Archive for November, 2014

Nov 26 2014

26 Nov 2014 – A Thanksgiving Special: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

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On this episode of Uprising: Author, academic, and activist, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz spends the hour sharing with us, the true origin story of the United States, particularly relevant during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Nov 25 2014

25 Nov 2014 – Live Report from Ferguson, and Why Hawaiians Are Fighting for Sovereignty

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On this episode of Uprising: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news headlines; Bgyrl for Life, an activist based in Ferguson, Missouri, shares her response to the non-indictment of Darren Wilson; and Anne Keala Kelly sheds light on the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

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Nov 25 2014

News Flash: US and Iran Fail to Reach Nuclear Deal, Suicide Bombing in Maiduguri, Reaction to Ferguson

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, Assistant Professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The US and Iran, frustrated by a lack of progress on nuclear talks, have agreed to a 7-month extension, dashing hopes of an official warming of relations between the two nations. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javed Zarif in Oman to discuss details of a deal, that initially seemed …

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Nov 25 2014

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Wilson of Any Charges, Protesters Across the Nation are Outraged

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In a rambling speech that indicted media coverage and protesters but not the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced late yesterday that no charges would be filed. The grand jury was made up of seven men and five women. Of them, nine were white and three black. At least nine of the twelve needed to agree on an indictment for it to happen.

Darren Wilson, who has …

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Nov 25 2014

Hawaii: The Wrongful Occupation of A Country

Today, we focus on an indigenous community that is rarely considered to be part of the settler colonialist founding of the United States, Hawaii’s indigenous population.

Hawaii was made the 50th of the United States of America in August 1959. The story of statehood is one of overthrow, occupation, cultural erasure, and militarism. Amidst that a vibrant struggle for Hawaiian sovereignty has emerged.

GUEST: Anne Keala Kelly, Native Hawaiian activist, documentary film maker of Noho …

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Nov 24 2014

News Flash: Hagel steps down while Obama extends US mission in Afghanistan, Sen. Lindsey Graham “trashes” GOP Benghazi report, Protesters in Ferguson anxiously await Grand Jury announcement

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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:

President Obama has quietly extended the US mission in Afghanistan despite a public pledge to draw down troops. Previously, only about 10,000 troops were to remain as per a bilateral “status-of-forces” agreement signed by Afghanistan’s new President, Ashraf Ghani. Now, according to a story based on unnamed officials, the …

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Nov 24 2014

Who We Be: The Colorization of America

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The election of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States represented an historic moment of such great proportions that the entire world, not just the US, was enthralled. Yet, we continue to live during a time when Michael Brown could be killed and his shooter could remain free while a grand jury agonizes over whether to even charge him. Conversations on race are always difficult. That difficulty says much about this nation’s history. …

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Nov 24 2014

24 Nov 2014 – Jeff Chang Discusses His Book Who We Be: The Colorization Of America, in an Extended Conversation

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On this episode of Uprising – Rahul Mahajan analyzes breaking news headlines; and Jeff Chang discusses his book Who We Be: The Colorization of America in an extended interview.

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Nov 21 2014

21 Nov 2014 – Roberto Lovato on Obama’s Immigration Policy, UK and UC Students Fight Back, and New Report on Violence Against Native Kids

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On this episode of Uprising: Cristina Mislan analyzes breaking news; Roberto Lovato dissects President Obama’s executive action on immigration policy, and how Mexicans are mobilizing against state-violence. Plus, from UC to the UK – we’ll speak with a London-based student, and another student from UCLA about the common fight for free public higher education. And, a new report details disturbing levels of violence aimed at Native American and Alaska Native children – we’ll speak with …

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Nov 21 2014

News Flash: 2014 Was Warmest on Record, Sen. Slams Obama Over CIA Torture Report, Officer Wilson To Resign

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Uprising’s guest expert Cristina Mislan, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies, Missouri School of Journalism, analyzes today’s news headlines:

2014 was the warmest year on record since record keeping began in 1880, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Specifically, temperatures this year broke three new records: October was the warmest month on record; the first ten months of this year were the warmest; and the 12 month period from last …

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