Archive for December, 2014

Dec 22 2014

How The Slogan “Black Lives Matter” Has Changed the Conversation on Race in the US

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The killings this weekend of two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers by a man claiming revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, has kicked off a firestorm among law enforcement officials. An African American man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and critically injured a woman on Saturday who is believed to have been his ex-girlfriend, before shooting into a police car, killing officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, and then killing himself. …

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Dec 22 2014

Dec 22 2014 – Has the Conversation on Race Changed in the US since Trayvon Martin’s Death?

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. And, Patrisse Cullors and Jasmine Richards discuss their role with #BlackLivesMatter movement, the incident of the two NYPD police officers killed and the its union accusing protesters of ‘having blood on their hands,’ the Ferguson Grand Judy’s recent scandal, racism, police violence and the Civil Rights Movement, and more.

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Dec 19 2014

Black Women’s Lives Matter: Film Reveals Little-Known Story of the Grim Sleeper

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Published by Truthdig.com on December 18th, 2014

As an invigorated movement emerges against police killings of black men, a timely new documentary examines American law enforcement’s negligence in the grisly killings of black women for over two and a half decades. The HBO documentary “Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” by filmmaker Nick Broomfield, delves deep into the story of a man who is allegedly responsible for the murders of African-American …

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Dec 18 2014

Newsflash: US Links North Korea to Sony Email’s Leaks, Supreme Court Allows DL for Arizona’s Undocumented Immigrants, Obama Pardons 8 People

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Uprising’s guest expert Chenjerai Kumanyika, an Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Clemson University, SC, analyzes today’s news headlines:

US officials have declared that North Korea was connected to the security breach of internal Sony emails that have embarrassed the media company and exposed their racist attitudes. The leaked internal communications by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace, have proven so explosive they have led to the cancellation of the release of the film The …

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Dec 18 2014

Analysis of Renewed US Diplomatic Relations with Cuba, Human Rights Violations and Racism

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The US restores diplomatic relations with Cuba in a historic move that surprised everyone. After more than 50 years the US will establish an embassy in Cuba. Still, the embargo that has debilitated Cuba’s economy will remain in place – for now. We’ll speak with Bill Fletcher Jr. about the significance of this thawing of relations with Cuba and much more.

The US yesterday made an historic announcement on its relationship with Cuba. After more …

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Dec 18 2014

Dec 18 2014 – A Discussion about US Diplomatic Relations with Cuba, Racism and Human Rights Violations

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. And, Bill Fletcher Jr. discusses US’s renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba, human rights violations and race in the US.

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Dec 17 2014

Dec 17 2014 – Max Blumenthal Talks about His Book ‘Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel,’ Gaza, and the US’s Responsibility

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. And, Max Blumenthal, author of ‘Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel,’ talks about the brutal 51-day Israeli war on Gaza, the devastation wreaked on Gaza, how Palestinians are surviving and the US’s responsibility.

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Dec 17 2014

Newsflash: Pakistan Mourns 132 Children Killed on a School, Cuba Frees Alan Gross, President Obama Signs Spending Measure into Law

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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:

Burials are underway for the 132 Pakistani children killed in a horrifying attack on a school in Peshawar. Members of a Taliban group have taken credit for the armed attack which is being considered the deadliest such attack in Pakistan’s history. Today kicks of a 3-day period of national mourning in Pakistan. Meanwhile, Army Chief …

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Dec 17 2014

Max Blumenthal Reports on Israel’s Occupation, the Devastated-Wreaked Gaza and US’s Responsibility

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A Jordanian backed UN Security Council resolution today called for an end to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. Jordan is currently serving on the Security Council. Predictably US Secretary of State John Kerry indicated the US would veto the resolution. But momentum is mounting world wide. A day earlier Kerry had met with Palestinian officials in London eager to lay the foundation of a Palestinian state. On the same day, the European Parliament voted …

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Dec 15 2014

Newsflash: Sydney Standoff and Pennsylvania Shooting, ‘Weak’ Climate Agreement in Lima, ‘Justice for All’ Marches

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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:

A number of people are being held hostage in a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia since last night. With little real information to go on, all that is known is that a black flag with white Arabic writing was held up in the shop window by hostages, suggesting the …

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