“Daily News Flash” archives

Dec 17 2014

Newsflash: Pakistan Mourns 132 Children Killed on a School, Cuba Frees Alan Gross, President Obama Signs Spending Measure into Law

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, Assistant Professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s new headlines:

Burials are underway for the 132 Pakistani children killed in a horrifying attack on a school in Peshawar. Members of a Taliban group have taken credit for the armed attack which is being considered the deadliest such attack in Pakistan’s history. Today kicks of a 3-day period of national mourning in Pakistan. Meanwhile, Army Chief …

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Dec 15 2014

Newsflash: Sydney Standoff and Pennsylvania Shooting, ‘Weak’ Climate Agreement in Lima, ‘Justice for All’ Marches

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:

A number of people are being held hostage in a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia since last night. With little real information to go on, all that is known is that a black flag with white Arabic writing was held up in the shop window by hostages, suggesting the …

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Dec 12 2014

News Flash: CIA Director Speaks Out, Black Congressional Staffers Stage Walkout, Native American Reservations Free to Legalize Marijuana

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

CIA Director, John O. Brennan has finally spoken out about the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the torture of post 9-11 war prisoners. Addressing the press yesterday, the embattled agency head vehemently defended a program that included letting prisoners freeze to death, violating their bodies in what amounted to rape, threatening to kill their loved ones, …

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Dec 11 2014

News Flash: CIA’s First Plan for Prisons, US to Sanction Venezuela, Palestinians Mourn Death of a Minister, Medical Students’ Die-In Protests

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

Spurred by the release of the CIA torture report, the New York Times has published an expose of what took place in the early days after the September 11th attacks, and how the CIA actually considered creating traditional prisons for captives from the Muslim world. According to the Times, the CIA considered a new prison system …

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Dec 10 2014

News Flash: UN Recommends Prosecution of Officials Who Condoned Torture, Congress Puts Together $1.1 T Spending Plan, Time Chooses ‘Ebola Healthcare Workers’ as Person of the Year

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, a Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism has recommended criminal prosecution for high-level Bush administration officials who condoned the CIA’s use of torture against detainees in the post 9-11 years. The bold push is based on the release of a 500+ page Executive Summary of a report by …

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Dec 08 2014

News Flash: Six Guantanamo Prisoners Released to Uruguay, Violation of Chelsea Manning’s Rights, Remains of First Mexican Student Identified

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:

Six prisoners who have spent years in the US-run Guantanamo Bay detention center finally left their prison this weekend – but they weren’t going home – they were being transferred to Uruguay and are technically free. Four of the men are Syrian, one is Tunisian, and one Palestinian. Uruguayan president …

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Dec 05 2014

News Flash: Police Continue Killing Unarmed Citizens, Fast Food Workers Walk Out, 2014 Strongest Year for Hiring

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:

As hundreds of people are arrested in a second day of protests in New York City over the non-indictment of officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner, another unarmed black man has been killed by a white officer – this time in Phoenix, Arizona. Rumain Brisbon was …

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Dec 04 2014

News Flash: Officer Pantaleo Not Charged for the Death of Eric Garner, 17 States File Lawsuit against New Immigration Policy, Obama’s New Plan for Native Youth

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, a Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, analyzes today’s news headlines:

A Staten Island Grand Jury has decided not to charge NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner, an African American man who was arrested in July and died. Garner has been seen widely on online videos being surrounded by police officers and placed in a chokehold by Pantaleo. Garner …

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Dec 03 2014

News Flash: Carter to Replace Hagel as Defense Secretary, Will the Supreme Court Protect Pregnant Women from Discrimination, OECD Startling Report on International Bribes

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, Assistant Professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s new headlines:

President Obama has chosen a long-serving Pentagon official, Ashton Carter, to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Hagel was asked to resign soon after Democrats lost their Senate majority in early November, because, according to the New York Times, he was considered by the White House, “too passive in the face of rising threats overseas.” Mr. …

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Dec 02 2014

News Flash: Syrian Refugee Food Crisis, Supreme Court Hears Case on Social Media Threats, Obama Responds to Ferguson

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

The World Food Programme is suspending food vouchers to nearly 2 million Syrian refugees, because it has literally run out of money.

Refugees fleeing the devastating civil war have made their way to the neighboring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, and were surviving primarily on the WFP’s donations of vouchers that they could …

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