Rising Up with Sonali http://www.risingupwithsonali.com Rising Up With Sonali is a women-run multi-media progressive daily news show. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:42:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Rising Up With Sonali is a women-run daily one-hour radio and television broadcast offering progressive news analysis with an emphasis on racial and gender justice. Created, hosted, and executive produced by Sonali Kolhatkar. Sonali Kolhatkar clean Sonali Kolhatkar mail@risingupwithsonali.com mail@risingupwithsonali.com (Sonali Kolhatkar) Rising Up With Sonali is a women-run multi-media progressive daily news show. Rising Up with Sonali http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/RisingUp_logo_itunes.jpg http://www.risingupwithsonali.com Los Angeles, California Daily Trump Threatens to “Totally Destroy North Korea” at UN http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/trump-threatens-to-totally-destroy-north-korea-at-un/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/trump-threatens-to-totally-destroy-north-korea-at-un/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:38:58 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4894 FEATURING PHYLLIS BENNIS – President Donald Trump has provoked the ire of the international community with his fiery speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly where he threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.” He started out on Monday morning with an innocuous speech while seated next to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley where he...]]>

FEATURING PHYLLIS BENNIS – President Donald Trump has provoked the ire of the international community with his fiery speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly where he threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.” He started out on Monday morning with an innocuous speech while seated next to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley where he praised the UN and then complained about its bureaucracy.

A day later he set a completely different tone when he gave his formal address to the General Assembly.

Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, author of numerous books including Understanding Isis and the New Global War on Terror and Ending the US War in Afghanistan.

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Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, author of numerous books including Understanding Isis and the New Global War on Terror and Ending the US War in Afghanistan.
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GOP’s Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Bill, Worse Than Before? http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/gops-last-ditch-obamacare-repeal-bill-worse-than-before/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/gops-last-ditch-obamacare-repeal-bill-worse-than-before/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:37:56 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4897 FEATURING DR. CAROL A. PARIS – Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have introduced yet another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, this time focused on giving money to states to start their own healthcare exchanges. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has asked the Congressional Budget Office to fast track budgetary analysis of...]]>

FEATURING DR. CAROL A. PARIS – Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have introduced yet another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, this time focused on giving money to states to start their own healthcare exchanges.

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has asked the Congressional Budget Office to fast track budgetary analysis of the bill. The GOP’s deadline appears to be September 30th, when Republicans lose their ability to cast a simple majority vote. After September 30th, the party will need to muster at least 60 votes – a seemingly impossible task.

There could be a vote on this new Obamacare repeal as early as September 27th. Senator John McCain, whose “no” vote sank the last repeal bill says he may be on board with this one. But Senator Rand Paul has declared his opposition on the basis that it leaves too much of the Affordable Care Act in place.

Senator Bernie Sanders – who only days ago introduced his Medicare-for-All bill – slammed this latest GOP repeal attempt as, “yet another disastrous Republican proposal to throw millions of people off health insurance.”

What are the chances this new bill will pass, and how does it compare to earlier attempts to destroy Obamacare?

For more information visit www.pnhp.org.

Dr. Carol A. Paris, President of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/gops-last-ditch-obamacare-repeal-bill-worse-than-before/feed/ 0 FEATURING DR. CAROL A. PARIS – Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have introduced yet another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, this time focused on giving money to states to start their own healthcare exchanges. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has asked the Congressional Budget Office to fast track budgetary analysis of the bill. The GOP’s deadline appears to be September 30th, when Republicans lose their ability to cast a simple majority vote. After September 30th, the party will need to muster at least 60 votes – a seemingly impossible task.
There could be a vote on this new Obamacare repeal as early as September 27th. Senator John McCain, whose “no” vote sank the last repeal bill says he may be on board with this one. But Senator Rand Paul has declared his opposition on the basis that it leaves too much of the Affordable Care Act in place.
Senator Bernie Sanders – who only days ago introduced his Medicare-for-All bill – slammed this latest GOP repeal attempt as, “yet another disastrous Republican proposal to throw millions of people off health insurance.”
What are the chances this new bill will pass, and how does it compare to earlier attempts to destroy Obamacare?
For more information visit www.pnhp.org.

Dr. Carol A. Paris, President of Physicians for a National Health Program.
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New Evidence of Scorched Earth Campaign Against Rohingya http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/new-evidence-of-scorched-earth-campaign-against-rohingya/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/new-evidence-of-scorched-earth-campaign-against-rohingya/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:06:02 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4886 FEATURING TIRANA HASSAN – New evidence has emerged of Myanmar forces having launched a massive scorched earth campaign against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state since August 25, leading to one of the worst refugee crises in recent history. Amnesty International has analyzed data from satellite imagery and in conjunction with eye-witness reports, concluded that...]]>

FEATURING TIRANA HASSAN – New evidence has emerged of Myanmar forces having launched a massive scorched earth campaign against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state since August 25, leading to one of the worst refugee crises in recent history.

Amnesty International has analyzed data from satellite imagery and in conjunction with eye-witness reports, concluded that a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing has been taking place against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

Further, as Rohingya families have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, Myanmar forces have been found to be deliberating installing landmines along their escape routes.

For more information www.amnesty.org.

Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director at Amnesty International.

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Further, as Rohingya families have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, Myanmar forces have been found to be deliberating installing landmines along their escape routes.
For more information www.amnesty.org.

Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director at Amnesty International.
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ICE Steps Up Enforcement While Erasing History http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ice-steps-up-enforcement-while-erasing-history/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ice-steps-up-enforcement-while-erasing-history/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:05:37 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4889 FEATURING JOHN WASHINGTON – The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), which provokes fear and loathing among immigrant communities, was founded in 2001 as part of the post September 11th creation of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is the law enforcement arm of DHS and has faced numerous charges of abuses over the past...]]>

FEATURING JOHN WASHINGTON – The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), which provokes fear and loathing among immigrant communities, was founded in 2001 as part of the post September 11th creation of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is the law enforcement arm of DHS and has faced numerous charges of abuses over the past 16 years.

