Archive for May, 2015

May 29 2015

Our Gang Problem Is Bigger Than We Think

Sonali's Columns | Published 29 May 2015, 12:00 pm | Comments Off on Our Gang Problem Is Bigger Than We Think -

Published by Truthdig.com on May 29, 2015

It was not long ago that gang violence was considered the scourge of urban cities in the U.S. The mantra of the 1980s, that “America has a gang problem,” was an invocation used to justify excessive policing in poor communities of color and led to reams of research papers on how to solve the problem. Many nonprofit organizations that were focused …

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May 29 2015

Newsflash: Int’l Meeting On Rohingya Crisis, ISIS Claims Saudi Bombing, ACLU Finds Racist Policing in Minneapolis

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

An international meeting took place in Bangkok earlier today to discuss the crisis of Rohingya refugees. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority from Myanmar who have been escaping persecution only to risk their lives at sea as they attempt to reach Malaysia and other nations. Representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian …

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May 29 2015

USA Patriot Act’s Section 215 Set to Expire

Feature Stories | Published 29 May 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on USA Patriot Act’s Section 215 Set to Expire -

GUEST: Marcy Wheeler, journalist specializing in national security issues, the “war on terror,” and civil liberties. She has a column on ExposeFacts.org called Right to Know.

A section of the USA PATRIOT Act expires on Sunday, and lawmakers still haven’t decided what, if anything to do about it. Section 215, according to The Hill, “has been used by law enforcement almost 200 times per year to collect bank and business records …

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May 29 2015

Santa Barbara Spill Proves Fossil Fuel Industry Remains Unsafe

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GUEST: Rebecca Claassen, Santa Barbara County organizer with Food & Water Watch.

An 11-mile underground oil pipeline near Santa Barbara burst last week releasing more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean, and covering a 10-square mile slick in the ocean. The spill was first detected when a woman smelled fumes and reported them, after which the Coast Guard managed to stop the flow of oil.

The pipeline is …

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May 29 2015

Patriot Act Provisions Set to Expire, The Latest on the Santa Barbara Oil Spill — 05/29/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Then, Journalist Marcy Wheeler reports on the latest of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act expiring, which is sending lawmakers and the Obama Administration scrambling to preserve the government’s desire to spy on us. And, Rebecca Claassen of Food and Water Watch discusses the massive oil pipeline spill in Santa Barbara, California, where residents are reeling and activists, up …

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May 28 2015

Newsflash: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty, PATRIOT Act’s Sec 215 Set to Expire, Putin Steps into FIFA Scandal

Daily News Flash | Published 28 May 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty, PATRIOT Act’s Sec 215 Set to Expire, Putin Steps into FIFA Scandal -

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

The national trend to abolish the death penalty continued this week with the state of Nebraska formally ending the practice. State lawmakers voted yesterday to end capital punishment, narrowly overriding Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto from the day before. Ricketts responded saying how, “appalled I am that we have lost a …

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May 28 2015

Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans

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GUEST: Dr. Terence Fitzgerald, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, and the author of ‘Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans’

*This interview was first aired on May 6, 2015.

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to make waves in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and New York, many people trot out the now-familiar statistics of …

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May 28 2015

Actor Khafre King Discusses Trauma of Losing Two Siblings to Police Abuse

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GUEST: Khafre King, a Los Angeles actor and singer whose brother Jasun, and sister Ahjah, were both killed under suspicious circumstances in relation to the police.

The US Department of Justice has just come to a major settlement with Cleveland Police Department in Ohio. In a 110-page report, the DOJ laid out what Time magazine called, “one of the most extensive sets of restrictions ever placed upon a law enforcement …

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May 28 2015

Black Males, Racism and Prescription Drugs; How Police Brutality Impacted a Single Family — 05/28/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kuymanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Terrence Fitzgerald, a professor of social work at the University of Southern California, discusses his books, ‘Black Males and Racism, and White Prescriptions?: The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and Other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Males’. And, Khafre King, a man who lost two siblings to police violence, talks about police brutality, trauma, and activism.

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May 27 2015

Newsflash: Israel Strikes Gaza, Climate Change Kills in Texas, Oklahoma, and India, FIFA Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges

Daily News Flash | Published 27 May 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Israel Strikes Gaza, Climate Change Kills in Texas, Oklahoma, and India, FIFA Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges -

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

The Israeli Air Force bombarded 4 areas in the besieged Gaza strip with airstrikes earlier today, apparently in retaliation for rockets fired by the group Islamic Jihad into Israel. Israeli officials blamed Hamas for the rockets, inspiring fears within Gaza of yet another war, less than a year after …

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