Archive for August, 2014

Aug 31 2014

Coming up on September 2, 2014

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We’ll speak with Ajamu Baraka, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, about some of the on-going crises in the Middle East and Russia. And, we’ll hear part 1 of a conversation with journalist Todd Miller about his book Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security. Plus, a critical look at the annual Burning Man Festival – does it live up to its self-professed radical ideals? …

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Aug 29 2014

Coming up on September 1, 2014

We’ll spend the hour with Arun Gupta, for a Labor Day special. Arun is an 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. We’ll talk about the legacy of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the broad struggle against poverty and income inequality in the US. …

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Aug 29 2014

Facing the Horror of Syria Using Alternatives to War

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Published by Truthdig.com on August 28, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

The swift takeover by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) of parts of northern Iraq and Syria has drawn Western attention back to Syria’s devastating civil war. The grisly beheading of American journalist James Foley seems to have fed the once-declining Western appetite for war, as the Obama administration has approved surveillance flights over Syria in a move that is apparently “a significant …

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Aug 29 2014

Daily News Flash with Maya Rockeymoore on CIA Torture Report, Groups Urge Holder To Change Police Behavior, and Campus Sexual Consent Bill in California

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:

Survivors of extraordinary rendition and torture urge President Barack Obama to declassify a Senate Committee report on the CIA’s practices. A group of 10 …

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Aug 29 2014

NATO-Russian Tensions in Ukraine Amount to Propaganda War

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In an emergency meeting at the United Nations Security Council yesterday the US asserted that Russia has “outright lied” about its presence in the Ukraine. In tandem, NATO released satellite imagery of what it says are Russian troops around the Eastern part of Ukraine.

NATO also claims that more than 1,000 armed Russian troops …

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Aug 29 2014

How Cities Around the US Are Raising Wages, In the Absence of Federal Action

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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has announced an increase in his city’s minimum wage from $9 an hour to $13.25. While the new wage still falls short of the $15 an hour demand by unions and organized low-wage workers, and is spread out over 3 years rather than be effective immediately, the proposal put …

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Aug 29 2014

Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Likely to Fall Short

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A landmark ruling this week by the country’s top immigration court, The Board of Immigration Appeals, is being heralded as a major victory for women seeking asylum in the United States. The ruling, which will allow migrants who are escaping from situations of extreme domestic abuse to obtain asylum in the US, is the …

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Aug 29 2014

Subversive Thought for August 29, 2014

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“The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.” — Ai Weiwei

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Aug 28 2014

Coming up on August 29, 2014

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We’ll cover the escalating crisis in Ukraine as Russia is accused of an invasion and the US and EU remain poised to take action. And, ahead of Labor Day, we’ll get the pulse of the national and city-by-city fight for a higher minimum wage. Plus, as President Obama readies his executive action on immigration policy, we’ll see what the National Day Laborer Organizing Network has to say about it.

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Aug 28 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on Ukraine Claims of Russian Invasion, Possible Govt. Shutdown Over Immigration, and Blackwater Iraq Trial

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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:

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has canceled a visit to Turkey, declaring that Russian forces have invaded his country. President Poroshenko …

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