“Daily News Flash” archives

May 22 2015

Newsflash: CIA Torture Report to Remain Secret, OECD Report on Inequality, Baltimore Officers Indicted by Grand Jury

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

Months after a national scandal erupted over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s Bush-era torture tactics, a federal judge has ruled that the details of the report will remain secret. Of the 7000-page report, only the 480-page Executive Summary has so far been …

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May 21 2015

Newsflash: ISIS Takes Over Half of Syria, Gambia Offers to Take Rohingya, Natl’ Day of Action for Black Women and Girls

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

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken over the entire Syrian city of Palmyra, and apparently controls half the entire country. Palmyra, known for its ancient ruins, lies north of the capital Damascus and once lay on the famed ancient Silk Road. Given the propensity of ISIS to destroy ancient …

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May 20 2015

Newsflash: Major Oil Spill in Santa Barbara, FTC Sues 4 Cancer Charities, LA Plans $15 Min Wage Raise

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

An 11-mile underground oil pipeline near Santa Barbara has burst, releasing an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean, and covering about 50 yards of water from the beach. The spill was first detected when a woman smelled fumes and reported them, after which the Coast Guard managed to stop …

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May 19 2015

Newsflash: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Propped Up By Subsidies & Laws, Report: Suicide among Black Children Rises, AZ/MD Lawmakers Target Poor Residents

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

The International Monetary Fund has just announced that the global fossil fuel industry receives a shocking $5.3 trillion in subsidies every year. That is equivalent to about $10 million a minute, and vastly outnumbers the amounts that governments spend on healthcare for example. A big portion of the subsidies …

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May 18 2015

Newsflash: Obama Restricts Military Weapons to Police, Saudis Resume Air Strikes on Yemen, Okinawans Protest U.S. Base

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:

President Obama this morning is announcing major federal-level changes to how police acquire military equipment. In a speech in Camden, New Jersey, Obama plans to restrict the availability of some military-grade weapons, and simply ban others. The move stems from recommendations made by a task force he created …

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May 15 2015

Newsflash: Iraqi Nat’l Forces Battle ISIS in Ramadi, Chicago-Miami Police Scandals Unfold, B.B. King Dies

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

A major battle has broken out in the Iraqi city of Ramadi between national security forces and soldiers loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The militant Sunni group launched a new offensive this week, involving car bombs and suicide attacks. Ramadi is only 70 miles from Baghdad, and …

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May 14 2015

Newsflash: GOP Cuts Amtrak Funding After Accident, Protests in Madison Over Tony Robinson Shooting, Attempted Coup in Burundi



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

In the wake of a deadly Amtrak accident on Tuesday night that claimed 7 lives and injured hundreds, the details of what actually happened are coming to light. The train, heading through Pennsylvania, was traveling at 106 miles per hour as it curved around a bend meant for only 50 miles per …

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May 13 2015

Newsflash: Senate Dems Block TPP Fast-Track, HRW Report: US Abuses Mentally Ill Prisoners, 30th Anniversary of MOVE Bombing

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

Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren and others, stymied their own President’s trade deal yesterday when they blocked Fast Track authority for the Transpacific Partnership. The TPP is a multi-nation so-called “free-trade” treaty that many see as “NAFTA on steroids.” This morning Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid offered a …

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May 12 2015

Newsflash: Another Devastating Quake Shakes Nepal, John Kerry to Visit Russia, Obama Permits Oil Drilling in Alaskan Waters

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

Less than 3 weeks after a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 8,000 people, another major earthquake was reported there this morning. Today’s earthquake was measured at magnitude 7.3, and resulted in at least 42 deaths and more than a thousand injuries in the …

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May 11 2015

Newsflash: 2,000 Migrants Rescued Off Indonesia and Malaysia Shores, Yemen Ceasefire, Seymour Hersh Exposes bin Laden Raid

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:

About 2,000 people, hailing from Bangladesh and from the Rohingya community of Myanmar have been rescued from several boats over the last two days off the shores of Indonesia and Malaysia. Rohingya are a persecuted community of Muslims from the northern region of Myanmar called Rakhine. There …

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