Nov 25 2014

News Flash: US and Iran Fail to Reach Nuclear Deal, Suicide Bombing in Maiduguri, Reaction to Ferguson

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, Assistant Professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The US and Iran, frustrated by a lack of progress on nuclear talks, have agreed to a 7-month extension, dashing hopes of an official warming of relations between the two nations. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javed Zarif in Oman to discuss details of a deal, that initially seemed …

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Nov 25 2014

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Wilson of Any Charges, Protesters Across the Nation are Outraged

In a rambling speech that indicted media coverage and protesters but not the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced late yesterday that no charges would be filed. The grand jury was made up of seven men and five women. Of them, nine were white and three black. At least nine of the twelve needed to agree on an indictment for it to happen.

Darren Wilson, who has …

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Nov 25 2014

Hawaii: The Wrongful Occupation of A Country

Today, we focus on an indigenous community that is rarely considered to be part of the settler colonialist founding of the United States, Hawaii’s indigenous population.

Hawaii was made the 50th of the United States of America in August 1959. The story of statehood is one of overthrow, occupation, cultural erasure, and militarism. Amidst that a vibrant struggle for Hawaiian sovereignty has emerged.

GUEST: Anne Keala Kelly, Native Hawaiian activist, documentary film maker of Noho …

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Nov 24 2014

News Flash: Hagel steps down while Obama extends US mission in Afghanistan, Sen. Lindsey Graham “trashes” GOP Benghazi report, Protesters in Ferguson anxiously await Grand Jury announcement

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

President Obama has quietly extended the US mission in Afghanistan despite a public pledge to draw down troops. Previously, only about 10,000 troops were to remain as per a bilateral “status-of-forces” agreement signed by Afghanistan’s new President, Ashraf Ghani. Now, according to a story based on unnamed officials, the …

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Nov 24 2014

Who We Be: The Colorization of America

The election of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States represented an historic moment of such great proportions that the entire world, not just the US, was enthralled. Yet, we continue to live during a time when Michael Brown could be killed and his shooter could remain free while a grand jury agonizes over whether to even charge him. Conversations on race are always difficult. That difficulty says much about this nation’s history. …

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Nov 21 2014

News Flash: 2014 Was Warmest on Record, Sen. Slams Obama Over CIA Torture Report, Officer Wilson To Resign

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

2014 was the warmest year on record since record keeping began in 1880, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Specifically, temperatures this year broke three new records: October was the warmest month on record; the first ten months of this year were the warmest; and the 12 month period from last …

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Nov 21 2014

Roberto Lovato Excoriates Democrats Over Obama Exec. Action, Makes Links With Mexico Crisis

President Obama, in a prime-time televised address yesterday, finally announced his much anticipated executive action on immigration policy in a brief 15 minute speech, heartening immigrant rights activists and angering conservatives.

Specifically the President, using his executive authority, will enable about 4 million undocumented immigrants to remain the US without fear of deportation, if they pass a background check and verify that they are paying taxes. The order also eases requirements for high-tech workers to …

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Nov 21 2014

UK Students Demand Free Education, While UC Students Rally Against Tuition Increases

Germany’s decision to provide a free higher education to all its citizens struck a chord with other students in Europe. This week, more than ten thousand students from the United Kingdom took to the streets of central London demanding free education.

Challenging Prime Minister David Cameron’s austerity measures which raised the yearly ceiling on tuition from $4,700 to over $14,000, students are hoping to not only eliminate tuition fees, but also to obtain higher cost …

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Nov 21 2014

New Report on Shocking Violence Against Native Children Makes Recommendations: Who Will Listen?

Here is perhaps one of the most disturbing statistics in the entire United States: Native American children today experience post-traumatic stress disorder from violence at rates similar to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

A new report by the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence, has reiterated what many who pay attention to these issues already knew: that there is an epidemic of violence facing indigenous …

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Nov 20 2014

Mexicans Have Had Enough of U.S.-Backed Violence and Exploitation

Published by Truthdig.com on November 20th, 2014

Mexico’s nationwide general strike on Thursday, Nov. 20 is a unified rallying cry to end the corruption, crime and violence that have plagued the country for decades and are symbolized most recently by the apparent slaying of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. But, lest we Americans consider ourselves outsiders, observing another nation’s mayhem with detachment, it is important to clarify that Mexico’s problems …

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