Now, under the Trump administration ICE has a new lease on life, being called upon by authorities to stalk undocumented immigrants, step up raids, and round up and detain people. At the same time the agency has found to have made a request to destroy some of the records of disturbing accusations made by immigrant detainees while in custody.

The request to destroy records was made in 2015 but was given preliminary approval earlier this year.

Read his article ‘Ice Wants to Destroy Its Records of In-Custody Deaths, Sexual Assault and Other Detainee Files’ HERE. Find John Washington on Twitter @jbwashing or at www.jblackburnwashington.com.

John Washington, contributor to The Nation magazine, where he writes about immigration and border politics.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ice-steps-up-enforcement-while-erasing-history/feed/ 0 FEATURING JOHN WASHINGTON – The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), which provokes fear and loathing among immigrant communities, was founded in 2001 as part of the post September 11th creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Now, under the Trump administration ICE has a new lease on life, being called upon by authorities to stalk undocumented immigrants, step up raids, and round up and detain people. At the same time the agency has found to have made a request to destroy some of the records of disturbing accusations made by immigrant detainees while in custody.
The request to destroy records was made in 2015 but was given preliminary approval earlier this year.
Read his article ‘Ice Wants to Destroy Its Records of In-Custody Deaths, Sexual Assault and Other Detainee Files’ HERE. Find John Washington on Twitter @jbwashing or at www.jblackburnwashington.com.

John Washington, contributor to The Nation magazine, where he writes about immigration and border politics.
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House Passes Immigration Bill Encouraging Racial Profiling http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/house-passes-immigration-bill-encouraging-racial-profiling/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/house-passes-immigration-bill-encouraging-racial-profiling/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:50:56 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4876 FEATURING THOMAS A. SAENZ – The Republican dominated House on Thursday passed the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act with a vote of 233-175. The bill is aimed primarily at suspected members of the MS-13 gang which are a favorite target of many Republicans and President Trump. The bill comes at the same time as...]]>

FEATURING THOMAS A. SAENZ – The Republican dominated House on Thursday passed the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act with a vote of 233-175. The bill is aimed primarily at suspected members of the MS-13 gang which are a favorite target of many Republicans and President Trump.

The bill comes at the same time as members of Congress debate the fate of the so-called “Dreamers,” young immigrants who had received protection under President Obama’s DACA program but could be in limbo after Trump decided to phase out the program. Prominent Democrats recently met with the President to try to resolve the status of Dreamers but reports about a resolution are unclear.

For more information visit www.maldef.org.

Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/house-passes-immigration-bill-encouraging-racial-profiling/feed/ 0 FEATURING THOMAS A. SAENZ – The Republican dominated House on Thursday passed the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act with a vote of 233-175. The bill is aimed primarily at suspected members of the MS-13 gang which are a favorite target of many Repu... The bill comes at the same time as members of Congress debate the fate of the so-called “Dreamers,” young immigrants who had received protection under President Obama’s DACA program but could be in limbo after Trump decided to phase out the program. Prominent Democrats recently met with the President to try to resolve the status of Dreamers but reports about a resolution are unclear.
For more information visit www.maldef.org.

Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
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Ethics Violations Pile Up Around Trump and Cabinet http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ethics-violations-pile-up-around-trump-and-cabinet/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ethics-violations-pile-up-around-trump-and-cabinet/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:48:29 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4879 FEATURING STEPHEN SPAULDING – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is back in the news after reports emerged that he had requested the use of a military jet to fly him to Europe for his honeymoon. The former Goldman Sachs banker apparently did not see a problem with spending $25,000 per hour of taxpayers’ money to fly...]]>

FEATURING STEPHEN SPAULDING – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is back in the news after reports emerged that he had requested the use of a military jet to fly him to Europe for his honeymoon. The former Goldman Sachs banker apparently did not see a problem with spending $25,000 per hour of taxpayers’ money to fly a jet for personal use. His new wife Louise Linton in August also garnered attention for instagramming her designer clothing in a photo of herself disembarking from a military jet and then chastising a critic publicly saying her trip was not for personal reasons.

And, earlier in September Donald Trump himself was the focus of a new and troubling report that found wealthy executives with government contracts flocking to Trump’s golf courses to gain access to the executive branch directly. Trump personally benefits from membership fees.

Most recently Politico discovered that the Office of Government Ethics decided quietly to end a policy prohibiting White House staffers from accepting anonymous donations from lobbyists to their legal defense funds. There is speculation that the police reversal may be helping staffers pay attorneys over the Russia-related investigation.

Has there ever been a President around whom so many questions of ethics violations have emerged so thick and fast?

For more information visit www.commoncause.org and www.countryoverparty.cc.

Stephen Spaulding, Chief of Strategy and External Relations with Common Cause.

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Most recently Politico discovered that the Office of Government Ethics decided quietly to end a policy prohibiting White House staffers from accepting anonymous donations from lobbyists to their legal defense funds. There is speculation that the police reversal may be helping staffers pay attorneys over the Russia-related investigation.
Has there ever been a President around whom so many questions of ethics violations have emerged so thick and fast?
For more information visit www.commoncause.org and www.countryoverparty.cc.

Stephen Spaulding, Chief of Strategy and External Relations with Common Cause.
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Bernie Pushes Dems to Back Single Payer Healthcare http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/bernie-pushes-dems-to-back-single-payer-healthcare/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/bernie-pushes-dems-to-back-single-payer-healthcare/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:51:27 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4871 FEATURING DR. MARGARET FLOWERS – Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday formally introduced a bill to transition the US to a single payer healthcare system. With a number of prominent senators joining him as co-sponsors such as Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Al Franken, Sanders challenged Washington’s political establishment saying, “The American people are...]]>

FEATURING DR. MARGARET FLOWERS – Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday formally introduced a bill to transition the US to a single payer healthcare system. With a number of prominent senators joining him as co-sponsors such as Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Al Franken, Sanders challenged Washington’s political establishment saying, “The American people are catching on to where the Republicans are coming from, they see the limitations of the Affordable Care Act and they’re looking at the alternatives. And this is a rational alternative.”

