Sep 10 2013
Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:
Internet companies file lawsuits to be able to share just how much they have been forced to compromise with government spying requests. Companies like Yahoo and Google, realizing their reputation among consumers has greatly suffered since Edward Snowden’s revelations about their cooperation with the National Security Agency, are hoping to be able to share just how much or how little they have cooperated. The suit comes at the same time that the Justice Department will release a number of documents to the Electronic Frontier Foundation on its long-standing FOIA request about domestic spying practices. Click here for a Guardian article about the story.
A survey of men in six Asian countries, including Bangladesh, China, and Indonesia has revealed a startling fact about sexual violence – that one in four respondents admitted to raping a woman or girl. The results were published in the Lancet and come at the same time as four men in India were just convicted of the rape and murder of a woman in Delhi, in a case that drew international headlines. Click here for a CBS report about the story.
George Zimmerman is back in the news once more – his estranged wife made a 9-1-1 call yesterday claiming he was threatening her and had hit her father. Zimmerman was briefly held in custody before being released. His wife has said she will not file charges. The man who gained international notoriety for killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Florida and being acquitted of all charges, has been pulled over twice for speeding since the trial ended. Click here for a CNN report about the story.