Archive for June, 2014

Jun 26 2014

Coming up on June 27, 2014

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Friday morning on Uprising, we’ll find out what’s behind the Supreme Court’s decision to void the 35 foot buffer zone of protest around abortion clinics, and the possible impact the ruling could have. And, acclaimed Academy award nominated actor Don Cheadle joins us to discuss his new project, Miles Ahead, about the life of jazz legend, Miles Davis. Plus, rare recordings from 50 years ago, deep within the Pacifica Radio Archives about the Mississippi Freedom …

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Jun 26 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on Syrian Strikes on ISIS, Obama’s Response to Undocumented Minors, and Measly Corporate Wage Increases

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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:

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki claims Syrian air strikes have hit Sunni militants, calling it a win-win for both …

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Jun 26 2014

In a Major Victory for Privacy Advocates, Supreme Court Says Police Require Warrants for Cell Phone Searches

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The Supreme Court in a major ruling yesterday, unanimously decided that law enforcement authorities needed warrants before searching the cell phones of people arrested. Until now, police did not need to obtain warrants to examine phones.

The ruling was made in connection to two separate but similar cases. One of them involved a San …

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Jun 26 2014

New Study Confirms Previous Findings Linking Pesticide Exposure in Utero to Autism

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A new study out of UC Davis is adding to mounting evidence linking pesticide exposure among pregnant women to higher rates of autism. Researchers studied 970 children living around farming areas in Northern California and found that pregnant women who lived less than one mile from a farm using pesticides had a 60 percent …

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Jun 26 2014

New Film Tells The Story of Aaron Swartz, The Promising Internet Activist and Innovator Who Killed Himself

A year and a half ago, a young innovator who was one of the most promising activists on open technology and internet freedom, and a brilliant programmer, Aaron Swartz, was found dead in his apartment. He was only 27 years old.

The co-founder of websites like Reddit, and of ideas like the Creative Commons, …

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Jun 26 2014

Film maker Brian Knappenberger on his Aaron Swartz Film

Brian Knappenberger has made a new documentary about Aaron Swartz and the ideas that motivated him called The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with him on June 26, 2014

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/8vIn6hvVDUo

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Jun 26 2014

Subversive Thought for June 26, 2014

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“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” — Mahatma Gandhi …

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Jun 25 2014

Coming up on June 26, 2014

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We’ll examine the Supreme Court’s decision this week requiring warrants for cell phone searches in what many are considering a victory for privacy rights. And, we’ll speak with film maker Brian Knappenberger about his new film, The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. Plus, a new study links pesticide exposure during pregnancy to autism. We’ll explore the science. …

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Jun 25 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on the Latest on Iraq, Women and Children in US Prisons, and No-Fly List Declared Unconstitutional

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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:

Iran is reported to be sending military hardware to Iraq’s embattled government, even as Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki refuses to bow to US pressure on a cabinet reshuffle. …

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Jun 25 2014

Obama Strongly Endorses US Paid Maternity and Sick Leave

The White House, in conjunction with the Center for American Progress, held the first ever Working Families Summit on Monday in Washington DC.

In a speech peppered with personal anecdotes about his own upbringing and stories about how he and First Lady Michelle Obama struggled with raising their own children, President Obama addressed the …

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