“Daily News Flash” archives

Aug 28 2015

Newsflash: More Migrants Die In Europe and Off Libya, Labor Ruling in US, Tropical Storm Erika

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

An abandoned truck found on a European highway filled with the bodies of migrants, has once more brought the crisis of migration to the fore. Seventy one bodies were found, likely of Syrian origin, in a truck on a highway between Hungary and Austria. Among the dead were 60 men, 8 women, and …

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Aug 27 2015

Newsflash: Obama Visits NOLA, ISIS Intelligence Maybe Flawed, Migrants Rescued

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

President Obama heads to New Orleans today to mark the 10th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. During his stop he plans to speak at a newly built recreation center in the city’s Lower Ninth ward. Nearly 2000, mostly African American people were killed when New Orleans flooded after the hurricane hit in …

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Aug 26 2015

Newsflash: Virginia Shooting, Trump Clash with Ramos, India’s Upper Caste Protests

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

In yet another shocking indication of the dangers of gun proliferation in the US, a reporter and her camera man were inexplicably gunned down on live television early this morning near Roanoke, Virginia. Twenty four year old Alison Parker and 27-year old Adam Ward were in the middle of an …

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Aug 25 2015

Newsflash: Jeb Bush on Asian “Anchor Babies,” #LaughingWhileBlack on Napa Train, US Stocks Rise

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has put his foot in his mouth, adding the ire of yet another minority community to his campaign. In an event in McAllen, Texas, yesterday, he was confronted about his use of the racist term “anchor babies.” He stumbled and then blurted, “What I was …

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Aug 24 2015

Newsflash: China Economy, Mass Shooting Study, US Servicemen Knighted

Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Chinese stocks plunged today, stoking fears of a spreading global economic crisis. According to the Washington Post, “the collapse in Chinese stocks was fueled by mounting concerns about an economic slowdown [in Beijing], but it has fed into a wider sell-off in emerging markets… The Shanghai Composite Index …

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Aug 21 2015

Newsflash: N Korea At ‘Semi-War,’ July Hottest Month, Baltasar Garzon Takes on Corporate Crime

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

North Korea and South Korea are in a state of “semi-war,” said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement was made at an emergency meeting late last night, and follows an exchange of fire over the border. The isolated North Korean regime is rankled by broadcasts that the …

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Aug 20 2015

Newsflash: St. Louis Shooting of 18-yo, Firefighters Die, Trump’s Insults Immigrants

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

Protests rocked St. Louis, Missouri last night against the police killing of an 18-year old African American boy named Mansur Ball-Bey. Police arrested nine people in an area not far from Ferguson. The fatal police shooting took place yesterday afternoon. This is how NBC News described it: “according to police, two officers were …

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Aug 19 2015

Newsflash: Yemen War, ISIS Beheading, Manning Found Guilty

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

Amnesty International has joined a number of other international human rights groups in condemning the US-backed, Saudi led war on Yemen. In a new report entitled “Nowhere Safe for Civilians,” released this week, the group pointed out that bombings have taken place on densely populated residential neighborhoods. A spokesperson told press, …

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Aug 18 2015

Newsflash: Bangkok Bomber, Arctic Drilling Approved, Clinton’s Meeting with BLM

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Twenty two people were killed and 123 injured yesterday when a bomb detonated in Bangkok, Thailand at a religious shrine. The target of the deadly bombing was a tourist spot. The Thai government has accused an a militant group in the north-eastern part of the country as being responsible. …

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Aug 17 2015

Newsflash: China Blast and Amazon Exposé, NSA Collusion with AT&T, Julian Bond Dies

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

More than a hundred people died in a chemical explosion at a factory in the Chinese city of Tianjian over the weekend. Among the dead are factory workers as well as firefighters sent in to douse the flames. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang toured the area and promised a transparent investigation. Members of …

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