oct 29 2010

Comedians Organize a ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’ From DC to LA

Feature Stories | Published 29 Oct 2010, 10:26 am | Comments Off on Comedians Organize a ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’ From DC to LA -

comediansA little over a month ago Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart announced a rally on the National Mall in Washington DC, called The Rally to Restore Sanity. In his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, the host of the Daily Show termed his October 30th “Million Moderate March,” as one where people would take to the street to make a “clarion call for rationality.” …

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Oct 29 2010

Understanding the Rightward Tilt Among Independents

Feature Stories | Published 29 Oct 2010, 10:26 am | Comments Off on Understanding the Rightward Tilt Among Independents -

independent votersWithin the past decade, independents have become the fastest-growing group of voters in the United States. Forty percent of Americans register as “independent” voters each year, and at least 3.4 million Californians alone have registered as “decline to state” voters instead of choosing a political party to belong to. In some states, such as Massachusetts, the number of independent …

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Oct 29 2010

ReThink Reviews – “Monsters” Proves Low Budget Effects Are Affective

Rethink ReviewsTaking a deeper look at current and past films and how they relate to the world today.

Jonathan Kim is an independent film critic who writes and produces film reviews for Uprising and other outlets. He is a former co-producer at Brave New Films.

Read his reviews online at ReThinkReviews.net. Watch his videos at www.youtube.com/user/jsjkim, …

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Oct 29 2010

October 29, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Oct 2010, 9:52 am | Comments Off on October 29, 2010 -

“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.” — Robert Hutchins

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Oct 28 2010

October 29, 2010

Coming Up | Published 28 Oct 2010, 2:06 pm | Comments Off on October 29, 2010 -

We’ll speak with Robert Cruickshank of Calitics.org about some of the more interesting local election races happening under the mainstream radar. And, two comedians join us for a spirited discussion about Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and the affiliated event at MacArthur Park on Saturday. Plus, Jim Mangia of Independent Voice.org joins us to analyze where independent voters are veering politically and why. Plus this week’s Rethink Reviews by Jonathan Kim. …

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Oct 28 2010

Nestor Kirchner’s Life and Legacy

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Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner has died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He was 60 years old. Kirchner, whose wife Cristina is currently president, served as his nation’s head-of-state from 2003 to 2007, in the wake of Argentina’s severe financial crash. He was planning on running again for president in the next election. Argentineans remember his role in helping their …

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Oct 28 2010

Big Election Spenders Violating Campaign Financing Laws

Feature Stories | Published 28 Oct 2010, 10:03 am | Comments Off on Big Election Spenders Violating Campaign Financing Laws -

money in electionsThe record amounts of money being spent on next week’s mid-term elections was described this week by the group Public Citizen as a “prelude to something far worse in 2012”. The non-profit consumer advocacy organization yesterday released its analysis of who the big spenders are among organizations that are independent from a political party, and what motivates them. …

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