Archive for September, 2014

Sep 23 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris US Bombing of Syria, Israeli Killing of Hamas Men, and New Rules on Offshore Tax Havens

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Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

US air strikes in Syria have begun this morning, with a broad array of targets including the training headquarters and checkpoints of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). Those strikes were undertaken …

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Sep 23 2014

Biggest Climate March in History Is Followed by Radical Action Calling Out Capitalism

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Four hundred thousand people marched on the streets of New York City on Sunday calling urgent attention to our changing climate in what is being touted as the largest climate demonstration in history. Nearly 3000 solidarity marches and events around the world and in other US cities also took place on Sunday. The show …

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Sep 23 2014

Israel Uses Gaza and West Bank to Test Weapons For Sale

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In the wake of revelations that the NSA was sharing intelligence information with Israel’s Unit 8200 about Palestinian Americans and others, a group of Israeli soldiers signed a letter saying they refuse to comply. Unit 8200 is Israel’s military intelligence wing. The Refuseniks, as they call themselves, said they were “conscientiously objecting” to serving …

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Sep 23 2014

Group Asserts that California’s Proposition 1 Will Enrich Corporations And Not Save Water

The Central Valley town of East Porterville maybe ground zero for drought in California. Wells in the tiny, mostly poor and Latino town are beginning to run dry and local news outlets are reporting that some residents are having to use Portapotties set up outside their homes. Gov. Jerry Brown has set aside half …

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Sep 22 2014

Coming up on September 23, 2014

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We’ll speak with Courtney Morris, an assistant professor of African American and women’s Studies at Penn State University. She attended both the People’s Climate March, and Flood Wall Street in New York and will give us a report back. And, Elisha Baskin joins us in studio to discuss a little known fact about Israel – how Gaza and the West Bank are used as testing grounds for weapons sales. Plus, California continues to remain the …

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Sep 22 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Historic Climate March, White House Security Breaches, and Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Struggle

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

Four hundred thousand people marched on the streets of New York City yesterday calling urgent attention to our changing climate in what is being touted as the largest climate demonstration in history. Nearly 3000 …

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Sep 22 2014

ISIS War Ramps Up as Syrian Exodus Overwhelms Turkey Border

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Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, a spokes person for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, issued an announcement this morning in the latest war of words between ISIS and the US. Al Adnani called on ISIS supporters to attack Americans and other citizens whose governments are conducting an air war in Northern Iraq and Syria. …

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Sep 22 2014

Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual

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Saturday, September 20th would have been Upton Sinclair’s 136th birthday. The widely acclaimed author died at the age of 90 in 1968, leaving a legacy most notably marked by his 1906 book, The Jungle.

Sinclair published his highly controversial novel at the young age of 25, and with it, he ushered in a golden …

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Sep 22 2014

Series Explores Black Male Experience in the US – I Am A Man Featuring Hop’s Story

(This is Episode 3. Click here to listen to Episode 1, and here to listen to Episode 2.) The events of this summer in Ferguson, Missouri, highlighted an ugly truth to mainstream Americans – that Black men in this country are viewed as so suspicious by law enforcement that they are shot first and questioned …

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Sep 19 2014

For Black Men in America, There Is No Break From Racism

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Published by Truthdig.com on September 19, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

The events of this summer in Ferguson, Mo., highlighted an ugly truth to mainstream Americans: Black men in this country are viewed as so suspicious by law enforcement that they are often shot first and questioned later. It is a reality that black men have been living with in the United States since the very beginning.

As of 2010, black American men had the shortest …

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