Archive for March, 2012

Mar 29 2012

Garrick Ruiz on LA’s ‘Dump Veolia’ Campaign

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) began in July 2005 by 171 Palestinian non-governmental organizations seeking to economically pressure companies that do business with Israel and to persuade companies to remove any monetary investments from Israel. BDS is based on a model first used by activists seeking to end the apartheid system in South Africa.

One such corporation being targeted by the BDS movement is Veolia, a French utilities and …

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Mar 29 2012

Slake Magazine Editor Joe Donnelly on the Occupy Movement

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On Saturday March 31st, a number of leading progressive organizations will come together in Los Angeles to build on the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org, Civic Action, Courage Campaign & the SEIU are hosting “All in for the 99%,” a day-long event featuring an art exhibit, music, readings, and activist trainings. Among the groups participating in the event are ColorofChange.org, Presente.org, Communications Workers of …

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Mar 29 2012

Gun Lobby and ALEC Push “Stand Your Ground” Laws Used to Justify Trayvon Martin’s Killing

Illinois Congressman and former Black Panther, Bobby Rush, called for an end to racial profiling in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s killing from the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday. During his comments Rush took off his suit jacket and put on a grey hooded sweatshirt, after which he was interrupted by presiding Republican Congressman Greg Harper who called …

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Mar 29 2012

All in for the 99%

On Saturday March 31st, a number of leading progressive organizations will come together in Los Angeles to build on the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org, Civic Action, Courage Campaign & the SEIU are hosting “All in for the 99%,” a day-long event featuring an art exhibit, music, readings, and activist trainings. Among the groups …

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Mar 29 2012

March 29, 2012

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“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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Mar 29 2012

Local Activists Pressure Veolia’s DASH Bus Contracts with LA As Part of BDS Campaign

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The United Nations Human Rights Council will launch investigations into human rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories after a majority vote approved the decision on Monday. The resolution was passed by 36 of the total 47 members. The US was the only member that voted no, with the rest abstaining. The vote drew severe criticisms from Israel and praise …

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Mar 29 2012

Mumia Abu Jamal on the Killing of Trayvon Martin

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mumiaMumia Abu Jamal is an award winning journalist and political prisoner. Today’s commentary is on the killing of Trayvon Martin.

From Prison Radio:
1/29/12
“Mumia was able to make his first phone calls over the weekend and on Sunday he recorded his first essays from SCI Mahanoy “Of Idiots and Sages”, and a lecture for Princeton Theological Union class of Professor Mark Taylor …

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Mar 29 2012

LO-FI FRENZ

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Check out Lo-Fi Frenz, a band based in Los Angeles, California. We played their song “Orion” today on Uprising.

More about them at www.lofifrenz.com.

Streaming music at www.reverbnation.com/lofifrenz

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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Mar 28 2012

March 29, 2012

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We’ll explore how “Stand Your Ground” Laws, used in Florida to legally justify the killing of Trayvon Martin, are linked to the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC. And, Joe Donelly founding editor of Slake Magazine joins us to discuss a major event this week in Los Angeles called All in for the 99%. Plus, local Palestinian rights activists bring home the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Israeli occupation. …

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Mar 28 2012

Comprehensive Scientific Survey Finds Strong Link Between Low Doses of Chemical Exposure and Ill Health

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The Food and Drug Administration is under a deadline to decide whether or not to ban the synthetic estrogen and additive to plastic, Bisphenol-A, better known as BPA, from all food containers. Four years ago the Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned the FDA to ban the chemical from food containers, but instead of responding within 180 days with a decision …

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