Archive for August, 2015

Aug 25 2015

Jewish Iranians on Nuclear Deal, Immigrant Children in Detention, Amazon’s Brutal Workplace — 08/25/15

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as the US-Iran deal faces opposition in Congress, we’ll examine what the Iranian Jewish community thinks of it, with guest Reese Erlich. Then, President Obama’s immigration family detention policy faces a hurdle as a federal judge declares it unlawful. And, Amazon.com’s brutal workplace and what it means for work, society and family.
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Aug 24 2015

Newsflash: China Economy, Mass Shooting Study, US Servicemen Knighted

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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:

Chinese stocks plunged today, stoking fears of a spreading global economic crisis. According to the Washington Post, “the collapse in Chinese stocks was fueled by mounting concerns about an economic slowdown [in Beijing], but it has fed into a wider sell-off in emerging markets… The Shanghai Composite Index …

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Aug 24 2015

The Ashley Madison Hack Has Repercussions Far Beyond Cheating Spouses

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GUEST: Glenn Greenwald, Author of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State. Greenwald is also the author of How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. He is a former constitutional law and civil rights litigator, and founding editor of The Intercept.

The release of millions of users’ personal data from the web-service Ashley Madison has generated much controversy… and moral judgment. …

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Aug 24 2015

Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century

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GUEST: Nato Thompson, writer and art curator, and author of Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century. He is chief curator at the public arts institution Creative Time, and a curator at MASS MoCA. He is the editor of The Interventionists: A User’s Manual for the Creative Disruption of Every Day Life.

The world renowned counter-culture artist Banksy opened a theme park in England late last week. True to form, …

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Aug 24 2015

Why Americans Cannot Or Will Not Vacation

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GUEST: Steve Nesich, Executive Director of Take Back Your Time.

For millions of Americans the summer has come and gone without a vacation. A new survey has found that more than 135 million Americans did not take a vacation over the past year. A vacation, as defined by the surveyor, Allianz Global Assistance, was at least 1 week long, and at least 100 miles from home.

The numbers were 10% higher than …

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Aug 24 2015

Glenn Greenwald on Ashley Madison Hack; Art & Activism; Why Americans Don’t Vacation — 08/24/15

On this edition of Uprising with Sonali, Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, The moralistic glee over the Ashley Madison hack has angered journalist Glenn Greenwald. We’ll speak with him about the implications for privacy. And, acclaimed political art curator Nato Thompson joins us to discuss his new book Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century. Plus, Americans take the least vacations in the industrialized world. We’ll speak with Steve …

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Aug 21 2015

Newsflash: N Korea At ‘Semi-War,’ July Hottest Month, Baltasar Garzon Takes on Corporate Crime

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

North Korea and South Korea are in a state of “semi-war,” said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement was made at an emergency meeting late last night, and follows an exchange of fire over the border. The isolated North Korean regime is rankled by broadcasts that the …

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Aug 21 2015

Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight

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GUEST: Aspen Baker, Founder and Executive Director of Exhale, author of ‘Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight’.

*This segment was broadcast on August 5, 2015.

The dubiously named group, Center for Medical Progress, has released a number of videos of conversations with staffers at Planned Parenthood that were surreptitiously filmed, to drive the on-going debate over abortion. Claiming that Planned Parenthood engages in the sale of fetal tissue …

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Aug 21 2015

How Students and Organizers Are Demanding The End of School Militarization and Overpolicing

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GUEST: Eric Mann, director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center and it’s Fight for the Soul of the Cities campaign. He is also host of KPFK/Pacifica’s Voices from the Frontlines.

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising last year, news reports began emerging of a little known military program called 1033 that shares surplus military hardware to local police departments around the country. While the program sounds shocking, what is even worse is …

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Aug 21 2015

Aspen Baker on Being Pro-Voice, Eric Mann on School Militarization — 08/21/15

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On this edition of Uprising with Sonali, Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, in the wake of the latest Planned Parenthood controversy, we’ll speak with Aspen Baker about her book Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight. And, we’ll be joined in studio by Eric Mann, director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center and it’s Fight for the Soul of the Cities campaign. He’ll be discussing police militarization of …

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