Archive for June, 2011

Jun 28 2011

June 28th, 2011

Enjoy three days of special programming on June 27th, 28th, and 29th with former KPFK host and OC Weekly’s Managing Editor, Gustavo Arrellano. Uprising with host Sonali Kolhatkar returns June 30th. …

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Jun 24 2011

Weekly Digest – 06/24/11

black tideOur weekly edition is a nationally syndicated one-hour digest of the best of our daily coverage.

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This week on Uprising:

* An hour-long special with oil industry watchdog, Antonia Juhasz on her new book, Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.

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Jun 24 2011

North Carolina Mulls Compensating Victims of Forced Sterilization

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sterilizationA 14 year-old is raped, and upon giving birth her illiterate grandmother unknowingly signs away her granddaughter’s right to ever have another child. The state forcibly sterilized the teenager, and she wouldn’t realize it until years later. This story, according to CBS news, is one of many from women who were victims of a dark period in US medical history. …

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Jun 24 2011

Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman’s Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime – Part 2

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husseiniYesterday we heard part 1 of a two-part interview with Jordanian journalist and feminist Rana Husseini about her new book, Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman’s Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime. Every year an estimated 5000 women are killed by so-called crimes of honor. It is a practice that links a woman’s sexuality, …

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Jun 24 2011

Crime After Crime – The Battle to Free Debbie Peagler

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peagler Women make-up the fast growing segment of the American prison population. The number of women incarcerated in the US has increased ten-fold about 11,000 in 1977 to 120,000 by 2010. A staggering 80% of incarcerated women are survivors of domestic violence, rape, and other forms of abuse. A new documentary film, Crime After Crime, explores the double injustice visited …

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Jun 24 2011

Filmed on Location in Los Angeles, “A Better Life” Fictionalizes Harsh Reality Facing Immigrant Community

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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Jun 24 2011

June 27th, 2011

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Enjoy three days of special programming on June 27th, 28th, and 29th with former KPFK host and OC Weekly’s Managing Editor, Gustavo Arrellano. Uprising with host Sonali Kolhatkar returns June 30th. …

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Jun 23 2011

June 23, 2011

“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.” — Leonardo da Vinci …

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Jun 23 2011

Afghanistan War Plan: Taliban Negotiations, Pakistan Cooperation, and a US Presence Past 2014

Feature Stories | Published 23 Jun 2011, 11:18 am | Comments Off on Afghanistan War Plan: Taliban Negotiations, Pakistan Cooperation, and a US Presence Past 2014 -

afghan troopPresident Obama yesterday delivered a much anticipated speech where he laid out the US withdrawal plan from the war in Afghanistan. As expected, the President confirmed that 10,000 troops will be withdrawn by the end of this year, followed by another 20,000 next year. The nearly decade long war in Afghanistan started in October 2001, with 5,000 “boots …

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Jun 23 2011

Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman’s Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime- Part 1

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husseiniEvery year an estimated 5000 women are killed by so-called crimes of honor. It is a practice that links a woman’s sexuality, and often virginity, to the honor of her family and entire community. For more than 15 years, Jordanian journalist and women’s rights activist Rana Husseini has dedicated her life to uncovering the stories of violence against women, and …

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