Archive for September, 2015

Sep 24 2015

Murder, Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan: Made in the U.S.A.

Published by Truthdig.com on September 24, 2015

Bystanders gather in the aftermath of a bomb explosion in the central part of Kabul, Afghanistan, in July.  (Rahmat Gul / AP)

“The Kite Runner,” Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel, featured a pivotal and highly controversial scene in which one of the young male protagonists is raped by an older youth. That harrowing section of the best-selling book highlighted the rampant sexual …

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Sep 24 2015

The Pope’s Blind Spot on the US’s Genocidal Past

Published by Telesurtv.net on September 24, 2015

Pope Francis’ canonization of Junipero Serra is a slap in the face of Native tribes in California, who see his legacy as one of brutality, not heroism.

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Sep 23 2015

Immigrant Women March to DC To Highlight Detention Centers For Pope’s Visit

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GUEST: Sameera Hafiz, Legislative and Policy Consultant with the group We Belong Together. I spoke with her earlier this week while she was on the march herself.

The US Civil Rights Commission on Thursday of last week released a ground breaking report on so-called family detention centers that hold undocumented immigrants. In its 478-page report, the Commission said that such detention centers were unconstitutional and called …

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Sep 23 2015

Conservatives Find Creative Ways to Malign 14-Yr Old Science Genius, Ahmed Mohamed

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GUEST: Dean Obeidallah, a former lawyer turned political comedian and writer, is the host of The Dean Obeidallah show on SiriusXM radio. He co-directed the comedy documentary The Muslims Are Coming! His blog is The Dean’s Report. He writes for The Daily Beast and CNN.com.

Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson is facing a major backlash over islamophobic comments he made to the press over the …

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Sep 23 2015

Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America

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GUESTS: John Nichols is the Washington DC correspondent for the Nation Magazine, a contributing writer for the Progressive and In These Times, and associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. Bob McChesney is a Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has authored or edited nearly two dozen books. The book by Nichols and McChesney is called Dollarocracy: How …

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Sep 22 2015

Newsflash: Pope’s US and Cuba Visits, Drugmaker Challenged, Angola 3 Inmate To Be Retried

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

Pope Francis kicks off a highly anticipated visit to the United States this week. It will be the 78-year old’s first ever visit to the US. CNN, which described the Pope as bringing “tough love” to the US, framed the setting for his visit in this way: “Francis …

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Sep 22 2015

Why Did Greeks Just Reelect Alexis Tsipras?

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GUEST: Harry Konstantinidis, a faculty member in economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Greek elections resulted in a second win for Syriza Party leader Alexis Tspiras on Sunday. The embattled Prime Minister had faced growing uncertainty over his mandate after a stunning victory on an anti-austerity platform earlier this year and then a capitulation to creditors.

The snap elections were a major risk, and pollsters had …

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Sep 22 2015

We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Share Our Multiracial Future

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GUEST: Deepa Iyer, former Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), who teaches in the Asian American Studies program at the University of Maryland. Her new book is entitled “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Share Our Multiracial Future.

Discussion of race in the United States usually groups people into several broad categories: white, black, Latino, Indigenous, and Asian – …

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Sep 22 2015

How Women and Girls Suffer In Our System of Mass Incarceration

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GUEST: Michele Goodwin, Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Chair at the University of California, Irvine, and Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.

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The International Business Times published an investigative report on Monday about how some states are now requiring inmates released on bail to pay for their own ankle monitoring …

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Sep 21 2015

Newsflash: Greeks Reelect Tspiras, Ben Carson Faces Backlash, Viola Davis Invokes Harriet Tubman

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

Greek elections resulted in a second win for Syriza Party leader Alexis Tspiras on Sunday. The embattled Prime Minister had faced growing uncertainty over his mandate after a stunning victory on an anti-austerity platform earlier this year and then a capitulation to creditors. The snap elections yesterday were …

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