Archive for December, 2014

Dec 15 2014

A Talk with Juan Cole about the CIA’s Torture Report, Islamic State, Palestine

Professor John Yoo, famous for authorizing what became known as the Bush-era “torture memos,” says even he can’t get behind the CIA’s definition of “enhanced interrogation” methods. In the 500+ page release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s treatment of prisoners during the post 9-11 years, horrific practices such as “rectal feeding,” said on CNN, “If these things happened as they’re described in the report … they were not supposed to be …

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Dec 15 2014

Dec 15 2014 – Juan Cole Discusses the Islamic State, CIA’s Torture Report, US in the Middle East

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. And, Juan Cole discusses ISIS, the CIA torture report, Palestine, John Yoo’s legal memos.

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Dec 12 2014

Dec 12 2014 – Tales of the Grim Sleeper: A Documentary of Police Apathy, Poverty, Drug War, Misogyny and Activism of Ordinary Citizens

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. And, Nick Broomfield and Margaret Prescod discuss ‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper,’ a new documentary that delves deep into a little known story of how a serial killer terrorized a community in South Los Angeles for decades.

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Dec 12 2014

News Flash: CIA Director Speaks Out, Black Congressional Staffers Stage Walkout, Native American Reservations Free to Legalize Marijuana

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

CIA Director, John O. Brennan has finally spoken out about the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the torture of post 9-11 war prisoners. Addressing the press yesterday, the embattled agency head vehemently defended a program that included letting prisoners freeze to death, violating their bodies in what amounted to rape, threatening to kill their loved ones, …

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Dec 11 2014

Ferguson Is Baghdad Is New York Is Kabul

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Published by Truthdig.com on December 11th, 2014

There is a pattern emerging in my Facebook feed this week. One group of friends has been posting stories of police brutality and protests accompanied by personal statements of outrage. Another group has been remarking on the disgusting revelations from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report and the need for accountability. There is little overlap between the two groups, and yet the …

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Dec 11 2014

Dec 11 2014 – CIA Torture Report’s Release and Its Effects

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. And, Law Professor, Francis Boyle, and Former CIA Officer, Glenn L. Carle, discuss the importance of the CIA torture report, and the effects of its release.

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Dec 11 2014

News Flash: CIA’s First Plan for Prisons, US to Sanction Venezuela, Palestinians Mourn Death of a Minister, Medical Students’ Die-In Protests

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

Spurred by the release of the CIA torture report, the New York Times has published an expose of what took place in the early days after the September 11th attacks, and how the CIA actually considered creating traditional prisons for captives from the Muslim world. According to the Times, the CIA considered a new prison system …

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Dec 11 2014

CIA Torture Report’s Ripple Effect Continues

After many months of battling the CIA, the Senate Intelligence Committee finally won the right to make public, an Executive Summary of a ground breaking report detailing the extent of interrogation methods used on 9-11 era prisoners of war. The Agency fought tooth and nail to keep the report secret, saying it would have repercussions on US troops worldwide. The Obama Administration sided with the CIA on secrecy. And, in the last days ahead of …

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Dec 10 2014

Dec 10 2014 – Professor John A. Powell Connects the Dots of Racism in America

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Arun Gupta analyses breaking news of the day. And Professor John A. Powell speaks at Berkeley about the history of racism in the United States and how it’s embedded deep into the fabric of America.

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Dec 10 2014

News Flash: UN Recommends Prosecution of Officials Who Condoned Torture, Congress Puts Together $1.1 T Spending Plan, Time Chooses ‘Ebola Healthcare Workers’ as Person of the Year

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Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, a Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism has recommended criminal prosecution for high-level Bush administration officials who condoned the CIA’s use of torture against detainees in the post 9-11 years. The bold push is based on the release of a 500+ page Executive Summary of a report by …

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