Archive for March, 2011

Mar 30 2011

The Right Hook – 03/30/11

Feature Stories | Published 30 Mar 2011, 9:57 am | Comments Off on The Right Hook – 03/30/11 -

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

The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor in Japan is in the midst of a partial meltdown. Traces of radioactivity have even reached as far as the Northeastern U.S. American …

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Mar 30 2011

March 30, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Mar 2011, 9:31 am | Comments Off on March 30, 2011 -

“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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Mar 30 2011

LA Times: International conference in London plots Libya future

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By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from London— With the U.S. handing off responsibility for military action in Libya, scores of diplomats and international officials gathered in London to start plotting the country’s future and declared their resolve to maintain pressure on Moammar Kadafi until he stops attacking his own people.

But there were no Libyans included in the blue-ribbon guest list Tuesday. Nor was there a consensus among NATO countries taking command of the military …

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Mar 29 2011

March 30, 2011

Coming Up | Published 29 Mar 2011, 1:22 pm | Comments Off on March 30, 2011 -

We’ll get an update on European politics with author Steven Hill, just days after Londoners organized an historic march against budget cuts, Germany’s Green Party made big gains due to strong anti-nuclear sentiment, and France’s right wing party surged in popularity. And, locally, the Bus Riders Union will dissect MTA’s cuts in services. Plus, Walmart could be faced with the largest class-action lawsuit in U.S. history on sex discrimination against women employees. And this week’s …

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Mar 29 2011

Republicans Deliver Ransom Note to Gov. Brown Over Budget

Jerry BrownThe path to the June 7th special election in California proposed by Governor Jerry Brown has become less clear following a list of 53 Republican policy demands delivered to the Democratic controlled State Legislature. Included in the Republican demands were limiting teacher tenure and reconfiguring the current public employee pension system in order to place more of the financial …

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Mar 29 2011

Ohio Republicans Propose Extreme Voter ID Law With an Eye Toward 2012

OhioA bill introduced into the Ohio legislature earlier this month by Republican Representative Bob Mecklenborg would be the most extreme voter ID law in the country. Mecklenborg introduced the “Ohio Fair and Secure Elections Act” saying it was meant to “secure the integrity of the electoral process.” As the bill is currently written, on election day, Ohio voters will be …

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Mar 29 2011

The Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour Comes to LA and SD

Feature Stories | Published 29 Mar 2011, 10:09 am | Comments Off on The Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour Comes to LA and SD -

Arabs Gone WildThe Arab world has been under a spotlight. Popular uprisings have swept the region and captivated international attention since early February. In the U.S. earlier this month Congressman Peter King held controversial congressional hearings to investigate the “radicalization” of American Muslims. Today Illinois Senator Dick Durbin will counter with a congressional hearing on Anti-Muslim bigotry. In the …

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Mar 29 2011

The Activist Beat – 03/29/11

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Activist BeatThe Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco is a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents.

Citizens across the country are taking to the streets to speak out against massive budget cuts affecting everything from health care centers for seniors to education.

On Saturday, an estimated 20,000 …

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Mar 29 2011

Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour Comes to LA and SD

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Arabs Gone WildIn the midst of this historic period in the Arab world marked by bloody struggle, hard-won victories abroad, and raucous, sometimes violent debate in the U.S. about a people and a religion, three Arabs are issuing a call – for laughter. Dean Obeidallah, Maysoon Zayid, and Aron Kader are currently on a national tour with their comedy show, Arabs Gone Wild. In each city the trio is joined by …

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Mar 29 2011

March 29, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Mar 2011, 9:06 am | Comments Off on March 29, 2011 -

“Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself – with a smile.” — J. B. Priestley …

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