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May 22 2015

Robert Scheer Discusses His New Book on How Data-Collecting and Government Snooping Is Destroying Democracy — 05/22/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Arun Gupta analyses breaking news of the day. And, veteran award winning journalist Robert Scheer discusses how data-collecting corporations and snooping government agencies are destroying democracy on his latest book ‘They Know Everything About You.’

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May 21 2015

LA Is Largest City to Raise Min Wage to $15, Back-Logged Rape Kits — 05/21/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Laphonza Butler, Co-Convener of the Raise the Wage Coalition and President of SEIU California discusses how Los Angeles becomes the largest city in the nation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. And, Natasha Alexenko, Founder of the Natasha Justice Project, and journalist Abigail Tracy of Vocativ talk about the on-going fight to process thousands of back-logged rape …

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May 20 2015

Peter Kuznick Reflects on Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Per Espen Stoknes on the Psychology of Climate Denialism — 05/20/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, History professor Peter Kuznick reflects on the 70th anniversary of the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And, Norwegian psychologist Per Espen Stoknes discusses his new book, ‘What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming’.

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May 19 2015

‘Trade Is War’ against the World, Root of Rohingya Persecution — 05/19/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Yash Tandon, a man who has years of experience as a high-level negotiator at the World Trade Organization and has concluded in his new book that, ‘Trade is War’ and that in fact, it is the West’s War against the World. And, as thousands of migrants from Burma’s persecuted minority, the Rohingya, are stranded at sea, Dan Sullivan …

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May 18 2015

Chris Hedges Speech on ‘Wages of Rebellion'; Leila Abdelrazaq on her New Book, ‘Baddawi’ — 05/18/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Pulitzer prize winning author Chris Hedges gives a major address about his new book ‘Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt.’ And, Palestinian-American graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq discusses her new work, ‘Baddawi’, the story of a Palestinian refugee boy, told through arrest visual art.

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May 15 2015

Poet Sonia Sanchez on Civil Rights, West Papua Leader Prevented from Entering US — 05/15/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, legendary poet Sonia Sanchez, one of the pioneers of the Black Arts Movement, talks about the history of the civil rights movement, and the importance of art in activism. And, West Papua’s exiled leader Benny Wenda joins us from London where he was just prevented from boarding a flight to the US. He’ll explain what happened and why he’s …

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May 13 2015

Richard Wolff on the Economy, Sandy Tolan’s Book: ‘Children of Stone’ — 05/13/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, acclaimed economist Richard Wolff discusses the history of the US economy and how corporations have taken every advantage of technology at the expense of worker rights. And, author Sandy Tolan looks into his new book, ‘Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land’, where he shares the story of Palestinian musician Ramzi Aburedwan.

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May 11 2015

Media Coverage of Black Lives Matter, Soldaderas – Women Soldiers of the Mexican Revolution — 05/11/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Clemson University’s Chenjerai Kumanyika discusses media coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement, how people are fighting back, and creating their own media. And, Mexican American performance artist Nao Bustamante looks into soldaderas – the women of the Mexican Revolution.

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May 08 2015

Victory for Privacy Rights? Caroline Fredrickson’s On Women in the Workplace — 05/08/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee discusses what could potentially be a huge victory for privacy rights as a federal judge has just ruled that Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act cannot be used to justify the NSA’s mass surveillance. And, Caroline Fredrickson clarifies her new book, ‘Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being …

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May 07 2015

UK Election Primer, Clinton and Sanders Candidacies — 05/07/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, journalist Afshin Rattansi looks into UK’s elections, which the Guardian calls, “the most complex and unpredictable British election in living memory.” And Medea Benjamin and Doug Henwood discuss on electoral politics and activism – what the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders mean, and how the left can combat election-related mania.

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