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Mar 04 2015

Petraeus Gets Slap on Wrist, Mumia Abu Jamal’s Commentary, Danièle Watts In New Film About Missing Black Girl — 03/04/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as former General and CIA Director David Petreaus is likely to avoid prison time for leaking classified information, Norman Solomon discusses the double standards at work. Then, Mumia Abu Jamal files another commentary “Feeding on Fear.” And, actress Daniele Watts stars in a short film called ‘Muted’, which addresses the starkly disparate reactions from police and the media when …

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Mar 03 2015

Economic Recovery Not Felt By Most Americans; Netanyahu’s Political Theater- 03/03/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analysis breaking news of the day. Plus, acclaimed Marxist economist Richard Wolff explains the roots of the recession, and why an economic recovery means nothing to the majority of Americans who are still struggling. And, as U.S.-Iran negotiations take place in Geneva, while the Israeli Prime Minister denounces the talks to Congress, Muhammad Sahimi has an in-depth discussion on Iran, Israel and the U.S.

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Mar 02 2015

LAPD Kills Homeless Man; Mumia Abu Jamal Commentary; Crisis in Venezuela – 03/02/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as the news of yet another police killing – this time of a mentally ill homeless man on Skid Row – comes to light, former LAPD officer Cheryl Dorsey has an in-depth conversation about police brutality. Then, Mumia Abu Jamal files a commentary on ‘Obama & Black History Month 2015’. And, Professor Miguel Tinker Salas discusses Venezuela travel restrictions …

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Feb 27 2015

Malcom X: Ballot or Bullet; Immigration News; Greece Update – 02/27/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Fifty years after the death of Malcolm X, Uprising plays his most famous speech, ‘The Ballot or the Bullet’. Then, Salvador Sarmiento and Carl Takei discuss the latest in immigration news with attacks on Obama’s executive action and a prison riot in Texas. And, Nantina Vgontzas looks into what Greece’s bailout deal really means.

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Feb 26 2015

Nuclear Fears; Student Debt Strike; Walker’s War on Labor- 02/26/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, American University history professor, and co-author of the Untold History of the United States, Peter Kuznick, discusses a survey of current events in their historical context. Then, with students going on strike over college debt – Sonali speaks with Nathan Hornes who’s refusing to pay his loans in protest and Hannah Chadeayne Appel, an organizer with Debt Collective. And, …

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Feb 24 2015

Laura Poitras on Citizenfour, Hypocrisy of a Terrorism Lawsuit against Palestinians, and Latest in ISIS War – 02/24/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as acclaimed filmmaker Laura Poitras wins an Oscar for her film Citizenfour, she speaks directly on a rebroadcast interview about the film, Edward Snowden, NSA surveillance, and more. Then, Charlotte Silver examines the hypocrisy of a major legal decision to award more than $200 million dollars from Palestinian institutions to US victims in Israel. And, former US Marine and …

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Feb 23 2015

Walmart Increases Wages But Only Slightly; Muslims Denounce White House Summit on Extremism; The Forgotten History of American Lynchings of Mexicans – 02/23/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, journalist Josh Eidelson speaks about Walmart’s announcement of a wage increase. Then, Hussam Ayloush of CAIR explains why the White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism is mis-guided. And, historian and researcher William Carrigan discusses a little-known chapter of U.S. history of when Americans lynched Mexicans, on his book ‘Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, …

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Feb 20 2015

Understanding Ukraine War; Mexican Priest Speaks Out – 02/20/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Dr. David Marples takes an in-depth look at the unfolding crisis in the Ukraine as a peace deal reached last week remains unfulfilled. And, acclaimed Mexican human rights activist and Catholic priest Alejandro Solalinde discusses Central American immigration, and Mexico’s challenges of poverty and violence.

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Feb 19 2015

Exxon Refinery Explodes; Ethel Payne’s Legacy – 02/19/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, as another oil refinery explodes in California – this time at an Exxon Mobil facility in Torrance, California – oil and energy expert Antonia Juhasz talks about how common such accidents are. And, in our Black History special, James McGrath Morris discusses the legacy of Ethel Payne in his new book ‘Eye on the Struggle, the First Lady of …

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Feb 18 2015

February 18, 2015 – Obama’s AUMF Is A Chance for Congressional Debate On War, Train Carrying Crude Derails in West Virginia, and Indie Doc Explores Little Known Black History of the Negro Baseball Leagues

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Andrew Bacevich looks into President Obama’s request for military authorization, which he considers a unique opportunity for Congress to debate the ISIS war. Then, Bob Kincaid reports from West Virginia where a major oil spill from a train derailment sounds another warning bell. And, Ayo Henderson examines the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues on a new documentary he …

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