“Daily News Flash” archives

Jul 07 2015

Newsflash: Greece Proposal, SC Flag, Cosby Drugged Women

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

European Finance Ministers met today in Brussels, ahead of a Eurozone summit to tackle the Greek financial crisis. Among them was Greece’s new Finance Minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, who replaced Mr. Yanis Varoufakis. The meetings are being seen as the start of a new round of negotiations over the Greek …

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Jul 06 2015

Newsflash: Stocks React to Greece, Toronto March, NSA’s Brazil Targets

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:

US stocks opened lower this morning in response to the landslide Greek referendum against austerity, but not as low as some had predicted. Paul Hickey, the head of Bespoke Investment group told his clients that, “The market remains faithful that the European Central Bank and other European …

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Jul 02 2015

Newsflash: Wikileaks on TSA, Greece’s Varoufakis Threatens Resignation, Sanders Draws Huge Crowds

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

The anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks has just released a series of draft documents from the core text of the 52-nation Trade in Services Agreement (TSA). A much more ambitious trade deal than the TPP, the leaked TSA documents cover Electronic Commerce, Telecommunications Services, Financial Services and Maritime Transport Services. In fact the TSA …

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Jul 01 2015

Newsflash: Greece at Crossroads, US Embassy in Cuba, Principled Girls Scouts

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

A day past its deadline to reach a deal with the International Monetary Fund and other creditors, Greece is now officially in default. Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras put forward a proposal this morning for a budgetary overhaul to try to revive discussions on a new bailout plan but his offer was rejected …

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Jun 30 2015

Newsflash: Obama on Overtime Pay, SCOTUS Rules on Abortion and Redistricting, DOJ Faults Ferguson Protest Response

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

President Obama, in an op-ed in the Huffington Post just announced his proposal to raise the pay threshold for overtime wage protections. Under the current and outdated law, workers who make $23,660 or less are automatically eligible for overtime pay protections. Only 8% of all workers fall into …

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Jun 29 2015

Newsflash: Greece Deadline Looms, Confederate Flag Wars, Texas Defiant on Gay Marriage

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:

Greek banks have closed down and limited cash withdrawals in the latest chapter in Greece’s bailout discussions a day ahead of the deadline for a deal. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras of the anti-austerity Syriza Party lambasted the bank closures as “impeding the democratic expression of the …

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Jun 26 2015

Newsflash: ISIS Attacks, SCOTUS Preserves Fair Housing, Charleston Funerals

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

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly carried out a horrific massacre in the Syrian border town of Kobane. The Kurdish town saw 145 of its residents killed in what is likely the second worst massacre ever carried out by ISIS. There were many children, women, and elderly among …

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Jun 25 2015

Newsflash: Obama’s Hostage Policies, Terrorism in US, Climate Justice Victories

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

President Obama has announced a major change in the way the government will deal with US citizens who are captured by terrorist organizations abroad. After intense criticism from the families of those executed by groups like the Islamic State, Mr. Obama admitted that government policy has been detrimental to …

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Jun 24 2015

Newsflash: NSA Spied on French Leaders, Senate Votes In TPA, 800 Dead From Pakistan Heat

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

Wikileaks has just released a trove of documents that is causing an international diplomatic incident. On its website, titled Espionnage Élysée, the anti-privacy group showed how the US National Security Agency spied on the last three of France’s presidents over the past 10 years: current President Francois Hollande, …

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Jun 23 2015

Newsflash: South Sudan Crisis, Action Aid Report on Rape, GOP Backtracks on Racist Flag

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

“A staggering number of people are going hungry.” Those are the words of Joyce Luma, the director of the World Food Program. She was talking to the New York Times about a crisis in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. Just four years ago, the Republic of South Sudan …

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