Archive for August, 2014

Aug 28 2014

Opposition Parties Join Forces in Pakistan to Offer Alternative to US-Backed Govt and Taliban

A political standoff in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad continues as talks between opposition parties and the government are at a standstill. In the past few weeks, the liberal political party, Tehreek-e-Insaf, led by cricket star turned politician, Imran Khan, and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek party, a moderate Muslim group, led by the cleric, Tahirul Qadri, …

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Aug 28 2014

Suspicion Nation: A Conversation with Author and Attorney Lisa Bloom – Part 2

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As the national dialogue on race and racism in America in light of Ferguson, Missouri, continues, it is reminiscent of a similar debate in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s killing 2 years ago, and the trial of his shooter, George Zimmerman, last year.

Attorney and author Lisa Bloom attended the controversial trial, and with …

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Aug 28 2014

British Muslim Communities Shocked by Rotherham Child Sex Abuse Scandal

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A shocking report about the sexual exploitation of 1,400 mostly young girls over a 16 year period in the Northern England city of Rotherham was released this week by Professor Alexis Jay. The report reveals extremely disturbing accounts about children as young as 11 years old being lured away by men and groomed for …

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Aug 28 2014

Subversive Thought for August 28, 2014

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“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” ? Flannery O’Connor …

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Aug 28 2014

Conversation with Author and Attorney Lisa Bloom

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Lisa Bloom runs her own law firm in Los Angeles called The Bloom Firm. And her latest book, out earlier this year, is entitled “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It.” She spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently about the book in light of the killing of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/A6HF6BErNDw

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Aug 27 2014

Coming up on August 28, 2014

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We’ll discuss Pakistan’s “Tahrir moment,” as two major opposition groups join forces calling on the government to resign while occupying the streets of Islamabad. And, we’ll hear part 2 of our conversation with author and attorney Lisa Bloom on her book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It. Plus, we’ll go live to England to speak with Muhbeen Hussain, of the group British Muslim Youth. …

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Aug 27 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Prosecuting Syria and ISIS at the ICC, Latest IPCC Report on Climate Change, and 9 Yr-Old Girls Shoots Instructor

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Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, sociologist and news analyst and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

UN investigators have recommended that the Syrian President and ISIS ought to be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In a 45-page report …

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Aug 27 2014

Immigrants Flock to Europe Fleeing Persecution, War, and Poverty

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If you thought migration from Central America and Mexico into the United States was a unique problem, it turns out Europe is dealing with a similar situation. Ever-increasing numbers of migrants from countries like Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are making perilous journeys over the Mediterranean Sea to arrive at the borders of Southern …

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Aug 27 2014

Suspicion Nation: A Conversation with Author and Attorney Lisa Bloom – Part 1

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of Michael Brown are the second time in the past few years that there has been a major national dialogue about race, racism and violence in the US. The name Trayvon Martin is often listed alongside the names of police brutality victims like Brown, Eric Garner, …

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Aug 27 2014

Can Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Withstand a Major Earthquake? A Federal Regulator Doesn’t Think So

California’s last functioning nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, has the potential to become the world’s next Fukushima if it fails to be properly retrofitted to withstand a powerful earthquake in the region – this according to a report written by federal nuclear expert Dr. Michael Peck. The report was leaked to the environmental group …

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