In an accompanying op-ed in the New York Times on Wednesday the independent senator and former Democratic presidential candidate blasted the status quo, writing, “We remain the only major country on earth that allows chief executives and stockholders in the health care industry to get incredibly rich, while tens of millions of people suffer because they can’t get the health care they need.”

The GOP and President Donald Trump spent much of this year trying and failing to overturn Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, claiming that they could replace it with something better. But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders this week declared that the President thought Sanders’ Medicare for All bill was “a horrible idea.”

For more information visit www.healthoverprofit.org.

Dr. Margaret Flowers, pediatrician, on the board of Healthcare-Now!

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The GOP and President Donald Trump spent much of this year trying and failing to overturn Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, claiming that they could replace it with something better. But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders this week declared that the President thought Sanders’ Medicare for All bill was “a horrible idea.”
For more information visit www.healthoverprofit.org.

Dr. Margaret Flowers, pediatrician, on the board of Healthcare-Now!
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Supreme Court And Trump Want to Ban Refugees From Entering US http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/supreme-court-and-trump-want-to-ban-refugees-from-entering-us/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/supreme-court-and-trump-want-to-ban-refugees-from-entering-us/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:49:40 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4868 FEATURING SIRINE SHEBAYA – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to temporarily extend a ban on refugees as directed by Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban, which many see as a “Muslim ban.” In a brief one-paragraph statement, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the nation’s highest court would stay a lower-court decision against the ban. None...]]>

FEATURING SIRINE SHEBAYA – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to temporarily extend a ban on refugees as directed by Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban, which many see as a “Muslim ban.” In a brief one-paragraph statement, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the nation’s highest court would stay a lower-court decision against the ban. None of the other justices dissented.

The decision means that the part of Trump’s executive order that dealt with cutting the numbers of refugees being admitted into the country would continue to apply until the court makes a decision. The other part of Trump’s order banned all visitors from a number of Muslim-majority countries.

Meanwhile the Trump administration is considering lowering the cap on all refugees entering the country to below 50,000 a year. Under President Obama, a maximum of 110,000 refugees were permitted to enter in 2016. The world is currently experiencing one of the worst refugee crises in recent history.

For more information visit www.muslimadvocates.org.

Sirine Shebaya, senior staff attorney at Muslim Advocates.

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Meanwhile the Trump administration is considering lowering the cap on all refugees entering the country to below 50,000 a year. Under President Obama, a maximum of 110,000 refugees were permitted to enter in 2016. The world is currently experiencing one of the worst refugee crises in recent history.
For more information visit www.muslimadvocates.org.

Sirine Shebaya, senior staff attorney at Muslim Advocates.
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As Arpaio Pushes To Erase Verdict, Groups Sue Over Pardon http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/as-arpaio-pushes-to-erase-verdict-groups-sue-over-pardon/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/as-arpaio-pushes-to-erase-verdict-groups-sue-over-pardon/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:24:36 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4860 FEATURING RON FEIN – Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not content with his presidential pardon from his ally Donald Trump – he now wants his original guilty verdict of criminal contempt of court thrown out. The notorious former head of Maricopa County Sheriff’s department had asked the judge in his case to toss the...]]>

FEATURING RON FEIN – Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not content with his presidential pardon from his ally Donald Trump – he now wants his original guilty verdict of criminal contempt of court thrown out. The notorious former head of Maricopa County Sheriff’s department had asked the judge in his case to toss the verdict and earlier this week the Justice Department filed a brief motion in court supporting that request. The DOJ’s request said, “the government agrees that the Court should vacate all orders and dismiss the case as moot.”

But a number of advocacy organizations contend that Trump’s pardon of Arpaio is actually unconstitutional and in violation of the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment. Among the groups is Free Speech for People.

For more information visit www.FreeSpeechForPeople.org.

Ron Fein, legal director of Free Speech for People.

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For more information visit www.FreeSpeechForPeople.org.

Ron Fein, legal director of Free Speech for People.
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How America’s School Districts Are Resegregating http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-americas-school-districts-are-resegregating/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-americas-school-districts-are-resegregating/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:20:56 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4863 FEATURING EMMANUEL FELTON – The Gardendale school district in Jefferson County, Alabama has become the focus of national attention for splitting off from more diverse school districts and upending decades of racial integration efforts. Jefferson County has been under a desegregation order from courts going all the way back to the era of the Supreme...]]>

FEATURING EMMANUEL FELTON – The Gardendale school district in Jefferson County, Alabama has become the focus of national attention for splitting off from more diverse school districts and upending decades of racial integration efforts. Jefferson County has been under a desegregation order from courts going all the way back to the era of the Supreme Court’s historic Brown Vs. Board of Education decision.

Where there were once 5 school districts within the county, there are now more than double that number as white enclaves have split off to form their own monochromatic school systems. Gardendale’s school district is on the forefront of that effort and is the subject of a new investigative piece in the Nation Magazine about how American schools are resegregating by race and how our judicial system is signing off on it.

Read Emmanuel Felton’s article ‘The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools’ HERE.

Emmanuel Felton, staff writer at The Hechinger Report and a contributor to The Nation. His investigation, “The Secession Movement in Education,” is produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report and appeared on the cover of the September 26/October 2 edition of The Nation.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-americas-school-districts-are-resegregating/feed/ 0 FEATURING EMMANUEL FELTON – The Gardendale school district in Jefferson County, Alabama has become the focus of national attention for splitting off from more diverse school districts and upending decades of racial integration efforts. Where there were once 5 school districts within the county, there are now more than double that number as white enclaves have split off to form their own monochromatic school systems. Gardendale’s school district is on the forefront of that effort and is the subject of a new investigative piece in the Nation Magazine about how American schools are resegregating by race and how our judicial system is signing off on it.
Read Emmanuel Felton’s article ‘The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools’ HERE.

