Archive for September, 2011

Sep 29 2011

CARLOS SANTANA at HOLLYWOOD BOWL

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Check out Carlos Santana a musician who needs no further introduction. Uprising was generously given two pair of tickets for our listeners today to see Carlos Santa live at the Hollywood Bowl, Saturday October 1st at 7pm. Congratulations to winners Stephanie and Jeremy! We featured Santana’s song “Maria Maria” today on Uprising.

More about Carlos Santana at www.santana.com and for tickets to SAturay’s show visit …

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Sep 29 2011

Colorlines: Homeowners to Banks: Clean Up the Mess You Left in Our Neighborhood

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Five years ago, millions of bad loans that banks had peddled—in order to feed the profitable securities market—began to fail and foreclosures began climbing. Washington ignored it then and continues to ignore it in all but name today. Millions of people lost their homes and millions more will follow. But amid all the chatter about deficits and coming presidential elections, it’s easy to forget this crisis continues apace. One in eight mortgages are past due; …

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Sep 29 2011

Greeks Stage Strikes, Protests Ahead of International Finance Audit

Feature Stories | Published 29 Sep 2011, 10:09 am | Comments Off on Greeks Stage Strikes, Protests Ahead of International Finance Audit -

Tourists were stranded without rides to the airport and traffic jams stretched for miles in Athens, Greece yesterday while a 24 hour public transportation strike was held in protest of further austerity measures. Work stoppages were carried out by a range of professionals, including tax officials, and riot police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of a 1000 protestors …

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Sep 29 2011

The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar – Part 2

Feature Stories,Featured Book | Published 29 Sep 2011, 10:07 am | Comments Off on The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar – Part 2 -

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, LA Times columnist and novelist Héctor Tobar, has just published his newest book, The Barbarian Nurseries. Set in the wealthy suburbs of Orange County and the gritty barrios of Los Angeles, The Barbarian Nurseries is the story of a young undocumented Mexican maid, Araceli, and her liberal employers, Maureen and Scott Torres-Thompson, and their three children. …

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Sep 29 2011

High Foreclosure Rates Prompt Outrage, Actions Across California

According to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure listing firm, August saw a 33% jump from July in the number of initial mortgage default notices filed nationwide. It was a surprising increase and the highest jump since the housing bubble burst four years ago. Bank of America initiated the most foreclosures, hitting homeowners in California the hardest with a 96% increase across the …

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Sep 29 2011

The Black Agenda Report on Occupy Wall Street

Black Agenda Report,Commentaries | Published 29 Sep 2011, 10:02 am | Comments Off on The Black Agenda Report on Occupy Wall Street -

Glen Ford is a writer and radio commentator and the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report. This week’s commentary is on Occupy Wall Street.

Visit www.blackagendareport.com for more information. …

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Sep 29 2011

Actions Planned In Response to Foreclosures

According to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure listing firm, August saw a 33% jump from July in the number of initial mortgage default notices filed nationwide. It was a surprising increase and the highest jump since the housing bubble burst four years ago. Bank of America initiated the most foreclosures, hitting homeowners in California the hardest with a 96% increase across the state from the previous month. The Sacramento Bee reports that around 2,420 default notices were filed in Sacramento County in August alone, 670 of those by Bank of America. A BofA spokeswoman told the Sacramento Bee the increase has long been expected. She said the slow-down in activity over the last year was mainly due to reviews of processes in the wake of the robo-signing scandal. Banks are signaling they believe they have cleaned-up their act and are ready to resume shedding distressed homeowners from their books. As a response to this, a statewide coalition named “Refund California,” has formed as a means, “to make Wall Street banks pay for destroying jobs and neighborhoods with their greedy, irresponsible and predatory business practices.” The group is organizing events across California in order to express their complaints at Wall Street. Next week Refund California will initiate several actions in Los Angeles. Next Tuesday and Wednesday, protestors will visit a Wall Street executive’s house to demand, “Its time for Wall Street Banks to Pay.” Following that, on Thursday, this group will be conducting a march in Los Angeles comprised of over 1000 homeowners.

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Sep 29 2011

September 29, 2011

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Sep 2011, 9:55 am | Comments Off on September 29, 2011 -

“Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn’t filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear.” — Naomi Klein …

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Sep 28 2011

September 29, 2011

Coming Up | Published 28 Sep 2011, 1:57 pm | Comments Off on September 29, 2011 -

We’ll hear part 2 of our two part interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and LA Times columnist Hector Tobar on his new book Barbarian Nurseries. And, how local Los Angelinos are organizing against predatory banks. Plus, the debt crisis in Greece and what it means for the economies of the US and EU. Plus this week’s Black Agenda Report. …

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Sep 28 2011

COLE DOWNING

Check out Cole Downing a blues musician from LA. We featured his song “When Did You Leave Heaven?” today on Uprising.

Here is in a video for his song, “Same Old Blues”

More about Cole Downing at www.reverbnation.com/thecoledowningband

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

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