Sep 02 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on US-Turkey Targeting of Kurds, Obama’s Labor Day Speech, and Detroit’s Bankruptcy Hearing

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The US and Turkey are working closely to target and kill Kurdish separatists, a new exposé reveals. The Intercept, in collaboration with the German paper Der Spiegel, published revelations on Sunday that the …

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Sep 02 2014

Analyzing US Foreign Policy From Syria and Russia, to Israel and Palestine

These days it seems as though every sunrise brings grim news in the Middle East and North Africa, from Gaza to the West Bank, from Syria to Iraq, from Libya to Egypt.

Over the past three days, in Syria, Bashar Al Assad’s forces battled rebels in the Golan Heights. The Al Nusra Front in …

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Sep 02 2014

Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security – Part 1

The US Border Patrol is facing a $40 million lawsuit that was brought last week over the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican man two years ago along the Rio Grande riverbank. Although Border Patrol had claimed that Guillermo Arévalo Pedraza was part of a group of rock-throwers who posed a serious threat to …

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Sep 02 2014

A Critical Look at Burning Man

The 2014 Burning Man festival wrapped up yesterday, ending an 8-day annual gathering of 66,000 people in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, including right wing anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, former progressive Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman. Launched in 1986 in San Francisco, Burning Man now boasts a year-round set …

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Aug 29 2014

Facing the Horror of Syria Using Alternatives to War

Published by Truthdig.com on August 28, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

The swift takeover by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) of parts of northern Iraq and Syria has drawn Western attention back to Syria’s devastating civil war. The grisly beheading of American journalist James Foley seems to have fed the once-declining Western appetite for war, as the Obama administration has approved surveillance flights over Syria in a move that is apparently “a significant …

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Aug 29 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on CIA Torture Report, Groups Urge Holder To Change Police Behavior, and Campus Sexual Consent Bill in California

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:

Survivors of extraordinary rendition and torture urge President Barack Obama to declassify a Senate Committee report on the CIA’s practices. A group of 10 …

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Aug 29 2014

NATO-Russian Tensions in Ukraine Amount to Propaganda War

In an emergency meeting at the United Nations Security Council yesterday the US asserted that Russia has “outright lied” about its presence in the Ukraine. In tandem, NATO released satellite imagery of what it says are Russian troops around the Eastern part of Ukraine.

NATO also claims that more than 1,000 armed Russian troops …

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Aug 29 2014

How Cities Around the US Are Raising Wages, In the Absence of Federal Action

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has announced an increase in his city’s minimum wage from $9 an hour to $13.25. While the new wage still falls short of the $15 an hour demand by unions and organized low-wage workers, and is spread out over 3 years rather than be effective immediately, the proposal put …

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Aug 29 2014

Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Likely to Fall Short

A landmark ruling this week by the country’s top immigration court, The Board of Immigration Appeals, is being heralded as a major victory for women seeking asylum in the United States. The ruling, which will allow migrants who are escaping from situations of extreme domestic abuse to obtain asylum in the US, is the …

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Aug 28 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on Ukraine Claims of Russian Invasion, Possible Govt. Shutdown Over Immigration, and Blackwater Iraq Trial

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:

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has canceled a visit to Turkey, declaring that Russian forces have invaded his country. President Poroshenko …

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