Emmanuel Felton, staff writer at The Hechinger Report and a contributor to The Nation. His investigation, “The Secession Movement in Education,” is produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report and appeared on the cover of the September 26/October 2 edition of The Nation.
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How Badly Did Equifax Mishandle Its Data Breach? http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-badly-did-equifax-mishandle-its-data-breach/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-badly-did-equifax-mishandle-its-data-breach/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:41:08 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4853 FEATURING JAMIE COURT – The oldest credit reporting company in the US, Equifax announced this month that a massive data breach by hacking has compromised the personal information of about 143 million people, mostly in the US but also in the UK and Canada. The multi-billion dollar company says it found out about the breach...]]>

FEATURING JAMIE COURT – The oldest credit reporting company in the US, Equifax announced this month that a massive data breach by hacking has compromised the personal information of about 143 million people, mostly in the US but also in the UK and Canada. The multi-billion dollar company says it found out about the breach in late July, and yet took weeks to inform the public.

When those people who were impacted contacted Equifax asking to freeze their credit files, the company charged them. After public outrage, Equifax decided to drop the fees for the next month. It is also offering a year’s worth of free credit reporting.

Additionally, it was revealed that three of the company’s top executives sold nearly $2 million of their stocks in the days before the public was informed of the problems. They claim they had no knowledge of their own company’s data breach. Equifax’s stock has predictably plummeted this month.

The company has been sued several times over the years and has fought to make it harder for the public to file lawsuits.

Find out if you have been impacted by the Equifax breach HERE or for more information visit www.consumerwatchdog.org.

Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog, author of ‘The Progressive’s Guide To Raising Hell: How To Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws And Get The Change You Voted For’.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-badly-did-equifax-mishandle-its-data-breach/feed/ 0 FEATURING JAMIE COURT – The oldest credit reporting company in the US, Equifax announced this month that a massive data breach by hacking has compromised the personal information of about 143 million people, When those people who were impacted contacted Equifax asking to freeze their credit files, the company charged them. After public outrage, Equifax decided to drop the fees for the next month. It is also offering a year’s worth of free credit reporting.
Additionally, it was revealed that three of the company’s top executives sold nearly $2 million of their stocks in the days before the public was informed of the problems. They claim they had no knowledge of their own company’s data breach. Equifax’s stock has predictably plummeted this month.
The company has been sued several times over the years and has fought to make it harder for the public to file lawsuits.
Find out if you have been impacted by the Equifax breach HERE or for more information visit www.consumerwatchdog.org.

Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog, author of ‘The Progressive’s Guide To Raising Hell: How To Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws And Get The Change You Voted For’.
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While Hurricanes Ravage US, Trump Pushes LNG Exports http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/while-hurricanes-ravage-us-trump-pushes-lng-exports/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/while-hurricanes-ravage-us-trump-pushes-lng-exports/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:39:49 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4850 FEATURING JOSHUA FRANK – Hurricane Irma knocked out power for more than 10 million residents of Florida and damaged most homes in the Florida Keys this week. The devastating storm has also caused major damage in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. For those whose homes are still standing flood-related damage will require rewiring,...]]>

FEATURING JOSHUA FRANK – Hurricane Irma knocked out power for more than 10 million residents of Florida and damaged most homes in the Florida Keys this week. The devastating storm has also caused major damage in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. For those whose homes are still standing flood-related damage will require rewiring, removing floorboards, walls, dealing with mold, and much more. Residents of a number of Caribbean islands, especially St. Martin were also picking up the pieces from the horror of Hurricane Irma.

As climate-change-fueled hurricanes are devastating people’s lives, Donald Trump is quietly continuing its project of dismantling public protections and unfettering the fossil fuel industry.

DeSmogBlog recently reported that the Trump administration has begun quietly expedite the permitting process for the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry. Touting LNG as a “environmentally friendly fuel,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the expedited process as a way to, “unleash American energy,” to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Read Joshua Frank’s article about LNG Exports HERE.

HOW TO SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE RULE CHANGE:

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal (the preferred method): Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

2. Email: Send email to fergas@hq.doe.gov. Include RIN 1901-AB43 and FE Docket No. 17-86-R in the subject line of the email. Please include the full body of your comments in the text of the message or as an attachment.

3. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375.

Joshua Frank, Managing Editor of Counterpunch, author of a number of books including the forthcoming ‘Heatstroke: Earth on the Brink’. He recently co-wrote an article on DeSmogBlog with Steve Horn about LNG Exports.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/while-hurricanes-ravage-us-trump-pushes-lng-exports/feed/ 0 FEATURING JOSHUA FRANK – Hurricane Irma knocked out power for more than 10 million residents of Florida and damaged most homes in the Florida Keys this week. The devastating storm has also caused major damage in the states of Georgia and South Carolina... As climate-change-fueled hurricanes are devastating people’s lives, Donald Trump is quietly continuing its project of dismantling public protections and unfettering the fossil fuel industry.
DeSmogBlog recently reported that the Trump administration has begun quietly expedite the permitting process for the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry. Touting LNG as a “environmentally friendly fuel,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the expedited process as a way to, “unleash American energy,” to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Read Joshua Frank’s article about LNG Exports HERE.
HOW TO SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE RULE CHANGE:
1. Federal eRulemaking Portal (the preferred method): Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
2. Email: Send email to fergas@hq.doe.gov. Include RIN 1901-AB43 and FE Docket No. 17-86-R in the subject line of the email. Please include the full body of your comments in the text of the message or as an attachment.
3. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375.

