Archive for October, 2012

Oct 30 2012

NY Times: Citing Violence, Bahrain Bans All Protests in New Crackdown

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CAIRO — Citing recent episodes of violence, the government of Bahrain on Tuesday banned all public rallies and demonstrations, a move that drew swift condemnation from human rights groups and opposition activists who said it was intended solely to stifle criticism of the ruling monarchy in the tiny Persian Gulf nation.

In a statement, Bahrain’s interior minister said protests were banned after “repeated violations” by rally organizers, including riots, attacks on property and calls for the …

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Oct 30 2012

Coming up on October 31, 2012

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We’ll spend the hour with environmental activist, scientist, and eco-feminist Vandana Shiva. During her time in Los Angeles, she’s campaigning heavily for Proposition 37, the GMO labeling initiative. We’ll discuss the measure, as well as the role of Monsanto and Walmart globally and in her home country of India, and what successes she has achieved against big agribusinesses and other companies. …

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Oct 30 2012

The Impact of Superstorm Sandy, Climate Change, and the Elections

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Hurricane Sandy, which was downgraded yesterday to “post-tropical cyclone Sandy” has claimed at least 15 lives in the United States. The storm was of historic proportions, gathering power as it slowly swept across the North Eastern United States, hitting a number of states, and especially New York City and parts of New Jersey where it made land fall at 8 …

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Oct 30 2012

Why A Broad Coalition of Grassroots Groups Oppose Measure J

A transportation measure in LA County this November that brings attention to public transit and civil rights concerns is Measure J.

J, an extension to Measure R which was approved in 2008, will extend a half-cent tax for an additional 30 years to fund the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The sales tax is not new, but if J …

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Oct 30 2012

2012 AFI Film Festival Includes Political Fare, Indie, Foreign, and Short Films

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This Thursday marks the return of the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles, the AFI or American Film Institute Film Festival. Festival programmers have whittled down some 3,400 entries into a program of 136 films chosen from 28 different countries to screen over 8 days. While the festival will feature some blockbusters like Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ and Ang …

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Oct 30 2012

Correatown

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correatown

Check out Correatown, an indie band from Los Angeles, CA!

We played their song “Everything, All At Once” on today’s show.

Check out their website!

Watch their music video:

Uprising’s Music Curator is Chris Bennett …

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Oct 29 2012

Coming up on October 30, 2012

We’ll get live reports from the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy bears down on a number of states, potentially affecting millions of residents – we’ll cover the impacts on New York City’s infrastructure, how Mitt Romney’s past statements on dismantling FEMA are coming back to haunt him, and why climate change has not entered the election discourse. Plus, a look at LA County’s Measure J, and a preview of this year’s AFI film festival. …

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Oct 29 2012

Money in California Propositions

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In 1912 when the California Statehouse was overrun with big moneyed interests, California Governor Hiram Johnson allowed the first initiatives to be placed on the ballot to encourage more citizen activism in State Government. Now, one hundred years later, the very process that was set up to help free the State from the clutches of wealthy interests has seemingly succumbed to those forces.

Four of the 11 ballot measures on …

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Oct 29 2012

AFP: Haiti’s toll from Sandy at 51, Cuba eyes cleanup

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Hurricane Sandy’s tear across the Caribbean left 51 people dead in Haiti, while another 15 people were still missing after the deadly storm, officials said Sunday.

The earlier toll had reached 44 dead in the Americas’ poorest nation, which was socked with heavy rains, driving winds and flooding in areas where thousands are in refugee camps.

The deaths in Haiti, still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, drove up the overall death toll from the hurricane to …

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Oct 29 2012

New York Times: Still At Sea, Storm Drenches East Coast

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Hurricane Sandy churned relentlessly through the Atlantic Ocean on Monday on the way to carving what forecasters agreed would be a devastating path on land that is expected to paralyze life for millions of people in more than a half-dozen states, with extensive evacuations, once-in-a-generation flooding, widespread power failures and mass transit disruptions.

The huge storm, which picked up speed over the water on Monday morning, was producing sustained winds of 90 miles per …

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