Archive for November, 2015

Nov 11 2015

The Veteran’s Day Conversation You Will Not Hear Elsewhere

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GUEST: Hart Viges is active with the group Sustainable Options for Youth. He is based in Austin, Texas, and is headed to Northern California later this week.

It’s Veteran’s Day today – a day when the US is supposed to remember soldiers who fought in wars, a day to fly flags, march in parades, and of course, shop in special Veteran’s Day sales. …

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Nov 10 2015

Anti-Racist Student-Led Revolt at U. Missouri Results in Victory

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GUEST: Cristina Mislan, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies, Missouri School of Journalism, and a regular guest on Uprising.

University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned yesterday amid growing tensions on his campus over black students facing racism. For weeks, students under the banner #ConcernedStudent1950, led a boycott of the campus stores, and recently even launched a hunger strike, calling on Wolfe to resign. At a homecoming …

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Nov 10 2015

Mumia Abu Jamal on #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh

Mumia Abu Jamal is an award winning journalist and political prisoner. He filed this commentary about the recent videotaped assault of a young, female Black student at a South Carolina school by a white police officer.

Visit www.prisonradio.org for more information. …

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Nov 10 2015

Haiti’s Elections Remain Fraught With Problems

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GUEST: Brian Concannon Jr., Executive director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti.

Haitians are out en masse protesting their nation’s election results, contending fraud. Thousands gathered on the streets of Port Au Prince for a general strike on Monday. A first round of Presidential elections was held on October 25th, with current President Michel Martelly’s favored candidate Jovenel Moise coming ahead with enough …

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Nov 10 2015

There is Room for You: Tales From a Transgender Defender’s Heart

GUEST: Zoe Dolan, is a lawyer based in Los Angeles and New York City. Her practice focuses on criminal defense, with an emphasis on national security and death penalty cases. She currently represents Suleiman Abu Ghayth, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and the allegedly highest ranked al-Qaeda suspect to be tried in a civilian court in the United States.

Zoe Dolan has at least two …

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Nov 09 2015

NEWS HEADLINES

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President Obama is hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in what is sure to be a meeting filled with tension. It is the first time that the two heads of state are meeting after the US signed the Iran nuclear deal, that Obama has touted as central part of his foreign policy legacy. Obama and Netanyahu had butted heads over the deal, with the Israeli …

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Nov 09 2015

Obama’s Rejection of Keystone is Massive Victory for Climate Justice Activists

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

After seven years of deliberation, studies, reviews, and activism, the story of the Keystone XL pipeline project seems to have come to a close. President Obama announced on Friday that he was rejecting the TransCanada project.

Just weeks before a make-or-break UN climate conference in Paris, Obama said, “America is now a …

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Nov 09 2015

Chicago Area Cop’s Killing Now Ruled Suicide

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GUEST: Shaun King, civil rights activist and reporter with the New York Daily News.

When 52-year old Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest in early September, the Chicago area community that he worked in, mourned a man they called a hero. Gliniewicz radioed in before his death, saying he was pursuing 3 armed suspects, two white, and …

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Nov 09 2015

The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

GUEST: Sarah Deer, Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. She is the co-author of three books on tribal law and co-editor of Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence.

There is an epidemic of rape in the United States. That epidemic has its epicenter in Native American communities. One third of all …

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Nov 06 2015

Follow Up: Erdogan’s Party Wins Turkish Snap Elections

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GUEST: Rahul Mahajan is a sociology lecturer at the University of Wisconsin and author of ‘Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond’ and a frequent guest on Uprising.

Turkey’s snap elections on Sunday yielded a major victory for incumbent Prime Minister Recep Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party, or AKP, which is its Turkish acronym.

Some weeks ago, Turkey experienced what was …

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