Archive for October, 2014

Oct 28 2014

Indigenous Activists Fight to Keep Amazon Oil Where it Belongs: In the Ground

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A number of indigenous groups and farmers filed a complaint this week against oil-giant Chevron at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Their complaint cites Chevron’s refusal to cleanup part of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, which impacts the health of communities directly, and amounts to – in their words – a “crime against humanity.” …

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Oct 28 2014

Dark Money in Midterm Elections Undermines Democracy

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The mid-term elections are exactly one week away and Democrats, who currently have a razor-thin majority in the Senate, have the most to lose. If the GOP wins a Senate majority and retains their House majority, we will have a Congress dominated by conservatives. Their financial benefactors are doing everything they can to make …

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Oct 27 2014

Coming up on October 28, 2014

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We’ll speak with Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action, about the Komen Foundation’s pink washing relationship with a fracking company. And, Leo Cerda of the group Yasunidos, joins us to discuss indigenous activism against oil drilling in the Amazon. Plus, Ian Vandewalker of the Brennan Center for Justice will expose the extent of dark money in the mid-term elections and specifically Senate races. …

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Oct 27 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on Ebola Qurantines, Fatal School Shooting in Washington, and Rousseff’s Reelection in Brazil

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

A New Jersey based nurse who just returned from West Africa and was forced into isolation because of fears over Ebola, has decided to sue her state. Mandatory quarantine periods for those traveling …

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Oct 27 2014

How the US Is Getting the ISIS War All Wrong

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More than two months after the US launched a war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Department of Defense announced the first American fatality related to the campaign, although not in combat. Nineteen year old Lance Corporal Sean Neal was killed in Baghdad. He was one of thousands of …

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Oct 27 2014

Naomi Klein’s New Book “Changes Everything” About How We View Capitalism and the Climate

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A major climate conference in Copenhagen opens today, bringing together delegates from more than 100 countries with climate scientists, ahead of a United Nations summit in Paris next year. They are tasked with editing a major report, a draft of which was leaked to the press and apparently states that climate change could have, …

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Oct 27 2014

27 Oct 2014 – Stephen Zunes on ISIS War and Naomi Klein on her Book This Changes Everything

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day; Stephen Zunes breaks down the US-led war on ISIS; And, Naomi Klein discusses her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate.

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Oct 27 2014

Uprising Debuts on Free Speech TV Oct 27, 2014!

“Uprising with Sonali” will transform into a national TV/Radio production when it debuts on Free Speech TV on October 27th at 3pm PT/6pm ET, and will continue to air weekdays at that time. Watch this 60 second promotional video about the debut, and share it on your social networks!

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Oct 24 2014

Stranger Than Fiction: ‘Citizenfour’ Is a Dire Parable of Whistle-Blowers and Government Spying

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Published by Truthdig.com on October 23rd, 2014

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Laura Poitras seems to have an instinct for a good story. In an interview on “Uprising” about her new film “Citizenfour,” she told me, “When I first started receiving these anonymous emails [from Edward Snowden], my gut instinct pretty early on was that this was probably legitimate. And then my second feeling was that it’s quite dangerous.”

Still, that …

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Oct 22 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on ISIS War and Abu Ghraib Photos, Latest News on Ferguson, and Mexico Report on Killings

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

In what could turn out to be a major embarrassment for the US in its war against Islamic State rebels, a weapons airdrop to Kurdish fighters seems to have gone missing. And ISIS claims it has the weapons. Although the US …

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