Archive for March, 2014

Mar 28 2014

Big Men Exposes the Colliding Worlds of Texas Oil Men, Nigerian Militants, and Ghana’s New Oil Industry

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A new documentary chronicling the worlds of Texas oil executives, Nigerian government officials, and armed militants, shows how competing interests over resources and power can warp whole nations.

Rachel Boyton’s documentary, Big Men, executive produced by actor Brad Pitt, follows in parallel the story of Nigeria’s well-established oil industry, and Ghana’s new foray …

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Mar 28 2014

How Institutional Racism Affects Blacks Even in Early Childhood

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The Department of Education recently released a report showing that of pre-schoolers who are suspended in American public schools, a disproportionate number of them are African American. Black 3 and 4 year olds are about 48% of those suspended even though they make up only 18% of students. Black girls are even more …

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Mar 28 2014

Climate Roundup: Shifting Grounds in Washington and Alaska, Latest IPCC Draft, and New Study on Future Climate Chaos

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Each week Uprising will analyze the most pressing climate change stories of the past week with our guest Kelly Mitchell, Coal Campaigner for Greenpeace.

Climate change we are finding will literally make the earth move – I’m not talking about earthquakes but landslides. The state of Washington this week was wracked by a …

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Mar 28 2014

Subversive Thought for March 28, 2014

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“To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.” — Wendell Berry

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Mar 27 2014

Coming up on March 28, 2014

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We’ll go to Egypt to try to understand the tumultuous week of news. And, a social scientist shares her study of how black children are discriminated against even in the class room. Plus, film maker Rachel Boynton joins us in studio to discuss her new film Big Men – a story of Texas oil executives and the oil industries in Ghana and Nigeria. And this week’s Climate Roundup with Kelly Mitchell. …

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Mar 27 2014

Conversation with Bob Olmsted, Whistleblower-turned-Sheriff’s Candidate

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On June 3rd Angelenos will have a chance to elect a new sheriff to replace Lee Baca who retired unexpectedly at the end of January. One of the 7 candidates running for the position is former LA Sheriff’s Commander Bob Olmsted who blew the whistle on prisoner abuse by going to the FBI when Baca and Tanaka refused to address his concerns.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke recently with Olmsted. Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/tVC-mMsdTGs

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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Mar 27 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on Egypt’s Al-Sisi, Obama Hypocrisy on Iraq War, and Connecticut’s Minimum Wage

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:

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has resigned from his military post in order to run for President. Overseeing …

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Mar 27 2014

Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Convicted in Civilian Court, Proving Guantanamo Unnecessary

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Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith has just been convicted of “conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists,” in the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. Married to bin Laden’s daughter, Fatima, Mr. Abu Ghaith was captured last year and secretly brought to New York where he stood trial. …

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Mar 27 2014

Pacifica Radio Archives Preserves Women’s Voices

March is Women’s History Month and there’s nothing like hearing the voices of American women who made history, calling for women’s equality, fighting for reproductive justice and control of their bodies, and for valuing the work that women do. While names like Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Bella Abzug may be …

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Mar 27 2014

LA Sheriff’s Whistleblower-turned Candidate Bob Olmsted Wants to Reform Jail System

On June 3rd Angelenos will have a chance to elect a new sheriff to replace Lee Baca who retired unexpectedly at the end of January. Baca left his position mired in scandal after 18 of his sheriff’s deputies indicted by the federal government after the FBI found serious prisoner and visitor abuses and …

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