Archive for August, 2015

Aug 28 2015

Newsflash: More Migrants Die In Europe and Off Libya, Labor Ruling in US, Tropical Storm Erika

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

An abandoned truck found on a European highway filled with the bodies of migrants, has once more brought the crisis of migration to the fore. Seventy one bodies were found, likely of Syrian origin, in a truck on a highway between Hungary and Austria. Among the dead were 60 men, 8 women, and …

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Aug 28 2015

Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of our Time

GUEST: James Kilgore, adjunct instructor of global studies and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, author of Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of our Time.

The United States imprisons more people than anyone else in the world hands down. Not only is the absolute number of people we imprison greater than any other nation, but we also lead in the percentage of …

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Aug 28 2015

US National Parks Have a Sordid History of Violent Displacement

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GUEST: Julian Brave NoiseCat is the Native Issues Fellow at The Huffington Post and a member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen in British Columbia, where he was nominated to run for Chief in 2014.

An organization known as Survival International has launched a campaign criticizing conservation efforts in the US and abroad. On the surface this sounds extremely regressive. But the campaign, dubbed “Stop the Con,” makes the case that conservation …

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Aug 28 2015

An Ordinary Ugandan Doing Extraordinary Work

GUEST: Bukenya Muusa, founder and program director of Volunteer Action Network in Northern Uganda.

Uganda is a relatively small landlocked country in East Africa bordering Kenya, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For decades the country has been ruled formally by President Yoweri Museveni, and informally by the terror of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA).

Some years ago, a US-government backed campaign to capture Joseph Kony, the leader of …

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Aug 28 2015

Mass Incarceration, US Natl’ Parks’ History, Ugandan Activist Speaks — 08/28/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, former Symbionese Liberation Army member James Kilgore joins us. He’s now a professor and has written a new book called Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of our Time. And we’ll explore the sordid history of US National Parks involving the displacement of Native American tribes. Plus, Ugandan activist Bukenya Muusa joins us …

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Aug 28 2015

Uprising Uncut – a New Podcast by Sonali Kolhatkar

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Aug 27 2015

Newsflash: Obama Visits NOLA, ISIS Intelligence Maybe Flawed, Migrants Rescued

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

President Obama heads to New Orleans today to mark the 10th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. During his stop he plans to speak at a newly built recreation center in the city’s Lower Ninth ward. Nearly 2000, mostly African American people were killed when New Orleans flooded after the hurricane hit in …

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Aug 27 2015

Ted Rall Battles the LA Times, LAPD, & Publishes New Book on Snowden

GUEST: Ted Rall, award-winning political cartoonist and author of Snowden.

Award winning political cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall is juggling multiple stories these days. There’s the story of his own entanglements with the Los Angeles Times and how the LAPD convinced the paper to stop hiring him over a long-ago encounter with cops. And then there’s the new book he has just published about Edward Snowden called simply Snowden.

Both stories are …

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Aug 27 2015

India Riots: Privileged Patels Use Caste Supremacy To Demand … More Privileges

GUEST: Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a Dalit-American filmmaker and Transmedia artist, co-founder of the international women’s media technology collective, Third World Majority.

At least three people have been killed in the Indian state of Gujarat over caste-related protests. Upper caste Gujaratis, known as Patels or the Patidar community, have brought their state’s main city, Ahmedabad, to a stand-still over what they perceive as unfair treatment.

India’s affirmative action programs aimed at tribal and Dalit …

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Aug 27 2015

Amazon Offers Free Delivery of Workplace Hell

Published by Truthdig.com on August 26, 2015

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A lengthy exposé by The New York Times about Amazon’s work environment recently revealed the depths to which American workplace culture has plummeted, particularly for white-collar workers. Journalists Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld interviewed more than 100 current and former Amazon employees and concluded, “The company is conducting an experiment in how …

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