Archive for September, 2014

Sep 25 2014

People Of Hong Kong To China: We Want Democracy and Economic Justice

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More than 13,000 Hong Kong students are skipping classes this week in order to protest China’s tight control of their system of government. Demanding free elections, the Hong Kong Federation of Students, which has organized the protests, wants the Chinese leadership to honor a pledge for democratic reform made during its handover from the …

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Sep 25 2014

For Muslims in the US, It’s Déjà Vu on Islamophobia

Feature Stories | Published 25 Sep 2014, 11:13 am | Comments Off on For Muslims in the US, It’s Déjà Vu on Islamophobia -

Starting on Monday, New York City, the cosmopolitan capitol of the world will have one hundred of its buses and two of its subway stations plastered with hate-filled anti-Muslim ads. The ads were created by a non-profit group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative or AFDI which was co-founded in 2010 by blogger Pamela …

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Sep 25 2014

Jane Piper, A Survivor of Rape Confronts Her Rapist In Court

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Eleven years ago, Jane Piper had just finished buying groceries for her boss in Brentwood, Southern California and was in the store parking lot, when she was accosted by a stranger while in her car.

The man forced himself in, locked the car and proceeded to brutally assault and rape her. She escaped through …

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Sep 24 2014

Coming up on September 25, 2014

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We’ll find out what’s behind the protests in Hong Kong and what their fight for democracy really means. And the city of New York’s has witnessed a series of disturbing bus ads aimed at Muslims – our guest Shakeel Syed will respond. Plus, Jane Piper, a survivor of a brutal rape, will tell us the story of how she confronted her rapist in court and what it means to give voice to others like her. …

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Sep 24 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan New Ferguson Protests, Colorado Student Walkouts, And Endangered Species Report

Daily News Flash | Published 24 Sep 2014, 10:22 am | Comments Off on Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan New Ferguson Protests, Colorado Student Walkouts, And Endangered Species Report -

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:

Three people were arrested this morning in Ferguson, Missouri, during a new series of protests drawing hundreds. The protests were sparked by the burning of a memorial for Michael …

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Sep 24 2014

Exploring the Muddy Waters of Obama’s Strategy in Syria and Iraq

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Up to 20 targets inside Syria were hit by the US and 5 Arab allies kicking off a new phase in the US campaign. The strikes were aimed at the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but also hit Jabhat Al Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al Qaida. The US also dropped 8 …

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Sep 24 2014

Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy

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The iconic first family of fossil fuel capitalism, the Rockefellers, shocked the world this week by announcing its plans to divest from oil, gas and coal companies. The announcement was a vindication for the largest climate march in history which took place just as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided to move about 7% of …

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Sep 24 2014

Daniele Watts Speaks Out, Puts Her Experience With LAPD Into Context

An incident on September 11th involving actress Daniele Watts in Los Angeles has thrust her into the media glare. Watts is the star best known for her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Apparently responding to a call over so-called “lewd acts” in public, a Los Angeles Police Department officer demanded to see Watts’ …

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Sep 23 2014

Coming up on September 24, 2014

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We’ll examine the US strategy of bombing Syria with Peter Certo of Foreign Policy in Focus. And, Mark Schapiro will join us to discuss his new book, Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy. Plus actress Daniele Watts, best known for her role in Django Unchained, will discuss her recent encounter with the LAPD and how police view black women. …

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Sep 23 2014

Black Men in America Are Traumatized by Racism—Are We Listening?

Published by Truthdig.com on September 23rd, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series about the impact of racism on African American men. Click here to read the first installment.

The topic of racism often generates discussions of justice, equality, freedom and human rights. But what about trauma? Although trauma is often accepted as a predictable outcome of war, physical and sexual abuse, and witnessing violence, racism is …

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