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Nov 26 2014

26 Nov 2014 – A Thanksgiving Special: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

On this episode of Uprising: Author, academic, and activist, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz spends the hour sharing with us, the true origin story of the United States, particularly relevant during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Nov 25 2014

25 Nov 2014 – Live Report from Ferguson, and Why Hawaiians Are Fighting for Sovereignty

On this episode of Uprising: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news headlines; Bgyrl for Life, an activist based in Ferguson, Missouri, shares her response to the non-indictment of Darren Wilson; and Anne Keala Kelly sheds light on the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

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Nov 24 2014

24 Nov 2014 – Jeff Chang Discusses His Book Who We Be: The Colorization Of America, in an Extended Conversation

On this episode of Uprising – Rahul Mahajan analyzes breaking news headlines; and Jeff Chang discusses his book Who We Be: The Colorization of America in an extended interview.

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Nov 21 2014

21 Nov 2014 – Roberto Lovato on Obama’s Immigration Policy, UK and UC Students Fight Back, and New Report on Violence Against Native Kids

On this episode of Uprising: Cristina Mislan analyzes breaking news; Roberto Lovato dissects President Obama’s executive action on immigration policy, and how Mexicans are mobilizing against state-violence. Plus, from UC to the UK – we’ll speak with a London-based student, and another student from UCLA about the common fight for free public higher education. And, a new report details disturbing levels of violence aimed at Native American and Alaska Native children – we’ll speak with …

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Nov 20 2014

20 Nov 2014 – Colombia’s Peace Talks in Jeopardy, Babies’ Innate Sense of Good, and Commotion Over Cosby

On this episode of Uprising: Arun Gupta analyzes breaking news headlines; We’ll turn to Colombia to examine what’s behind the FARC’s recent kidnapping of an Army General and how it may impact peace talks. And, as part of our series on the Politics of Parenting, we’ll speak with Dr. Paul Bloom, author of Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil. Plus, what’s behind the commotion over Cosby? Stacia L Brown dissects the media circus …

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Nov 19 2014

19 Nov 2014 – Burkina Faso, Keystone XL Vote, and New Book on The Case for Prison Abolition

On this episode of Uprising: Courtney Morris analyzes breaking news headlines; And, what’s behind the recent transition of power in Burkina Faso; Plus, after the failure of a Senate bill on the Keystone XL Pipeline, we’ll speak with a youth climate activist; And Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better. We’ll speak with Truthout’s Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar.

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Nov 18 2014

18 Nov 2014 – Will Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Be Enough? And, the People’s Republic of Chemicals

On this episode of Uprising: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news headlines; In anticipation of President Obama’s executive action on immigration, Carlos Amador discusses potential plans for relief and and how Republicans are responding; And, Chip Jacobs joins us to discuss his new book The People’s Republic of Chemicals.

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Watch a video of our 11/18/14 show: http://youtu.be/NEDALlhNeA8

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Nov 17 2014

17 Nov 2014 – What’s behind the crisis in Mexico, and the 25th anniversary of SOA Watch

On this episode of Uprising – Rahul Mahajan analyzes breaking news headlines; Twenty five years after the creation of the School of the Americas Watch, we’ll speak with organizer Hendrik Voss about how little has changed in the training school for assassins that the US government runs in Georgia. And, activists Roberto Flores and Antonio Arias join us live in studio to discuss the crisis in Mexico, sparked by the missing 43 students, what it means for autonomous communities, for Mexico as a whole, and for US-Mexico relations.

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Nov 14 2014

14 Nov 2014 – Walmart Sit-In, Treating Ebola Upstream, and Actor Kal Penn, Dir. Ravi Kumar, on Bhopal Film

On this episode of Uprising – Cristina Mislan analyzes breaking news headlines; A Walmart worker speaks out about her role in the retail giant’s first sit-in; The Ebola crisis continues to unfold in West Africa – we’ll speak with a doctor about how treating the root cause of the epidemic is crucial; and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain – a new feature film starring Martin Sheen and Kal Penn, chronicles the events leading up to the world’s worst industrial disaster. We’ll speak with actor Kal Penn and director Ravi Kumar

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Watch a video of our 11/14/14 show: http://youtu.be/j8woCSH6esU

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Nov 13 2014

13 Nov 2014 – West Bank Reportback, Pennsylvania’s Education Lawsuit, and Myanmar’s Continued Dictatorship

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Arun Gupta analyses breaking news of the day; Ajamu Baraka reports back from his recent trip to the West Bank, part of a delegation of activists who met with Palestinian film maker Iyad Burnat; Pennsylvania school districts sue the state over what they see as a “caste system” in public education; Author Edith Mirante discusses Burma, President Obama’s trip there, and that nation’s transition to democracy.

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Watch a video of our 11/13/14 show: http://youtu.be/f5HefKAx6l0

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