Joshua Frank, Managing Editor of Counterpunch, author of a number of books including the forthcoming ‘Heatstroke: Earth on the Brink’. He recently co-wrote an article on DeSmogBlog with Steve Horn about LNG Exports.
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Pasadena Police Arrest BLM Founder Again http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/pasadena-police-arrest-blm-founder-again/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/pasadena-police-arrest-blm-founder-again/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:05:54 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4834 FEATURING JAIME GUTIERREZ – The Pasadena Police Department in Southern California on Saturday took the founder of Pasadena’s Black Lives Matter into custody. Jasmine Abdullah Richards, who garnered national attention for becoming the first African American to be arrested on a “felony lynching charge” last year, is back in the crosshairs of the agency she...]]>

FEATURING JAIME GUTIERREZ – The Pasadena Police Department in Southern California on Saturday took the founder of Pasadena’s Black Lives Matter into custody.

Jasmine Abdullah Richards, who garnered national attention for becoming the first African American to be arrested on a “felony lynching charge” last year, is back in the crosshairs of the agency she has been trying to hold accountable for the killings of Pasadena’s black residents.

On Monday morning supporters gathered at the city’s courthouse for a hearing. Today we’ll turn to her attorney for an update.

UPDATE: Jasmine Richards was released from jail on Monday late afternoon and is required to return to court on September 22nd on the obstruction of justice and probation violation charges.

Follow Jasmine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jasmine.richards.9.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/pasadena-police-arrest-blm-founder-again/feed/ 0 FEATURING JAIME GUTIERREZ – The Pasadena Police Department in Southern California on Saturday took the founder of Pasadena’s Black Lives Matter into custody. Jasmine Abdullah Richards, who garnered national attention for becoming the first African Amer... Jasmine Abdullah Richards, who garnered national attention for becoming the first African American to be arrested on a “felony lynching charge” last year, is back in the crosshairs of the agency she has been trying to hold accountable for the killings of Pasadena’s black residents.
On Monday morning supporters gathered at the city’s courthouse for a hearing. Today we’ll turn to her attorney for an update.
UPDATE: Jasmine Richards was released from jail on Monday late afternoon and is required to return to court on September 22nd on the obstruction of justice and probation violation charges.
Follow Jasmine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jasmine.richards.9.

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New Study Finds Massive Plastic Contamination of Drinking Water http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/new-study-finds-massive-plastic-contamination-of-drinking-water/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/new-study-finds-massive-plastic-contamination-of-drinking-water/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:04:38 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4842 FEATURING CHRIS TYREE – A new and terrifying global study of drinking water has found massive contamination by microscopic plastic fibers. The study is the first of its kind and identifies previously unknown contamination of water flowing out of taps in cities as far away as New Delhi, and as close by as Washington DC....]]>

FEATURING CHRIS TYREE – A new and terrifying global study of drinking water has found massive contamination by microscopic plastic fibers. The study is the first of its kind and identifies previously unknown contamination of water flowing out of taps in cities as far away as New Delhi, and as close by as Washington DC.

The origins of the microscopic fibers is still being debated, and its impact on human health still unknown. However animal studies indicate that it likely is not a good thing for us to be ingesting plastics.

Read ‘Invisibles: The Plastic Inside Us’ HERE.

Chris Tyree, journalist with Orb Media, and lead author of ‘Invisibles: The Plastic Inside Us’.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/new-study-finds-massive-plastic-contamination-of-drinking-water/feed/ 0 FEATURING CHRIS TYREE – A new and terrifying global study of drinking water has found massive contamination by microscopic plastic fibers. The study is the first of its kind and identifies previously unknown contamination of water flowing out of taps i... The origins of the microscopic fibers is still being debated, and its impact on human health still unknown. However animal studies indicate that it likely is not a good thing for us to be ingesting plastics.
Read ‘Invisibles: The Plastic Inside Us’ HERE.

Chris Tyree, journalist with Orb Media, and lead author of ‘Invisibles: The Plastic Inside Us’.
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Ben Cohen Wants To Stamp Money Out of Politics http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ben-cohen-wants-to-stamp-money-out-of-politics/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ben-cohen-wants-to-stamp-money-out-of-politics/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:03:29 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4839 FEATURING BEN COHEN – With the rise of Trumpism and a flooding of corporate money and influence in politics, many activists are looking for creative ways to center social justice and reduce the influence of corporate elites on our political system. One tactic that goes all the way back to the suffragette movement is stamping...]]>

FEATURING BEN COHEN – With the rise of Trumpism and a flooding of corporate money and influence in politics, many activists are looking for creative ways to center social justice and reduce the influence of corporate elites on our political system. One tactic that goes all the way back to the suffragette movement is stamping messages on money.

Ben Cohen, Co-founder and Former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has encouraged Americans to stamp messages of social justice on dollar bills. It’s easy, effective, and, actually legal! The campaign Stamp Stampede offers a plethora of messaging on its stamps, such as “Stamp Money Out of Politics,” and “Corporations Are Not People.”

For more information, visit www.stampstampede.org.

Ben Cohen, Co-founder and Former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. He is also the founder of Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities and TrueMajority. He has served on the boards of Heifer International, Oxfam America, Greenpeace, and Hampshire College. He is also on the Board of Directors of People Power Initiatives, whose main project is Stamp Stampede.

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http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/ben-cohen-wants-to-stamp-money-out-of-politics/feed/ 0 FEATURING BEN COHEN – With the rise of Trumpism and a flooding of corporate money and influence in politics, many activists are looking for creative ways to center social justice and reduce the influence of corporate elites on our political system. Ben Cohen, Co-founder and Former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has encouraged Americans to stamp messages of social justice on dollar bills. It’s easy, effective, and, actually legal! The campaign Stamp Stampede offers a plethora of messaging on its stamps, such as “Stamp Money Out of Politics,” and “Corporations Are Not People.”
For more information, visit www.stampstampede.org.

