Archive for January, 2016

Jan 26 2016

The Dangers of Trump

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GUEST: Robert Jensen, professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of several books.

With just a week left before the Iowa caucus, Republican front runner Donald Trump is so confident of himself that he made an outrageous statement: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, ok? It’s, like, incredible.”

Trump’s normalizing of fascistic …

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Jan 26 2016

In the Wake of Flint Water Crisis, What Lies Ahead for Children Exposed to Lead?

Feature Stories | Published 26 Jan 2016, 9:15 am | Comments Off on In the Wake of Flint Water Crisis, What Lies Ahead for Children Exposed to Lead? -

GUEST: Dr. Howard Mielke, research professor at Tulane University working on the state of urban environments. His work on lead emissions exposure has found a strong correlation with violent crime. I spoke with him before the Flint Water Crisis began. It is important to note that in Flint, children have been exposed to lead by ingestion, not respiration.

*NOTE: This is a re-broadcast of an interview …

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Jan 25 2016

Oklahoma Cop Sentenced to 263 Years for Serial Rapes of Black Women

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GUEST: Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University and a regular guest on Uprising.

Daniel Holtzclaw was once a police office with the Oklahoma City Police Department. During his time he raped and assaulted many women, mostly African American, ranging in age from 17 to 57. Last month he was convicted on 18 out of 36 counts – four of …

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Jan 25 2016

How Debt Buying Companies Are Abusing Courts to Get “Rubber Stamp Justice”

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GUEST: Chris Albin Lackey, Senior Legal Advisor at Human Rights Watch and author of the new report, Rubber Stamp Justice: US Courts, Debt Buying Corporations, and the Poor.

Our legal system is supposed to have checks in place to ensure we all get due process when being sued or charged. But of course often due process is sidelined. And, in the case of debt buying corporations, injustice …

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Jan 25 2016

Puerto Rico Slides Deeper Into Fiscal Crisis

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GUEST: Andrew Hanauer, campaigns director for Jubilee USA.

We’ve heard of the terrible fiscal crisis in Michigan and its impact on residents of Flint and Detroit. But we haven’t heard as much about Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. The residents of Puerto Rico, who are of course US citizens, are struggling with major service cuts as a prolonged debt burden has crippled the local economy.

According to the …

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Jan 25 2016

Mumia Abu Jamal on the Flint Water Crisis

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder insisted on Friday that the water crisis in Flint that poisoned the African American dominated city, had nothing to do with race. Mumia Abu Jamal, a political prisoner and an award-winning journalist filed this commentary about the crisis.

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Jan 22 2016

Iraq Plunges Into Violence… Again

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GUEST: Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, and a frequent guest on Uprising.

Satellite pictures are showing that Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery has likely been demolished by the Islamic State group. The monastery, located in Mosul which ISIS captured, was estimated to be 1,400 years old. It is thought to have been destroyed in late 2014.

But …

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Jan 22 2016

Detroit Teachers Launch Massive Protests Over Crumbling Schools

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GUEST: Kevin Kumashiro, dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, and author of numerous books, including Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture.

President Obama is visiting Detroit for an auto-show this week. But he will be getting more than just an eyeful of car parts. Teachers from the struggling city’s public school system are planning a major protest. Most of …

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Jan 22 2016

Immigrants Caught Between Republican Challenges and Democratic Deportations

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GUEST: Jessica Karp Bansal, litigation director at NDLON.

The Supreme Court is hearing a legal challenge to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration this week. Obama’s program, created just over a year ago, allowed for the deferred deportation of undocumented parents of legal residents. The program is called DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Immigration advocates had criticized the president for …

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Jan 22 2016

Why Are Liberals Bashing Sanders in Favor of Clinton?

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Published by Telesurtv.net on January 22, 2016

As Senator Bernie Sanders continues to surge ahead of Hillary Clinton in the polls, establishment liberals are attacking the self-described democratic socialist candidate en masse.| Photo: AFP

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