Archive for March, 2015

Mar 27 2015

Tony Abbott’s Abuses of Australia’s Asylum Seekers and Aboriginal Peoples

GUEST: Dr Binoy Kampmark is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies…

Australia is considered one of the US’s main allies in the English speaking world. But the conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s increasingly belligerent rhetoric on a number of policy fronts has made him an embarrassing bedfellow of the West.

On top of his vehement climate denialism, Abbott has recently been criticized for …

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Mar 27 2015

Saudi Arabia Bombs Yemen, TPP Draft Leaked, Aussie PM Tony Abbott — 03/27/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Professor Stephen Zunes explains how the Saudi Arabia launching airstrikes against Yemen with US backing, threatens to touch off a wider regional war. Then, another draft chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership is leaked to the public; Patrick Woodall examines the latest efforts to put corporate power ahead of people and the planet. And, Professor Binoy Kampmark looks at …

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Mar 26 2015

Newsflash: U.S. Strikes ISIS in Tikrit, Boko Haram Violence Continues Ahead of Elections, Indiana’s HIV Outbreak A Public Health Emergency

Daily News Flash | Published 26 Mar 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: U.S. Strikes ISIS in Tikrit, Boko Haram Violence Continues Ahead of Elections, Indiana’s HIV Outbreak A Public Health Emergency -

Uprising’s guest expert Chenjerai Kumanyika, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Clemson University, analyzes to day’s news headlines:

US air strikes have been pounding the Iraqi city of Tikrit overnight, joining the fight to recapture the city from the Islamic State at the last minute. Shia militias backed by Iran have been waging the war for Tikrit alongside Sunni tribal fighters for days now. The fighting continued until early this …

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Mar 26 2015

Obama Extends US Occupation of Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl Charged

Feature Stories | Published 26 Mar 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Obama Extends US Occupation of Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl Charged -

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

Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani, is visiting the US this week for the first time since his inauguration. The main outcome of his Tuesday meeting with President Barack Obama was an extension of the US occupation of Afghanistan. Currently there are 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan, and Obama had promised …

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Mar 26 2015

Occupy the Farm: An Unauthorized Grassroots Movement to Control Land and Food

Feature Stories | Published 26 Mar 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Occupy the Farm: An Unauthorized Grassroots Movement to Control Land and Food -

GUEST: Todd Darling, Director and Producer of Occupy the Farm.

More than six months after the Occupy Wall Street movement burst into existence in cities around the United States, an unusual incarnation of that movement made its mark in Berkeley, California. On Earth Day, 2012, a group of Occupy activists took over an tract of land owned by the University of California, and planted thousands of seedlings. They then set up …

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Mar 26 2015

Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment

Feature Stories,Featured Book | Published 26 Mar 2015, 10:05 am | Comments Off on Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment -

GUEST: Burt Neuborne is the Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties and the founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School…

On December 15, 1791, Congress passed the ten amendments to the US Constitution that became known as the Bill of Rights. The first on that list enshrines a basic tenet of freedom – loosely interpreted, the freedom of speech. That speech could be religion, the …

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Mar 26 2015

Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike

Published by Truthdig.com on Mar 26, 2015

The green Driscoll’s label on the organic berries that I buy each week are a comforting symbol of a family-owned company that got its start in California. Sometimes the berries are marked “Product of USA,” but more often than not, they are labeled as originating in Mexico. That is because Reiter Affiliated Cos., which sells berries through its affiliate BerryMex under …

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Mar 26 2015

U.S. in Afghanistan, Occupy the Farm, and Madison’s Music– 03/26/2015

Today's Show | Published 26 Mar 2015, 10:00 am | Comments Off on U.S. in Afghanistan, Occupy the Farm, and Madison’s Music– 03/26/2015 -

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, former U.S. Marine and State Department official Matthew Hoh looks into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl charges of desertion, and the U.S. extension of its occupation of Afghanistan. Then, Todd Darling, director and producer of the new documentary ‘Occupy the Farm’, discusses the story of urban farmers in Berkeley, California living their dream of sustainability. And, acclaimed constitutional lawyer and author …

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Mar 25 2015

Newsflash: Yemen Falls into Chaos, Slave Labor Taints Global Seafood Supply, Ted Cruz Signs Up for ‘Obamacare’

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Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes to day’s news headlines:

Yemen appears as though it is about to fall into the hands of Shia rebels. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled his palace late last night in the southern city of Aden before Houthi rebels began striking palace guards. Mr. Hadi has begged the United Nations …

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Mar 25 2015

DOJ Report: Philly Cops Shoot Nearly 400 Times at Mostly Black Men

Feature Stories | Published 25 Mar 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on DOJ Report: Philly Cops Shoot Nearly 400 Times at Mostly Black Men -



GUEST: Rev. Gregory Holston, pastor of Tioga Methodist, works with POWER Philadelphia, and inter-faith organization, Mary Catherine Roper, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

A new Justice Department investigation this week examined policing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and found that over the past 8 years police officers shot at suspects nearly 400 times. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the suspects – 81 percent – were black. The report comes just …

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