Sep 25 2014

Jane Piper, A Survivor of Rape Confronts Her Rapist In Court

Eleven years ago, Jane Piper had just finished buying groceries for her boss in Brentwood, Southern California and was in the store parking lot, when she was accosted by a stranger while in her car.

The man forced himself in, locked the car and proceeded to brutally assault and rape her. She escaped through …

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Sep 24 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan New Ferguson Protests, Colorado Student Walkouts, And Endangered Species Report

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:

Three people were arrested this morning in Ferguson, Missouri, during a new series of protests drawing hundreds. The protests were sparked by the burning of a memorial for Michael …

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Sep 24 2014

Exploring the Muddy Waters of Obama’s Strategy in Syria and Iraq

Up to 20 targets inside Syria were hit by the US and 5 Arab allies kicking off a new phase in the US campaign. The strikes were aimed at the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but also hit Jabhat Al Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al Qaida. The US also dropped 8 …

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Sep 24 2014

Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy

The iconic first family of fossil fuel capitalism, the Rockefellers, shocked the world this week by announcing its plans to divest from oil, gas and coal companies. The announcement was a vindication for the largest climate march in history which took place just as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided to move about 7% of …

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Sep 24 2014

Daniele Watts Speaks Out, Puts Her Experience With LAPD Into Context

An incident on September 11th involving actress Daniele Watts in Los Angeles has thrust her into the media glare. Watts is the star best known for her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Apparently responding to a call over so-called “lewd acts” in public, a Los Angeles Police Department officer demanded to see Watts’ …

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Sep 23 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris US Bombing of Syria, Israeli Killing of Hamas Men, and New Rules on Offshore Tax Havens

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

US air strikes in Syria have begun this morning, with a broad array of targets including the training headquarters and checkpoints of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). Those strikes were undertaken …

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Sep 23 2014

Biggest Climate March in History Is Followed by Radical Action Calling Out Capitalism

Four hundred thousand people marched on the streets of New York City on Sunday calling urgent attention to our changing climate in what is being touted as the largest climate demonstration in history. Nearly 3000 solidarity marches and events around the world and in other US cities also took place on Sunday. The show …

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Sep 23 2014

Israel Uses Gaza and West Bank to Test Weapons For Sale

In the wake of revelations that the NSA was sharing intelligence information with Israel’s Unit 8200 about Palestinian Americans and others, a group of Israeli soldiers signed a letter saying they refuse to comply. Unit 8200 is Israel’s military intelligence wing. The Refuseniks, as they call themselves, said they were “conscientiously objecting” to serving …

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Sep 23 2014

Group Asserts that California’s Proposition 1 Will Enrich Corporations And Not Save Water

The Central Valley town of East Porterville maybe ground zero for drought in California. Wells in the tiny, mostly poor and Latino town are beginning to run dry and local news outlets are reporting that some residents are having to use Portapotties set up outside their homes. Gov. Jerry Brown has set aside half …

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Sep 22 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Historic Climate March, White House Security Breaches, and Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Struggle

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

Four hundred thousand people marched on the streets of New York City yesterday calling urgent attention to our changing climate in what is being touted as the largest climate demonstration in history. Nearly 3000 …

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