Archive for May, 2015

May 21 2015

LA Is Largest City to Raise Min Wage to $15, Back-Logged Rape Kits — 05/21/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Laphonza Butler, Co-Convener of the Raise the Wage Coalition and President of SEIU California discusses how Los Angeles becomes the largest city in the nation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. And, Natasha Alexenko, Founder of the Natasha Justice Project, and journalist Abigail Tracy of Vocativ talk about the on-going fight to process thousands of back-logged rape …

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May 20 2015

Newsflash: Major Oil Spill in Santa Barbara, FTC Sues 4 Cancer Charities, LA Plans $15 Min Wage Raise

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

An 11-mile underground oil pipeline near Santa Barbara has burst, releasing an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean, and covering about 50 yards of water from the beach. The spill was first detected when a woman smelled fumes and reported them, after which the Coast Guard managed to stop …

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May 20 2015

Peter Kuznick Puts Today’s Risk of Nuclear War and US Legacy of Conflict into Context

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GUEST: Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. He has collaborated with film maker Oliver Stone to co-author the 12 part Showtime documentary film series and book both titled The Untold History of the United States.

*This segment was originally broadcast on Feb. 26, 2015.

In a little noticed piece of news, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, said on an interview this …

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May 20 2015

Peter Kuznick Reflects on Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Per Espen Stoknes on the Psychology of Climate Denialism — 05/20/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, History professor Peter Kuznick reflects on the 70th anniversary of the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And, Norwegian psychologist Per Espen Stoknes discusses his new book, ‘What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming’.

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May 19 2015

Newsflash: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Propped Up By Subsidies & Laws, Report: Suicide among Black Children Rises, AZ/MD Lawmakers Target Poor Residents

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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:

The International Monetary Fund has just announced that the global fossil fuel industry receives a shocking $5.3 trillion in subsidies every year. That is equivalent to about $10 million a minute, and vastly outnumbers the amounts that governments spend on healthcare for example. A big portion of the subsidies …

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May 18 2015

Newsflash: Obama Restricts Military Weapons to Police, Saudis Resume Air Strikes on Yemen, Okinawans Protest U.S. Base

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Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

President Obama this morning is announcing major federal-level changes to how police acquire military equipment. In a speech in Camden, New Jersey, Obama plans to restrict the availability of some military-grade weapons, and simply ban others. The move stems from recommendations made by a task force he created …

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May 18 2015

Chris Hedges Calls for Revolution: Olympia WA Speech Based on New Book ‘Wages of Rebellion’

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GUEST: Chris Hedges is the author of numerous bestselling books, including ‘Empire of Illusion; Death of the Liberal Class’; ‘War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning’; and ‘Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt’ which he co-wrote with Joe Sacco. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig.

Despite our daily news cycle being dominated by the violence of war and poverty, reports abound of rebellions. In fact, …

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May 18 2015

Young Palestinian Artist Keeps Refugee Stories Alive in ‘Baddawi’

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GUEST: Leila Abdelrazaq, a Chicago-based Palestinian artist and graphic novelist, author of ‘Baddawi’. Leila is an organizer – member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine Steering Committee- and a recent graduate of DePaul University where she was active in the group Students for Justice in Palestine which helped to pass the DePaul Divestment referendum.

Friday May 15th was the 67th anniversary of Al Nakba, the day that Palestinians …

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May 18 2015

Chris Hedges Speech on ‘Wages of Rebellion’; Leila Abdelrazaq on her New Book, ‘Baddawi’ — 05/18/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Pulitzer prize winning author Chris Hedges gives a major address about his new book ‘Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt.’ And, Palestinian-American graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq discusses her new work, ‘Baddawi’, the story of a Palestinian refugee boy, told through arrest visual art.

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May 15 2015

Newsflash: Iraqi Nat’l Forces Battle ISIS in Ramadi, Chicago-Miami Police Scandals Unfold, B.B. King Dies

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

A major battle has broken out in the Iraqi city of Ramadi between national security forces and soldiers loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The militant Sunni group launched a new offensive this week, involving car bombs and suicide attacks. Ramadi is only 70 miles from Baghdad, and …

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