Archive for September, 2015

Sep 21 2015

Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

GUEST: David Vine, author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, An associate professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and Mother Jones, among other publications.

Takeshi Onaga, the governor of the Japanese Island of Okinawa, has decided to defy Japan’s government, as well as the …

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Sep 21 2015

Conversation with Jill Stein

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GUEST: Jill Stein is the presumptive Green Party nominee for President, who ran in 2012 for President and has also run twice for Governor of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and has practiced internal medicine before turning to politics.

The US electoral political system is a very strange one, by design. A historic stranglehold by the two major parties …

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Sep 18 2015

US and Saudi Arabia Are Relying on Global Silence Over Their Brutal War On Yemen

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GUEST: Joe Lauria, is an international affairs correspondent, who has written for the Wall Street Journal, Middle East Eye and Consortium News.

Yemen’s exiled Prime Minister and Vice President Khaled Bahah, returned to his country on Wednesday months after a major war was started by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. He arrived at the Port of Aden, which has been captured …

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Sep 18 2015

The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement

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GUEST: Michael Gould-Wartofsky, author of The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement, writes for the Nation, Monthly Review, Salon, and Jacobin.

September 17th marks the 4th anniversary of the start of the historic Occupy Wall Street movement which was born in New York City and spread around the world. We turn today to examine it with the benefit of hind-sight. A new book by …

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Sep 18 2015

Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures

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GUEST: Betsy Leondar-Wright, program director at the Boston-based group Class Action, has written “Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures.”

Republicans often accuse President Obama of waging a “class war.” Progressives often wish that were so. While many of us acknowledge class as a crucial factor in political analysis, we don’t place nearly enough emphasis on it in our political organizing.
Now, a …

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Sep 17 2015

Standing With Ahmed and All Children of Color

Published by Truthdig.com on September 17, 2015

On Thursday, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed discussed his ordeal in a televised interview. (Al-Jazeera)

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed became an overnight sensation Monday when he was arrested at his high school in Irving, Texas, for making a clock that his teacher and several police officers thought was a “hoax bomb.”

The boy, whose father is from Sudan, took his homemade …

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Sep 17 2015

How the US’s Role in Syria Contributes to the Refugee Crisis

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GUEST: James Paul, Author of Syria Unmasked, former executive director of Global Policy Forum, and former executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project.

The refugee crisis continues to build up in Europe with Hungary this week taking controversial actions again. The Hungarian government ordered the closure of its border with Serbia, forcing thousands of Syrian and other refugees heading north to be …

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Sep 17 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Politicians Servants of the Wealthy

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GUEST: Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner and award winning journalist..

Visit www.prisonradio.org to listen to all of Abu Jamal’s commentaries. …

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Sep 17 2015

Black and Brown Mothers Languish Behind Federal Prison Bars for Decades – Here Are Their Heart Breaking Stories

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GUEST: Victoria Law, Freelance Journalist and author of ‘Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.’

When President Obama announced his administration’s clemency project, advocates for ending mass incarceration were elated. The project was aimed at reducing the number of people in federal prisons who are serving excessive time for non-violent drug-related offences, particularly those people who, if they were sentenced today, would receive far less …

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Sep 16 2015

Newsflash: Utah Flash floods and California Fire, Texas Student Arrested, GOP Debate

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

Sixteen people have died and 12 are still missing in Utah after flashfloods swept through parts of the state following torrential rain. Many among the dead are children. Philip Barlow, the mayor of Hilldale, Utah, where the floods hit hardest, called it “a 100-year flood.” …

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