Archive for November, 2015

Nov 30 2015

How Muslims are Being Scapegoated in the US and Europe in the wake of the Paris attacks

GUEST: Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, also an Executive Board Member of the California Democratic Party.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind of the Paris attacks, reportedly boasted about the ease with which he snuck into the city alongside refugees, and apparently was planning more attacks on Jewish centers and businesses. Abaaoud was killed during a police raid following the attacks.

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Nov 30 2015

Indigenous Australian Activist Points to Forced Displacement Of Her Community

GUEST: Samantha Cook, co-found of SOSBlakAustralia.

Friday November 27th was meant to be the biggest shopping day of the year. But that day has increasingly become a convenient day of protest for a variety of causes including low-wage workers demanding better working conditions, and Black activists boycotting sales over police violence. This past Friday also marked one year since the start of a campaign called sosblakaustralia.

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Nov 30 2015

With Low Expectations from COP21 Meeting in Paris, How Are US States Curbing Greenhouse Gases?

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GUEST: Daphne Wysham, director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy.

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities around the world as the United Nations Conference of Parties kicked off in Paris, France. There were to be massive demonstrations in Paris demanding a global climate agreement, but in the wake of the recent ISIS attacks there which killed 130 people, French President …

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Nov 30 2015

To Trump and His Supporters, Blacks and Muslims Are the Enemy

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Published by Truthdig.com on November 25, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters at a campaign event in New York City on Sept. 3. (a katz / Shutterstock.com).

From Minneapolis to Chicago this week, thousands of Americans are marching to demand justice in the police shootings of two young black men, 24-year-old Jamar Clark and 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Despite the fact that fatal …

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Nov 20 2015

Climate Justice Activists Speak Out on State Repression and Hopes for a New Treaty, Ahead of COP21

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GUESTS: Diana Lopez is an organizer with the Southwest Workers Union for worker rights, environmental justice and community empowerment in San Antonio, Texas and has attended several UN climate conferences; Shawna Foster, veteran of the US National Guard where she served as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Weapons Specialist. She is currently the Board chair of Iraq Veterans Against The War. Both Akuno and Foster …

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Nov 20 2015

Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully

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GUEST: Robert Jensen is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He is the author of a number of books. His latest book is called ‘Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully.’

Our society tends to glorify leaders, those who make a name …

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Nov 19 2015

How Young People Are Redefining Campus Activism, Denouncing Rampant Racism

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GUEST: Luna Olavarria Gallegos, multimedia journalist originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and is currently a student at The New School in New York City. Previously, she has contributed to stopbeingfamous.com, National Radio Project and she is a senior editor of the national student newspaper readcontra.com.

Campus activism against racist policies has escalated and spread ever since the University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe stepped …

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Nov 19 2015

Reflections on Paris, Beirut, Refugees, and War

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GUEST: Jordan Elgrably, founding director of The Markaz, Arts Center for the Greater Middle East. A writer, editor, curator and producer of public programs, Jordan is of Moroccan and French heritage.

The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) has declared that it carried out an attack on a Russian airplane carrying 224 people last month. The attack, which took place over the Egyptian …

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Nov 19 2015

Great Is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School

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GUEST: Amos Kamil is a playwright, screen writer, and investigative reporter. He is the author of Great Is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice At the Horace Mann School.

On June 6, 2012, New York Times magazine published a bombshell of an article entitled Prep-School Predators: The Horace Mann School’s Secret History of Sexual Abuse. The author, Amos Kamil, was a …

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Nov 18 2015

Islamic State Wants Us to Reject Refugees and Increase Airstrikes

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Published by Truthdig.com on November 18, 2015

A French sailor checks a Super-Etendard jet on the deck of France’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on Wednesday. (Claude Paris / AP)

When the brutal attacks in Paris occurred Friday night, social media was immediately abuzz with Facebook “safety checks” and breaking news reports that screamed ever-increasing death tolls in their headlines.

Within 24 hours, people were making snap …

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