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Apr 24 2015

Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary, Update on Mumia Abu Jamal, Ending Extreme Inequality — 04/24/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Talin Yacoubian, co-chair of the March for Justice discusses the 100th anniversary of the start of the first genocide of the 20th century. Yacoubian is organizing the largest commemoration of the Armenian genocide outside Armenia, in Los Angeles. Then, Mumia Abu Jamal celebrates his 61st birthday in prison today – even as his health continues to be at risk, …

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Apr 23 2015

Understanding Fundamentalism, Rana Plaza 2 Years Later, SB 1070’s 5th Anniversary — 04/23/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news the day. Plus, writer and educator, Amir Nasr looks into ISIS, as the sentencing phase of Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s trial proceeds. He’s the author of ‘My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind and Doubt Freed My Soul’. Then, journalist Tania Rashid discusses why justice is still elusive on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. And, Gerardo Torres answers ‘How have …

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Apr 22 2015

Lynch’s Confirmation Assured, Injustice for Rekia Boyd, Report: Poverty Criminalized — 04/22/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Salon writer David Dayen explains why after a record breaking delay, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for Attorney General is likely to come through. Then, Journalist Thandisizwe Chimurenga talks about activists denouncing a dismissal of charges against the cop that killed Rekia Boyd in Chicago. And, Author Karen Dolan discusses a new report on how poverty is being criminalized, particularly for …

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Apr 21 2015

Freddie Gray’s Death, Europe’s Migration Crisis, BP Oil Spill 5 Years Later — 04/21/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Farajii Muhammad details why Baltimore activists are up in arms over the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died after injuries sustained from an arrest. Then, Author Behzad Yaghmaian explains the crisis of Europe’s migration hitting a boiling point after hundreds die in the Mediterranean from Libya. And, five years after the BP oil spill, journalist Dahr …

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Apr 20 2015

Explosive World Bank Report, Fast Track on TPP, and Tipped Workers — 04/20/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, an explosive new investigative report details how World Bank sponsored projects have displaced millions of people worldwide while claiming to end poverty. The report’s lead author Sasha Chavkin brings light to this investigative piece. Then, Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch explains what’s at stake with Congress’ deal to give President Obama fast track authority on the Trans …

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Apr 17 2015

Imprisoned Migrant Mothers On Hunger Strike, Selma James Discusses African Socialism, or Ujamaa– 04/17/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Jonathan Ryan and Sameera Hafiz talk about migrant mothers and their hunger strike in a detention center in Texas. And, acclaimed author and activist Selma James discusses socialist cooperatives in Tanzania and the model that they represent for positive change all over the world.

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Apr 16 2015

Living-Wage Protests, Diversity on PBS, Hawaiians Oppose Mauna Kea Telescope — 04/16/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Sonali Kolhatkar and Bipasha Shom report from Los Angeles, one of gatherings of the largest ever mass demonstrations of low wage workers in the US, which took place in hundreds of cities yesterday. Then, independent filmmakers of colors, including Yoruba Richen, are fighting back against what they see as an effort by PBS to try to sideline their work. …

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Apr 15 2015

Iraqi PM Visits US, 100 Years After Armenian Genocide, Nestle Bottling California Water

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Iraq’s Haider Al Abadi visits the United States for the first time as Prime Minister. We’ll examine the state of US-Iraq relations. And, as the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches, we’ll find out why there is still so much political reluctance among elites to acknowledge that the genocide happened. Finally, Nestle’s water bottling operation in California in the face of a crippling drought, has activists up …

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Apr 14 2015

Galeano Tribute; Tavis Smiley’s Journey with Maya Angelou

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Paying tribute to lost elders – we’ll celebrate the legacy of the late Eduardo Galeano by hearing him read his own works. And, acclaimed writer and talk show host Tavis Smiley discusses his new book My Journey with Maya, about the late, great Maya Angelou. Smiley will also discuss his earlier book Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s final year.

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Apr 13 2015

Black Lives and Jobs Matter; New Book Details Black Fugitive Life

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: A one-hour special on oppression, incarceration, and economic injustice in the Black community. Melina Abdulla of the Black Lives Matter movement joins Loretta Stevens of the Black Worker Center to make the links. And, author Alice Goffman discusses her new book, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City.

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