Archive for January, 2015

Jan 27 2015

Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story

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GUEST: Thanassis Cambanis, contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, and other publications. He is a fellow at the Century Foundation in New York City, but lives in Beirut, Lebanon. His latest book is called Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story.

Nearly two dozen protesters were killed and about a hundred injured on Sunday during commemorations of Egypt’s 2011 revolution that toppled long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak. A number …

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Jan 27 2015

Mumia Abu Jamal: Yemen Resignations of State

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Political Prisoner and award winning journalist Mumia Abu Jamal filed this commentary called Yemen Resignations of State, about how four years ago, around the same time as the Egyptian revolution took place, Yemen had its own Arab Spring moment, toppling long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Visit www.prisonradio.org to listen to all of Abu Jamal’s commentaries.

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Jan 27 2015

Why Is The Supreme Court Undoing Hard-Fought Civil Rights Laws?

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GUEST: John A Powell, a Professor of Law and a Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, and the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at University of California, Berkeley.

The US Supreme Court has decided once more to take it upon itself to consider a landmark civil rights law. A case involving affordable …

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Jan 27 2015

Jan 27 2015 – Taking the Long View on Egypt’s Revolution, Mumia Abu Jamal on Yemen’s Battle for Democracy, & John A. Powell On the Supreme Court’s Aggressive Activism on Civil Rights

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Thanassis Cambanis discusses his new book, ‘Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story,’ as Egyptians commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Tahrir Square protests. Then, Mumia Abu Jamal comments on the latest in Yemen as its revolutionary legacy also hangs in the balance. And, Dr. John A Powell explains the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to take up …

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Jan 26 2015

Coming Up on January 27, 2015

As Egypt commemorates the 4th anniversary of the Tahrir Square protests with blood and repression, we’ll turn to Middle East expert and journalist Thanassis Cambanis to discuss his brand new book, Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story. And, we’ll hear from Mumia Abu Jamal on the latest in Yemen as its revolution also hangs in the balance. Then, here in the US, the Supreme Court has decided to take up the Fair Housing Act …

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Jan 26 2015

Newsflash: John Kerry Visits Nigeria before Crucial Election, President Obama in India to Strengthen Ties, GOP Presidential Hopefuls Vie for Koch’s Billionaire Support

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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:

US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Nigeria just about two weeks ahead of a crucial election. Mr. Kerry warned, “This will be the largest democratic election on the continent… Given the stakes, it’s absolutely critical that these elections be conducted peacefully — that …

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Jan 26 2015

Greece’s Syriza Party Declares Stunning Victory in Rebuke to Austerity

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GUEST: Peter Bratsis, Assistant Professor of Political Science Social Sciences, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York.

Greece’s left party Syriza, claimed a stunning victory in elections yesterday, winning 149 seats, just two shy of an outright majority. Syriza leader 40-year old Alexis Tsipras was sworn in today as the new Prime Minister. He said in a victory speech, “Greece leaves behind the austerity that ruined it, leaves behind the fear, …

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Jan 26 2015

Social Security Works! Why Social Security isn’t going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

GUEST: Eric Kingson, professor of Social Work at Syracuse University, writes about the politics and economics of aging. Together with his co-author Nancy Altman, he founded Social Security Works, which is the title of their book together. He is also the co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition.

Republican lawmakers in their first days in Congress as the majority party immediately enacted a rule change that would prohibit the transfer of …

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Jan 26 2015

Are We Inching Closer to Doomsday? The Latest on Climate Change News

GUEST: Dr. Michael Dorsey, Interim Director, Program on Energy & Environment, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He was a member of Senator Barack Obama’s energy and environment Presidential campaign team and also served on the EPA’s National Advisory Committee.

New York City residents are bracing themselves for what could be the biggest storm to ever strike. Mayor Bill DeBlasio has warned people to stay indoors for the next …

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Jan 26 2015

Jan 26 2015 – What Syriza’s Wins Mean for Greece and Europe, Eric Kingson On Why Social Security Works, And, The Latest in Climate News From the NY Storm to Senate Bills

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Peter Bratsis discusses Greece’s leftist party Syriza wins a stunning game-changing victory in yesterday’s elections and what that means for Greece and the rest of Europe. Then, Eric Kingson talks about his new book, ‘Social Security Works! Why Social Security isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All’. And, as a historic storm is set to …

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