Archive for August, 2012

Aug 29 2012

August 29, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 29 Aug 2012, 9:50 am | Comments Off on August 29, 2012 -

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ? Benjamin Franklin …

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Aug 29 2012

Mexico’s Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity

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Eighteen days into their 20 city tour, the Caravan for Peace and Justice is on its way to Selma, Alabama today. The group of travelers began their journey from their home country of Mexico to raise awareness of the effects of armed violence and the drug war on the border and inside Mexico and here in the US. The tour …

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Aug 28 2012

August 29, 2012

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We’ll speak with journalist Gregory Wilpert about Venezuela’s refinery fire that claimed nearly 50 lives. And, a new bill called the TRUST Act passes the California Senate and Assembly – we’ll find out what it is. Plus, a report from Roberto Lovato who is traveling with the Mexican Caravan for Peace and Justice on its 20 city tour of the US to highlight the effects of the drug war. …

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Aug 28 2012

Estee Chandler Reacts to Rachel Corrie Ruling

Nine years after the death of Rachel Corrie, an Israeli court judge has dismissed the civil lawsuit brought by her family saying that her death was a “regrettable accident.” The ruling found no problems with the initial Israeli Military investigation done in 2003 which had freed the driver of the bulldozer from any criminal charges. The judge felt that Corrie could have saved herself by moving out of harm’s way …

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Aug 28 2012

August 28, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 28 Aug 2012, 10:02 am | Comments Off on August 28, 2012 -

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” — John F. Kennedy …

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Aug 28 2012

Margaret Prescod Reporting Live from Tampa

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The Republican National Convention officially starts today, after its first day was canceled due to Hurricane Isaac. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, will address the convention today and are expected to formally introduce Romney as the Presidential nominee. KPFK will be broadcasting special coverage from the conventions every day this week and next week from …

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Aug 28 2012

Cuba Offers Valuable Lessons in Hurricane Preparedness

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Tropical storm Isaac is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane tonight, particularly around the coastal areas in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm comes almost exactly on the 7th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. The Army Corps of Engineers has assured the public that New Orleans’ levies are fully functional and able to withstand Isaac.

Isaac …

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Aug 28 2012

Rachel Corrie’s Death Ruled “a Regrettable Accident”

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Nine years after the death of Rachel Corrie, an Israeli court judge has dismissed the civil lawsuit brought by her family saying that her death was a “regrettable accident.” The ruling found no problems with the initial Israeli Military investigation done in 2003 which had freed the driver of the bulldozer from any criminal charges. The judge felt that Corrie …

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Aug 28 2012

Activists Call for Democratic Party to Take Position Against Mountaintop Removal Mining

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With the Democratic National Convention only a week away, activists are calling upon Democratic politicians to take a stand against mountaintop removal. Charlotte, North Carolina home to next week’s DNC is a city powered by coal. In fact almost half of the power generated in the United States comes from coal power.

Coal mining however has led to a host …

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Aug 28 2012

Salt Petal

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Check out Salt Petal, a Southern California band which features South American rhythms!

We played their song “Por La Luna” on today’s show.

Listen to their music!

Take a look at their website!

Watch one of their music videos

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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