Ben Cohen, Co-founder and Former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. He is also the founder of Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities and TrueMajority. He has served on the boards of Heifer International, Oxfam America, Greenpeace, and Hampshire College. He is also on the Board of Directors of People Power Initiatives, whose main project is Stamp Stampede.
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New Study Links Fossil Fuel Companies To Emissions http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/new-study-links-fossil-fuel-companies-to-emissions/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/new-study-links-fossil-fuel-companies-to-emissions/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:52:19 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4828 FEATURING BRENDA EKWURZEL – A new study just published in the journal Climatic Change has for the first time, linked the impact of carbon emissions directly to those companies that produce the emissions. Corporations like Exxon Mobil, whose former executives wield great political power in the US government, are particularly responsible for the devastating effects...]]>

FEATURING BRENDA EKWURZEL – A new study just published in the journal Climatic Change has for the first time, linked the impact of carbon emissions directly to those companies that produce the emissions.

Corporations like Exxon Mobil, whose former executives wield great political power in the US government, are particularly responsible for the devastating effects of climate change and now we can estimate by exactly how much.

As this year’s hurricane season wreaks massive destruction across the US and Caribbean, the question of who is responsible for stronger storms, rising sea levels, and more, is a critical one.

Read the study ‘Tracing Who’s Responsible for Temperature Increase and Sea Level Rise (2017)’ HERE.

Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist and the director of climate science for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She is the lead author of the study.

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As this year’s hurricane season wreaks massive destruction across the US and Caribbean, the question of who is responsible for stronger storms, rising sea levels, and more, is a critical one.
Read the study ‘Tracing Who’s Responsible for Temperature Increase and Sea Level Rise (2017)’ HERE.

Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist and the director of climate science for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She is the lead author of the study.
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How Michigan’s Charter School Experiment Is A Warning To Us All http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-michigans-charter-school-experiment-is-a-warning-to-us-all/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-michigans-charter-school-experiment-is-a-warning-to-us-all/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:48:30 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4825 FEATURING KEVIN KUMASHIRO – A major New York Times investigation into Michigan’s experiment with charter schools has confirmed what many critics of Education Secretary Betsy Devos already knew – that the rise in charter schools in the state has coincided with an overall sharp drop in academic progress. The Times piece, entitled, “Michigan Gambled on...]]>

FEATURING KEVIN KUMASHIRO – A major New York Times investigation into Michigan’s experiment with charter schools has confirmed what many critics of Education Secretary Betsy Devos already knew – that the rise in charter schools in the state has coincided with an overall sharp drop in academic progress.

The Times piece, entitled, “Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost,” says, “even many charter proponents are troubled by the Michigan model that DeVos had such a crucial role in creating.” The state’s charter schools are poorly regulated and have led to a loss in funding and enrollment for traditional public schools.

What does that mean for the nation as a whole with a major proponent of charter schools in charge?

Find more information at EducationDeans.org.

Kevin Kumashiro, former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice and the education correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali.

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What does that mean for the nation as a whole with a major proponent of charter schools in charge?
Find more information at EducationDeans.org.

Kevin Kumashiro, former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice and the education correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali.
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Hurricane Irma Wreaks Devastation on Caribbean Islands http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/hurricane-irma-wreaks-devastation-on-caribbean-islands/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/hurricane-irma-wreaks-devastation-on-caribbean-islands/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:45:59 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4811 FEATURING THANU YAKUPITIYAGE – Hurricane Irma is being dubbed “one of the most powerful storms in history,” as it slammed into the Caribbean islands this week on its way toward Florida. According to the National Hurricane Center, Irma is “potentially catastrophic.” Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands are reeling from the power and force of...]]>

FEATURING THANU YAKUPITIYAGE – Hurricane Irma is being dubbed “one of the most powerful storms in history,” as it slammed into the Caribbean islands this week on its way toward Florida. According to the National Hurricane Center, Irma is “potentially catastrophic.”

Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands are reeling from the power and force of Irma. News reports reveal that up to 95% of all buildings and vehicles on the small island of Barbuda have been flattened. As Texans barely began their long road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Floridians are now bracing themselves for Irma.

President Donald Trump has approved emergency declarations for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Trump has of course long declared climate change to be a hoax and is overseeing the dismantling of regulations and funding that would protect the public from the impacts of global warming.

Thanu Yakupitiyage, U.S Communications Manager, 350.org.

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President Donald Trump has approved emergency declarations for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Trump has of course long declared climate change to be a hoax and is overseeing the dismantling of regulations and funding that would protect the public from the impacts of global warming.

Thanu Yakupitiyage, U.S Communications Manager, 350.org.
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How California Plans to Fight DACA’s End http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-california-plans-to-fight-dacas-end/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-california-plans-to-fight-dacas-end/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:44:25 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4815 FEATURING SET HERNANDEZ RONGKILYO – The state of California has joined more than a dozen others in filing a lawsuit this week against the federal government over President Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. California is home to the largest proportion of DACA recipients in the nation. More...]]>

FEATURING SET HERNANDEZ RONGKILYO – The state of California has joined more than a dozen others in filing a lawsuit this week against the federal government over President Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

California is home to the largest proportion of DACA recipients in the nation. More than a quarter of the 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth who registered with the program live in the state. Studies estimate that the typical DACA recipient is a resident of Los Angeles and was brought to the US from Mexico at age 6.

Now, as the state moves to protect its DACA recipients from being targeted by the Trump administration, some are hoping that a bill in the state Senate might make California a sanctuary state. Activists are pushing to pass SB 54 into law and on Thursday a number of folks including my guest gathered in Sacramento for a rally supporting the bill.

Set Rongkilyo, Soros Youth Activist Fellow & Video Campaign Organizer with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

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Now, as the state moves to protect its DACA recipients from being targeted by the Trump administration, some are hoping that a bill in the state Senate might make California a sanctuary state. Activists are pushing to pass SB 54 into law and on Thursday a number of folks including my guest gathered in Sacramento for a rally supporting the bill.

