Archive for April, 2015

Apr 27 2015

Workers Employed By Federally Contracted Private Companies Demand Higher Pay and a Union

Feature Stories | Published 27 Apr 2015, 10:05 am | Comments Off on Workers Employed By Federally Contracted Private Companies Demand Higher Pay and a Union -

GUEST: Paco Fabian, spokesperson for Good Jobs Nation, a project of the Labor Federation Change to Win.

Workers in cities all over the nation are plagued by low wages and job insecurity, and they’ve been fighting back for higher wages and the right to a union. It should surprise us however that even in the nation’s capital, and even among those workers who directly serve elected officials and policy makers, wages …

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Apr 27 2015

Report from Armenian Genocide March, Tales of Grim Sleeper, Senate Workers Strike — 04/27/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Uprising Host Sonali Kolhatkar and Senior Producer Bipasha Shom report back from the largest commemoration of the Armenian Genocide’s 100th anniversary, held outside Armenia, through the voices of a community searching for recognition of its history. Then, film maker Nick Broomfield and activist Margaret Prescod discuss ‘Tales of a Grim Sleeper’ – a documentary about an epidemic of murders …

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Apr 24 2015

Newsflash: Loretta Lynch Confirmed, Comcast-Time Warner Merger Is Dead, Native American Actors Walk Off Film Set

Daily News Flash | Published 24 Apr 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Loretta Lynch Confirmed, Comcast-Time Warner Merger Is Dead, Native American Actors Walk Off Film Set -

Uprising’s guest expert Cristina Mislan, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies, Missouri School of Journalism, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Loretta Lynch was officially confirmed as the nation’s new Attorney General in a long-delayed vote held yesterday. She becomes the first African American woman to hold the post. With only a year and a half left of President Obama’s, and thus, her, tenure, she doesn’t have much time to make sweeping changes. …

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Apr 24 2015

Armenians Around the World Commemorate Grim 100th Anniversary of Genocide

Feature Stories | Published 24 Apr 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Armenians Around the World Commemorate Grim 100th Anniversary of Genocide -

GUEST: Talin Yacoubian, co-chair of March for Justice.

Armenians all over the world today are commemorating a grim anniversary – the centennial of the Armenian genocide – the historical massacre of a million and a half Armenians at the hands of Turkish forces. The Turkish government for years has resolutely refused to use the word “genocide,” acknowledging instead that there was blood spilled but not enough to justify a legal term …

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Apr 24 2015

Activists Organize for Better Medical Care of Mumia Abu Jamal

Feature Stories | Published 24 Apr 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Activists Organize for Better Medical Care of Mumia Abu Jamal -

GUESTS: Noelle Hanrahan, Director of Prison Radio, Wayne Alexander, nephew of Mumia Abu Jamal.

Today is Mumia Abu Jamal’s 61st birthday. The political prisoner and award winning journalist has spent the majority of his birthdays behind bars. Since his conviction at the age of only 28 for the murder of a white police officer in Philadelphia, Abu Jamal has not let incarceration silence him. He has written books, regularly recorded radio …

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Apr 24 2015

Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty

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GUEST: Scott Myers-Lipton, Professor of Sociology at San Jose State University, author of ‘Rebuild America: Solving the Economic Crisis Through Civic Works, and Social Solutions to Poverty: America’s Struggle to Build a Just Society’.

Scour the financial news and you’ll see upbeat headlines touting the higher-than expected profits of GM, Boeing, and Dow Chemical. Wall Street is celebrating, for it has bounced back! And, by the measures of stock prices and …

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Apr 24 2015

Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary, Update on Mumia Abu Jamal, Ending Extreme Inequality — 04/24/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Talin Yacoubian, co-chair of the March for Justice discusses the 100th anniversary of the start of the first genocide of the 20th century. Yacoubian is organizing the largest commemoration of the Armenian genocide outside Armenia, in Los Angeles. Then, Mumia Abu Jamal celebrates his 61st birthday in prison today – even as his health continues to be at risk, …

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Apr 23 2015

A Reflection of Our Barbarity: Jailing Immigrant Mothers and Babies

Published by Truthdig.com on April 23, 2015

Hundreds of undocumented families who have fled from poverty, violence and organized crime in Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are locked up in “residential centers” in Karnes County and Dilley, Texas; Berks County, Pa.; and, until recently, Artesia, N.M. The families are imprisoned while awaiting their immigration hearings.

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Apr 23 2015

Newsflash: US Admits Killing Hostage in Drone Strike, Indian Farmer Hangs Himself, Mike Brown’s Family Launches Civil Suit

Daily News Flash | Published 23 Apr 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: US Admits Killing Hostage in Drone Strike, Indian Farmer Hangs Himself, Mike Brown’s Family Launches Civil Suit -

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

Senior Obama Administration officials have just admitted that a CIA drone strike in Pakistan killed two foreign hostages being held by Al Qaeda. The strike in January, targeted an Al Qaeda group. But two aid workers, an American named Warren Weinstein, and an Italian named Giovanni Lo Porto, were being held captive …

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Apr 23 2015

Understanding Radicalism: From ISIS, to Boston Marathon Bomber, to Timothy McVeigh

Feature Stories | Published 23 Apr 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Understanding Radicalism: From ISIS, to Boston Marathon Bomber, to Timothy McVeigh -

GUEST: Amir A. Nasr, a writer and educator, and the author of ‘My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind and Doubt Freed My Soul’. His article about ISIS ‘ISIS Isn’t the Real Enemy. The “Game of Thrones” Medieval Mindset That Birthed It Is’ was widely read.

News reports emerged early this week that the head of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, was so seriously injured in an airstrike …

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