Apr 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on Ukraine Talks, Lavabit Court Case, and Detroit Pensions

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, Independent 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:

Three pro-Russian protesters were killed today in a battle in Eastern Ukraine as tensions continue to mount. Dozens of …

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Apr 17 2014

The Unstoppable Ralph Nader

The book Unsafe at Any Speed made Ralph Nader a household name in 1965 when it was first published. Nader became known as the nation’s leading consumer advocate. His fight for auto safety regulations pushed car manufacturers to include basic safety features like seat belts, and eventually led to the creation of a …

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Apr 17 2014

Remembering Workers Killed or Injured in the Workplace

More than 4,000 workers lose their lives and even more are injured each year while on the job according to the government agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. Of those that died in 2012, nearly 20% of the fatalities were in the construction industry where the leading cause of death was …

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Apr 17 2014

Vermont May Become First State to Require GMO Labeling

The state of Vermont could become the first in the nation to approve the labeling of genetically modified foods. The Vermont Senate passed a law 28 to 2 this week, requiring food production companies to identify if their products contain GMOs by the year 2016. The bill now heads to the Vermont State …

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Apr 16 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on NYPD Ending Muslim Spy Program, AFL Report on CEO Pay, and Obama’s Jobs Initiative

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:

The nation’s largest police department has just announced that it will end its surveillance program aimed at Muslims. The New York Police Department had come under fire both …

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Apr 16 2014

What the Comcast-Time Warner Merger Will Mean for Consumers and Democracy

Recent senate hearings on a planned merger between Comcast and Time Warner raised the ire of Senator Al Franken who called it “a disaster.” Franken’s opposition to the fusing of two telecommunications giant is based on his assertion that there lies no “up side” for consumers if the $45 billion deal goes through. …

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