Oct 21 2014

Uprising Debuts on Free Speech TV Oct 27, 2014!

“Uprising with Sonali” will transform into a national TV/Radio production when it debuts on Free Speech TV on October 27th at 3pm PT/6pm ET, and will continue to air weekdays at that time. Watch this 60 second promotional video about the debut, and share it on your social networks!

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Oct 21 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Turkey’s About-Face on ISIS War, UNICEF’s Grim Report on Violent Deaths of Children, and Getting Perspective on Ebola

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

After days of recalcitrance, Turkey has finally decided to allow Kurdish fighters from Iraq to cut through the nation and come to the aid of Syrian Kurds in the border town of Kobani. Turkey’s government, which has a long history …

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Oct 17 2014

Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Published by Truthdig.com on October 16th, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

The Ebola crisis has gripped the American media, and by extension the imagination of the public, punctuated by breathless pronouncements from TV news reporters of the medical status of actual and potential victims of the disease; hysteria-inducing magazine covers, like this issue of Bloomberg Businessweek sporting the message “Ebola Is Coming” in blood- smeared letters; and Facebook feeds dominated …

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Oct 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on US Response to Ebola, Claims of ISIS Air Power, and Toothless Senate Torture Report

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, sitting in for Maya Rockeymoore – he’s an author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

President Obama is considering taking a number of steps to confront the growing fears over the spread of Ebola in the US, including appointing former Biden staffer, Ron Klain as a so-called “czar” …

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Oct 16 2014

Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb

Eighteen years ago, an intrepid investigative California-based reporter named Gary Webb published a series of ground-breaking reports linking a brutal right-wing war in Central America, to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the explosion of crack cocaine in South Central Los Angeles. The story was published in three parts in the print and digital editions of the San Jose Mercury …

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Oct 16 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on US War on ISIS, Global Economic Meltdown, New Civil Rights Division Head

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, a 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:

The Islamic State’s grip on Kobani, the border town between Turkey and Syria, is apparently loosening. Reports have emerged that ISIS fighters now control only about 20% of …

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Oct 15 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on NYT Reports on Iraq Chemical Weapons and CIA Study, Supreme Court Blocking of Texas Abortion Law, and Threats Against Feminist Blogger

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

An explosive investigation by the New York Times has found that during the US’s invasion and occupation of Iraq which began in 2003, several caches of chemical weapons were found, but kept completely secret, even from troops themselves, some of whom …

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Oct 14 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Turkish Bombing of PKK, Major Protests Against Police Brutality in St. Louis, and Bolivia’s Morales Wins Third Term

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

The US-led war against ISIS in Syria seems to have re-ignited a long-running battle between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers Party, known by its acronym, PKK. Reports emerged this morning of Turkish air strikes against PKK positions in south eastern …

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Oct 10 2014

The Rise of the New, Liberal Islamophobia

Published by Truthdig.com on October 9th, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

The recent television kerfuffle involving “Real Time” host Bill Maher and guest Sam Harris over whether Muslims are bad people because their religion is, in the words of Harris, “the mother lode of bad ideas,” is symbolic of the new American Islamophobia.

Muslim-bashing has become a popular sport several times over the last decade and a half, most notably in the …

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Oct 10 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Nobel Peace Prize, Mexico’s Missing Students and Mass Graves, and Supreme Court’s Strike Down of Voter ID Laws

Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, sitting in for Maya Rockeymoore. He’s a sociologist, news analyst, and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai, and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The joint award was apparently given because, according to the Nobel committee chairman, …

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