Archive for June, 2015

Jun 30 2015

Newsflash: Obama on Overtime Pay, SCOTUS Rules on Abortion and Redistricting, DOJ Faults Ferguson Protest Response

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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:

President Obama, in an op-ed in the Huffington Post just announced his proposal to raise the pay threshold for overtime wage protections. Under the current and outdated law, workers who make $23,660 or less are automatically eligible for overtime pay protections. Only 8% of all workers fall into …

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Jun 30 2015

Right Wing Terrorism Far More Dangerous than Radical Islam

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GUEST: David Sterman, program associate at New America and has a Masters from Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies. His work focuses on homegrown extremism and the maintenance of New America’s datasets on terrorism inside the United States.

Judging by the priorities of the US government and media coverage, most Americans likely view the threat of radical Islam as the greatest source of terrorism in the US today. But they would …

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Jun 30 2015

Supreme Court Undermines EPA’s Ability to Regulate Mercury Emissions

GUEST: Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of ‘The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan’, and ‘Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq’. He has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

After a series of high-profile losses at the Supreme Court, conservatives celebrated yesterday when the nation’s highest court ruled against the …

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Jun 30 2015

Right Wing Terrorism, Chomsky on Empire, SCOTUS on EPA — 06/30/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, a new study has found that right wing ideology is driving terrorist activity even more than radical Islam. David Sterman of New America Foundation will delve into the numbers and what they mean. And, as part of the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar interviews acclaimed professor Noam Chomsky on American imperialism. Plus, taking a …

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Jun 29 2015

Newsflash: Greece Deadline Looms, Confederate Flag Wars, Texas Defiant on Gay Marriage

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:

Greek banks have closed down and limited cash withdrawals in the latest chapter in Greece’s bailout discussions a day ahead of the deadline for a deal. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras of the anti-austerity Syriza Party lambasted the bank closures as “impeding the democratic expression of the …

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Jun 29 2015

One Year After ISIS Declared Caliphate, Murder and Mayhem Continues

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GUEST: Reese Erlich, veteran freelance foreign correspondent who has traveled widely across the Middle East. He has written a number of books including, Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire. His latest book is called ‘Inside Syria: The Back Story of the Civil War and What the World Can Expect’.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is celebrating its one-year anniversary today. On June 29 2014, …

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Jun 29 2015

Lessons From the Fight Against TPP Fast Track

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GUEST: Ilana Solomon, Director, Responsible Trade Program of the Sierra Club.

The Senate passed a major Trade Promotion Authority bill last week that handed President Obama a victory he has been working hard to achieve. Now, the President will have the authority to send an already negotiated trade deal to Congress for a simple yes or no vote, with no power to make amendments.

In his attempt to pass it, The …

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Jun 29 2015

Tiny Handful of Obscenely Rich Americans Fight Inheritance Tax

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GUEST: Susan Harley, Deputy Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division.

A new report by the group Public Citizen has found that a teeny tiny sliver of the US public would benefit if the Estate tax were to be repealed. Inequality in the US has reached such absurd levels that nine whole families would save more than $25 billion in estate taxes at the very minimum. The report, entitled Billionaire’s Bluff, finds …

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Jun 29 2015

ISIS Anniversary, Lessons from TPP Fight, Estate Tax Repeal — 06/29/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, ISIS marks its one year anniversary with death and destruction in Kobani, Syria, Tunisia, Kuwait, and France. We’ll turn to veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich for more. And, is the fight to stop the TransPacific Partnership over? Ilana Solomon of the Sierra Club will tally the victories and defeats, and what lies ahead for the movement for fair trade. …

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Jun 26 2015

Newsflash: ISIS Attacks, SCOTUS Preserves Fair Housing, Charleston Funerals

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

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly carried out a horrific massacre in the Syrian border town of Kobane. The Kurdish town saw 145 of its residents killed in what is likely the second worst massacre ever carried out by ISIS. There were many children, women, and elderly among …

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