The People’s Record on Break Thru Radio
March 7, 2013
Hey Tumblr, we (Robert & Graciela of The People’s Record) did an interview for this really cool regular podcast on Break Thru Radio conducted by DJ Margaret. If you want to give a listen to what we had to say about the blog, or if you just want to lull yourself to sleep with our pretentious voices, go on and click here.
It’s hard not to hate yourself when you hear yourself talk, particularly about things that you care about SO much, but DJ Margaret was beyond helpful in editing out all our various clumsy ums and I’m happy with how the interview came out.
The interview starts at around 11 minutes in & continues at 22 minutes, after a song break, but the music is great so no need to skip around unless you’re in a hurry.
Alta Bates nurses go on strike!
July 03, 2012
Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Hospital on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley plan to strike today, the fifth walk-out since September 2011. The nurses are protesting concession demands they say “would undermine patient care protections as well as health and living standards for the registered nurses.”
Tuesday’s strike will affect 3,500 RNs, and also several hundred respiratory, X-ray, and other technicians at seven Alameda and San Mateo county hospitals operated by the Sutter corporation. A rally is planned at Alta Bates at 11:00 a.m.
“It has become necessary to strike again as Sutter has dug in its heels and refused to negotiate on any issue on the table,” said Alta Bates Summit RN Mike Hill in a statement published online. “They have said they want every takeaway proposed without exception despite record profits and executive salaries. This stance is unacceptable for our nurses, our communities, and our patients.”
Arab Spring stretches to Sudan amidst new waves of protests
July 04, 2012
While the Egyptians were celebrating the declaration of the name of the first elected president in their history, the young Sudanese were launching their protest against Omar Bashir’s government because of its decision to cut fuel subsidies as part of wider economic austerity measures to rescue the country from chronic economic crisis.
The protest first erupted in an impoverished eastern province before reaching some parts of the capital including Khartoum University. As all other Arab regimes have done, Omar al-Bashir’s ordered the police to crack down on the protesters using teargas and batons along with widescale arrest of the protesters as well as some opposition figures.
Similarly, al-Bashir followed in the footsteps of the other Arab dictators intending to show the demonstrators partly as outlaws and spies with the official media addressing them as gays. He dismissed the suggestion that the protest was part of the Arab Spring, remarking that the demonstrators were merely a group of agitators whose aims are not shared by the majority of the Sudanese.
The Khartoum government has insisted on continuing with its austerity plans despite the public opposition. Sudan’s finance minister Ali Mahmoud said the government would stick to its decision to cut fuel subsidies regardless of the continued anti-austerity protests in Khartoum and other cities.
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The People’s Record July 4th posts!
July 03, 2012
Things got incredibly busy and we didn’t get to do as much live work as we will in the future, mostly because of technical issues, but we’re back now and will be launching our Kickstarter on Thursday, as well as recapping/following-up on the conference.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience. CERSC and the ISO put on a great conference and we were happy to have been a part of it.
Please follow The People’s Record, as we prepare to launch our Kickstarter, which should hopefully be a vehicle to keep us devoted to developing the blog over the next year! <3
EDIT: You can follow all the posts of things that we didn’t cover while we were gone @ thepeoplesrecord.com/whileweweregone