Sep 19 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on US Senate Vote on Arming Syrian Rebels, California Lawsuit Over License Plate Scanners, and Progress on Rape Kit Backlogs

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:

The US Senate has approved the arming and training of Syrian rebel groups in a vote of 78-22. The vote comes a day after …

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Sep 19 2014

A Critical Look at the Militarized Response to Ebola in West Africa

Panic has set in among people living in West Africa as Ebola continues to spiral out of control. The current death toll stands at over 2,600 and is doubling every month. The entire country of Sierra Leone is on a three day lockdown to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Twenty one thousand …

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Sep 19 2014

Scotland Votes To Remain With Union By Wider Than Expected Margin

Scotland has voted 55-45% to preserve its 307 year old union with the United Kingdom as people went to the polls in droves yesterday to make themselves heard.

The question was a simple one: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” and fairly early on yesterday evening it began to be clear that the “no …

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Sep 19 2014

People’s Climate March Flush With Funds, Short on Militancy

Activists from around the country and the world are flying to New York this weekend to march in what could be the largest gathering over the issue of climate change in history. Up to a hundred thousand people are expected to turn out on the streets of New York two days ahead of a …

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Sep 18 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on House Vote For ISIS War Plan, Border Patrol’s Plan To Wear Cameras, and Rolling Jubilee Strikes $4 m of Debt

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, 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 US House of Representatives has voted to approve President Obama’s plan to provide weapons and training to Syrian rebel groups. …

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Sep 18 2014

Obama Putting Our Civil Liberties Once Again at Stake Using Threat of ISIS

More than 800 Australian police officers carried out a raid this morning in parts of Sydney, in the largest such counter-terrorism raids in that nation’s history. Fifteen people were detained initially and two have now been charged with 9 being released. Prime Minister Tony Abbott justified the raids saying that the Islamic State in …

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Sep 18 2014

Domestic Violence in the NFL Is a Reflection of Broader Society

Yesterday, to much surprise, the NFL was awarded an ‘A’ for racial diversity in hiring by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports. Ironically, the stellar report card grade came just one day after The Black Women’s Roundtable published an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell critiquing his …

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Sep 18 2014

Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time

A recent study from Penn State University measured levels of the stress hormone Cortisol and found that women experience much lower levels of stress at work rather than at home. While the research may not come as a surprise to many women who are often juggling the myriad demands of their jobs and families, …

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Sep 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Latest ISIS Propaganda and US Arrest, Holder’s Study on Police Racism, and Malaysia’s Slave Labor Problem

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

A 30 year old man from Rochester, New York, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for several charges related to recruiting and arming the Islamic State in …

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Sep 17 2014

Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State: A Talk By Glenn Greenwald

The Intercept this week released a new investigative report on New Zealand and its own mass surveillance program which the US’s National Security Agency (NSA) routinely shared data with. The report, based on documents by whistleblower Edward Snowden, contradicts assurances made by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key that the country has no mass …

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