Archive for August, 2015

Aug 27 2015

Ted Rall on LA Times and Snowden, Mass Shooting Study, India’s Upper Castes Riot — 08/27/15

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Award winning political cartoonist and writer Ted Rall joins us to discuss his recent clash with the LA Times, and his new book on Edward Snowden. And, in the wake of the Virginia TV shootings, researcher Adam Lankford will discuss his conclusions about mass shootings in the US. Plus, upper caste Indians fight – for greater privileges. Dalit American …

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Aug 26 2015

Newsflash: Virginia Shooting, Trump Clash with Ramos, India’s Upper Caste Protests

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

In yet another shocking indication of the dangers of gun proliferation in the US, a reporter and her camera man were inexplicably gunned down on live television early this morning near Roanoke, Virginia. Twenty four year old Alison Parker and 27-year old Adam Ward were in the middle of an …

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Aug 26 2015

Media Bias Hypes Up Importance of Stock Market Fluctuations

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GUEST: Sean McElwee, research associate at Demos, whose latest article is entitled, “What If We Reported On Poverty The Way We Report On The Stock Market?

The US stock market recovered after a major plunge this Monday, reacting to Chinese stock values dropping. While the health of the US economy has been much vaunted, Wall Street has disproportionately borne the fruits of a recovery.

Even when the official unemployment rate falls, …

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Aug 26 2015

Activists Release Comprehensive Plan to Reduce Police Brutality

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GUEST: Deray McKesson is an activist and organizer, Founder and Co-Editor of the Ferguson Protestor Newsletter, member of the planning team for Campaign Zero.

More than a year after the Ferguson Uprising in Missouri launched a modern public debate about police brutality against African Americans, a group of activists have put forward a detailed plan on how to try to solve the problem.

Launched on an impressive online platform the so-called Read more

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Aug 26 2015

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Justice Elusive

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GUEST: Monique Harden, Co-Director & Attorney with Advocates for Environmental Human Rights.

Ten years ago, on August 26th 2005, a major storm named Hurricane Katrina emerged into the Gulf of Mexico and began gathering strength. Within three days it made landfall in southeast Louisiana as a category 3 storm, after increasing to a category 5.

It was the immediate and long-term after of Katrina that resulted in one of the worst natural …

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Aug 26 2015

Media Coverage of Economy; DeRay McKesson on Campaign Zero; 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina — 08/26/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Then, what if the news media covered poverty like they cover the stock market? And, Black Lives Matter activists have released a detailed plan to end police brutality. We’ll turn to prominent organizer DeRay McKesson. Plus, ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Monique Harden joins us to discuss environmental justice and more.
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Aug 25 2015

Newsflash: Jeb Bush on Asian “Anchor Babies,” #LaughingWhileBlack on Napa Train, US Stocks Rise

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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:

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has put his foot in his mouth, adding the ire of yet another minority community to his campaign. In an event in McAllen, Texas, yesterday, he was confronted about his use of the racist term “anchor babies.” He stumbled and then blurted, “What I was …

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Aug 25 2015

Most Persian Jews Back US-Iran Nuclear Deal

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GUEST: Reese Erlich, veteran freelance foreign correspondent who has traveled widely across the Middle East and just returned from reporting for the Global Post from Iran. He has written a number of books including, Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire.

The US Congress has until September 17th to ratify President Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement: the Iran nuclear deal. But, much uncertainly remains, mostly due to …

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Aug 25 2015

Judge Orders Obama Administration To Release Immigrant Children from Detention

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GUEST: Jonathan Ryan, Executive Director of RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services based in Texas.

A federal judge in California late last week ordered the immediate end to the detention of undocumented minors in the US. Under President Obama, a practice of imprisoning whole families in detention centers was expanded. The mostly privately-run facilities have struggled to maintain a reputation for being safe spaces for mothers and …

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Aug 25 2015

What Are the Implications of Amazon’s Brutal Work Culture?

GUEST: Simon Head, senior and associate fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford. He is the author of ‘The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age’ and his latest book is called ‘Mindless: Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans’.

A lengthy expose by the New York Times last week about Amazon.com’s work environment has made serious waves. Journalists Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld wrote the piece, entitled Inside …

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