Archive for January, 2016

Jan 21 2016

‘No Más Bebés’: Documentary Highlights History of Forced Sterilizations in L.A. (Video)

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Published by Truthdig.com on January 21, 2016

A new documentary airing soon on PBS covers a grisly era of California history—the forced sterilization of untold numbers of poor, mostly Latino, Spanish-speaking women in the 1960s and 70s in Los Angeles.

No Más Bebés” tells the story of how 10 women sued doctors at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center over tubal ligation procedures conducted on them without their knowledge. …

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Jan 21 2016

Bundy-Led White Armed Occupation Continues to Hold Public Lands Hostage

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GUEST: Zoë Carpenter, The Nation’s assistant Washington editor. She worked previously for Rolling Stone, and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and other media outlets. She recently wrote Inside the Bundy Brothers’ Armed Occupation.

By now the group of armed white militants led by Ammon Bundy that took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon has become yet one more source of global ridicule of the US. Social media hashtags …

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Jan 21 2016

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

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GUEST: Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, author of Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America.

President Obama began this year by deporting thousands of mostly Central American undocumented immigrants including children. The deportees, whose asylum requests were denied despite evidence that they were escaping violence in their home countries, are the latest group of immigrants that this country …

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Jan 21 2016

Gates Foundation Has An Agenda With a Name: “Philanthrocapitalism”

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GUEST: Alex Scrivener, policy officer at Global Justice Now.

Following up on yesterday’s coverage of an Oxfam report that the world’s 62 richest people have as much wealth as the poorest half of the entire world’s population, we turn today to the work of one well-known gazillionaire – Bill Gates. Through the philanthropy Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the wealthy Gateses have rebranded themselves as one of …

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Jan 20 2016

Oxfam Report Finds Shocking Inequality Ahead of Davos

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GUEST: Nick Galasso, Senior researcher working on economic inequality at Oxfam America.

The anti-poverty group, Oxfam has just released a report on global inequality, citing the staggering statistic that 62 of the world’s richest people now own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Oxfam has been tracking the number for several years. In 2010, 388 of the world’s richest people had the …

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Jan 20 2016

Clearing Misconceptions of the Iran Nuclear Deal

GUEST: Reese Erlich, veteran freelance foreign correspondent who has traveled widely across the Middle East. He has written a number of books including, The Iran Agenda, and his latest is Inside Syria. He has reported.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei this week praised the lifting of sanctions against his nation as a result of the US-Iran nuclear deal. The US, European Union, and United Nations …

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Jan 20 2016

How Michigan Authorities Failed Flint’s Residents Over Lead Poisoning

GUEST: Siddhartha Roy, Flint Water Study Researcher and PhD student at Virginia Tech.

Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore has written a letter to President Obama about his hometown in Michigan, contending that, “at least 10 people in Flint, have now been killed by [the] premeditated actions of the Governor of Michigan.” The predominantly African American town of Flint recently was found to be supplied by water that …

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Jan 19 2016

Sanders and Clinton Spar In Dem Debate Ahead of Iowa

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GUEST: David Dayen, contributing writer to Salon, weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times, contributor to The Intercept.

Just 15 days before the Iowa caucus, Senator Bernie Sanders, Former State Secretary Hillary Clinton, and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley faced off in a Democratic Party debate in Charleston, South Carolina. The debate was sponsored by NBC and YouTube, and took place just a few blocks from Mother Emanuel …

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Jan 19 2016

Porter Ranch Residents Demand Gas Storage Be Shut Down After Disastrous Leak

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GUESTS: Matthew Pakucko, resident of Porter Ranch, California, and the President and co-founder of Save Porter Ranch, Alexandra Nagy, Organizer with Food & Water Watch.

On October 23rd of last year, the second largest gas storage facility in the US, located at Porter Ranch, Southern California, began to leak. Massive amounts of methane gas has been escaping, uncontrolled, not too far from KPFK’s studios. The Aliso Canyon …

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Jan 19 2016

Documentary, No Mas Bebes, Tells Story of Forced Sterilizations of Latinas in 60s, 70s

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GUEST: Renee Tajima-Peña, Director of ‘No Mas Bebes’.

A new documentary airing shortly on PBS, covers a grisly era of California history – the forced sterilization of untold numbers of poor, mostly Latino, Spanish-speaking women, in the 1960s and 70s. No Mas Bebes tells the story of how ten women, led by a courageous attorney, sued doctors at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center over tubal ligation …

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