Archive for July, 2015

Jul 29 2015

Newsflash: Mullar Omar Death Rumors, Cincinnati Police Killing and New Bland Video, Trump’s Political Circus

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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:

Afghan and Pakistani sources are claiming that the mysterious leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, is dead. Mullah Omar has not been seen in public for well over a decade and rumors of his death have appeared several times over the years. Afghan government officials made the claims …

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Jul 29 2015

Navigating Congress’ Major Overhaul of ‘No Child Left Behind’

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GUEST: Diane Ravitch, Education Historian and author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, and her latest best-seller, ‘Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools’.

The GOP-dominated House and Senate are currently overhauling public education in a manner that could have far reaching impacts. The House already passed a version of …

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Jul 29 2015

Congress Is Revamping Education Funding — 07/29/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Congress is working on overhauling public education more dramatically than in well over a decade. We’ll turn to education historian Diane Ravitch about the changes being proposed and how they could affect students and teachers.
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Jul 28 2015

Newsflash: Obama Addresses African Union, Clinton’s Climate Speech, Planned Parenthood Site Hacked

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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 addressed members of the African Union today, as part of his on-going tour of the continent. He spoke frankly about the issues of corruption and dictatorship, saying that those states that violated human rights, “may have democracy in name, but not in substance.” He called out specific …

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Jul 28 2015

Drone Operators Experience PTSD As Remote-Controlled Wars Escalate

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GUEST: Pratap Chatterjee, executive director of CorpWatch. He recently published an op-ed in the New York Times called ‘Our Drone War Burnout’, and is a regular contributor to Tom Dispatch. His new book, Verax is a graphic novel about whistleblowers and mass surveillance co-authored by Khalil Bendib, will be published by Metropolitan Books in 2016.

A US drone strike in Eastern Afghanistan has resulted in the deaths of 5 people. Press reports …

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Jul 28 2015

The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement

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GUEST: Michael Gould-Wartofsky, author of The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement, writes for the Nation, Monthly Review, Salon, and Jacobin.

Nearly 4 years after the historic Occupy Wall Street movement was born in New York City and spread around the world, we turn today to examine it with the benefit of hind-sight. A new book by Michael Gould-Wartofsky paints an intimate portrait of the nearly 2-month long occupation …

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Jul 28 2015

Drone War PTSD, The Occupiers — 07/28/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, the US’s drone wars are implemented by operators increasingly experiencing PTSD. Corpwatch Executive Director Pratap Chatterjee joins us to examine the little-known front lines of our remote-controlled wars. And, Michael Gould-Wartofsky discusses his book The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement.
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Jul 27 2015

Newsflash: Saudis Kill 120 Yemenis, Obama Visits Ethiopia & Kenya, Sandra Bland Funeral

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:

Saudi Arabia is continuing its devastating air-war against its impoverished neighbor, Yemen. On Saturday, the deadliest airstrike of the war so far, killed 120 people, including many women and children. The strikes were aimed at a power plant in a residential area. So many lives were lost that …

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Jul 27 2015

Dr. Richard Wolff Makes Sense of the Greek Debacle

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GUEST: Richard Wolff, has written a number of books including ‘Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism’, ‘Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism’, ‘Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA’, and ‘Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown.’

Greece was rocked with reports over the weekend about secret plans by a faction of the anti-austerity Syriza Party, to possibly transform the currency from the Euro to the Drachma.

Former Finance Minister …

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Jul 27 2015

Not From Here: Memoir Tackles Complex Issues of Belonging

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GUEST: Allan Johnson, sociologist, author, novelist, and public speaker, author of Not From Here: A Memoir. His books include The Gender Knot: Unraveling Patriarchal Legacy, and The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise, and Privilege, Power, and Difference.

When an angry mob of racist Americans confronted Central American immigrant children in the town of Murrieta, California, they held signs saying “Return to Sender.” But the ownership that …

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