Archive for March, 2015

Mar 31 2015

Newsflash: Saudi-US Bombs Kill Yemeni Refugees, Indiana Sentences Immigrant for Feticide, Mumia Abu Jamal Hospitalized

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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:

A series of Saudi-led airstrikes on a UN-run refugee camp in Yemen yesterday has resulted in the deaths of nearly 30 civilians including women and children. A total of 40 are dead and 200 injured. Saudi Arabia, which is spearheading a 10-member war coalition in close collaboration with the …

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Mar 31 2015

Robert Scheer Discusses His New Book — 03/31/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. ‘They Know Everything About You’ – that’s the title of Robert Scheer’s book. The veteran award winning journalist joins Sonali in studio for the hour to discuss how data-collecting corporations and snooping government agencies are destroying democracy.

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Mar 30 2015

Newsflash: Iran-US Talks Near Deadline, Backlash to Indiana Law Heats Up, Poll Shows Republicans Fear Obama

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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:

With hours left before a deadline to sign an interim agreement, US and Iranian negotiators continued talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over the weekend and through today. Representatives from Britain, France, Russia, and China have also been involved in the so-called P5+1 talks. A major sticking …

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Mar 30 2015

Understanding Nigeria’s Elections, Amid Violence and Voting Irregularities

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GUEST: Tom Burgis, award winning journalist and correspondent for the Financial Times…

Nigeria’s general elections, which were postponed by a more than a month past their original date because of violence, were extended for a day over the weekend. The chaotic Saturday voting was marred by violence and accusations of fraud in what could be the closest Presidential vote since the country’s democratic transition.

Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan faced stiff competition …

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Mar 30 2015

The Germanwings Crash, and Western Hypocrisy On “Terrorism”

Feature Stories | Published 30 Mar 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on The Germanwings Crash, and Western Hypocrisy On “Terrorism” -

GUEST: Dean Obeidallah, award-winning comedian, co-director of the 2013 film The Muslims Are Coming. He writes regularly for CNN.com and the Daily Beast.

The tragic plane crash in the French Alps last week that killed 150 people is being treated with great sensitivity by authorities and the media. After all, the pilot was a troubled man with medical and psychological problems. He even had a doctor’s note to call in sick …

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Mar 30 2015

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

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GUEST: Fatima Bhutto, journalist, poet and writer, author of a number of books including Songs of Blood and Sword, and her latest, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, a novel…

The North West Frontier Province is a name that began being bandied about in Western media after the September 11th attacks. It is a mysterious region in the rugged mountainous border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan where tribal communities rule themselves, …

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Mar 30 2015

Nigeria Elections, Hypocrisy on Terrorism, Fatima Bhutto’s Book — 03/30/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, award winning journalist Tom Burgis takes a look at Nigeria’s election results, the closest in 16 years, that has taken place amidst growing violence from the Boko Haram group. Then, Dean Obeidallah analyzes the Western hypocrisy over the framing of terrorism – why non-Muslin men hijack planes or attack airports it’s not seen as terrorism. And, Pakistani columnist and …

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Mar 27 2015

Newsflash: Germanwings Pilot Hides Doctor’s Note, Indiana Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Bill, Congressional Votes Indicate GOP Obstinacy

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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 27-year old pilot of the fatal Germanwings crash, Andreas Lubitz, apparently had a doctor’s note to take a sick day but hid it from his employer. Lubitz locked out his co-pilot and deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps killing himself and all 150 people on board. German …

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Mar 27 2015

US Behind Saudi Bombing of Yemen

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GUEST: Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of San Francisco, where he directs the program in Middle Eastern Studies.

Yemen, the poorest nation in the Arab world, has become the focus of a new regional war. After a Shiite rebellion calling itself the Houthis, drove President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia, the Saudis this week began bombing Yemen as part …

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Mar 27 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership and Heinz/Kraft Merger Indicate Corporate Power Over People

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GUEST: Patrick Woodall, Research Director and Senior Policy Advocate for Food & Water Watch…

Wikileaks has just leaked a chapter of the secret international trade deal, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). President Obama has long championed the TPP as a major part of its global economic policy platform. But the New York Times has analyzed the Wikileaks document and concluded that if signed into law, the TPP would enable foreign companies …

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