Archive for July, 2014

Jul 21 2014

Putting the Central American Child Refugee Migration Into Perspective

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The US government began deporting a number of Central Americans in what was called “just the initial wave.” The group of 40 migrants sent to Honduras on June 14th included women, and children as young as 18 months old.

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees has said it views Central American migrants to …

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Jul 21 2014

Subversive Thought for July 21, 2014

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“War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other.” — Paul Valery

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Jul 21 2014

Vijay Prashad On Gaza’s Bombardment and Libya’s Civil War

At least 120 people were killed in air strikes over the weekend in the Gaza suburb of Shuja’iyya. Forty of those were children. The International Red Cross, which is usually careful to not make political statements, said “This sharp increase in the intensity of fighting and the resulting human cost is a matter of …

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Jul 21 2014

The Political Impact of the Downed Plane: Malaysia Airlines, the West, Ukraine, and Russia

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Two hundred and forty seven bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 which was shot down over Eastern Ukraine late last week. The remains are stuck in legal limbo awaiting a flight out of the area and there are unsubstantiated rumors that Russian backed rebels are looting the …

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Jul 18 2014

Coming up on July 21, 2014

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Roberto Lovato, long time immigrants rights activist, and acclaimed journalist will discuss the political deadlock over Central American child migration, and what’s really at stake. And, Vijay Prashad joins us to analyze the latest situation in Gaza, as well as why Libya is falling apart into untenable violence. And, Katrina Vanden Huevel will examine the impact of the downed passenger plane on the politics of Russia and the Ukraine. …

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Jul 18 2014

Award Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario on Central American Children as Refugees

The phenomenon of child migration from Latin America is hardly new. Years ago, before it landed on the US news radar, thousands of children were already jumping on top of trains and making the perilous journey into the US. One American reporter retraced the journey herself to get to the heart of the important questions of what motivates the migration, what are the dangers and difficulties migrants face, and what happens to families when they are separated.

Her name is Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, based on a series of prize winning reports she wrote for the LA Times. Enrique’s Journey has been published in eight languages and has been adopted by 54 universities and scores of high schools nationwide. It garnered Nazario the Pulitzer prize, the George Polk Award, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and many more.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Sonia Nazario about her book and the current immigration situation.

Watch a video of the interview here:

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Jul 18 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on Malaysia Airlines Crash, Bridge Closure Scandal’s Resurrection, and Cherokee Nation’s Settlement with Govt’

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Uprising’s guest expert Maya Rockeymoore, 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:

Nearly 300 people are feared dead with the downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over Ukraine yesterday. A hundred and eighty one bodies …

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Jul 18 2014

What The Ruling On California’s Death Penalty Means

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An unprecedented ruling by US District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney that California’s death penalty violates the US constitution is being heralded by anti-death penalty advocates around the nation.

The recent ruling, which may offer hope to California’s 748 prisoners currently sitting on death row, was the result of a case …

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Jul 18 2014

Navigating the Water Wars during California’s Drought

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California Governor Jerry Brown earlier this year called on the state’s residents to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 20 percent in light of the drought. Sadly, over the past three years, water usage has actually increased by 1%. In response, the California State Water Resources Control Board approved several emergency …

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Jul 18 2014

As Israeli Ground Troops Kill Civilians, A Live Report from Gaza

Israel has launched a ground invasion on Gaza just a day after killing four boys on a beach in an attack witnessed by international media. Thirty people have been reported killed since Israeli ground forces began attacking overnight, including three children and a baby. The overall death toll has now surpassed about 250. …

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