“Daily News Flash” archives

Oct 31 2014

Daily News Flash with Cristina Mislan on Fighters Joining ISIS, Burkina Faso Discontent, and Sen. Landrieu’s Comments on Racism and Sexism

A new United Nations Security Council report, leaked to the Guardian newspaper, contends that 15,000 foreign fighters have traveled to the Iraq/Syria region to join Islamic State rebels and their related groups. People from about 80 countries, which the report does not name, have joined the jihad being waged by ISIS, confirming US intelligence estimates, and underscoring the weakened …

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Oct 30 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on New Israel-Palestinian Tensions, Leadership Changes in Burkina Faso and Zambia, plus Election Scandals

Joining us to analyze today’s headlines is Robert Jensen, sitting in for Arun Gupta – he’s an author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

Tensions between Israel and Palestinians have sparked once more after yesterday’s shooting of a US-born right wing Jewish activist which left him alive but injured, outside the Al Aqsa Mosque …

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Oct 28 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on FBI Whistleblower, USPS Surveillance, and Stories of Nigerian Kidnapped Girls

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

The FBI has raided the home of a federal contractor suspected to be a whistle blower. The person in question apparently provided documents to Intercept reporters Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux about …

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Oct 22 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on ISIS War and Abu Ghraib Photos, Latest News on Ferguson, and Mexico Report on Killings

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

In what could turn out to be a major embarrassment for the US in its war against Islamic State rebels, a weapons airdrop to Kurdish fighters seems to have gone missing. And ISIS claims it has the weapons. Although the US …

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Oct 21 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Turkey’s About-Face on ISIS War, UNICEF’s Grim Report on Violent Deaths of Children, and Getting Perspective on Ebola

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

After days of recalcitrance, Turkey has finally decided to allow Kurdish fighters from Iraq to cut through the nation and come to the aid of Syrian Kurds in the border town of Kobani. Turkey’s government, which has a long history …

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Oct 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on US Response to Ebola, Claims of ISIS Air Power, and Toothless Senate Torture Report

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, sitting in for Maya Rockeymoore – he’s an author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

President Obama is considering taking a number of steps to confront the growing fears over the spread of Ebola in the US, including appointing former Biden staffer, Ron Klain as a so-called “czar” …

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Oct 16 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on US War on ISIS, Global Economic Meltdown, New Civil Rights Division Head

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, a Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, and co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal and the Indypendent, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The Islamic State’s grip on Kobani, the border town between Turkey and Syria, is apparently loosening. Reports have emerged that ISIS fighters now control only about 20% of …

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Oct 15 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on NYT Reports on Iraq Chemical Weapons and CIA Study, Supreme Court Blocking of Texas Abortion Law, and Threats Against Feminist Blogger

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

An explosive investigation by the New York Times has found that during the US’s invasion and occupation of Iraq which began in 2003, several caches of chemical weapons were found, but kept completely secret, even from troops themselves, some of whom …

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Oct 14 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Turkish Bombing of PKK, Major Protests Against Police Brutality in St. Louis, and Bolivia’s Morales Wins Third Term

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

The US-led war against ISIS in Syria seems to have re-ignited a long-running battle between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers Party, known by its acronym, PKK. Reports emerged this morning of Turkish air strikes against PKK positions in south eastern …

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Oct 10 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Nobel Peace Prize, Mexico’s Missing Students and Mass Graves, and Supreme Court’s Strike Down of Voter ID Laws

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

The Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai, and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The joint award was apparently given because, according to the Nobel committee chairman, …

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