Archive for August, 2012

Aug 30 2012

Washington Post: Texas voter ID law struck down

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A federal court on Thursday blocked a controversial new voter ID law in Texas, ruling that the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities.

The three-judge panel in the historic case said that evidence also showed that costs of obtaining a voter ID would fall most heavily on poor African Americans and Hispanics in Texas.

Evidence submitted by Texas to prove that its law did not discriminate was “unpersuasive, …

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Aug 30 2012

August 30, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Aug 2012, 9:54 am | Comments Off on August 30, 2012 -

“The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.” — John Berger

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Aug 30 2012

GOP’s RNC Speeches Invoke Virtues of Greed and Racial Resentments

Feature Stories | Published 30 Aug 2012, 9:50 am | Comments Off on GOP’s RNC Speeches Invoke Virtues of Greed and Racial Resentments -

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As the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida wraps up this evening, we’ll take a look at some of the reigning themes of the convention, from the overt “We built It,” opening night theme, to the darker implications of celebrating voter ID laws that disenfranchise people of color. Over the course of the week, established and rising stars within the …

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Aug 30 2012

Isaac Brings Echoes of Hurricane Katrina; Thousands Rescued, Nearly a Million Without Power

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Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana yesterday in almost exactly the same place that Hurricane Katrina did seven years ago. Some areas of New Orleans have flooded with up to 14 feet of water, leaving many residents who ignored evacuation orders to take refuge in their attics and await rescue. Despite the fact that Isaac was eventually downgraded from a …

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Aug 30 2012

Nearly Half a Million Students On Waiting Lists at California Community Colleges

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Four Hundred and seventy thousand community college students in California are currently on waiting lists to register for classes this fall semester, according to a survey just released by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The survey included information gathered from 78 of the 112 community colleges in California and found deep cutbacks affecting both students and faculty. In addition …

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Aug 30 2012

The Rebel Light

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Check out The Rebel Light, they are an indie rock band based in Southern California!

We played their song “Wake Up Your Mind” on today’s show.

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Aug 29 2012

August 30, 2012

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We’ll go live to New Orleans to speak with Tracie Washington about the effects of Hurricane Isaac, and echoes of Katrina seven years ago. Plus, an analysis of this week’s Republican National Convention speeches, and a look at the counter protests. And, the impact of severe budget cuts on California’s community colleges and its students. …

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Aug 29 2012

Alto

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Check out Alto, an indie-folk band from Southern California!

We played their song “All My Heart” on today’s show.

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Aug 29 2012

Venezuela’s Refinery Fire Highlights Country’s Dependence on Oil

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One of the deadliest oil refinery explosions to happen in the last fifteen years took place this past Saturday after midnight in Punto Fijo, Venezuela. After battling a fire which consumed the area for 4 days, firefighters finally extinguished the blaze yesterday at the Amuay refinery.

The explosion, which was caused by a gas leak, killed 48 people and …

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Aug 29 2012

TRUST Act Would Counter Worst Effects of ‘Secure Communities’ Program

Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca intends to defy a proposed California law called the Trust Act. The bill was passed by the California Assembly on Friday, after the state senate passed it. It now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature to become law. If approved, the law would conflict with the federal Secure Communities program on the detention of undocumented immigrants. …

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