“Daily News Flash” archives

Apr 17 2015

Newsflash: World Bank Projects Displace Millions, Chilean Students Protest, Congress Agrees on TPP Fast-Track

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

A new investigative report led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Huffington Post, has found that projects funded by the World Bank have, over the past decade, displaced 3.4 million people worldwide. A conservation program in Western Kenya, a gold mine in Peru, and a so-called “villagization effort” in Ethiopia, …

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Apr 16 2015

Newsflash: ISIS on Verge Of Ramadi Capture, Xenophobia Rises in South Africa, Big Coal Challenges EPA in Court

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

The Iraqi city of Ramadi is on the verge of being taken over by the Islamic State. News reports detail that fierce fighting overnight has led to the capture of at least three nearby villages. Thousands of people have already fled, and according to Iraqi officials, suicide bombers deployed by ISIS have …

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Apr 15 2015

Newsflash: Police Brutality Protests, Migrant Mothers’ Hunger Strike, Hundreds Die Off Italy Coast

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

Hundreds of people protested against police brutality in several cities around the country yesterday. Twelve people were arrested on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge when they marched alongside about 250 others. In Madison, Wisconsin, about 100 people blocked a major road. In Oakland hundreds of people marched outside a police department and along …

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Apr 14 2015

Newsflash: Nigeria Violence, Blackwater Staff Sentenced, Protests At Hedge Fund Meeting

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 year after 250 girls and young women were abducted in Nigeria, events are taking place to mark the 1-year anniversary of the horrific mass kidnapping that sparked global attention. The #BringBackOurGirls campaign received widespread support including from famous figures like First Lady Michelle Obama and Nobel Laureate Malala …

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Apr 13 2015

Newsflash: Palestinian Oppression, Brazil Protests, and Clinton Announcement

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:

Two new studies released this morning underscore the dire situation of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, siege, and war. Human Rights Watch detailed the extent of Palestinian child labor inside Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Hundreds of children, some as young as 11, are employed on settlements …

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Apr 10 2015

Newsflash: US, Cuba at Panama Summit, Police Violence in US, Yale Students Arrested Over Climate Divestment

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

The Summit of the Americas kicks off today in Panama City, providing an opportunity for the leaders of the US and Cuba to continue thawing relations. Ahead of the meeting, US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro had a late-night phone call last night – only the 2nd time in 50 years …

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Apr 01 2015

Newsflash: Nigeria’s Elections, Obama Lifts Egypt Weapons Embargo,

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

Nigeria’s election results were just formally announced and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari has beaten incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in a close race. Mr. Jonathan conceded defeat in a rare gesture of goodwill that could thwart post-election violence of the sort seen 4 years ago. He said, “nobody’s political ambition is …

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Mar 31 2015

Newsflash: Saudi-US Bombs Kill Yemeni Refugees, Indiana Sentences Immigrant for Feticide, Mumia Abu Jamal Hospitalized

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

A series of Saudi-led airstrikes on a UN-run refugee camp in Yemen yesterday has resulted in the deaths of nearly 30 civilians including women and children. A total of 40 are dead and 200 injured. Saudi Arabia, which is spearheading a 10-member war coalition in close collaboration with the …

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Mar 30 2015

Newsflash: Iran-US Talks Near Deadline, Backlash to Indiana Law Heats Up, Poll Shows Republicans Fear Obama

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

With hours left before a deadline to sign an interim agreement, US and Iranian negotiators continued talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over the weekend and through today. Representatives from Britain, France, Russia, and China have also been involved in the so-called P5+1 talks. A major sticking …

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Mar 27 2015

Newsflash: Germanwings Pilot Hides Doctor’s Note, Indiana Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Bill, Congressional Votes Indicate GOP Obstinacy

Uprising’s guest expert Cristina Mislan, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism, analyzes to day’s news headlines:

The 27-year old pilot of the fatal Germanwings crash, Andreas Lubitz, apparently had a doctor’s note to take a sick day but hid it from his employer. Lubitz locked out his co-pilot and deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps killing himself and all 150 people on board. German …

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