Archive for June, 2015

Jun 24 2015

Newsflash: NSA Spied on French Leaders, Senate Votes In TPA, 800 Dead From Pakistan Heat

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Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Wikileaks has just released a trove of documents that is causing an international diplomatic incident. On its website, titled Espionnage Élysée, the anti-privacy group showed how the US National Security Agency spied on the last three of France’s presidents over the past 10 years: current President Francois Hollande, …

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Jun 24 2015

Why Are Unspeakable Horrors Unfolding in South Sudan?

Feature Stories | Published 24 Jun 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Why Are Unspeakable Horrors Unfolding in South Sudan? -

GUEST: Sufyan bin Uzayr, author of “Sufism: A Brief History” and has written about South Sudan for Counterpunch.

A major crisis has been playing out in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, for about half the time of its existence. Just four years ago, the Republic of South Sudan offered hope for peace when it split off from Sudan. But two years ago, fighting broke out between various groups and there …

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Jun 24 2015

Ugandan Activist Shares Her Inspiring Story of Fighting for Gender Equality Through Civil Engineering

Feature Stories | Published 24 Jun 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Ugandan Activist Shares Her Inspiring Story of Fighting for Gender Equality Through Civil Engineering -

GUEST: Godliver Businge, who works with the Global Women’s Water Initiative as a technology trainer, training grassroots women allover Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in the construction of water conservation and access technology.

In California we are battling an historic drought where the rich scoff at the idea of not being able to soak their lush lawns, while produce farming in the central desert and bottled water corporations suck up …

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Jun 24 2015

Jeb Bush and His Family’s Sordid Ties to Wall Street

Feature Stories | Published 24 Jun 2015, 10:05 am | Comments Off on Jeb Bush and His Family’s Sordid Ties to Wall Street -

GUEST: Nomi Prins, Senior Fellow at Demos, author of All the President’s Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power. She is also a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire, a swing state. He leads the pack of nearly 20 GOP Presidential hopefuls, even though in the crucial state of Iowa, he polled …

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Jun 24 2015

South Sudan Crisis, Ugandan Activist, Jeb Bush’s Family Money — 06/24/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, South Sudan is spiraling into crisis. As the world’s newest nation struggles with unspeakable atrocities, we’ll turn to analyst Sufyan bin Uzayr to understand what is happening. And, in Uganda, one women’s rights activist and civil engineer is bringing hope through her efforts at water conservation and self-determination. We’ll speak with Godliver Businge. Plus, author Nomi Prins will examine …

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Jun 23 2015

Newsflash: South Sudan Crisis, Action Aid Report on Rape, GOP Backtracks on Racist Flag

Daily News Flash | Published 23 Jun 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: South Sudan Crisis, Action Aid Report on Rape, GOP Backtracks on Racist Flag -

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

“A staggering number of people are going hungry.” Those are the words of Joyce Luma, the director of the World Food Program. She was talking to the New York Times about a crisis in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. Just four years ago, the Republic of South Sudan …

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Jun 23 2015

New UN Report on Gaza War Blames Both Sides Despite Israel’s Disproportionate Crimes

GUEST: Jennifer Loewenstein, Faculty associate in Middle East Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A special commission on last summer’s brutal Israeli war on the Gaza strip has submitted a scathing report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report, released on Monday in Geneva, was authored by Mary McGowan Davis. McGowan Davis is a former New York Supreme Court judge. The report points out that Israel violated international law …

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Jun 23 2015

Glenn Greenwald on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Glenn Greenwald, author of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State, and founding editor of the new media outlet, The Intercept.

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 …

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Jun 23 2015

Mumia Abu Jamal: Charleston

Commentaries,Mumia Abu Jamal | Published 23 Jun 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Mumia Abu Jamal: Charleston -

GUEST: Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner and award winning journalist.

He filed this commentary about the Charleston terror attack.

Visit www.prisonradio.org to listen to all of Abu Jamal’s commentaries. …

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Jun 23 2015

Are White Americans Showing Up for Racial Justice?

Feature Stories | Published 23 Jun 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Are White Americans Showing Up for Racial Justice? -

GUEST: Dara Silverman, National Coordinator of Showing Up for Racial Justice.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has dramatically changed her tune on the controversial issue of the confederate flag flying in front of the state house. In a press conference yesterday, she said, “It’s time to move the flag from the capital grounds…This is a moment in which we can say that the flag, while an integral part of our past, …

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