Archive for September, 2014

Sep 30 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Reagan-Era Order As Basis for Obama Spying, Supreme Court Decision on Ohio Voting, and New California Sentencing Law

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Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and a professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Newly released documents by the ACLU demonstrate that the Obama administration is relying on President Reagan’s spying protocol to justify mass surveillance. The documents were obtained in response to a Freedom …

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Sep 30 2014

Two Views on Eric Holder’s Legacy As Attorney General

Feature Stories | Published 30 Sep 2014, 10:18 am | Comments Off on Two Views on Eric Holder’s Legacy As Attorney General -

When US Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation late last week, it came as a shock to many, if only because Holder was on a bit of a roll. After having announced two major investigations into the events of Ferguson, Missouri this summer, he was also fresh from announcing historic …

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Sep 30 2014

Los Angeles Hotel Workers Win Major Victory For Wages

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The battle over raising the minimum wage scored a big victory last week as hotel workers in Los Angeles County secured a base rate of $15.37 an hour starting next summer. In a 12 – 3 decision, the LA City Council voted to enact the new minimum wage by July 1st 2015 for hotels …

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Sep 29 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Hong Kong Protests, Modi Visit to US, and Oakland Blockade of Israeli Ship

Daily News Flash | Published 29 Sep 2014, 10:26 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Hong Kong Protests, Modi Visit to US, and Oakland Blockade of Israeli Ship -

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:

Demonstrations in Hong Kong flared up again over the weekend and this morning with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets demanding free elections of the Chinese leadership. …

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Sep 29 2014

US War on Islamic State Remains Muddled, With High Potential for Blowback

Feature Stories | Published 29 Sep 2014, 10:25 am | Comments Off on US War on Islamic State Remains Muddled, With High Potential for Blowback -

Just one week after the US launched airstrikes against targets in Syria, President Obama said on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday that the US had underestimated the effectiveness and strength of the group of Sunni rebels calling itself the Islamic State. Mr. Obama echoed statements made earlier by National Intelligence Director James Clapper, and …

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Sep 29 2014

Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination

The fight for universal health care has a long history in the United States with many individuals and organizations incorporating the right to decent healthcare into their larger struggle for social justice and human rights.

One such organization was the Black Panther Party. We remember the Black Panther Party today as the most potent …

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Sep 29 2014

Jefferson County, CO, A Flashpoint in the Battle Over Public Education

Feature Stories | Published 29 Sep 2014, 10:20 am | Comments Off on Jefferson County, CO, A Flashpoint in the Battle Over Public Education -

Forget about abortion, gun control and voter ID, the latest political battleground for conservatives is the school curriculum. A new Advanced Placement History course created by the College Board, for high school students to obtain college level credit has enraged the right wing for placing greater emphasis on the role of women and minorities …

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Sep 26 2014

Coming up on September 29, 2014

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We’ll get the latest in the US-led war on ISIS with Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author of the Mass Destruction of Iraq. And, Alondra Nelson joins us to discuss her book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Plus, we’ll hear from a teacher representative of the Jefferson County School District in Colorado, where there have been walkouts and protests against the whitewashing of their history books by …

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Sep 25 2014

Coming up on September 26, 2014

Coming Up | Published 25 Sep 2014, 12:48 pm | Comments Off on Coming up on September 26, 2014 -

We’ll hear a re-broadcast of one of our most popular interviews – David Graeber, author, activist, and anthropologist, on his acclaimed book Debt: The First 5000 years. In it, Graeber shows how debt, and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates across the world and have given rise to innumerable uprisings. He explores the history of money and credit, and how societies have been divided into creditors and debtors. …

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Sep 25 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on the War on ISIS, Police Brutality in NY, OH, and CA, and FBI Report on Mass Shootings

Daily News Flash | Published 25 Sep 2014, 11:15 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on the War on ISIS, Police Brutality in NY, OH, and CA, and FBI Report on Mass Shootings -

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta is our news expert. He’s a 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:

For the third straight day, the US led air strikes against targets in Syria, this …

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