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Mar 27 2015

Saudi Arabia Bombs Yemen, TPP Draft Leaked, Aussie PM Tony Abbott — 03/27/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Professor Stephen Zunes explains how the Saudi Arabia launching airstrikes against Yemen with US backing, threatens to touch off a wider regional war. Then, another draft chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership is leaked to the public; Patrick Woodall examines the latest efforts to put corporate power ahead of people and the planet. And, Professor Binoy Kampmark looks at …

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Mar 26 2015

U.S. in Afghanistan, Occupy the Farm, and Madison’s Music– 03/26/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, former U.S. Marine and State Department official Matthew Hoh looks into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl charges of desertion, and the U.S. extension of its occupation of Afghanistan. Then, Todd Darling, director and producer of the new documentary ‘Occupy the Farm’, discusses the story of urban farmers in Berkeley, California living their dream of sustainability. And, acclaimed constitutional lawyer and author …

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Mar 25 2015

DOJ Report on Policing in Philly, Andrew Cockburn on Drone Warfare, ISIS a Western Phenomenon? — 03/25/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, a new Justice Department probe, this time of Philadelphia’s police department, has found a disturbingly familiar trend – that officer involved shootings target mostly black men. A local Philly Reverend and an ACLU attorney bring to light the report. Then, journalist Andrew Cockburn discusses his new book ‘Kill Chain’, which traces the sordid history of the US’s reliance on …

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Mar 24 2015

Mexico’s Farm Workers Strike, Deaf Man’s Arrest, Amy Uyematsu’s Poetry– 03/24/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, labor journalist David Bacon talks about Mexico’s farm workers strike in protest of poor working conditions while harvesting produce for the US. Then, why was a hearing impaired homeless man was imprisoned by a Virginia sheriff for 6 weeks and denied access to an interpreter? His attorney Caroline Jackson explains. And, poet Amy Uyematsu discusses her new book of …

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Mar 20 2015

Sugar Industry Fights Labeling, Should Voting Be Mandatory?, FOIA Is in Danger — 03/20/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Professor Michael Goran, a diabetes and obesity researcher explains why the Sugar industry is up in arms over a proposed FDA plan to label added sugars on processed foods. Then, Brennan Center’s Jonathan Braten discusses President Obama’s idea of mandatory voting as Oregon adopting a sweeping motor voter law and how more voters can participate. And, this week is …

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Mar 19 2015

Tunisia Shootings, Exide Closes Vernon Facility, Charles Eisenstein On Making Sense of the World — 03/19/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Bechir Blagui, founder of FreeTunisia.org, looks into what’s behind the armed shootings, hostage taking, and killings in Tunisia. Then, a major battery recycling plant in Southern California closed down after spewing toxic pollutants for 2 decades. Attorney Gladys Limon explains why it took so long and whether justice has been done. And, author and thinker Charles Eisenstein discusses his …

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Mar 18 2015

Syria War 4 Years Later, Lynch Confirmation Stalled, Frida Berrigan on Political Activism and Parenting – 03/18/2015

On This episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Journalist Reese Erlich takes a look, four years after the Syria war, at how civilian deaths are being eclipsed by the US-war on ISIS. Then, David Dayen deciphers the latest Republican stalling – this time on Loretta Lynch’s nomination over an anti-trafficking bill. And, the latest in the series on the Politics of Parenting: Frida Berrigan discusses her book …

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Mar 17 2015

Israelis Vote in Crucial Elections, How Climate Change Fuels Droughts and Cyclones — 03/17/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Ali Abunimah breaks down what’s at stake after Israelis go to the polls today, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu desperately tries to retain his position and appeal to Israel’s right wing. And, Janet Redman draws the links between California’s water crisis, Sao Paulo’s dwindling water supplies and the devastating Cyclone Pam which hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu …

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Mar 16 2015

Actress Danièle Watts On Missing Children of Color, New Book on Dreamers by Eileen Truax — 03/16/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyzes breaking news of the day. Plus, actress Danièle Watts discusses the concept of “White Missing Girl Syndrome” – how media and law enforcement responses to a kidnapped child vary widely based on the color of the child’s skin. Watts’ new short film Muted, takes the issue head on. And, journalist Eileen Truax talks about her new book, ‘Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for their …

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Mar 13 2015

New Guidelines to Acquit Cholesterol, CEO Bonuses Reach Absurd Heights, Amy Uyematsu Shares Her Poetry- 03/13/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the best-selling ‘Grain Brain’, talks about the latest dietary guidelines and how they have changed with respect to cholesterol consumption. Then, Bartlett Naylor, financial policy advocate in Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, examines a new report of CEO’s pay as they continue to rise. And, Japanese American poet Amy Uyematsu discusses her …

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