Jul 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on California’s Death Penalty, Congressional Attack on DCs Gun Laws, and The End of Australia’s Carbon Tax

Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, Independent Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, and co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal and the Indypendent, analyzes today’s news headlines:

A federal judge has ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional. Judge Cormac Carney based his ruling on the fact that California’s …

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Jul 17 2014

Obama’s Latest Effort to Enter Syria War Is A Pledge to Train “Small Group” of Rebels

US officials say they plan to train a small unit of Syrian rebels – about 2,300 – in the latest effort at toppling President Bashar Al Assad. Assad, who was just sworn in for a third term, has remained strong in the face of a multi year bloody civil war.

President Obama has requested …

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Jul 17 2014

Politics of Parenting: The Criminalization of Mothers Who are Poor and Women of Color

A few decades ago, a child playing alone at the park would have raised few eyebrows, but today it can be the cause for criminal action against parents. A woman named Debra Harrell was arrested in South Carolina this week for allowing her 9 year old daughter to play at the …

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Jul 17 2014

Analyzing Nativist Responses to Child Migration from the KKK to Glenn Beck

The influx of thousands of Central American child migrants at the US border has prompted a resurgence in Nativist tinged protests in various cities. It began with Murrieta, Southern California where protestors barricaded buses carrying women and children immigrants, preventing them from being processed at nearby facilities. In Oracle, Arizona, this week protestors lined …

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Jul 16 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan about Philippines Typhoon, NYT Report on GM Culpability, and Vargas Detained At Border

Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and news analyst and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The Philippines has been battered by yet another major storm, leaving at least 6 people dead. Typhoon Rammasun, named after the God of Thunder prompted the evacuations of hundreds …

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Jul 16 2014

Why An Israeli Academic Views the Assault on Gaza as “Incremental Genocide”

Hamas has rejected an Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire plan that was brokered by Egypt this week. The effort was an attempt to put an end to Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which has included a barrage of deadly airstrikes on Gaza and rockets fired by Hamas.

According to the United Nations, 80 percent of those killed in …

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Jul 16 2014

Human Rights Watch is Roundly Criticized By… Human Rights Activists

Human Rights Watch, a group that claims to “defend the rights of people worldwide” has come under fire from two Nobel Peace Laureates and a hundred other scholars and human rights activists. Among the criticisms against Human Rights Watch are its ‘revolving door’ hiring policy from the US Government, its failure to denounce the practice of …

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Jul 16 2014

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia

When Arizona State University English professor Ersula Ore was stopped by a campus cop for jay walking, she found herself in a tussle that ended up with her being pushed to the ground and handcuffed. Perhaps it was presumed that she did not belong on campus because she was a black …

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Jul 15 2014

Award Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario Humanizes Central American Child Migrants

Texas Republican house member Michael McCaul has offered his opinion in the debate over Central American child migration: build warehouses in countries like Guatemala and Honduras to which migrant children can directly be deported and processed. It seems incredible that conservatives in the US are able to demonize children without batting an eye but …

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Jul 15 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Israel’s Brief Ceasefire, Bolivia’s President Morales, and Chicago’s Gun Violence

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

An Egypt-brokered ceasefire in the Israeli assault on Gaza has lasted just a few hours even as more Palestinians are killed. The ceasefire which Hamas says it was not party to, ended …

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