Archive for August, 2012

Aug 31 2012

September 4th, 2012

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We’ll examine the recently passed Domestic Workers Bill and what it would mean for thousands of largely female, low-income Californians. Plus, an update on the on-going student protests in Montreal. Plus, a look at the European Debt Crisis with a focus on Greece. …

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Aug 31 2012

Weekly Digest – 08/31/12

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This week on Uprising —

Reports from the Streets of Tampa: RNC Cancels First Day; Activists March in Tampa as Planned – GOP’s RNC Speeches Invoke Virtues of Greed and Racial Resentments – An In-Depth Analysis of Mitt Romney’s Acceptance Speech

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Aug 31 2012

Bradley Keys

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Check out Bradley Keys, a hip hop artist based in Los Angeles!

We played his song “Keys Open Doors” on today’s show.

Listen to his music!

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Aug 31 2012

An In-Depth Analysis of Mitt Romney’s Acceptance Speech

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney formally accepted the GOP Presidential nomination last night, delivering a speech considered to be the peak of his political career so far. The speech was designed to further humanize himself via vignettes from his family life. Romney has been painted by his friends and colleagues as someone who is not comfortable talking about his personal …

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Aug 31 2012

Prison Reform Bills on Governor Jerry Brown’s Desk

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Governor Jerry Brown has before him two bills which would usher in significant prison reforms for the State of California. The first is bill AB1270 that would allow the media greater access to prisoners. Since 1996, reporters have not been allowed to schedule interviews with prisoners. Instead, they can either hope to run into an inmate randomly …

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Aug 31 2012

Federal Court Blocks Texas’ “Retrogressive” Voter ID Law

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In a major historic victory for opponents of voter suppression laws, a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked a Texas law that would have required voters to show a photo identification before being allowed to vote. The law, which was signed last year by Republican Governor Rick Perry, mandated that Texas voters who did not have proper …

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Aug 31 2012

August 31, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 31 Aug 2012, 9:36 am | Comments Off on August 31, 2012 -

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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Aug 31 2012

ReThink Reviews

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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, and …

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Aug 30 2012

August 31, 2012

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We’ll analyze Mitt Romney’s nomination speech with my guest George Lakoff. And, we’ll examine the court ruling that just struck down Texas’ voter ID law and what it means for the election and other states with similar laws. Plus, California Governor Jerry Brown is considering signing two bills that could improve prisoner rights in the state – we’ll examine the bills and what they would mean for inmates. And this week’s Rethink Reviews with Jonathan …

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Aug 30 2012

LA Times: Paul Ryan’s factual errors noted by many, but are voters listening?

Paul Ryan mostly got raves for the “optics” of his speech Wednesday night before the Republican National Convention, winning the image battle on the biggest night of his young political life. But by the time the reviews came piling in after midnight, the Republican vice presidential nominee had taken a serious beating for straying repeatedly from the facts.

The GOP’s newly minted Boy Wonder, just 42, bent or ignored the record on issues ranging from Medicare, …

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