“Daily News Flash” archives

Nov 24 2014

News Flash: Hagel steps down while Obama extends US mission in Afghanistan, Sen. Lindsey Graham “trashes” GOP Benghazi report, Protesters in Ferguson anxiously await Grand Jury announcement

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

President Obama has quietly extended the US mission in Afghanistan despite a public pledge to draw down troops. Previously, only about 10,000 troops were to remain as per a bilateral “status-of-forces” agreement signed by Afghanistan’s new President, Ashraf Ghani. Now, according to a story based on unnamed officials, the …

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Nov 21 2014

News Flash: 2014 Was Warmest on Record, Sen. Slams Obama Over CIA Torture Report, Officer Wilson To Resign

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

2014 was the warmest year on record since record keeping began in 1880, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Specifically, temperatures this year broke three new records: October was the warmest month on record; the first ten months of this year were the warmest; and the 12 month period from last …

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Nov 20 2014

News Flash: Real and Potential Gun Violence in Florida and Ferguson, Sen. Warren’s Opposition to Obama Pick, and UK, UC Protests on Education

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.

An armed man opened fire early this morning at a library on the campus of Florida State University, shooting three students. One student is critically injured and two others are in stable condition. The gun-man was confronted by campus police and fatally shot. So far no names have been released of either …

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Nov 19 2014

News Flash: Hong Kong Protests Take New Turn, Ferguson Police Rape Allegations, and Extreme Weather in the US

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

In a major break from their usual methods, a group of Hong Kong protesters broke into a government building early this morning. They used concrete blocks and metal barricades to break open a glass door to the Hong Kong Legislative Council’s office. Protest leaders denounced the action, saying it was inconsistent with their principles of …

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Nov 18 2014

News Flash: Jerusalem Synagogue Attack, Pentagon Review of ISIS Kidnappings Policy, and Missouri Declares State of Emergency

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.

Two armed Palestinian men entered a synagogue in Jerusalem this morning, attacking worshipers, killing four and injuring six. The men were shot dead by Israeli police. The incident, which was immediately dubbed a “terror attack,” is likely to exacerbate tensions around the Al Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem, where the two men were …

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Nov 17 2014

News Flash: ISIS Beheads Peter Kassig, Chemical Leak in Texas Plant, and Second Ebola Death on US Soil

Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a news analyst, and a sociologist and news analyst and author of Full Spectrum Dominance, analyzes today’s news headlines.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria released a video over the weekend saying they have beheaded another American – a man named Peter Kassig. Twenty six year old Kassig was a former US soldier who returned to the Middle East as a medical worker when he was kidnapped by ISIS. He …

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Nov 14 2014

News Flash: Federal and Domestic Surveillance, US Pledge to Green Climate Fund, and Govt Workers on Strike

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

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Justice Department has been carrying out a secret program to listen in on phone conversations using aircraft equipped with data collection devices that mimic cell phone towers. According to …

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Nov 13 2014

News Flash: Russia Sends Patrols Toward US, Congress Considers Keystone Pipeline, and US Surveillance Expansion

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.

Russia has announced it will begin patrolling areas near the U.S. with long-range bombers. The Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced, “In the current situation we have to maintain military …

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Nov 11 2014

News Flash: Fears of a New Palestinian Intifada, UN Investigation of Israel and US, and The Missing Stories of Veterans Day

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

Violence is once more surging in the Middle East as the deaths of two Israeli victims of stabbing by Palestinians are met with Israeli force. One of the Israeli victims was …

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Nov 10 2014

News Flash: Report of ISIS Leader Wounded, Mexico Anger Rises, and Obama Nominates Lynch While Backing TPP

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

Iraqi officials announced yesterday that the leader of the Islamic State militant group, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, had been injured in Anbar province. The US has not yet confirmed the report. American airstrikes …

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