Apr 17 2015

Newsflash: World Bank Projects Displace Millions, Chilean Students Protest, Congress Agrees on TPP Fast-Track

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

A new investigative report led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Huffington Post, has found that projects funded by the World Bank have, over the past decade, displaced 3.4 million people worldwide. A conservation program in Western Kenya, a gold mine in Peru, and a so-called “villagization effort” in Ethiopia, …

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Apr 17 2015

How the US Locks Up Immigrant Mothers and Babies So Corporations Can Profit

GUEST: Jonathan Ryan, Executive Director of RAICES, and Sameera Hafiz, Legislative and Policy Consultant with the group We Belong Together.

Mothers being held with their children at a detention center in Texas have been on hunger strike this week. It is the second such hunger strike this month. The women, who are primarily undocumented immigrants from Central American countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, say conditions at the center are …

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Apr 17 2015

Acclaimed Activist Selma James Shares the Story of Tanzania’s Bold Experiment with African Collectivist Socialism: Ujamaa

GUEST: Selma James is a women’s and human rights activist, author of ‘Sex, Race and Class – The New Terms of Unity’, founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign and coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike.

Scour the news about the African continent and more often than not, the news is bad. Whether it’s the spread of infectious diseases, the exploitation of resources, the corruption of governments, or the violence …

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Apr 17 2015

Black Lives Matter … and Black Jobs Matter, Too

Published by Truthdig.com on April 16, 2015

Fifty-year-old Walter Scott had been having money problems. Years earlier he had worked in the construction industry, a job he acquired through the Father to Father Project, a group that provides support to low-income dads to help them keep up with child support payments, among other things. Later, he moved on to another job, but when he found himself out …

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Apr 16 2015

Newsflash: ISIS on Verge Of Ramadi Capture, Xenophobia Rises in South Africa, Big Coal Challenges EPA in Court

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

The Iraqi city of Ramadi is on the verge of being taken over by the Islamic State. News reports detail that fierce fighting overnight has led to the capture of at least three nearby villages. Thousands of people have already fled, and according to Iraqi officials, suicide bombers deployed by ISIS have …

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Apr 16 2015

Fight for 15: Low-Wage Workers Stage Mass Demonstrations across the U.S.

Sonali Kolhatkar and Bipasha Shom report from Downtown Los Angeles.

Goldman Sachs is celebrating today! The investment conglomerate that profited off the subprime mortgage crisis, posted its highest earnings in 5 years, with its net income growing by 40% to $2.84 billion. The numbers surpassed all economic estimates. Meanwhile, a new report this morning found that CEO pay in the US jumped by more than 12% last year, even as …

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Apr 16 2015

Independent Filmmakers of Color Fight for Diversity in Public Media

GUEST: Yoruba Richen, independent film maker, active with Indie Caucus, former Democracy Now producer.

Ever noticed how dominated your TV screens are by white men? Not only the hosts but also the guests? This is true not just in commercial media and the big networks like Fox, ABC, and NBC, but also on public television. The group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting found some years ago that 82% of all guests …

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Apr 16 2015

Hawaiian Activists Protest Construction of World’s Largest Optical Telescope in Mauna Kea

GUESTS: Jonathan Osorio, Professor at the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. And Kaho’okahi Kanuha is a young activist and pre-school teacher living in Kona on the Big Island…

The State of Hawaii is the site of major protests. The reason: the building of the world’s largest optical telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is one of two mountains on Hawaii’s Big …

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Apr 15 2015

Newsflash: Police Brutality Protests, Migrant Mothers’ Hunger Strike, Hundreds Die Off Italy Coast

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

Hundreds of people protested against police brutality in several cities around the country yesterday. Twelve people were arrested on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge when they marched alongside about 250 others. In Madison, Wisconsin, about 100 people blocked a major road. In Oakland hundreds of people marched outside a police department and along …

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Apr 15 2015

Iraqi PM Visits US, As Battle with ISIS Continues

GUEST: Nabil Al-Tikriti, Associate Professor of History at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi is in the United States this week. He is meeting President Obama in Washington DC for the first time he took the reins of Iraq seven months ago. During his visit he has requested additional aid from the US to help combat the Islamic State rebel group that began taking …

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