Jul 02 2015

Newsflash: Wikileaks on TSA, Greece’s Varoufakis Threatens Resignation, Sanders Draws Huge Crowds

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

The anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks has just released a series of draft documents from the core text of the 52-nation Trade in Services Agreement (TSA). A much more ambitious trade deal than the TPP, the leaked TSA documents cover Electronic Commerce, Telecommunications Services, Financial Services and Maritime Transport Services. In fact the TSA …

No responses yet

Jul 02 2015

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is an American-Indian activist and scholar, whose latest book is An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.

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 of intrusive surveillance. Today, as part of …

No responses yet

Jul 02 2015

Gaza Resists Israeli War and Siege

GUEST: Max Blumenthal, senior writer for AlterNet, and the award-winning author of Goliath and Republican Gomorrah. His latest book just out now is called The 51-Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.

CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS FOR BLUMENTHAL’S LA EVENT.

As if the residents of Gaza needed any more violence, a number of bombings have been documented over the past couple of months aimed at Hamas, by rivals …

No responses yet

Jul 02 2015

Politics of Parenting: Study Finds Children of Working Moms Do Better

GUEST: Mayra Ruiz Castro is a Researcher at the Harvard Business School.

A Pew research poll from 2013 found that “A plurality of adults (42%) say having a mother who works part time is ideal for a young child, and one-third say having a mother who doesn’t work at all is ideal.” Even among women who are working mothers, “only 22% [said] having a mother who works full time is …

No responses yet

Jul 01 2015

Newsflash: Greece at Crossroads, US Embassy in Cuba, Principled Girls Scouts

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

A day past its deadline to reach a deal with the International Monetary Fund and other creditors, Greece is now officially in default. Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras put forward a proposal this morning for a budgetary overhaul to try to revive discussions on a new bailout plan but his offer was rejected …

No responses yet

Jul 01 2015

Politics of Intersectionality: SCOTUS Marriage Ruling and Black Lives Matter

GUEST: Patrisse Cullors, Director of the Truth and Reinvestment Campaign for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, with fellow organizers Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi. She also founded the LA-based organization Dignity and Power Now. She is an artist and activist, and a Fulbright Scholarship recipient.

When the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to legalize marriage in all 50 states, Americans erupted in celebration. …

No responses yet

Jul 01 2015

Where Does Supreme Court Ruling on Lethal Injection Leave Anti Death Penalty Movement?

GUEST: Mike Farrell is a well-known actor who rose to stardom in the classic TV series M.A.S.H. as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt, and the President of the California-based Death Penalty Focus. His autobiography is titled, Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist

The US Supreme Court this week dealt a serious blow to opponents of the death penalty. In a 5-4 ruling on Glossip v. Gross, justices determined that …

No responses yet

Jun 30 2015

Newsflash: Obama on Overtime Pay, SCOTUS Rules on Abortion and Redistricting, DOJ Faults Ferguson Protest Response

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

President Obama, in an op-ed in the Huffington Post just announced his proposal to raise the pay threshold for overtime wage protections. Under the current and outdated law, workers who make $23,660 or less are automatically eligible for overtime pay protections. Only 8% of all workers fall into …

No responses yet

Jun 30 2015

Right Wing Terrorism Far More Dangerous than Radical Islam

GUEST: David Sterman, program associate at New America and has a Masters from Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies. His work focuses on homegrown extremism and the maintenance of New America’s datasets on terrorism inside the United States.

Judging by the priorities of the US government and media coverage, most Americans likely view the threat of radical Islam as the greatest source of terrorism in the US today. But they would …

No responses yet

Jun 30 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.

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 of intrusive surveillance. Today, as part of an …

7 responses so far

Next »