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Jul 03 2015

Tavis Smiley: My Journey with Maya

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: 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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Jul 02 2015

Blumenthal on Gaza, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Domestic Imperialism, Study on Working Moms – 07/02/15

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Max Blumenthal joins us to discuss the latest on Israeli-Palestinian politics. His new book is The 51-Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. And, we’ll hear the next interview from the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum, produced by Brave New Films, this time featuring Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Plus, a new study finds significant benefits to children who have working …

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Jul 01 2015

Patrisse Cullors on Marriage and Black Lives Matter, Mike Farrell on Death Penalty Ruling — 07/01/15

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement reflects on the gay marriage ruling, the politics of intersectionality, Bree Newsome, and more. And, actor and activist Mike Farrell, President of Death Penalty Focus, discusses how far the Supreme Court ruling on lethal injections has set back the movement to end the death penalty.
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Jun 30 2015

Right Wing Terrorism, Chomsky on Empire, SCOTUS on EPA — 06/30/15

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, a new study has found that right wing ideology is driving terrorist activity even more than radical Islam. David Sterman of New America Foundation will delve into the numbers and what they mean. And, as part of the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar interviews acclaimed professor Noam Chomsky on American imperialism. Plus, taking a …

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Jun 29 2015

ISIS Anniversary, Lessons from TPP Fight, Estate Tax Repeal — 06/29/15

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, ISIS marks its one year anniversary with death and destruction in Kobani, Syria, Tunisia, Kuwait, and France. We’ll turn to veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich for more. And, is the fight to stop the TransPacific Partnership over? Ilana Solomon of the Sierra Club will tally the victories and defeats, and what lies ahead for the movement for fair trade. …

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Jun 26 2015

Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare and Marriage, 70 Years After UN Charter — 06/26/15

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, the US Supreme Court has ruled to preserve the Affordable Care Act, handing a stinging loss to Republicans. On today’s show we’ll turn to Courage Campaign Executive Director Dr. Paul Song about what the ruling means. And, in breaking news, the court also ruled on Friday to legalize gay marriage. We’ll discuss the impact of the decision just as …

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Jun 25 2015

CIA Torture Report, Cost of War, and Ecuador Protests — 06/25/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, six months after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the summary of a report on CIA torture, there has been no accountability. We’ll turn to former CIA analyst Ray McGovern. And part 2 of a multipart series from Brave New Films. As part of the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum, I’ll be interviewing Linda Bilmes on the costs of …

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Jun 24 2015

South Sudan Crisis, Ugandan Activist, Jeb Bush’s Family Money — 06/24/15

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, South Sudan is spiraling into crisis. As the world’s newest nation struggles with unspeakable atrocities, we’ll turn to analyst Sufyan bin Uzayr to understand what is happening. And, in Uganda, one women’s rights activist and civil engineer is bringing hope through her efforts at water conservation and self-determination. We’ll speak with Godliver Businge. Plus, author Nomi Prins will examine …

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Jun 23 2015

UN Report on Gaza, Conversation with Greenwald, Mumia on Charleston, Whites on Racial Justice — 06/23/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Robert Jensen analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, a United Nations commission releases its report on last summer’s war on Gaza. We’ll turn to Professor Jennifer Loewenstein to discuss it. And, I’ll speak with journalist Glenn Greenwald in the first in a series of interviews as part of the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum. Plus, we’ll hear a commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal on the Charleston …

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Jun 22 2015

TPP Reboot, Racist Deportations in DR, Black Lives Matter After Charleston — 06/22/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Rahul Mahajan analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, the GOP-dominated House of Representatives reboots fast track for the TPP – simply by stripping away the meager bill aimed at job training for workers impacted by the trade deal. We’ll turn to Patrick Woodall to find out what’s next. And, as the Dominican Republic faces international condemnation for the mass deportation of Black Dominicans and Haitian migrants, we’ll …

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