Archive for July, 2015

Jul 27 2015

Dr. Wolff on Greek Crisis, Memoir Explores Belonging — 07/27/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as Greece’s economy continues to be crippled by austerity measures, we’ll examine what happened to the Syriza Party with my guest, Dr. Richard Wolff, the acclaimed Marxist economist. And, author Allan G. Johnson shares his story of struggling with race, privilege, and nationality in a memoir called ‘Not From Here’.
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Jul 24 2015

Newsflash: La Theater Shooting, Turkey Bombs Syria, House Anti-Labeling Bill

Daily News Flash | Published 24 Jul 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: La Theater Shooting, Turkey Bombs Syria, House Anti-Labeling Bill -

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

A middle-aged white man named John Russel Houser from Alabama, is suspected to have shot and killed two people in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. The shooting took place late last evening during a film screening. Mr Houser apparently began shooting at the two people in front of him and fired a …

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Jul 24 2015

Texas Rules Sandra Bland’s Death a Suicide, But Questions Remain

Feature Stories | Published 24 Jul 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Texas Rules Sandra Bland’s Death a Suicide, But Questions Remain -

GUEST: Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Contributing Writer for Truthout, CounterPunch and the Los Angeles Watts Times and Sentinel Newspapers, and author of the newly released “Reparations … Not Yet: A Case for Reparations and Why We Must Wait.” Her earlier book was ‘No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant’.

The police custody death of Sandra Bland has gripped the nation, coming to symbolize so much of what is broken about our system of …

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Jul 24 2015

Leading Indian Politician Assesses Modi’s First Year in Office

GUEST: Brinda Karat, a leading Indian politician with the Communist Part of India (Marxist). She was the general secretary of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) from 1993 to 2004 and continues today as its Vice President.

This segment was originally broadcast on June 9, 2015.

The leader of the largest democracy in the world seems to have a low opinion of women. At an event in Bangladesh on Sunday …

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Jul 24 2015

Bland’s Death Ruled Suicide, Modi’s First Year in Office — 07/24/15

Today's Show | Published 24 Jul 2015, 10:00 am | Comments Off on Bland’s Death Ruled Suicide, Modi’s First Year in Office — 07/24/15 -

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Sandra Bland’s death is ruled a suicide by Texas authorities after her autopsy was released. We’ll turn to journalist Thandisizwe Chimurenga to explore the on-going controversy over Bland’s police custody death. And, leading leftist Indian politician Brinda Karat analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first year in office and how the leader of the world’s largest democracy is living up …

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Jul 23 2015

Newsflash: Carter Visits Iraq, Greece Approves 2nd Bailout, NY and UC Workers Get $15/Hr

Daily News Flash | Published 23 Jul 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Carter Visits Iraq, Greece Approves 2nd Bailout, NY and UC Workers Get $15/Hr -

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

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, in an unannounced visit. The purpose of his visit is apparently to oversee the Iraqi-led effort to recapture the key city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group. It is Mr. Carter’s first visit since he was appointed Defense …

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Jul 23 2015

What Is On the Corporate Agenda at ALEC’s Secret San Diego Meeting?

Feature Stories | Published 23 Jul 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on What Is On the Corporate Agenda at ALEC’s Secret San Diego Meeting? -

GUEST: Brendan Fischer, General Counsel with Center for Media and Democracy.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which had been hemorrhaging corporate members, still apparently has some draw. At its annual meeting in San Diego this week, several GOP Presidential hopefuls are making appearances. Among them are Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

The gathering will also draw protesters from groups like …

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Jul 23 2015

Sharp Rise in US Bombs and Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

Feature Stories | Published 23 Jul 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Sharp Rise in US Bombs and Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan -

GUEST: Kathy Kelly, Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She recently returned from Afghanistan in June.

A motorcycle carrying a suicide bomber tore through a crowded marketplace in the northwestern province of Afghanistan on Wednesday killing at least 25 people and wounding dozens. The attack is one of a number of deadly bombings throughout the country over the past several weeks. The Taliban has taken credit for them in an intensifying …

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Jul 23 2015

‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’

Published by Truthdig.com on July 23, 2015

On July 24, The Movement for Black Lives National Convening will bring bringing together activists from all over the United States, organizing under the banner of Black Lives Matter. The organization will meet in Cleveland.

Among those activists will be such prominent leaders as Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, the original founders of Black Lives Matter. Also present will …

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Jul 23 2015

ALEC Meeting, Afghanistan Violence Up — 07/23/15

Today's Show | Published 23 Jul 2015, 10:00 am | Comments Off on ALEC Meeting, Afghanistan Violence Up — 07/23/15 -

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, the American Legislative Exchange Council is hosting its annual conference in San Diego this week – we’ll turn to Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy about why ALEC is still relevant and what it’s new local-level offshoot ACCE, is up to. And, violence ramps up in Afghanistan. Kathy Kelly, who recently returned from a trip to …

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