Jun 30 2015

Noam Chomsky on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Noam Chomsky, is a legendary political analyst, professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, author of over 100 books.

The issue of “National Security” is constantly invoked by politicians and the media as justifications for war and surveillance. Since the September 11th attacks, the US has launched endless wars that have ironically made us less safe and built an unprecedented network of intrusive surveillance. Today, as part of an …

7 responses so far

Jun 30 2015

Supreme Court Undermines EPA’s Ability to Regulate Mercury Emissions

GUEST: Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of ‘The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan’, and ‘Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq’. He has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

After a series of high-profile losses at the Supreme Court, conservatives celebrated yesterday when the nation’s highest court ruled against the …

One response so far

Jun 29 2015

Newsflash: Greece Deadline Looms, Confederate Flag Wars, Texas Defiant on Gay Marriage

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

Greek banks have closed down and limited cash withdrawals in the latest chapter in Greece’s bailout discussions a day ahead of the deadline for a deal. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras of the anti-austerity Syriza Party lambasted the bank closures as “impeding the democratic expression of the …

One response so far

Jun 29 2015

One Year After ISIS Declared Caliphate, Murder and Mayhem Continues

GUEST: Reese Erlich, veteran freelance foreign correspondent who has traveled widely across the Middle East. He has written a number of books including, Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire. His latest book is called ‘Inside Syria: The Back Story of the Civil War and What the World Can Expect’.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is celebrating its one-year anniversary today. On June 29 2014, …

No responses yet

Jun 29 2015

Lessons From the Fight Against TPP Fast Track

GUEST: Ilana Solomon, Director, Responsible Trade Program of the Sierra Club.

The Senate passed a major Trade Promotion Authority bill last week that handed President Obama a victory he has been working hard to achieve. Now, the President will have the authority to send an already negotiated trade deal to Congress for a simple yes or no vote, with no power to make amendments.

In his attempt to pass it, The …

No responses yet

Jun 29 2015

Tiny Handful of Obscenely Rich Americans Fight Inheritance Tax

GUEST: Susan Harley, Deputy Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division.

A new report by the group Public Citizen has found that a teeny tiny sliver of the US public would benefit if the Estate tax were to be repealed. Inequality in the US has reached such absurd levels that nine whole families would save more than $25 billion in estate taxes at the very minimum. The report, entitled Billionaire’s Bluff, finds …

No responses yet

Jun 26 2015

Newsflash: ISIS Attacks, SCOTUS Preserves Fair Housing, Charleston Funerals

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

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly carried out a horrific massacre in the Syrian border town of Kobane. The Kurdish town saw 145 of its residents killed in what is likely the second worst massacre ever carried out by ISIS. There were many children, women, and elderly among …

No responses yet

Jun 26 2015

GOP Loses Big As Supreme Court Preserves Obamacare 6-3

GUEST: Paul Y. Song, Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign, Executive Board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, co-Chair of Campaign for a Healthy California, a board-certified radiation oncologist and a long-time activist in the fight for universal healthcare

The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled 6-3 in favor of preserving subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, handing President Obama a definitive win on his signature law. For the Republicans, …

No responses yet

Jun 26 2015

Highest Court Legalizes Marriage On Eve of Stonewall Riots Anniversary

GUEST: Dorothee Benz, Communications Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

It’s official – marriage is legal! The US Supreme Court this morning ruled 5-4 that under the United States constitution, same-sex marriage is a national right. Justice Anthony Kennedy, breaking the deadlock, sided with his liberal colleagues and wrote the majority opinion. Last year the court had issued a mixed ruling on several cases, and essentially avoided making a definitive …

No responses yet

Jun 26 2015

United Nations Fails To Live Up to Principles 70 Years After Charter Signed

GUEST: James Paul, former executive director of Global Policy Forum. He recently wrote an article for the Interpress Service entitled The United Nations Disappoints on its 70th Anniversary.

Seventy years ago today, the United Nations Charter was signed at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in California. The Charter is the foundational treaty of the UN, and was signed by 50 out of 51 signatories. The goal …

No responses yet

« Prev - Next »