Apr 30 2015

A Sweeping Look at the Vietnamese Community in the US, 40 Years After End of War

GUEST: Dr. Natalie Newton, Vietnamese American progressive activist and research affiliate at UC Irvine, who has worked on deportations, sexual violence, LGBT justice, and the Trans Pacific Partnership. She is on the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.

Continuing our coverage of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, we turn now to the Vietnamese American community in the US. The …

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Apr 30 2015

Stunning Photos Shine Light to Barbaric Practice of Imprisoning Children

GUEST: Richard Ross is a photographer, researcher and Distinguished Professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California. His most recent work is the In Justice series, which documents the lives of incarcerated juveniles. The series includes Juvenile in Justice, and Girls in Justice.

It is a shameful fact in the US that we imprison children. In fact the US locks up more young people at a greater …

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Apr 30 2015

Cutting Through Police Propaganda in Baltimore

Published by Truthdig.com on April 29, 2015

On Monday, the day 25-year-old Freddie Gray was laid to rest in Baltimore after fatal injuries sustained during an arrest, The Daily Beast reported that members of the Crips and Bloods had declared a truce and united to protest Gray’s death. Hours after the report was published, the Baltimore Police Department issued a press release citing a “credible threat” …

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Apr 29 2015

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Mumia’s Life is In Danger

Political prisoner and award winning journalist, Mumia Abu Jamal, who’s commentaries we air often on Uprising, is in danger of dying. He needs our support to get lifesaving medical care immediately. Call Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf at 717-787-2500, and the Dept. of Corrections at 717-728-4109 and demand they release Mumia, or at the least get him immediate medical care.

Watch this gripping short video featuring Uprising host, Sonali Kolhatkar, to see photos of Mumia’s condition …

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Apr 29 2015

Newsflash: Obama: ‘No Execuse for Violence ‘, Baltimore and Ferguson Protests Continue, Nigeria’s Boko Haram Violence Continues

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

President Obama addressed the unrest in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday during a press conference where he said there was “no excuse for violence,” using the loaded terms, “criminals and thugs.” But he wasn’t describing the Baltimore police and the death of Freddie Gray – he was referring to those protesters who …

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Apr 29 2015

Grim Statistic: Maternal Mortality on the Rise in the U.S., Especially in the South

GUEST: Monica Simpson, Executive Director of Sister Song, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.

Here’s an unusual and depressing fact: the rate of mothers dying during childbirth in the US – that is the maternal mortality rate – has been steadily rising over the years. It is now more than twice the rate than in 1987.

The US is only 1 out of 8 countries in the world where the rate …

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Apr 29 2015

El Salvador Mothers Imprisoned for Miscarriages and Abortion-Related “Crimes”

GUEST: Paki Wieland, a long-time peace and justice activist and a member of Grandmothers for Peace.

More than a hundred women in El Salvador have been imprisoned over the past 10 years for abortion-related “crimes.” In 17 of those cases, women who have miscarried, have also been arrested, convicted, and sentenced to lengthy terms. The law has been widely condemned internationally. Even the president of El Salvador’s own legislative assembly, Sigfrido …

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Apr 29 2015

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing – PART 2

GUEST: Jesse Hagopian teaches history, and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, and winner of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

On our program yesterday, we spoke with Jesse Hagopian, a teacher and activist who has edited the new book, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing. Two years ago, Hagopian and …

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Apr 28 2015

Newsflash: Catastrophic Situation in Yemen, Nine Face Indonesia Firing Squad, Double Standard on Holmes Vs. Tsarnaev?

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

The Red Cross has warned that the humanitarian situation in war-torn Yemen is reaching catastrophic proportions. The US-Saudi war against Houthi rebels, who took over the Gulf Arab nation, has made it impossible for aid delivery to civilians by sea. And, news reports indicate that land transport of aid is being held …

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Apr 28 2015

Aftermath of Nepal’s Earthquake: Crucial Two Weeks for Survivors

GUEST: Darius Teter, Vice President of Programs at Oxfam.

Millions of Nepalese have been impacted by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the landlocked South Asian nation on Saturday. Initial estimates of the dead were 1,200 but that more than doubled to about 4,000 yesterday. Now Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has announced that the final death toll could reach 10,000. Bodies still remain trapped and rescue efforts are in full-force. …

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