Archive for September, 2013

Sep 26 2013

Coming up on September 27, 2013

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We’ll spend the hour with David Bacon, award winning photo journalist, author and immigrant rights activist who spent over 20 years working as a labor organizer. We’ll be discussing his new book, The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration …

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Sep 26 2013

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on NSA Spying, Qatar World Cup Labor Abuses, and the Monsanto Protection Act

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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:

A 60s era spying program called Operation Minaret snooped on Vietnam war critics like MLK and Muhammad Ali. Newly declassified material from the National Security …

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Sep 26 2013

Progressive Economist Dean Baker Says Obamacare is Better Than You Think

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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz ended his marathon protest of the Affordable Care Act yesterday morning after 21 hours of near-continuous talking at the podium. His protest was technically not a filibuster – the Senate went ahead and passed a spending bill that excluded the much-desired cut to Obamacare that the House Tea Party caucus has been agitating for.

The …

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Sep 26 2013

US Faces Criticism From Many Fronts at UN Meeting Even As Obama Reiterates US Exceptionalism

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As the United Nations General Assembly meeting continues in New York this week, we’ll examine the state of international politics and nation-to-nation dynamics.

While the highly anticipated handshake between US President Obama and Iranian President Rouhani did not happen, the two nations came closer to normalizing relations than at any time in the past 35 years. Still, during his speech …

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Sep 26 2013

Understanding the Complex Case of Baby Veronica and Implications for Native American Sovereignty

Should a biological father be able to get his daughter back almost two years after she was adopted? What if the little girl was Native American and the parents who adopted her were not? This, in a nutshell, is the complex case of Baby Veronica, a little girl caught in the center of a prolonged custody battle which has had …

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Sep 26 2013

Subversive Thought for September 26, 2013

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“Your children are not your children/ They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself/ They come through you but not from you,/ And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.” – Khalil Gibran …

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Sep 25 2013

Coming Up on September 26, 2013

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We’ll examine the potential economic impacts of the Affordable Health Care on individuals and the nation as a whole with economist Dean Baker. And, the latest on international politics at this week’s UN General Assembly meeting in New York. Plus, we’ll navigate the complicated story of Baby Veronica and the impact of court rulings on Native American sovereignty. …

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Sep 25 2013

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Rouhani at the UN, US Signing Arms Control Treaty, And Ted Cruz’ “Filibuster” Over Obamacare

Daily News Flash | Published 25 Sep 2013, 10:12 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Rouhani at the UN, US Signing Arms Control Treaty, And Ted Cruz’ “Filibuster” Over Obamacare -

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:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledges the Jewish holocaust at the United Nations General Assembly. Iran’s new president has set himself apart from his predecessor in several ways, not the least of which is his acknowledgement …

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Sep 25 2013

Obama Pushes Secret Trade Agreement Over Public and Congressional Objections

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International trade negotiators from a number of nations gathered in Washington DC late last week for on-going secret negotiations over the Transpacific-Partnership (TPP).

Although details of the TPP have been kept under a tight lid, activists who have seen some leaked sections of a draft agreement refer to it as “NAFTA on steroids.” They fear that corporations and governments plan …

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Sep 25 2013

How Private Prisons Make Money Even When Crime Rates Fall

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How is it that the American private prison industry is booming even though crime rates are falling nationwide? The answer to that question may shock you. It turns out that the two major corporations that run the majority of private prisons in the US, Geo Corporation and Corrections Corporation of America, often require states to sign contracts that guarantee full …

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