Archive for May, 2012

May 25 2012

Weekly Digest – 05/25/12

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This week on Uprising —

Dissecting the US and NATO’s Exit Strategy from Afghanistan – Black Agenda Report on NATO Protests in Chicago – Quebec Student Strike Reaches 100th Day, As Impasse Continues – California Mulls Homeowner’s Bill of Rights

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May 25 2012

KPFK’s 2nd Annual Hero Awards Makes On-Stage History

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On Sunday May 6th 2012, KPFK honored music legends the late Gil Scott Heron, as well as Charlie Haden and Pete Seeger for the 2nd Annual Hero Awards and Tribute. Music educator Fernando Pullum was also recognized for his work in cultivating young jazz talents. The historic event brought together on stage at Club Nokia in downtown LA, the young students of the 32nd Street …

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May 25 2012

May 25, 2012

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” — Gil Scott Heron …

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May 25 2012

ReThink Reviews — “The Dictator”

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.

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May 25 2012

LA TIMES: Carwash workers file class action against L.A.-area owners

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Four carwash workers filed suit Monday claiming that a family of carwash owners routinely withheld pay for overtime and denied them breaks during the summer.

The lawsuit is one of a series filed on behalf of carwash workers since 2008 in an attempt by unions and immigrant advocates to improve conditions in an industry in which competition is fierce, profit margins are low and workers are often undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

A Times report …

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May 24 2012

May 24, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 24 May 2012, 10:46 am | Comments Off on May 24, 2012 -

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” — H.L. Mencken …

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May 24 2012

Chris Hedges on Destruction, Death, and Love

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Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. He was at the New York Times for 15 years and was part of the team of writers that won the Pulitzer prize in 2002 for that paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University and is currently a …

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May 23 2012

“8” Brings to Life Courtroom Drama Over Same-Sex Marriage

Feature Stories | Published 23 May 2012, 10:07 am | Comments Off on “8” Brings to Life Courtroom Drama Over Same-Sex Marriage -

An ABC/Washington Post poll today has found that for the first time, strong support for same-sex marriage outweighs strong opposition. African Americans polled have changed their positions the most, fueling speculation that President Obama’s historic public support of gay marriage two weeks ago may be responsible. In an interview on May 9th Obama took a bold step from his previous endorsement of only civil unions. …

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May 23 2012

May 23, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 23 May 2012, 9:49 am | Comments Off on May 23, 2012 -

“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.” — Robert Ingersoll

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May 22 2012

OCCUPY THIS ALBUM

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Check out Occupy This Album, a compilation of protest songs new and old by well-known and emerging artists. Occupy This Album is an effort to raise funds for Music for Occupy, to “produce music and events relevant to our times.”

Find out more at musicforoccupy.org.

Artists contributing to the album include:

Ani DiFranco
Crosby and Nash
Deborah Harry
Immortal Technique
Jackson Browne
Joan Baez, James McMurtry, and Steve Earle
Lucinda Williams
Michael Moore
Mogwai
My Pet Dragon
The Guthrie Family
Third Eye Blind
Thievery Corporation
Tom …

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