Archive for August, 2011

Aug 31 2011

September 1, 2011

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We’ll discuss the growing movement for job creation in the US with a panel of guests, from Obama’s impending plan for jobs, to LA’s residents demanding good jobs. And, an update on the growing resistance to the XL tar sands pipeline as the two week long demonstration outside the White House has resulted in over 700 arrests. Plus the Black Agenda Report with Glen Ford. …

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Aug 31 2011

BEARFOOT

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Check out Bearfoot, an independent band based on Nashville, TN. We featured their song “When You’re Away” today on Uprising.

More about Bearfoot at www.bearfootband.com

If you know of an If you know of an independent musical act you’d like to see featured on Uprising, send an email to mail@uprisingradio.org.

Uprising’s Music Curator is Chris Bennett …

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Aug 31 2011

What’s Behind Iraq’s Latest Violence?

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A suicide bomb in a Sunni mosque in Baghdad earlier this week killed 28 people, including a member of Iraq’s parliament. The violence follows a series of attacks over the weekend in various Iraqi cities including the capital Baghdad, and Basra, and Falluja, which led to 13 deaths. In mid-August, 70 people were killed and more than 300 wounded …

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Aug 31 2011

Why Progressives Should Take a Deeper Look at Ron Paul and His Rightwing Ideas

ron paulThe consequences of Hurricane Irene continue to plague residents of multiple states. President Obama today declared a major disaster area in New York, and large areas of New Jersey remain under water. Last night hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents remained in the dark as electricity services to much of the state were down. Yet, conservative politicians continue …

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Aug 31 2011

States Push Mandatory Drug Testing for Welfare Applicants in New Conservative Trend

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Governor of Florida Rick Scott in early June declared on CNN that “[s]tudies show that people on welfare are using drugs much higher [sic] than other people in the population.” Politifact Florida, an online fact-checking project of the St. Petersburg Times, tried to verify his claim and found the Governor was inflating the statistics of one study, conducted over …

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Aug 31 2011

The Activist Beat – 08/31/11

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.

It’s Day 11 of the Keystone XL oil pipeline protests in Washington. Over 595 environmentalists and concerned citizens have been arrested for peacefully expressing their views in front of the …

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Aug 30 2011

August 31, 2011

We’ll get an update on Iraq as violence escalates just months ahead of the deadline for US troop withdrawal. And, Five reasons Progressives should treat Ron Paul with extreme caution. Plus the trend toward mandating drug testing for welfare applicants, and this week’s Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar. …

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Aug 30 2011

My Name is Rachel Corrie

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Rachel Corrie, an American citizen, was only 23 when she was crushed by a bulldozer in Gaza in 2003 during a solidarity group action to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes ordered by the Israeli government. An investigation by Israel determined her death was an accident. Her supporters contend she was murdered. The one-woman play based on the diaries and personal correspondence of its namesake premiered in London in 2005. Its …

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Aug 30 2011

Post 9/11 Racism Against South Asians Continues

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A town hall meeting organized recently by the South Asian Network to address the discrimination endured by the South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh communities attracted over 150 people, including Congressmember Judy Chu, State Senator Lou Correa, and Assembly members Mike Eng and Warren Furutani. According to Eng, “many South Asians are still living with the lingering effects of racism and anti-Islamic fervor.”

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Manju …

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Aug 30 2011

What’s Behind India’s Anti-Corruption Movement?

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Mass demonstrations activating huge portions of India’s usually apathetic middle class, have rocked the world’s largest democracy. At the heart of the protests is an unassuming man by the name of Anna Hazare who has used hunger strikes and civil disobedience in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi to call attention to government corruption. India’s vast informal underground economy relies on …

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