Archive for March, 2015

Mar 25 2015

Kill Chain: The Rise of the High Tech Assassins

Feature Stories,Featured Book | Published 25 Mar 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Kill Chain: The Rise of the High Tech Assassins -

GUEST: Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of many articles and books on national security…

The US assassinated 9 people in Nangahar Province, Afghanistan, yesterday morning by drone strike. Officials say the targets were militants working with the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam group. Last Thursday, another drone strike in the Pakistan/Afghanistan border region, reportedly killed a prominent Pakistani Taliban leader, Khawray Mehsud. And in early March, …

Comments Off on Kill Chain: The Rise of the High Tech Assassins

Mar 25 2015

ISIS: A “Hideous Offspring” of the West?

GUEST: Ramzy Baroud, Managing Editor of Middle East Eye…

The Islamic State’s latest gruesome propaganda ploy is a threat to burn more than 20 men alive. The men are captured Kurdish fighters. ISIS had faced it most humiliating defeat at the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobane. The group has also taken credit for last week’s brazen attack in Tunisia which killed more than …

One response so far

Mar 25 2015

DOJ Report on Policing in Philly, Andrew Cockburn on Drone Warfare, ISIS a Western Phenomenon? — 03/25/2015

Today's Show | Published 25 Mar 2015, 10:00 am | Comments Off on DOJ Report on Policing in Philly, Andrew Cockburn on Drone Warfare, ISIS a Western Phenomenon? — 03/25/2015 -

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, a new Justice Department probe, this time of Philadelphia’s police department, has found a disturbingly familiar trend – that officer involved shootings target mostly black men. A local Philly Reverend and an ACLU attorney bring to light the report. Then, journalist Andrew Cockburn discusses his new book ‘Kill Chain’, which traces the sordid history of the US’s reliance on …

Comments Off on DOJ Report on Policing in Philly, Andrew Cockburn on Drone Warfare, ISIS a Western Phenomenon? — 03/25/2015

Mar 24 2015

Newsflash: Israel Denies Spying on US, Utah Re-Adopts Death by Firing Squad, Afghanistan to Ask the US to Extend Its Occupation

Daily News Flash | Published 24 Mar 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Israel Denies Spying on US, Utah Re-Adopts Death by Firing Squad, Afghanistan to Ask the US to Extend Its Occupation -

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:

Israeli officials this morning are denying that their government spied on the US in order to thwart a nuclear deal with Iran. The Israeli Minister for intelligence and strategic affairs, Yuval Steinitz, said “Israel does not spy on the United States, period, exclamation mark.” He added, “Whoever published …

Comments Off on Newsflash: Israel Denies Spying on US, Utah Re-Adopts Death by Firing Squad, Afghanistan to Ask the US to Extend Its Occupation

Mar 24 2015

Mexico’s Farmworkers Picking Produce for US, Go on Strike for Labor Rights

Feature Stories | Published 24 Mar 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Mexico’s Farmworkers Picking Produce for US, Go on Strike for Labor Rights -



GUEST: David Bacon, Award-winning photojournalist, author, labor journalist and former labor organizer…

A major strike in San Quintin, Mexico has halted the shipment of some produce to the United States. An area 200 miles south of San Diego, California, is home to thousands of acres of farmland tilled by mostly indigenous poor farmworkers.

Tired of their demands for higher wages and better working conditions going unheard, the farmers launched a strike …

Comments Off on Mexico’s Farmworkers Picking Produce for US, Go on Strike for Labor Rights

Mar 24 2015

Deaf Homeless Man Imprisoned for 6 Weeks Was Denied Interpreter

Feature Stories | Published 24 Mar 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Deaf Homeless Man Imprisoned for 6 Weeks Was Denied Interpreter -

GUEST: Caroline Jackson, an attorney with the National Association of the Deaf, who is representing Abreham Zemedagegehu.

A hearing-impaired man of Ethiopian descent is suing a Virginia sheriff over a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in a case of police mistreatment that has garnered international attention.

Mr. Abreham Zemedagegehu was jailed by the Arlington County Sheriff’s Department for six weeks after being arrested on suspicion of stealing an …

Comments Off on Deaf Homeless Man Imprisoned for 6 Weeks Was Denied Interpreter

Mar 24 2015

The Yellow Door – Japanese American Poet Amy Uyematsu Reads From her Latest Work

Feature Stories,Featured Book | Published 24 Mar 2015, 10:05 am | Comments Off on The Yellow Door – Japanese American Poet Amy Uyematsu Reads From her Latest Work -

GUEST: Amy Uyematsu’s latest book is entitled ‘The Yellow Door’ …

*This segment was first aired on March 12.

An examination of American pop culture reveals that stereotypes of Asian Americans abound. There are few Asians on our screens and the new sitcom, Fresh of the Boat, is one small attempt to undermine the absence.

Japanese American poet and teacher, Amy Uyematsu, who was born after World War II, has lived …

Comments Off on The Yellow Door – Japanese American Poet Amy Uyematsu Reads From her Latest Work

Mar 24 2015

Mexico’s Farm Workers Strike, Deaf Man’s Arrest, Amy Uyematsu’s Poetry– 03/24/2015

Today's Show | Published 24 Mar 2015, 10:00 am | Comments Off on Mexico’s Farm Workers Strike, Deaf Man’s Arrest, Amy Uyematsu’s Poetry– 03/24/2015 -

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, labor journalist David Bacon talks about Mexico’s farm workers strike in protest of poor working conditions while harvesting produce for the US. Then, why was a hearing impaired homeless man was imprisoned by a Virginia sheriff for 6 weeks and denied access to an interpreter? His attorney Caroline Jackson explains. And, poet Amy Uyematsu discusses her new book of …

Comments Off on Mexico’s Farm Workers Strike, Deaf Man’s Arrest, Amy Uyematsu’s Poetry– 03/24/2015

Mar 20 2015

Newsflash: Gates Foundation Found Investing in Fossil Fuels, Farm Workers Strike in Mexico, The Unsolved Murders of the Jim Crow Era

Daily News Flash | Published 20 Mar 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Gates Foundation Found Investing in Fossil Fuels, Farm Workers Strike in Mexico, The Unsolved Murders of the Jim Crow Era -

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

Scientists at the University of Colorado this week have found the lowest sea ice levels in the Arctic ever recorded. Arctic sea ice is a strong indicator of the impacts of climate change. The news comes in the same week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found …

Comments Off on Newsflash: Gates Foundation Found Investing in Fossil Fuels, Farm Workers Strike in Mexico, The Unsolved Murders of the Jim Crow Era

Mar 20 2015

Why the FDA Proposal to Label Added Sugars Has the Food Industry Up in Arms

Feature Stories | Published 20 Mar 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Why the FDA Proposal to Label Added Sugars Has the Food Industry Up in Arms -



GUEST: Dr. Michael Goran, Professor of Preventive Medicine and also the co-editor of the book ‘Dietary Sugars and Health’…

The food industry is up in arms over a move by an FDA proposal to label added sugars on packaged items. The proposal is a modest one, which would simply list how many teaspoons of extra sugar the food contains. Among those howling against the measure is the Cranberry juice industry which …

Comments Off on Why the FDA Proposal to Label Added Sugars Has the Food Industry Up in Arms

« Prev - Next »