Archive for October, 2014

Oct 29 2014

Coming up on October 30th, 2014

The Untold Stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free. We’ll speak with journalist Hector Tobar about his extraordinary book. And, John Nichols paints the picture that is emerging from next week’s mid-term elections – what can we expect at the Congressional and gubernatorial level.

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Oct 29 2014

29 Oct 2014 – Laura Poitras on Citizenfour, and Reena of RAWA on the US War in Afghanistan

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day; award winning film maker Laura Poitras discusses her new film Citizenfour, and Reena, a member of the underground women’s group, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) explains how the US is leaving Afghanistan worse than under the Taliban.

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Oct 29 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Ebola-Related News, Shell Shenanigans in Arctic, and Crisis in US-Israel Relations

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Rahul Mahajan, sociologist and news analyst, and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond. Hi Rahul!

Two young African boys residing in New York City, were brutally beaten at school soon after returning from a trip to their native Senegal. The boys are brothers and aged only 11 and 13. They were assaulted by fellow students …

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Oct 29 2014

Award Winning Film Maker Laura Poitras Shares an Intimate Portrait of Edward Snowden

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The FBI this week has reportedly raided the Northern Virginia home of a suspected federal contractor-turned-whistleblower who apparently leaked documents to reporters at The Intercept about the US government’s watchlist guidelines.

Laura Poitras is a founding editor of The Intercept, alongside award winning journalist Glenn Greenwald. She herself has been on a watchlist since …

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Oct 29 2014

Underground Afghan Women’s Group Says US Leaves Afghanistan Worse Than Before

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Thirteen years after the US launched a war in Afghanistan, Marines, along with British forces, left a key base in Helmand Province, turning it over to Afghanistan’s government. The base closure is part of a planned draw-down of forces that President Obama promised, and represents a transition role for the US which focuses on training …

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Oct 28 2014

Coming up on October 29, 2014

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We’ll speak with acclaimed, award winning film maker Laura Poitras, about the third film in her post-9/11 trilogy – Citizenfour, the story of how Poitras and fellow journalist Glenn Greenwald met Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong and learned how shockingly widespread US surveillance is. And, we’ll go live to Pakistan, to speak with Reena, a member of the underground Afghan women’s group, RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, …

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Oct 28 2014

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Oct 28 2014

28 Oct 2014 – Karuna Jagger on Komen’s Pink Washing, and Leo Cerda on Indigenous Protection of the Amazon

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day; Karuna Jagger of Breast Cancer Action dissects the Komen Foundation’s partnership with a tracking company, and Indigenous activist Leo Cerda explains how local communities in the Amazon are its best stewards.

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Oct 28 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on FBI Whistleblower, USPS Surveillance, and Stories of Nigerian Kidnapped Girls

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

The FBI has raided the home of a federal contractor suspected to be a whistle blower. The person in question apparently provided documents to Intercept reporters Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux about …

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Oct 28 2014

Activists Accuse Komen Foundation of Pink Washing Fracking Corporation

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation is in the news again and it’s not for a good reason – again. This time the nation’s leading foundation raising money for breast cancer research and awareness, has been shamed by activists for partnering with a company engaged in the controversial practice of fracking or hydraulic fracturing – …

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