Archive for February, 2011

Feb 23 2011

February 24, 2011

Coming Up | Published 23 Feb 2011, 12:06 pm | Comments Off on February 24, 2011 -

Thousands of leaked documents from the Chamber of Commerce reveal the organization’s dirty secrets. We’ll speak with Christy Setzer from Chamber Watch. And, now that the report on the Ruben Salazar files has finally been released, we’ll dissect it with LA Times reporter Robert Lopez. Plus this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Feb 23 2011

The Struggle to Define Arab Citizenship

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Arab citizenshipThe battle over Libya continues today with numerous reports of strongman Muammar Gaddafi’s forces losing control of city after city, including Benghazi, the Western city of Tobruk and the Eastern city of Misurata. Yesterday, the eccentric dictator gave a lengthy, rambling speech on State television that has become a hallmark of his rule. After Libya’s ambassador to the United …

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Feb 23 2011

Republicans Roll Out Nationwide Assault on Working and Middle Class

OhioTens of thousands of Wisconsinites rallied yesterday morning inside the Capital Rotunda in Madison against Republican Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting budget proposal. Former Guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, Tom Morello, performed at the rally and afterward told Rolling Stone Magazine “[w]hat’s happened so far might be the most remarkable twenty-four hours of my life…I’ve never seen this kind of …

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Feb 23 2011

The Right Hook – 02/23/11

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

Last Spring, as the health care debate was underway, Tea Party rallyers shouted racial epithets at Democrats outside the Longworth Building. Tea Party leaders responded to criticism over …

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Feb 23 2011

Uprising Will Bring Regular Programming During Fund Drive!

Announcements | Published 23 Feb 2011, 10:13 am | Comments Off on Uprising Will Bring Regular Programming During Fund Drive! -

When we fund raise, most of you tune out. It’s a fact. Our Arbitron ratings show it. After all, you love Uprising because of our programming you won’t hear elsewhere. So, this fund drive we want YOU to stay tuned to the show to get what you love with only the most minimal of fundraising near the end.

However, this will ONLY work if you make your donations to KPFK. If you don’t, KPFK’s management …

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Feb 23 2011

February 23, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 23 Feb 2011, 10:02 am | Comments Off on February 23, 2011 -

“When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.” –- Bayard Rustin …

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Feb 22 2011

New York Times: Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute

Newswire | Published 22 Feb 2011, 2:44 pm | Comments Off on New York Times: Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute -

Among the thousands of demonstrators who jammed the Wisconsin State Capitol grounds this weekend was a well-financed advocate from Washington who was there to voice praise for cutting state spending by slashing union benefits and bargaining rights.

The visitor, Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, told a large group of counterprotesters who had gathered Saturday at one edge of what otherwise was a mostly union crowd that the cuts were not only necessary, but …

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Feb 22 2011

February 23, 2011

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We’ll get the latest on Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, and elsewhere in the Arab and Muslim world with Nubar Hovsepian about the Arab pro-democracy movement. And, Jane Slaughter of Labor Notes analyzes the national Republican assault on unions and the corresponding protests by labor in response from Wisconsin to Indiana and beyond. We’ll get reports from Ohio and Idaho where Winconsin-like revolts are unfolding. …

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Feb 22 2011

Al Jazeera: Nations condemn Libyan crackdown

Newswire | Published 22 Feb 2011, 1:56 pm | Comments Off on Al Jazeera: Nations condemn Libyan crackdown -

International condemnation is growing in response to reports that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is using tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to quell the most serious challenge to his four-decade-long rule.

Nearly 300 people are reported to have been killed in violence in the capital, Tripoli, and across the country as demonstrations entered their second week .

Joining a lengthening list of high-level defections, Abdul-Fatah Younis, the interior minister and an army general, announced on Tuesday that he …

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Feb 22 2011

Michael Moore.Com: Statement of support to workers of Wisconsin from workers of Egypt

Newswire | Published 22 Feb 2011, 12:00 pm | Comments Off on Michael Moore.Com: Statement of support to workers of Wisconsin from workers of Egypt -

KAMAL ABBAS: I am speaking to you from a place very close to Tahrir Square in Cairo, “Liberation Square”, which was the heart of the Revolution in Egypt. This is the place were many of our youth paid with their lives and blood in the struggle for our just rights.

From this place, I want you to know that we stand with you as you stood with us.

I want you to know that no power can …

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