Set Rongkilyo, Soros Youth Activist Fellow & Video Campaign Organizer with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
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Clinton Blames Sanders for 2016 Loss In New Book http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/clinton-blames-sanders-for-2016-loss-in-new-book/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/clinton-blames-sanders-for-2016-loss-in-new-book/#comments Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:42:32 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4818 FEATURING LIZA FEATHERSTONE – Hillary Clinton’s newest book and the first one to be published since her devastating election loss last year is simply titled “What Happened.” A number of leaked excerpts from her book, which is to be officially released on September 12, show that she blames Bernie Sanders’ candidacy in part for her...]]>

FEATURING LIZA FEATHERSTONE – Hillary Clinton’s newest book and the first one to be published since her devastating election loss last year is simply titled “What Happened.” A number of leaked excerpts from her book, which is to be officially released on September 12, show that she blames Bernie Sanders’ candidacy in part for her failure.

Clinton writes, “his attack caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.” She added that Sanders, “got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.” She also accused Sanders of making promises to progressives that he wouldn’t have been able to keep as president.

Such sentiments appear to be indicative of the deepening split within the Democratic Party between establishment, pro-Wall Street politicians like Clinton, and vocal minority stalwart progressives who want the party to live up to its stated ideals. Whether Clinton’s criticisms of Sanders are taken seriously by the party as a whole has repercussions for its political future in next year’s midterm elections and beyond.

Liza Featherstone, editor of the book False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton; she has also written the books, Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker’s Rights at Wal-Mart. She is also a contributing editor at the Nation.

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Such sentiments appear to be indicative of the deepening split within the Democratic Party between establishment, pro-Wall Street politicians like Clinton, and vocal minority stalwart progressives who want the party to live up to its stated ideals. Whether Clinton’s criticisms of Sanders are taken seriously by the party as a whole has repercussions for its political future in next year’s midterm elections and beyond.

Liza Featherstone, editor of the book False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton; she has also written the books, Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker’s Rights at Wal-Mart. She is also a contributing editor at the Nation.
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Rising Up Celebrates 1 Year on Free Speech TV! http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/rising-up-celebrates-1-year-on-free-speech-tv/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/rising-up-celebrates-1-year-on-free-speech-tv/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:08:39 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4808 Dear viewers/listeners, We are proud to announce that on July 29 Rising Up With Sonali completed one year on Free Speech TV! Our show is broadcast weekdays on www.freespeech.org at 3 pm PST/ 6 pm EST.]]>

Dear viewers/listeners,

We are proud to announce that on July 29 Rising Up With Sonali completed one year on Free Speech TV! Our show is broadcast weekdays on www.freespeech.org at 3 pm PST/ 6 pm EST.

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Is Trump Pushing North Korea Into a Corner? http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/is-trump-pushing-north-korea-into-a-corner/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/is-trump-pushing-north-korea-into-a-corner/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:06:29 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4798 FEATURING JOHN FEFFER – President Donald Trump this week spoke with several world leaders by phone about international sanctions on North Korea over nuclear testing. According to White House records Trump said to British Prime Minister Theresa May, “now is not the time to talk to North Korea,” and that he was considering all options...]]>

FEATURING JOHN FEFFER – President Donald Trump this week spoke with several world leaders by phone about international sanctions on North Korea over nuclear testing. According to White House records Trump said to British Prime Minister Theresa May, “now is not the time to talk to North Korea,” and that he was considering all options to deal with the nation. In his phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping Trump discussed China restricting oil sales to North Korea.

Speaking to the press about the potential for US military action, Trump said, ” Certainly that’s not our first choice, but we will see what happens.” Trump also tweeted on September 5th, that he was “allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States.”

Read John Feffer’s article “Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy” HERE.

John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and a TomDispatch regular. He just wrote a piece entitled, “Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy”.

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Read John Feffer’s article “Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy” HERE.

John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and a TomDispatch regular. He just wrote a piece entitled, “Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy”.
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How Harvey Multiplied Houston’s Industrial Pollution http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-harvey-multiplied-houstons-industrial-pollution/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/how-harvey-multiplied-houstons-industrial-pollution/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:01:56 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4794 FEATURING SHAYE WOLF – The city of Houston, Texas is facing a long road in rebuilding from the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to the lives lost, the homes and infrastructure destroyed, and the jobs and economy disrupted, there is an additional burden on the public health of Houstonians that originated from damaged...]]>

FEATURING SHAYE WOLF – The city of Houston, Texas is facing a long road in rebuilding from the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to the lives lost, the homes and infrastructure destroyed, and the jobs and economy disrupted, there is an additional burden on the public health of Houstonians that originated from damaged refineries and petro-chemical plants.

Houston is a major center of fossil fuel and chemical industries and a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found that nearly a million pounds of the most toxic chemicals were released into the atmosphere because of Hurricane Harvey. What is the long-term impact of this shocking level of pollution and how will climate-related disasters like Harvey be amplified by the concentration of polluting industries?

Find more information at www.biologicaldiversity.org.

Shaye Wolf, Climate Science Director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Find more information at www.biologicaldiversity.org.

Shaye Wolf, Climate Science Director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
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What Does the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger Mean For Consumers? http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/what-does-the-amazon-whole-foods-merger-mean-for-consumers/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/what-does-the-amazon-whole-foods-merger-mean-for-consumers/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:58:06 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4790 FEATURING PATTY LOVERA – Only days after the Federal Trade Commission approved the mega $13 billion Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods, consumers have begun seeing a difference. The online retail giant is known for its low prices, while the upscale grocery chain is often referred to as Whole Paycheck. But Amazon’s takeover has manifested in...]]>

FEATURING PATTY LOVERA – Only days after the Federal Trade Commission approved the mega $13 billion Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods, consumers have begun seeing a difference. The online retail giant is known for its low prices, while the upscale grocery chain is often referred to as Whole Paycheck.

But Amazon’s takeover has manifested in lower prices on some of its products. While that may mean good news for consumers in the short term, does it benefit the public in the long term?

