Archive for February, 2015

Feb 24 2015

Newsflash: Wisconsin to Make Union’s Mandatory Dues Illegal; UIC Student Accused of Rape while Reenacting Popular Film; Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants in Texas Transferred from ‘Ritmo’ after Riots

Daily News Flash | Published 24 Feb 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Wisconsin to Make Union’s Mandatory Dues Illegal; UIC Student Accused of Rape while Reenacting Popular Film; Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants in Texas Transferred from ‘Ritmo’ after Riots -

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes to day’s news headlines:

Wisconsin lawmakers are taking up legislation to make it illegal for unions to have mandatory dues. As part of Gov. Scott Walker’s on-going attacks on organized labor, the bill, if it becomes law, would effectively strip unions of political and economic power. There will be a public hearing …

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Feb 24 2015

Oscar Winner Laura Poitras Speaks Out on Citizenfour, Edward Snowden, and Mass Surveillance

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GUEST: Laura Poitras just won the Best Documentary award in 2015 for her film Citizenfour…

The documentary telling the history-making story of how the National Security Agency spies on us all, won the Best Documentary award on Sunday at the Oscars. Film maker Laura Poitras was recognized with the industry’s highest honor for her film Citizenfour, which eerily documents the meeting that she and journalist Glenn Greenwald first had with the …

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Feb 24 2015

Federal Jury Awards $218 Million in Damages in Terrorism Case Against Palestinian Authority

Feature Stories | Published 24 Feb 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Federal Jury Awards $218 Million in Damages in Terrorism Case Against Palestinian Authority -

GUEST: Charlotte Silver, independent journalist who writes for Electronic Intifada and Al Jazeera English.

A federal jury in Manhattan yesterday awarded the families of dozens of people, $218 million in damages in a first-of-its-kind terrorism case. The Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) were held liable for supporting the actions of several attacks between the years 2002 and 2004 in Israel, which harmed or killed US citizens. While …

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Feb 24 2015

A Former US Marine and State Department Official Analyses the Latest on the ISIS War

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GUEST: Matthew Hoh, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and former Director of the Afghanistan Study Group…

The Iranian Ambassador’s residence in Libya’s capital Tripoli was just attacked by militant soldiers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. The house was attacked by a rocket strike and came just two days after reports emerged that ISIS killed 40 people in a double suicide bombing in the Eastern part of the …

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Feb 24 2015

Laura Poitras on Citizenfour, Hypocrisy of a Terrorism Lawsuit against Palestinians, and Latest in ISIS War – 02/24/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as acclaimed filmmaker Laura Poitras wins an Oscar for her film Citizenfour, she speaks directly on a rebroadcast interview about the film, Edward Snowden, NSA surveillance, and more. Then, Charlotte Silver examines the hypocrisy of a major legal decision to award more than $200 million dollars from Palestinian institutions to US victims in Israel. And, former US Marine and …

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Feb 23 2015

Newsflash: 7-year Old Suicide Bomber in Nigeria, US-Iran High-Level Talks Start in Geneva, Al Jazeera Obtains Classified “Spy Cables”

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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 seven year old girl with bombs strapped to her body was killed in a market in the Yobe state of Nigeria yesterday. Five others were also killed and nineteen others injured in the suicide bombing, prompting fears once more of a rise in …

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Feb 23 2015

Walmart’s Wage Increase May Not Be Enough to Salvage Its Image

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GUEST: Josh Eidelson, a reporter for Bloomberg Business Week, and former Salon writer who has closely followed the activism by Walmart workers…

Walmart made a surprise announcement on Thursday that it would be raising wages of its half a million US workforce to $9 by this April, and then $10 by next February. In a press release, the world’s largest private employer said, “Walmart has represented a ladder of opportunity since …

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Feb 23 2015

Why the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism Is Misguided

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GUEST: Hussam Ayloush, human rights and civil rights activist and community organizer…

Three British Muslim girls are thought to be traveling to Syria from England to join the Islamic State group. The girls, aged between 15 and 16, reportedly left their families without informing anyone. Security camera footage from Gatwick airport show they flew to Istanbul possibly en route to Syria. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the news was “deeply …

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Feb 23 2015

Mexicans Were Lynched in the US In Numbers Second Only to Blacks

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GUEST: William Carrigan is Chair and Professor of History at Rowan University, author of The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916…

The Equal Justice Initiative recently released a groundbreaking report on lynchings of African-Americans in the US and found that nearly 4,000 documented lynchings occurred between the years 1877 to 1950. While the gruesome incidents of murder are well established in our history books, the …

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Feb 23 2015

Walmart Increases Wages But Only Slightly; Muslims Denounce White House Summit on Extremism; The Forgotten History of American Lynchings of Mexicans – 02/23/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, journalist Josh Eidelson speaks about Walmart’s announcement of a wage increase. Then, Hussam Ayloush of CAIR explains why the White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism is mis-guided. And, historian and researcher William Carrigan discusses a little-known chapter of U.S. history of when Americans lynched Mexicans, on his book ‘Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, …

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