“Daily News Flash” archives

Feb 27 2015

Newsflash: Loretta Lynch Passes Committee; Two Right Wing Political Groups Hold Meetings; FCC Makes Internet Public Utility



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

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch’s nomination for Attorney General, all but clearing the way for her to pass a full Senate vote. The vote was a narrow win for a candidate who came under fire for her decision some years ago to not prosecute one of the …

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Feb 26 2015

Newsflash: US-Allies Continue Airstrikes on ISIS, Police Shoot 17 Times at Unarmed Immigrant, FCC to Classify Internet as a Public Utility

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

The US and its allies have launched major bombing strikes in northeast Syria today, targeting the Islamic State group which has reportedly kidnapped hundreds of Syrian Christians. Reports claim that ISIS has captured 10 Assyrian Christian villages inside Syria. ISIS has captured and killed many non-Muslim groups in the past although it …

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Feb 24 2015

Newsflash: Wisconsin to Make Union’s Mandatory Dues Illegal; UIC Student Accused of Rape while Reenacting Popular Film; Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants in Texas Transferred from ‘Ritmo’ after Riots

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

Wisconsin lawmakers are taking up legislation to make it illegal for unions to have mandatory dues. As part of Gov. Scott Walker’s on-going attacks on organized labor, the bill, if it becomes law, would effectively strip unions of political and economic power. There will be a public hearing …

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Feb 23 2015

Newsflash: 7-year Old Suicide Bomber in Nigeria, US-Iran High-Level Talks Start in Geneva, Al Jazeera Obtains Classified “Spy Cables”

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 seven year old girl with bombs strapped to her body was killed in a market in the Yobe state of Nigeria yesterday. Five others were also killed and nineteen others injured in the suicide bombing, prompting fears once more of a rise in …

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Feb 20 2015

Newsflash: Germany Rejects Greece Deal, Venezuela Arrests Mayor Over Coup Plans, Op-Ed Spotlights Historic Lynchings of Mexicans

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

Germany formally rejected Greece’s request for a six-month extension of its loan program yesterday. Under the new leadership of Alexis Tspiras, Greece requested the extension saying that it offers more time to come to a compromise on the strict terms of on-going bailouts of the bankrupt nation. German officials however, …

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Feb 19 2015

Newsflash: ISIS Threat and Obama’s Extremism Summit, Walmart To Raise Wages of Half a Million Workers, Two Dead after Exposure to Superbug at UCLA Medical

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

Iraqi officials from the town of Al-Baghdadi have reported that Islamic State militants have just burned 45 people to death. The deaths and the circumstances surrounding them have not yet been corroborated. But ISIS has targeted the Western Iraqi town for months. Al-Baghdadi has officially fallen into ISIS hands as of now, …

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Feb 18 2015

Newsflash: Obama Tries to Undermine ISIS Recruitment While Selling Drones, Holder Calls for National Death Penalty Moratorium, UMass Amherst Bars Iranians From Science Degrees

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 will address a gathering of law enforcement and other officials this morning, on day 1 of a 3-day conference aimed at undermining recruitment efforts by groups like ISIS. Critics worry that the tactics that emerge could include on-going surveillance of communities domestically. Although the White House hoped the …

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Feb 17 2015

Newsflash: Egypt Joins ISIS War, Judge Blocks Immigration Action, and Study Finds Poorest Welfare Recipients Losing Out

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

Egypt has jumped into a growing war against the Islamic State group of Sunni rebels. After ISIS killed 21 Egyptians in Libya over the weekend, the government of Abdel Fatah Al Sisi rained down airstrikes aimed at what they say is an ISIS stronghold in Derna, Libya. Groups …

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Feb 13 2015

Newsflash: Senate Confirms New Defense Secretary, Tense Relations between Dominican Republic and Haiti Escalate, More Bad News on the Environmental Front

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

The United States Senate has moved swiftly to confirm Ashton Carter as the new Defense Secretary, in a vote of 93-5. Mr. Carter will take over from Secretary Chuck Hagel, who faced a much tougher Senate confirmation process several years ago. Meanwhile, Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, is …

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Feb 12 2015

Newsflash: “Glimmer of Hope” In Ukraine Talks, Report Finds Press Freedom Deteriorating, FBI Director To Give Major Address on Police Violence

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that there was a “glimmer of hope” in tense negotiations that took place overnight in Minsk, Belarus, over the on-going Ukraine conflict. With Germany and France taking the lead, and with the US notably absent, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko met face to face with Russian President Vladimir …

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