Archive for April, 2015

Apr 30 2015

Newsflash: Baltimore Police Dig in Heels, Pope Francis Keeps Speaking Out, Sanders Declares Candidacy

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

Baltimore’s Police Department continues to come under fire in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death. This time, it’s because the department has decided to not release its internal report of Gray’s death to the public. Police Captain Eric Kowalczyk justified the secrecy saying, “the evidence is saved for …

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Apr 30 2015

40 Years Later, Anti-War Activist Reflects on Spirited Movement of 60s and 70s

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GUEST: Paul Krehbiel, long-time labor activist, anti-Vietnam war activist, author of ‘Shades of Justice: A Memoir’.

Forty years ago today, the day that Americans refer to as the Fall of Saigon took place in Vietnam, marking the end of the US War in Vietnam. Vietnamese refer to it as Reunification day or Liberation Day. It was the day that the Viet Cong, and other North Vietnamese forces, took over the capital …

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Apr 30 2015

A Sweeping Look at the Vietnamese Community in the US, 40 Years After End of War

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GUEST: Dr. Natalie Newton, Vietnamese American progressive activist and research affiliate at UC Irvine, who has worked on deportations, sexual violence, LGBT justice, and the Trans Pacific Partnership. She is on the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.

Continuing our coverage of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, we turn now to the Vietnamese American community in the US. The …

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Apr 30 2015

Stunning Photos Shine Light to Barbaric Practice of Imprisoning Children

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GUEST: Richard Ross is a photographer, researcher and Distinguished Professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California. His most recent work is the In Justice series, which documents the lives of incarcerated juveniles. The series includes Juvenile in Justice, and Girls in Justice.

It is a shameful fact in the US that we imprison children. In fact the US locks up more young people at a greater …

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Apr 30 2015

40 Years After Fall of Saigon, ‘Juvenile In Justice’ by Richard Ross – 04/30/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Then, antiwar organizer Paul Kreibehl looks into the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam war, and Vietnamese American community activist and academic Dr. Natalie Newton discusses Vietnamese community in the U.S. Plus, acclaimed author and photographer Richard Ross discusses his book series ‘Juvenile in Justice’.

Listen to the show. …

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Apr 30 2015

Cutting Through Police Propaganda in Baltimore

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Published by Truthdig.com on April 29, 2015

On Monday, the day 25-year-old Freddie Gray was laid to rest in Baltimore after fatal injuries sustained during an arrest, The Daily Beast reported that members of the Crips and Bloods had declared a truce and united to protest Gray’s death. Hours after the report was published, the Baltimore Police Department issued a press release citing a “credible threat” …

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Apr 29 2015

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Mumia’s Life is In Danger

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Political prisoner and award winning journalist, Mumia Abu Jamal, who’s commentaries we air often on Uprising, is in danger of dying. He needs our support to get lifesaving medical care immediately. Call Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf at 717-787-2500, and the Dept. of Corrections at 717-728-4109 and demand they release Mumia, or at the least get him immediate medical care.

Watch this gripping short video featuring Uprising host, Sonali Kolhatkar, to see photos of Mumia’s condition …

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Apr 29 2015

Newsflash: Obama: ‘No Execuse for Violence ‘, Baltimore and Ferguson Protests Continue, Nigeria’s Boko Haram Violence Continues

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

President Obama addressed the unrest in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday during a press conference where he said there was “no excuse for violence,” using the loaded terms, “criminals and thugs.” But he wasn’t describing the Baltimore police and the death of Freddie Gray – he was referring to those protesters who …

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Apr 29 2015

Grim Statistic: Maternal Mortality on the Rise in the U.S., Especially in the South

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GUEST: Monica Simpson, Executive Director of Sister Song, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.

Here’s an unusual and depressing fact: the rate of mothers dying during childbirth in the US – that is the maternal mortality rate – has been steadily rising over the years. It is now more than twice the rate than in 1987.

The US is only 1 out of 8 countries in the world where the rate …

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Apr 29 2015

El Salvador Mothers Imprisoned for Miscarriages and Abortion-Related “Crimes”

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GUEST: Paki Wieland, a long-time peace and justice activist and a member of Grandmothers for Peace.

More than a hundred women in El Salvador have been imprisoned over the past 10 years for abortion-related “crimes.” In 17 of those cases, women who have miscarried, have also been arrested, convicted, and sentenced to lengthy terms. The law has been widely condemned internationally. Even the president of El Salvador’s own legislative assembly, Sigfrido …

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