Jul 27 2015

Dr. Richard Wolff Makes Sense of the Greek Debacle

GUEST: Richard Wolff, has written a number of books including ‘Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism’, ‘Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism’, ‘Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA’, and ‘Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown.’

Greece was rocked with reports over the weekend about secret plans by a faction of the anti-austerity Syriza Party, to possibly transform the currency from the Euro to the Drachma.

Former Finance Minister …

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Jul 27 2015

Not From Here: Memoir Tackles Complex Issues of Belonging

GUEST: Allan Johnson, sociologist, author, novelist, and public speaker, author of Not From Here: A Memoir. His books include The Gender Knot: Unraveling Patriarchal Legacy, and The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise, and Privilege, Power, and Difference.

When an angry mob of racist Americans confronted Central American immigrant children in the town of Murrieta, California, they held signs saying “Return to Sender.” But the ownership that …

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Jul 24 2015

Newsflash: La Theater Shooting, Turkey Bombs Syria, House Anti-Labeling Bill

Uprising’s guest expert Cristina Mislan, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies, Missouri School of Journalism, analyzes today’s news headlines:

A middle-aged white man named John Russel Houser from Alabama, is suspected to have shot and killed two people in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. The shooting took place late last evening during a film screening. Mr Houser apparently began shooting at the two people in front of him and fired a …

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Jul 24 2015

Texas Rules Sandra Bland’s Death a Suicide, But Questions Remain

GUEST: Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Contributing Writer for Truthout, CounterPunch and the Los Angeles Watts Times and Sentinel Newspapers, and author of the newly released “Reparations … Not Yet: A Case for Reparations and Why We Must Wait.” Her earlier book was ‘No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant’.

The police custody death of Sandra Bland has gripped the nation, coming to symbolize so much of what is broken about our system of …

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Jul 24 2015

Leading Indian Politician Assesses Modi’s First Year in Office

GUEST: Brinda Karat, a leading Indian politician with the Communist Part of India (Marxist). She was the general secretary of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) from 1993 to 2004 and continues today as its Vice President.

This segment was originally broadcast on June 9, 2015.

The leader of the largest democracy in the world seems to have a low opinion of women. At an event in Bangladesh on Sunday …

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Jul 23 2015

Newsflash: Carter Visits Iraq, Greece Approves 2nd Bailout, NY and UC Workers Get $15/Hr

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, author and a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, in an unannounced visit. The purpose of his visit is apparently to oversee the Iraqi-led effort to recapture the key city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group. It is Mr. Carter’s first visit since he was appointed Defense …

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Jul 23 2015

What Is On the Corporate Agenda at ALEC’s Secret San Diego Meeting?

GUEST: Brendan Fischer, General Counsel with Center for Media and Democracy.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which had been hemorrhaging corporate members, still apparently has some draw. At its annual meeting in San Diego this week, several GOP Presidential hopefuls are making appearances. Among them are Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

The gathering will also draw protesters from groups like …

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Jul 23 2015

Sharp Rise in US Bombs and Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

GUEST: Kathy Kelly, Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She recently returned from Afghanistan in June.

A motorcycle carrying a suicide bomber tore through a crowded marketplace in the northwestern province of Afghanistan on Wednesday killing at least 25 people and wounding dozens. The attack is one of a number of deadly bombings throughout the country over the past several weeks. The Taliban has taken credit for them in an intensifying …

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Jul 23 2015

‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’

Published by Truthdig.com on July 23, 2015

On July 24, The Movement for Black Lives National Convening will bring bringing together activists from all over the United States, organizing under the banner of Black Lives Matter. The organization will meet in Cleveland.

Among those activists will be such prominent leaders as Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, the original founders of Black Lives Matter. Also present will …

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Jul 22 2015

Newsflash: US Kills Khorasan Leader, Sandra Bland Video, Armed “Protectors” of Recruitment Centers

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The US has confirmed that it has killed a top leader of an Al Qaeda splinter group earlier this month. Pentagon spokesperson Jeff Davis announced in a press briefing yesterday that a US air strike in Northwestern Syria on July 8, resulted in the death of a man named …

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