Archive for June, 2015

Jun 26 2015

GOP Loses Big As Supreme Court Preserves Obamacare 6-3

GUEST: Paul Y. Song, Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign, Executive Board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, co-Chair of Campaign for a Healthy California, a board-certified radiation oncologist and a long-time activist in the fight for universal healthcare

The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled 6-3 in favor of preserving subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, handing President Obama a definitive win on his signature law. For the Republicans, …

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Jun 26 2015

Highest Court Legalizes Marriage On Eve of Stonewall Riots Anniversary

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GUEST: Dorothee Benz, Communications Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

It’s official – marriage is legal! The US Supreme Court this morning ruled 5-4 that under the United States constitution, same-sex marriage is a national right. Justice Anthony Kennedy, breaking the deadlock, sided with his liberal colleagues and wrote the majority opinion. Last year the court had issued a mixed ruling on several cases, and essentially avoided making a definitive …

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Jun 26 2015

United Nations Fails To Live Up to Principles 70 Years After Charter Signed

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GUEST: James Paul, former executive director of Global Policy Forum. He recently wrote an article for the Interpress Service entitled The United Nations Disappoints on its 70th Anniversary.

Seventy years ago today, the United Nations Charter was signed at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in California. The Charter is the foundational treaty of the UN, and was signed by 50 out of 51 signatories. The goal …

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Jun 26 2015

Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare and Marriage, 70 Years After UN Charter — 06/26/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, the US Supreme Court has ruled to preserve the Affordable Care Act, handing a stinging loss to Republicans. On today’s show we’ll turn to Courage Campaign Executive Director Dr. Paul Song about what the ruling means. And, in breaking news, the court also ruled on Friday to legalize gay marriage. We’ll discuss the impact of the decision just as …

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Jun 25 2015

Newsflash: Obama’s Hostage Policies, Terrorism in US, Climate Justice Victories

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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 has announced a major change in the way the government will deal with US citizens who are captured by terrorist organizations abroad. After intense criticism from the families of those executed by groups like the Islamic State, Mr. Obama admitted that government policy has been detrimental to …

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Jun 25 2015

Why is the CIA Being Let off the Hook on torture?

GUEST: Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst whose responsibilities included chairing National Intelligence Estimates. He is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

More than 6 months ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the Executive Summary of its investigation into CIA torture practices during the Bush Presidency. The process of producing the report itself was highly controversial with the CIA doing everything in its power to stymie the investigation, including spying on …

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Jun 25 2015

Linda Bilmes on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Linda Bilmes, is a Lecturer at Harvard University focusing on public policy, budgeting and public finance

The issue of “National Security” is constantly invoked by politicians and the media as justifications for war and surveillance. Since the September 11th attacks, the US has launched endless wars that have ironically made us less safe and built an unprecedented network of intrusive surveillance. Today, as part of an on-going …

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Jun 25 2015

Putting Right Wing Protests in Ecuador Into Context

GUEST: Amalia Pallares, Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. Her books include “From Peasant Struggles to Indian Resistance: the Ecuadorian Andes in the late Twentieth Century”

Since June 8th, the Latin American nation of Ecuador has been experiencing a wave of protests from people upset over a new tax law. The law would implement an inheritance …

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Jun 25 2015

CIA Torture Report, Cost of War, and Ecuador Protests — 06/25/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, six months after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the summary of a report on CIA torture, there has been no accountability. We’ll turn to former CIA analyst Ray McGovern. And part 2 of a multipart series from Brave New Films. As part of the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum, I’ll be interviewing Linda Bilmes on the costs of …

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Jun 24 2015

Yes, There Is Anti-Black Racism Among Asians

Published by Truthdig.com on June 24, 2015

The perpetrator of the Charleston terror attack, Dylann Roof, wrote on his website about Asians: “They are by nature very racist and could be great allies of the White race.”

Many Asians took umbrage at this characterization. And certainly it is racist to say that an entire ethnic group is “racist by nature.” But Asians cannot deny that anti-black racism …

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