Archive for December, 2014

Dec 31 2014

Coming up on January 2, 2015

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We’ll go live to Ferguson, Missouri to get an update on the latest anti-police brutality protests in light of the recent Berkeley killing of Antonio Martin. We’ll also discuss New York and LA’s struggles with police violence. And, we’ll hear a new commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal. Plus, author Victor Pickard joins us to delve into the history of media reform – how the 1940s set the stage for many aspects of our current corporate …

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Dec 31 2014

Newsflash: Gun-Related Tragedies in Canada and Idaho, An Editorial Criticizes NYPD’s Response to Mayor DeBlasio, Death of Transgender Teen Investigated as Suicide

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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 new headlines:

A horrific incident in Edmonton, Canada, late yesterday has left police and people shaken. In what is being called “an extreme case of domestic violence,” a man shot and killed four women, two men, and two children, and then killed himself. It was the worst mass killing Edmonton has seen since 1956. The shootings …

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Dec 31 2014

A Recapitulation of Year’s Biggest Domestic Stories

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By far the biggest story has been the Ferguson Uprising sparking a new movement against police violence aimed at African American communities. Also big this year was immigrant rights activists successfully pushing President Obama into offering relief to a segment of the undocumented population. The major portion of Obamacare was rolled out even as the law continues to face serious challenges, and marijuana became legal in a number of localities. Gay marriage victories piled up …

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Dec 31 2014

Major International Stories of 2014 Reviewed

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Much happened outside the borders of the US this year, most of it influenced by US foreign policy. The US launched a war against the Islamic State in Northern Iraq and Syria as the civil war in Syria raged on. A brutal Israeli war on Gaza crippled an already devastated occupied territory. The Afghanistan war, which was supposed to officially end, got extended. Guantanamo inmates were slowly released and the Senate committee’s CIA torture report …

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Dec 31 2014

Dec 31 2014 – Year’s Major National and International Stories Reviewed

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Michelle Chen discusses the biggest domestic stories of the year. And, John Feffer talks about 2014’s major international events.

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Dec 25 2014

The Sony Hack Revealed How Hollywood Fails Us All

Published by Truthdig.com on December 25th, 2014.

Whether or not North Korea was really behind the devastating Sony hack, and whether or not the U.S. government orchestrated North Korea’s Internet outage in retaliation, one thing is clear: The incident has exposed Hollywood’s serious race problem yet again. People of color are barely visible on our screens, while women’s roles are generally foils for men. When minorities and women are present, …

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Dec 23 2014

Newsflash: Milwaukee Officer Fired for Killing Unarmed Black Man, North Korea’s Internet Shut Down, Producers of ‘Citizenfour’ are Sued

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

A white police officer in Milwaukee will not be charged in the fatal shooting death of an unarmed black man, in what has become a familiar script in police relations across the nation. Officer Christopher Manney shot 31-year old Dontre Hamilton in April. Hamilton suffered from mental illness, including schizophrenia. Milwaukee County DA John …

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Dec 23 2014

How Race and Gender Are Represented in Hollywood Today?

President Obama this weekend said in an interview that the US government may return North Korea to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, over the Sony hacking scandal. In late November, about a hundred terabytes of data were stolen from Sony’s computer servers by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace. The group began releasing bits of information, including whole films, some in theaters, and some as yet unreleased, on the internet. They also …

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Dec 23 2014

Dec 23 2014 – Women and People of Color Remain Overwhelmingly Underrepresented in Hollywood

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. And, Darnell Hunt examines race and gender representation in Hollywood in light of the revelations from Sony’s leaked communications.

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Dec 22 2014

NewsFlash: US Considers to Re-Enter North Korea to ‘Terrorism’ List, Defense Department Returns Four Afghan Prisoners Home, Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply for Arizona Drivers Licenses

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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:

President Obama, in an interview on CNN yesterday said the US is considering putting North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism over the recent Sony hacking controversy. The President labeled the incident one of, “cybervandalism,” which does not rise to the level of an …

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