“Daily News Flash” archives

Mar 27 2015

Newsflash: Germanwings Pilot Hides Doctor’s Note, Indiana Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Bill, Congressional Votes Indicate GOP Obstinacy

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

The 27-year old pilot of the fatal Germanwings crash, Andreas Lubitz, apparently had a doctor’s note to take a sick day but hid it from his employer. Lubitz locked out his co-pilot and deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps killing himself and all 150 people on board. …

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Mar 26 2015

Newsflash: U.S. Strikes ISIS in Tikrit, Boko Haram Violence Continues Ahead of Elections, Indiana’s HIV Outbreak A Public Health Emergency

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

US air strikes have been pounding the Iraqi city of Tikrit overnight, joining the fight to recapture the city from the Islamic State at the last minute. Shia militias backed by Iran have been waging the war for Tikrit alongside Sunni tribal fighters for days now. The fighting continued until early this …

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Mar 25 2015

Newsflash: Yemen Falls into Chaos, Slave Labor Taints Global Seafood Supply, Ted Cruz Signs Up for ‘Obamacare’

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

Yemen appears as though it is about to fall into the hands of Shia rebels. Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled his palace late last night in the southern city of Aden before Houthi rebels began striking palace guards. Mr. Hadi has begged the United Nations …

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Mar 24 2015

Newsflash: Israel Denies Spying on US, Utah Re-Adopts Death by Firing Squad, Afghanistan to Ask the US to Extend Its Occupation

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:

Israeli officials this morning are denying that their government spied on the US in order to thwart a nuclear deal with Iran. The Israeli Minister for intelligence and strategic affairs, Yuval Steinitz, said “Israel does not spy on the United States, period, exclamation mark.” He added, “Whoever published …

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Mar 20 2015

Newsflash: Gates Foundation Found Investing in Fossil Fuels, Farm Workers Strike in Mexico, The Unsolved Murders of the Jim Crow Era

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

Scientists at the University of Colorado this week have found the lowest sea ice levels in the Arctic ever recorded. Arctic sea ice is a strong indicator of the impacts of climate change. The news comes in the same week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found …

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Mar 19 2015

Newsflash: Obama Wants Climate Legacy, Virginia Student Badly Beaten by Cops, ACLU Files Suit Against TSA

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

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released data today that confirmed global temperatures between December 2014 to February 2015 were the highest on record. Despite record cold weather on the US East Coast, which Republicans like Sen. Jim Inhofe have used to deny climate change, the data are an indication that global …

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Mar 18 2015

Newsflash: Netanyahu Wins Stunning Victory, Gun-Violence in Tunisia and California, Europe’s Anti-Austerity Protesters “Blockupy” the ECB

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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a stunning victory in elections held yesterday. His Likud Party trumped projections by pollsters and won more seats than any other party, including the newly formed rival Zionist Union Party. In the days before the election Mr. Netanyahu tacked openly to …

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Mar 17 2015

Newsflash: Iranian Weapons Flow to Iraq, Missouri Set to Execute Mentally Ill Inmate, FDA Considers Sugar Labeling


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:

Iran has been moving heavy weapons into Iraq for the fight against the Islamic State, a New York Times report has just revealed. US military intelligence officials speaking anonymously to the paper, have detected the deployment of Iranian missiles and rockets in the battle for Tikrit in …

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Mar 16 2015

Newsflash: ACLU Sues for Drone ‘Kill List’ Disclosure, US Says It May Negotiate With Syria, Hundreds of Thousands March to Oust Brazil’s President

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:

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration requesting disclosure of the criteria used for the so-called “kill list” for unmanned drone targets. Additionally the country’s largest civil liberties organization wants to know exactly who the US has killed and how many have …

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Mar 13 2015

Newsflash: ISIS Blows Up Iraqi Army Headquarters in Ramadi, Senate Intel Committee Passes NSA Bill, Wind Energy Continues to Show Promise

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

The Islamic State is celebrating a major victory in the latest in the US-led war in northern Iraq. ISIS militants blew up an Iraqi Army headquarters in Ramadi killing 40 Iraqi soldiers. A US military spokesperson claimed that Iraqi forces have successfully repelled ISIS from the area. The Ramadi fight …

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