Apr 16 2014

What the Comcast-Time Warner Merger Will Mean for Consumers and Democracy

Recent senate hearings on a planned merger between Comcast and Time Warner raised the ire of Senator Al Franken who called it “a disaster.” Franken’s opposition to the fusing of two telecommunications giant is based on his assertion that there lies no “up side” for consumers if the $45 billion deal goes through. …

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Apr 16 2014

Leaked Senate Intel Committee’s Report And Agency Manual Reveal CIA Conduct ‘Business As Usual’

A major Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of torture during the Bush years has been at the center of major controversy. Now, soon after the committee voted to release portions of the report, some sections were leaked to McClatchy news, increasing tensions between the agency and Senators to near-breaking point. …

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Apr 15 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on NSA Reporting Awards, Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary, and Ukraine Crisis

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

News reporting on the NSA’s spying program has garnered top journalism honors for the Guardian and Washington Post. Ten months after reporters like Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill reported revelations …

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Apr 15 2014

On Dirty Wars, NSA Spying, and Independent Media: A Conversation with Jeremy Scahill

A creative new art collaboration between Pakistani activists French street artist JR, has attempted to humanize the victims of US drone bombings. The project involves laying out a photo of a young child who was apparently orphaned by drone strikes in a Pakistani village. The photo is large enough to be visible by …

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Apr 14 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on Jewish Center Shootings, Afghan Election Fraud, IPCC’s New Climate Economy, and the Passing of Fred Ho

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and women’s Studies at Penn State University and a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

A shooting outside 2 Jewish centers in Kansas City, Missouri has claimed the lives of …

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Apr 14 2014

Civil War in Ukraine and Prospects for US-Russia Relations

Just weeks after Crimea’s vote to secede from the Ukraine and join Russia, Ukrainians are preparing for a Presidential election on May 25th. The lead-up to the election is highlighting tensions between Russia and the West.

Fears of Russian expansionism are driving speculation over the motivations of tens of thousands of Russian …

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