Jul 31 2015

Newsflash: Palestinian Baby Killed, Activists Protest Shell Ship, Sanders’ House Parties

Uprising’s guest expert Cristina Mislan, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies, Missouri School of Journalism, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Jewish Israeli settlers set fire to two Palestinian homes in the West Bank this morning, killing a toddler, and injuring four others. The baby was 18-month old Ali Saad Dawabsha. The arsonists spray painted the Star of David on the walls of the burned homes and scrawled the word “revenge.” According to the …

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Jul 31 2015

Anand Gopal on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Anand Gopal is the author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes. He served as an Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported on the Middle East and South Asia for Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, and other publications.

*This segment was originally broadcast on July 7, 2015.

The issue of …

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Jul 31 2015

Noam Chomsky on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Noam Chomsky, is a legendary political analyst, professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, author of over 100 books.

*This segment was originally broadcast on June 30, 2015.

The issue of “National Security” is constantly invoked by politicians and the media as justifications for war and surveillance. Since the September 11th attacks, the US has launched endless wars that have ironically made us less safe and built an unprecedented network …

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Jul 31 2015

25 Years After Signing of ADA, New Book Takes Deeper Look At History of the Historic Law

GUEST: Lennard Davis, author of Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights.

July 26, 2015, marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark piece of legislation signed by President George H. W. Bush. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, was the most important piece of legislation impacting one fifth of the population, who are people …

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Jul 30 2015

Newsflash: Cin. Cop Indicted for Murder, GOP’s Attack on Planned Parenthood, Private Companies Hired for Drone Targeting

Uprising’s guest expert Chenjerai Kumanyika, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Clemson University, analyzes to day’s news headlines:

Cincinnati officials have finally made progress in the case of an unarmed African American man named Samuel Dubose who was killed on July 19th by Officer Ray Tensing. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters released body cam video footage of the encounter yesterday and announced a murder charge against Tensing, who is due to …

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Jul 30 2015

As Medicare Turns 50, What Will It Take To Strengthen The Popular Program?

GUEST: Dr Garrett Adams is a longtime pediatrician in Louisville, Ky. He is past president of Physicians for a National Health Program, and just wrote an essay on Medicare entitled, “Celebrate Medicare’s 50th Birthday By Expanding It To All.”

While the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act found that a majority of Americans now support President Obama’s signature health plan, even bigger majorities support the government run plans of …

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Jul 30 2015

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

GUEST: Per Espen Stoknes, a psychologist specializing in Climate and environmental strategies, economic psychology, and energy systems. He is the author of the new book ‘What We Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action’.

This interview was originally broadcast on May 20, 2015.

The warming of our planet is unarguably the greatest existential threat facing the human species, and for that matter, most other species. The release of …

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Jul 30 2015

We Have Failed Afghanistan Again and Again

Published by Truthdig.com on July 29, 2015

The 2013 death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, confirmed this week, should have marked the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But the fates of the two main leaders identified as responsible for the 9/11 attacks—Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar—are only milestones. Thanks to the destructive nature of the U.S. war, many newer and more formidable enemies …

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Jul 29 2015

Newsflash: Mullar Omar Death Rumors, Cincinnati Police Killing and New Bland Video, Trump’s Political Circus

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Afghan and Pakistani sources are claiming that the mysterious leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, is dead. Mullah Omar has not been seen in public for well over a decade and rumors of his death have appeared several times over the years. Afghan government officials made the claims …

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Jul 29 2015

Navigating Congress’ Major Overhaul of ‘No Child Left Behind’

GUEST: Diane Ravitch, Education Historian and author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, and her latest best-seller, ‘Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools’.

The GOP-dominated House and Senate are currently overhauling public education in a manner that could have far reaching impacts. The House already passed a version of …

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