Archive for January, 2013

Jan 29 2013

Huff Post: Our Economy Profits From All Undocumented Workers

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With President Obama ready to unveil parts of his immigration reform measures this week, he is likely to call for increased visas for graduates with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or math. Obama advocated immigration reform in his inauguration speech, during which he said: “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students …

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Jan 29 2013

Diego Luna directs film about Labor Leader Cesar Chavez

Today in studio we have acclaimed filmmaker and actor Diego Luna. Luna is currently directing a film about Cesar Chavez which will be released later this year. Chávez retells the life of labor activist Cesar Chávez in the late 1960s and 70s. The movie will focus on the struggles he faced from opposing farm owners and the difficulty in organizing …

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Jan 29 2013

Los Angeles Mayoral Race Heating Up

Last night five candidates hoping to win the votes of Angelenos gathered at UCLA’s Royce Hall in what was called a mayoral debate but appeared to be more of a discussion session. Councilwoman Jan Perry, City Councilman Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Kevin James and Technology Executive Emanuel Pleitez took to the stage to …

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Jan 29 2013

Sonali on Maternity Leave!

Friends of Uprising, Sonali will be on maternity leave till early summer following the birth of her new son. We will continue to update the newswire which you can follow via Twitter. Thom Hartmann’s show will air in place of Uprising while Sonali is gone. Please listen live at www.kpfk.org from 8am till 9am (Pacific time) or if you’re in Southern California tune in at 90.7FM. …

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Jan 28 2013

Salon: Israel admits Ethiopian Jewish immigrants were given birth control shots

Israel has admitted that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth control injections, according to a report in Haaretz. An Israeli investigative journalist also found that a majority of the women given these shots say they were administered without their knowledge or consent. Ethiopian Jews remain a marginalized group, often living in highly segregated communities. Because of this, many women’s and immigrant rights advocates believe that the 50 percent decline over the past 10 …

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Jan 27 2013

LA Times: Man killed in shooting by deputies was shot in the back, report says

Newswire | Published 27 Jan 2013, 6:17 pm | Comments Off on LA Times: Man killed in shooting by deputies was shot in the back, report says -

A Culver City man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after a police pursuit in November was struck by bullets five times in the back and twice more in the right hip and right forearm, also from behind, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Times.

Jose de la Trinidad, a 36-year-old father of two, was shot Nov. 10 by deputies who believed he was reaching for a weapon following a …

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Jan 27 2013

SGV Tribune: LAUSD plans to add 1,000 new campus aides for security at elementary schools

Newswire | Published 27 Jan 2013, 5:16 pm | Comments Off on SGV Tribune: LAUSD plans to add 1,000 new campus aides for security at elementary schools -

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to make more than 1,000 new hires to bolster security at hundreds of campuses in a move some critics have called “security on the cheap.”

More than 400 LAUSD elementary school campuses are slated to receive 1,087 campus aides – a minimum of two on each campus – as early as March 1, LAUSD school board president Monica Garcia told the Daily News on Friday.

The $4.2 million plan comes …

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Jan 27 2013

Seattle Pi: Barge with 80,000 gallons of oil hits bridge

Newswire | Published 27 Jan 2013, 5:10 pm | Comments Off on Seattle Pi: Barge with 80,000 gallons of oil hits bridge -

A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., on Sunday, spilling light crude into the Mississippi River and closing the waterway for eight miles in each direction, the Coast Guard said. A second barge was damaged.

Investigators did not know how much had spilled, but an oily sheen was reported as far as three miles downriver of Vicksburg after the 1:12 a.m. accident, said Lt. Ryan Gomez of the Coast …

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Jan 27 2013

Time: Inmates Moved After Bloody Venezuela Prison Riot

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(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuelan authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where 61 were reported killed in one of the deadliest prison clashes in the nation’s history.

Penitentiary Service Minister Iris Varela said in a message on Twitter that the evacuation of Uribana prison in the city of Barquisimeto was completed on Sunday morning. Inmates were loaded aboard buses and driven to other prisons.

Varela posted photos of inmates filing out led by authorities, and …

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Jan 25 2013

Huff Post: John Boehner: Ending Abortion Is ‘One Of Our Most Fundamental Goals This Year’

As hundreds of thousands of people braved sub-freezing temperatures in Washington, D.C., on Friday to join the anti-abortion protest March for Life, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took the opportunity to reiterate his commitment to banning abortion in America for good.

Addressing the crowd at the National Mall via video broadcast, Boehner said it’s time for anti-abortion activisits to “commit ourselves to doing everything we can to protect the sanctity of life.” Step one, he said, …

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