“Daily News Flash” archives

Jan 23 2015

Newsflash: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies, GOP House Passes Weak Abortion Ban Bill, Journalist Sentenced to 5 Years for Posting Link to Hacked Material

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

Saudi Arabia’s 90-year old King Abdullah has died. His brother Crown Prince Salman has been named his successor. The decades long reign of a man seen as moderate in his dealings with the West, and fundamentalist in his nation’s imposition of Islamic law, will likely remain in place. Controlling about a …

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Jan 22 2015

Newsflash: Mortar Shell Kills a Dozen People in Donestsk, Video Shows NJ Officers Killing Black Man With Hands Raised, GOP’s Abortion Ban Bill Fails for Being ‘Too Extreme’

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

About a dozen people have died in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, a strong-hold of pro-Russian separatists. The deaths occurred when a bus was hit by mortar shells this morning, just hours after a planned ceasefire. Pro-Ukrainian forces are implied in the attack although it is too early to tell. A day …

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Jan 21 2015

Newsflash: 13 Israelis Stabbed on a Bus in Tel Aviv, Gitmo Inmate Publishes His Diary, Oil Spill Contaminates Montana Water

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

A 23 year old Palestinian man from the West Bank has been accused of stabbing 13 Israelis on a bus in Tel Aviv, Israel today. While several people were badly injured, no one was killed. Police ran Mr. Hamza Mohammed Hasan Matrouk down, shot at him in the leg, and …

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Jan 20 2015

Newsflash: Yemen Rebels Stage a Coup, ISIS Threatens to Kill two Japanese Nationals, MLK Celebrations Take a More Militant Tone

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

The Arab world’s poorest nation, Yemen, appears to be on the verge of a coup. Rebel Houthi fighters have surrounded the Presidential palace after a day of major fighting that left at least 3 people dead. The rebels, who have also taken over the state-run media, claimed control of …

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Jan 16 2015

Newsflash: Dozens Arrested across Europe, 400 US Troops to Train Syrian Rebels, Republicans Struggle Over Immigration

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

Dozens of arrests of Muslim immigrants have been made in a number of European countries over the last few days. A day after a shooting incident in Belgium involving two men believed to have returned from Syria, 15 people were arrested in Belgium and France in the past 24 hours, based on an alleged plot to …

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Jan 14 2015

Newsflash: French Police Arrest 54 People Unconnected to Magazine Attack, Police Officer Caught Sobbing on Tape after Killing Unarmed Man, Report Finds Pattern of Abuse by Jail Guards in NY

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

Fifty four people have been arrested in and around France in the days following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, even though none of them have had any connection to the attacks. Four of them are minors. President Francois Hollande has ordered the arrests of those who have publicly defended the attacks or engaged in anti-Semitic hate …

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Jan 13 2015

Newsflash: Charlie Hebdo Sports Prophet’s Image on Latest Cover, DOJ Calls Off Risen’s Testimony in Court, Officers Charged with Murder of a New Mexico Homeless Man

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

The embattled French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo has released its latest issue today – its first since the horrific attack last Wednesday by armed men at its offices which resulted in 12 deaths. Ten of the people killed were members of the magazine’s staff, including its editor Stephane Charbonnier. The latest cover features yet …

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Jan 12 2015

Newsflash: Five-Year Anniversary of Haiti’s Earthquake, U.S. to Discuss Trade and Energy during Visit to India, Texan DFPS’s Staff under Fire for Falsifying Documents

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:

Exactly five years ago today, a catastrophic 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the impoverished nation of Haiti, affecting an estimated 3 million people, and killing more than 100,000 people – the exact death toll is still unknown. The world was shocked, and international medical and rescue teams flocked to Haiti in …

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Jan 09 2015

Newsflash: Two Stand-Offs Keep Parisians on High Alert, Boko Haram Reportedly Kills 2,000 People, Video Shows “Cruel” Arrest of Tamir Rice

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

Tensions are high in Paris as two stand-offs between armed men and police are in progress. One is taking place just outside Paris, and involves two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at the officers of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday morning. So far no deaths have been reported and it is not …

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Jan 08 2015

Newsflash: Cuba Releases 3 Political Prisoners, Study: Fossil Fuels Need to Remain in the Ground, Activists Petition the Supreme Court to Take On Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

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

Cuba has released three of its political prisoners as part of a continued warming of relations with the US. With little fanfare, Cuban authorities released Diango and Bianko Vargas Martin – 19 year old twins who are members of an anti-government group called Patriotic Union of Cuba, and a third prisoner named Enrique Figuerola Miranda. Cuba has …

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