Archive for March, 2014

Mar 31 2014

Coming up on Uprising April 1, 2014

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We’ll examine a new report that reveals how the city of Los Angeles is paying hundreds of millions of dollars in fees to Wall Street firms – more than it spends on basic services like repairing streets. And, a new play called Placas chronicles the life of a young Salvadoran immigrant and his struggle against gang life – based on the real life story of Alex Sanchez. Culture Clash’s Ric Salinas who stars in the …

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Mar 31 2014

Miriam Pawel Discusses Her New Book On Cesar Chavez

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Miriam Pawel is the author of The Union of Their Dreams, widely acclaimed as the most nuanced history of Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers movement. She is a Pulitzer Prize winning editor and reporter who spent 25 years at Newsday and the LA Times. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to work on her new book, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, which has just been published in time for Cesar Chavez Day.

Watch a video excerpt of Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar here: http://youtu.be/eJ9W45EjIBI.

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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Mar 31 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on Senate Intel Report, Albuquerque Protests, and How One Rich Man Escaped Justice

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Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and women’s Studies at Penn State University and a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Torture techniques did nothing to lead the US to Osama bin Laden, according to a …

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Mar 31 2014

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Today is Cesar Chavez day – the day the great union organizer from California would have turned 87. In 1965, the seasoned organizer took on the fight of his life as he led thousands of poor migrant farmworkers who toiled in the grape fields of Delano to a years long strike and boycott …

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Mar 31 2014

Big Data and the Future of Corporate Surveillance

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These days little surprises us every time we hear of a new way in which the National Security Agency has been spying on us. But while anger at government surveillance unites much of the left and right, we often don’t stop and think about corporate surveillance.

By corporate surveillance we mean the myriad …

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Mar 31 2014

Undocumented Youth In Their Own Words: Mariana’s Story

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Today we launch a new four week series – part of our Real People, Real Voices series, focusing this time on undocumented youth. Uprising producer Bipasha Shom interviewed a number of young people without papers and asked them to tell her their stories.

Bipasha Shom:

I started this series about undocumented immigrants because my …

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Mar 31 2014

Subversive Thought for March 31, 2014

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“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” — George Orwell …

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Mar 28 2014

Coming up on Monday March 31, 2014

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We’ll mark Cesar Chavez Day with an in-studio interview with award winning reporter Miriam Pawel, who’s brand new book The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, has been hailed as a nuanced portrait of the celebrated labor leader. And, we’ll hear the 4th and final part of our Real People, Real Voices Dreamer series, featuring the voices of undocumented youth. Plus, a foray into the deep and dark world of corporate surveillance. …

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Mar 28 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockymoore on Obama’s Saudi Visit, Obamacare Deadline, and More Assaults on Women’s Reproductive Health

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Uprising’s guest expert Maya Rockymoore, 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:

President Obama is visiting the wealthy oil-rich Gulf state of Saudi Arabia, for the first time in 5 years. US-Saudi relations have been historically …

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Mar 28 2014

Understanding Egypt’s Turmoil

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The world was rocked by shocking news in Egypt this week where 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death in a mass trial. The trial took place over two very brief sessions with hundreds of defendants locked up in cages in the courtroom. There were no witnesses …

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