Archive for February, 2015

Feb 20 2015

Newsflash: Germany Rejects Greece Deal, Venezuela Arrests Mayor Over Coup Plans, Op-Ed Spotlights Historic Lynchings of Mexicans

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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:

Germany formally rejected Greece’s request for a six-month extension of its loan program yesterday. Under the new leadership of Alexis Tspiras, Greece requested the extension saying that it offers more time to come to a compromise on the strict terms of on-going bailouts of the bankrupt nation. German officials however, …

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Feb 20 2015

Disentangling the Ukraine Crisis as A Ceasefire Agreement Breaks Down

GUEST: David Marples, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Stasiuk Program for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Within hours of a meeting in Minsk, Belarus last week between Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that resulted in a tenuous ceasefire agreement, clashes broke out once more between rebels and military forces.

Pro-Russian separatists have taken control of key Eastern …

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Feb 20 2015

Alejandro Solalinde, Mexican Activist and Catholic Priest Discusses Human Rights in Central America

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GUEST: Alejandro Solalinde, coordinator of the South Pacific Human Mobility Ministry of the Mexican Bishopric…

A Texas judge this week placed President Obama’s executive action on immigration on hold so that 26 states can commence with a lawsuit. Obama’s executive action announced last November, could potentially provide temporary relief from deportation for as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. The governments of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala announced they were disappointed with …

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Feb 20 2015

Understanding Ukraine War; Mexican Priest Speaks Out – 02/20/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Dr. David Marples takes an in-depth look at the unfolding crisis in the Ukraine as a peace deal reached last week remains unfulfilled. And, acclaimed Mexican human rights activist and Catholic priest Alejandro Solalinde discusses Central American immigration, and Mexico’s challenges of poverty and violence.

Listen to the show. …

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Feb 19 2015

Can the Greek Tragedy Be Rewritten?

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Published by Truthdig.com on Feb 19, 2015

Outside of Latin America, it has become exceedingly rare for left-wing radical organizations and political parties to transition from agitating in the streets to actually assuming power through elections in a few short years. That is only one of many reasons why the new government of Alexis Tsipras in Greece has captured the imagination of the global left.

In elections earlier this year, …

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Feb 19 2015

Newsflash: ISIS Threat and Obama’s Extremism Summit, Walmart To Raise Wages of Half a Million Workers, Two Dead after Exposure to Superbug at UCLA Medical

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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:

Iraqi officials from the town of Al-Baghdadi have reported that Islamic State militants have just burned 45 people to death. The deaths and the circumstances surrounding them have not yet been corroborated. But ISIS has targeted the Western Iraqi town for months. Al-Baghdadi has officially fallen into ISIS hands as of now, …

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Feb 19 2015

Oil and Energy Expert Analyses Latest Exxon Refinery Explosion

GUEST: Antonia Juhasz, leading oil and energy expert and award winning investigative journalist….

A major blast an ExxonMobil refinery at 9 am yesterday morning in Torrance, California, injured four workers. The explosion was so strong that it reportedly shattered the windows of nearby buildings and released massive amounts of smoke into the air. Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey made a statement saying, “The most important thing is to shelter in place, …

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Feb 19 2015

Eye on the Struggle, Ethel Payne the First Lady of the Black Press

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GUEST: James Morris McGrath, author, columnist, and radio host…

When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law on July 2, 1964, among the hand-picker live audience witnessing his signature was a woman who had often asked the hardest questions in the White House. Ethel Payne, who was one of the first Black women to receive White House Press credentials, has come to be known as the First …

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Feb 19 2015

Exxon Refinery Explodes; Ethel Payne’s Legacy – 02/19/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as another oil refinery explodes in California – this time at an Exxon Mobil facility in Torrance, California – oil and energy expert Antonia Juhasz talks about how common such accidents are. And, in our Black History special, James McGrath Morris discusses the legacy of Ethel Payne in his new book ‘Eye on the Struggle, the First Lady of …

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Feb 18 2015

Newsflash: Obama Tries to Undermine ISIS Recruitment While Selling Drones, Holder Calls for National Death Penalty Moratorium, UMass Amherst Bars Iranians From Science Degrees

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, Assistant Professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s new headlines:

President Obama will address a gathering of law enforcement and other officials this morning, on day 1 of a 3-day conference aimed at undermining recruitment efforts by groups like ISIS. Critics worry that the tactics that emerge could include on-going surveillance of communities domestically. Although the White House hoped the …

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