Archive for April, 2014

Apr 28 2014

Raul Grijalva Brings Progressive Politics to Congress

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Representing Arizona’s third Congressional District, Raul Grijalva is a progressive in a state that is known for its conservative politics.

Having served in the US House of Representatives for more than a decade, he is a stalwart progressive, co-chairing the Congressional Progressive Caucus with Rep. Keith Ellison.

Grijalva has also co-authored a progressive federal budget plan called the Better Off Budget, and pushed for a single-payer healthcare plan.

Watch a video of Rep. Grijalva’s interview with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar here: http://youtu.be/L_zAZNLFsSY

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Apr 25 2014

Quetzal Flores on Art and Community Health

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Quetzal Flores, Grammy award winning musician and lead staff member of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about SaludArte and Uprising TV Launch Party.

Visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/uprisingtv to get tickets to the Uprising TV Launch Party. Deadline is April 30th!

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/zLg7uzTj9ng

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Apr 25 2014

Richard Ray Perez Discusses Cesar’s Last Fast

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Richard Ray Perez has a new documentary called Cesar’s Last Fast. Featured at Sundance Festival, the film chronicles the rise and fall of the United Farm Workers and their efforts, led by Cesar Chavez, to organize farm workers through strikes, boycotts, and fasts.

Richard Ray Perez spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar on 04/25/14 to discuss his new film Cesar’s Last Fast, about the civil rights icon Cesar Chavez.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/KOgLG_jRSW4

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Apr 25 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on GOP’s Racist Rancher, Hunger Striking Punjabi Immigrants, and Piketty’s Book on Inequality

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Uprising’s guest expert Maya Rockeymoore, President of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a social change non-profit dedicated to making policy work for people and their environment, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Conservative leaders are slow to denounce comments by a racist Nevada rancher who became the darling of the right. Cliven Bundy has been …

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Apr 25 2014

FCC Considers Killing Net Neutrality… Again

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Imagine an internet where you could only look at websites owned by groups wealthy enough to pay hefty fees to their internet service provider. While you would have easy access to corporate owned websites, other smaller groups with fewer resources would be marginalized by slower internet speeds or be completely unable to have …

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Apr 25 2014

Cesar’s Last Fast Brings Never-Before-Seen Footage of Chavez and His Struggle For Farm Worker Rights

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This year is the season for examinations of the life of civil rights icon Cesar Chavez. There’s Diego Luna’s feature film Chavez, Miriam Pawel’s book The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, and now, Richard Ray Perez has a new documentary called Cesar’s Last Fast. Featured at Sundance Festival, the film chronicles the rise and …

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Apr 25 2014

Grammy Award Winning Musician Quetzal on the Relationship Between Art and Community Health (and UprisingTV)

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This Saturday residents of Boyle Heights and surrounding areas will join community activists and artists at an all-day festival in Hollenbeck Park called SaludArte focusing on community health. The festival is the culmination of three years of work by artists and activists to “identify and acknowledge cultural treasures” in Boyle Heights.

The all-day …

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Apr 25 2014

Subversive Thought for April 25, 2014

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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — Pablo Picasso …

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Apr 24 2014

Subversive Thought for April 24, 2014

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“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein

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Apr 24 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on Net Neutrality, Bangladesh Factory Collapse Anniversary, PA-Hamas Peace Deal, and NYPD Twitter Fail

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Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, Independent Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, and co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal and the Indypendent, analyzes today’s news headlines:

In a blow to internet advocates, the Federal Communications Commission plans to introduce rules violating net neutrality. The newly …

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