Archive for February, 2015

Feb 27 2015

Newsflash: Loretta Lynch Passes Committee; Two Right Wing Political Groups Hold Meetings; FCC Makes Internet Public Utility

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

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch’s nomination for Attorney General, all but clearing the way for her to pass a full Senate vote. The vote was a narrow win for a candidate who came under fire for her decision some years ago to not prosecute one of the …

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Feb 27 2015

Black History Special – Malcolm X: The Ballot or the Bullet

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most important figures in the Black militant struggle for freedom – Malcolm X. Fatally shot on February 21, 1965, Malcolm X’s legacy includes a bold and unwavering view of black human rights. He was a man who was constantly evolving, having spent the early years of his life as a criminal, before undergoing a personal transformation in …

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Feb 27 2015

GOP Stymies DAPA Even as Immigrant Inmates Riot Under Horrific Conditions

GUEST: Salvador Sarmiento, Director of Legislative Affairs at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Carl Takei, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National Prison Project.

A federal judge named Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas has singlehandedly quashed the hopes, at least temporarily, of millions of undocumented immigrants who were hoping for deportation relief as a result of President Obama’s executive action. The program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and …

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Feb 27 2015

Greece’s Syriza Party Bailout Deal: Economic Defeat or Victory?

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GUEST: Nantina Vgontzas is a Greek-American PhD student in sociology at New York University, focusing on political economy and social movements…

A week ago today, Greece’s newly elected Syriza party entered into an agreement giving it a 4-month extension on a bailout deal, in a move that is widely being cast as the party’s first major defeat. Coming to power with much pomp and celebration, the government of Alexis Tspiras offered …

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Feb 27 2015

Malcom X: Ballot or Bullet; Immigration News; Greece Update – 02/27/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Fifty years after the death of Malcolm X, Uprising plays his most famous speech, ‘The Ballot or the Bullet’. Then, Salvador Sarmiento and Carl Takei discuss the latest in immigration news with attacks on Obama’s executive action and a prison riot in Texas. And, Nantina Vgontzas looks into what Greece’s bailout deal really means.

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Feb 26 2015

Our Anti-Immigrant Racism Is Rooted in History

Published by Truthdig.com on Feb 26, 2015

When actor Sean Penn asked, “Who gave this son of a bitch a green card?” in reference to Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s winning the best-picture trophy at the 2015 Academy Awards, many came to Penn’s defense, saying it was just a joke between friends. But others didn’t take kindly to the actor’s tongue-in-cheek treatment of a serious issue that has …

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Feb 26 2015

Newsflash: US-Allies Continue Airstrikes on ISIS, Police Shoot 17 Times at Unarmed Immigrant, FCC to Classify Internet as a Public Utility

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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:

The US and its allies have launched major bombing strikes in northeast Syria today, targeting the Islamic State group which has reportedly kidnapped hundreds of Syrian Christians. Reports claim that ISIS has captured 10 Assyrian Christian villages inside Syria. ISIS has captured and killed many non-Muslim groups in the past although it …

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Feb 26 2015

Former Students Take A Stand Against College Debt By Refusing to Pay

Feature Stories | Published 26 Feb 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Former Students Take A Stand Against College Debt By Refusing to Pay -

GUEST: Nathan Hornes organizer with Debt Collective and is one of the Corinthian 15, Hannah Chadeayne Appel, also an organizer with Debt Collective, and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCLA.

A few years after the Occupy Wall Street movement, a group of intrepid former students have decided to go public about the overwhelming debt their owe for their college education. A campaign called Debt Collective has announced a debt strike by …

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Feb 26 2015

Wisconsin Joins Growing Number of States Attacking Union Power

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GUEST: Jeffrey Sommers, associate professor of political economy & public policy in Global Studies & Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Four years ago Wisconsinites revolted in response to a draconian measure gutting many hard-won labor rights. In an occupation of the capitol that lasted weeks and drawing as many as 100,000 protesters, and international news coverage, ordinary people in the state of Wisconsin rose up against anti-worker sentiments pushed by …

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Feb 26 2015

Nuclear Fears; Student Debt Strike; Walker’s War on Labor- 02/26/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, American University history professor, and co-author of the Untold History of the United States, Peter Kuznick, discusses a survey of current events in their historical context. Then, with students going on strike over college debt – Sonali speaks with Nathan Hornes who’s refusing to pay his loans in protest and Hannah Chadeayne Appel, an organizer with Debt Collective. And, …

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