Archive for January, 2015

Jan 29 2015

Loretta Lynch Begins Confirmation Hearings for the Attorney General Nomination

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GUEST: Michele Goodwin, Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Chair at the University of California, Irvine, and Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.

President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, faced the first day of Senate Confirmation hearings yesterday. If she is confirmed, Lynch will replace Eric Holder, who announced his resignation last year, becoming the first African American woman to be US Attorney General.

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Jan 29 2015

Activists Win Fracking Battle in Carson, California

GUEST: Alexandra Nagy, an organizer with Food and Water Watch.

A massive drilling project in the town of Carson has been dropped, much to the joy of activists who pressured for years against it. Occidental Petroleum, which was recently renamed California Resources Corp., had a plan to drill 200 new wells, possibly using hydraulic fracturing or fracking, to squeeze oil out of the area. Some of the wells would have been …

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Jan 29 2015

Jan 29 2015 – U.S. Ignores Saudi Arabia’s Appalling Human Rights Record; Loretta Lynch’s Qualifications As Attorney General; And Yet Another Fracking Victory – in Carson CA

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Noman Ansari examines the Gulf oil state’s human rights record and the hypocrisy of Western countries in the wake of King Abdullah’s death in Saudi Arabia. Then, Michele Goodwin discusses President Obama’s pick for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, as she faces Senate confirmation hearings. Goodwin looks into her record and what sort of AG she could be. And, Alexandra …

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Jan 28 2015

Coming up on January 29, 2015

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As the Saudi Arabian Kingdom transitions power after the death of King Abdallah, we’ll examine the Gulf oil state’s human rights record and the US’s appalling hypocrisy. And, President Obama’s pick for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate confirmation hearings – we’ll find out what her record is, and what sort of AG she could be. Plus, another small town wins a victory against fracking – Carson, CA. We’ll speak with a local activist about …

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Jan 28 2015

Newsflash: Jordan Government Swaps Prisoner for a Pilot With ISIS, Mexico Declares 43 Missing Students Dead, Georgia Executes Intellectually Disabled Man

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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:

Jordan’s State television has just announced that the government would free a prisoner in exchange for the release of a pilot that had been captured by Islamic State rebels last month. Jordan will release Sajida al-Rishawi, a woman convicted of being a suicide bomber in response to an ISIS …

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Jan 28 2015

Former CIA Operator Jeffrey Sterling Found Guilty on 9 Charges of Espionage

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GUEST: Marcy Wheeler, journalist specializing in national security issues, the “war on terror,” and civil liberties. She has a column on ExposeFacts.org called Right to Know, where she has been detailing the case against Sterling.

After three days of deliberations, 14 jurors in a federal case concerning the Espionage Act found a guilty verdict against Jeffrey Sterling. The 47-year old Sterling is a former CIA operator who oversaw an ill-conceived …

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Jan 28 2015

Larry Siems and Nancy Hollander on Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

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GUESTS: Larry Siems, is the editor of ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Nancy Hollander represents Mr. Slahi’s as his criminal defense lawyer at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.

It has been thirteen and a half years since Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian national, has been in US custody. Much of his detention has been at the US-run prison camp in Guantánamo, Cuba. Mr. Slahi was first picked up by Mauritanian …

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Jan 28 2015

Jan 28 2015 – The Scapegoating of Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling, A Guantánamo Prisoner Speaks Out On His Ordeal Through A Heavily Redacted Diary

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Marcy Wheeler examines the implications of Jeffrey Sterling’s verdict. Sterling is a former CIA officer, convicted on 9 counts of violating the Espionage Act. And, Larry Siems discusses the book he edited, ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Slahi’s lawyer Nancy Hollander also speaks about the Guantánamo prisoner.

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Jan 27 2015

Coming Up on January 28, 2015

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We’ll turn to journalist Marcy Wheeler to examine the implications of Jeffrey Sterling’s verdict. Sterling is a former CIA officer, convicted on 9 counts of violating the Espionage Act. And, Larry Siems joins us in studio to discuss the book he edited, Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Slahi’s lawyer Nancy Hollander will also speak with us about the Guantanamo prisoner. …

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Jan 27 2015

Newsflash: Group Linked to ISIS Attacks Libya Hotel, Former CIA Official Found Guilty of Espionage, GOP Falls Short of Super-Majority on Keystone Pipeline

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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:

Rebels claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group attacked Libya’s most luxurious hotel earlier today. The Corinthia hotel in the capital Tripoli, attracts foreign diplomats and tourists. Five people were killed as the stand off came to a close. The attack came in the midst of on-going battles between …

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