Jul 23 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Ukraine Warplanes Being Downed, Obamacare Rulings Over Subsidies, and Arizona Execution; Plus Update on Gaza

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:

Two Ukrainian planes have been shot down this morning in the same part of the country that the Malaysian Airlines passenger flight was downed last week killing hundreds of people. The aircraft that were downed were war …

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Jul 22 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Latest in Gaza War, New HRW Study on FBI Entrapment, and Texas Deployment of National Guardsmen to Border

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 Israeli war in Gaza has continued unabated, with more than 600 Palestinians killed, a third of them children. Operation Protective Edge, whose ground invasion began last week, has been widely condemned by the international community with the exception of …

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Jul 21 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on Mental Illness Among Death Row Inmates, NYPD Implicated in Another Killing of a Black Man, and Qatar’s Pledges to Minimize Migrant Worker Deaths

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

A new study has found that a majority of people executed in the United States were suffering from mental illness. The researchers studying the US’s death penalty found, that “the overwhelming majority of executed …

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Jul 21 2014

Putting the Central American Child Refugee Migration Into Perspective

The US government began deporting a number of Central Americans in what was called “just the initial wave.” The group of 40 migrants sent to Honduras on June 14th included women, and children as young as 18 months old.

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees has said it views Central American migrants to …

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Jul 21 2014

Vijay Prashad On Gaza’s Bombardment and Libya’s Civil War

At least 120 people were killed in air strikes over the weekend in the Gaza suburb of Shuja’iyya. Forty of those were children. The International Red Cross, which is usually careful to not make political statements, said “This sharp increase in the intensity of fighting and the resulting human cost is a matter of …

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Jul 21 2014

The Political Impact of the Downed Plane: Malaysia Airlines, the West, Ukraine, and Russia

Two hundred and forty seven bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 which was shot down over Eastern Ukraine late last week. The remains are stuck in legal limbo awaiting a flight out of the area and there are unsubstantiated rumors that Russian backed rebels are looting the …

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Jul 18 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on Malaysia Airlines Crash, Bridge Closure Scandal’s Resurrection, and Cherokee Nation’s Settlement with Govt’

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:

Nearly 300 people are feared dead with the downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over Ukraine yesterday. A hundred and eighty one bodies …

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Jul 18 2014

What The Ruling On California’s Death Penalty Means

An unprecedented ruling by US District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney that California’s death penalty violates the US constitution is being heralded by anti-death penalty advocates around the nation.

The recent ruling, which may offer hope to California’s 748 prisoners currently sitting on death row, was the result of a case …

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Jul 18 2014

Navigating the Water Wars during California’s Drought

California Governor Jerry Brown earlier this year called on the state’s residents to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 20 percent in light of the drought. Sadly, over the past three years, water usage has actually increased by 1%. In response, the California State Water Resources Control Board approved several emergency …

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Jul 18 2014

As Israeli Ground Troops Kill Civilians, A Live Report from Gaza

Israel has launched a ground invasion on Gaza just a day after killing four boys on a beach in an attack witnessed by international media. Thirty people have been reported killed since Israeli ground forces began attacking overnight, including three children and a baby. The overall death toll has now surpassed about 250. …

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