Mar 02 2015

Retired LAPD Officer on Police Killing of Mentally-Ill Homeless Man on Skid Row And Why Police Violence Must End

GUEST: Cheryl Dorsey is a retired LAPD sergeant who was on the force since 1980, author of ‘The Creation of a Manifesto: Black & Blue’.

A violent encounter on Skid Row in downtown LA between four officers and a mentally ill homeless man identified only by his nick-name Africa, resulted in 5 shots from 3 of the officers. Video of the encounter from a by-stander was posted online and has already …

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Mar 02 2015

Mumia Abu Jamal: Obama & Black History Month 2015

Political Prisoner and award winning journalist Mumia Abu Jamal filed this commentary called ‘Obama & Black History Month 2015,’ about how four years ago, around the same time as the Egyptian revolution took place, Yemen had its own Arab Spring moment, toppling long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Visit www.prisonradio.org to listen to all of Abu Jamal’s commentaries.

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Mar 02 2015

How Venezuela’s Right Wing and Obama Are Constantly Conspiring to Destabilize the Bolivarian Revolution

GUEST: Miguel Tinker Salas is a Professor of Latin American History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California…

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro over the weekend, announced a reduction in the staff of the US Embassy and new travel restrictions for Americans to Venezuela. The government also released a number of US missionaries who had been detained, and allowed them to return home.

The moves are part of a …

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Feb 27 2015

Newsflash: Loretta Lynch Passes Committee; Two Right Wing Political Groups Hold Meetings; FCC Makes Internet Public Utility



Uprising’s guest expert Cristina Mislan, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism, analyzes to day’s news headlines:

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch’s nomination for Attorney General, all but clearing the way for her to pass a full Senate vote. The vote was a narrow win for a candidate who came under fire for her decision some years ago to not prosecute one of the …

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Feb 27 2015

Black History Special – Malcolm X: The Ballot or the Bullet

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most important figures in the Black militant struggle for freedom – Malcolm X. Fatally shot on February 21, 1965, Malcolm X’s legacy includes a bold and unwavering view of black human rights. He was a man who was constantly evolving, having spent the early years of his life as a criminal, before undergoing a personal transformation in …

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Feb 27 2015

GOP Stymies DAPA Even as Immigrant Inmates Riot Under Horrific Conditions

GUEST: Salvador Sarmiento, Director of Legislative Affairs at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Carl Takei, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National Prison Project.

A federal judge named Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas has singlehandedly quashed the hopes, at least temporarily, of millions of undocumented immigrants who were hoping for deportation relief as a result of President Obama’s executive action. The program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and …

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Feb 27 2015

Greece’s Syriza Party Bailout Deal: Economic Defeat or Victory?

GUEST: Nantina Vgontzas is a Greek-American PhD student in sociology at New York University, focusing on political economy and social movements…

A week ago today, Greece’s newly elected Syriza party entered into an agreement giving it a 4-month extension on a bailout deal, in a move that is widely being cast as the party’s first major defeat. Coming to power with much pomp and celebration, the government of Alexis Tspiras offered …

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Feb 26 2015

Our Anti-Immigrant Racism Is Rooted in History

Published by Truthdig.com on Feb 26, 2015

When actor Sean Penn asked, “Who gave this son of a bitch a green card?” in reference to Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s winning the best-picture trophy at the 2015 Academy Awards, many came to Penn’s defense, saying it was just a joke between friends. But others didn’t take kindly to the actor’s tongue-in-cheek treatment of a serious issue that has …

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Feb 26 2015

Newsflash: US-Allies Continue Airstrikes on ISIS, Police Shoot 17 Times at Unarmed Immigrant, FCC to Classify Internet as a Public Utility

Uprising’s guest expert Chenjerai Kumanyika, an Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Clemson University, SC, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The US and its allies have launched major bombing strikes in northeast Syria today, targeting the Islamic State group which has reportedly kidnapped hundreds of Syrian Christians. Reports claim that ISIS has captured 10 Assyrian Christian villages inside Syria. ISIS has captured and killed many non-Muslim groups in the past although it …

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Feb 26 2015

Peter Kuznick Puts Today’s Risk of Nuclear War and US Legacy of Conflict into Context

GUEST: Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University…

In a little noticed piece of news, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, said on an interview this week that his country is willing to risk nuclear war with Russia over the on-going conflict in the region. Specifically, Prystaiko said, “Everybody is afraid of fighting with a nuclear state. We are not anymore, in Ukraine…However …

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