The massive acquisition further consolidates a grocery industry that is already dominated by a handful of corporations. And, Amazon’s Goldman-Sachs-brokered deal for Whole Foods was incredibly fast-tracked, going from proposal to reality in a matter of just weeks.

For more information visit www.FoodAndWaterWatch.org.

Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch.

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The massive acquisition further consolidates a grocery industry that is already dominated by a handful of corporations. And, Amazon’s Goldman-Sachs-brokered deal for Whole Foods was incredibly fast-tracked, going from proposal to reality in a matter of just weeks.
For more information visit www.FoodAndWaterWatch.org.

Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch.
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With 800,000 Lives in the Balance, Trump Ends DACA http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/with-800000-lives-in-the-balance-trump-ends-daca/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/with-800000-lives-in-the-balance-trump-ends-daca/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:24:51 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4784 FEATURING JOSHUA STEHLIK – Taking to Twitter on Tuesday to announce a decision that impacts 800,000 de facto Americans, Donald Trump ended DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which allowed an estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants to defer deportation and study and work in the US. Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions followed Trump’s...]]>

FEATURING JOSHUA STEHLIK – Taking to Twitter on Tuesday to announce a decision that impacts 800,000 de facto Americans, Donald Trump ended DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which allowed an estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants to defer deportation and study and work in the US.

Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions followed Trump’s tweet with a letter from the Justice Department to the Department of Homeland Security calling DACA, “an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws,” and, “an unconstitutional exercise of authority,” by the Obama administration. DHS will no longer be accepting new DACA applications and will phase out the program within 6 months during which Trump said it is up to Congress to take legislative action.

To find more visit www.nilc.org.

Joshua Stehlik, Supervising Attorney with the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).

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To find more visit www.nilc.org.

Joshua Stehlik, Supervising Attorney with the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).
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Myanmar Forces Launch New Attack on Rohingya, Forcing Mass Exodus http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/myanmar-forces-launch-new-attack-on-rohingya-forcing-mass-exodus/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/myanmar-forces-launch-new-attack-on-rohingya-forcing-mass-exodus/#comments Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:21:31 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4778 FEATURING TANIA RASHID – Security forces together with armed militiamen launched a fresh wave of attacks on Myanmar’s Rohingya, a Muslim minority, after militants attacked the government on August 25th. The retaliatory actions against the Rohingya included helicopter attacks that decimated whole villages, prompting a mass exodus of refugees who then also faced brutal attacks....]]>

FEATURING TANIA RASHID – Security forces together with armed militiamen launched a fresh wave of attacks on Myanmar’s Rohingya, a Muslim minority, after militants attacked the government on August 25th. The retaliatory actions against the Rohingya included helicopter attacks that decimated whole villages, prompting a mass exodus of refugees who then also faced brutal attacks.

The Rohingya live in Western Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in the state of Rakhine and have faced years of persecution that many deem genocidal.

The United Nations estimates that more than 120,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh since the attacks began. The refugees face a treacherous journey along the way as well as on the border.

Follow Tania’s work @Taniarashid9 and on Instagram @TaniaRashid.

Tania Rashid, correspondent for PBS NewsHour.

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The United Nations estimates that more than 120,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh since the attacks began. The refugees face a treacherous journey along the way as well as on the border.
Follow Tania’s work @Taniarashid9 and on Instagram @TaniaRashid.

Tania Rashid, correspondent for PBS NewsHour.
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Trump’s War on Afghanistan: More Violence, More Deaths http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/trumps-war-on-afghanistan-more-violence-more-deaths/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/trumps-war-on-afghanistan-more-violence-more-deaths/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:19:36 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4781 FEATURING ‘HEELA’ – The Pentagon recently disclosed that the actual number of US troops in Afghanistan was 11,000, significantly higher than was previously acknowledged. The announcement came just days after President Donald Trump announced an open-ended escalation of the nearly 16 year-old war – a war that he had previously criticized vocally. But even before...]]>

FEATURING ‘HEELA’ – The Pentagon recently disclosed that the actual number of US troops in Afghanistan was 11,000, significantly higher than was previously acknowledged. The announcement came just days after President Donald Trump announced an open-ended escalation of the nearly 16 year-old war – a war that he had previously criticized vocally.

But even before his announcement US air strikes had escalated, putting 2017 on par to becoming one of the bloodiest years since the war began in October 2001.

Afghan civilians are caught between US-backed corrupt warlords in government, US troops on the ground and air strikes from above, Taliban forces, and now an emerging Islamic State presence.

DISCLOSURES: To protect her identity Heela is using a pseudonym and we have obscured her face. In the interest of full disclosure, Sonali works closely with RAWA through a US-based non-profit group.

For more information, visit www.RAWA.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RAWA.Afghanistan/.

Heela, a member of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). RAWA is an underground organization and is the oldest women’s political group in Afghanistan.

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Afghan civilians are caught between US-backed corrupt warlords in government, US troops on the ground and air strikes from above, Taliban forces, and now an emerging Islamic State presence.
DISCLOSURES: To protect her identity Heela is using a pseudonym and we have obscured her face. In the interest of full disclosure, Sonali works closely with RAWA through a US-based non-profit group.
For more information, visit www.RAWA.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RAWA.Afghanistan/.

Heela, a member of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). RAWA is an underground organization and is the oldest women’s political group in Afghanistan.
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Dreamers Launch Hunger Strike Over DACA http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/dreamers-launch-hunger-strike-over-daca/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/dreamers-launch-hunger-strike-over-daca/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 22:35:49 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4769 FEATURING VALERIA RUIZ – News reports emerged on Thursday that President Donald Trump was planning to cancel the DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Barack Obama had put into place. Hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, who call themselves “Dreamers,” have enrolled in the program over the years, turning over information...]]>

FEATURING VALERIA RUIZ – News reports emerged on Thursday that President Donald Trump was planning to cancel the DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Barack Obama had put into place. Hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, who call themselves “Dreamers,” have enrolled in the program over the years, turning over information about themselves to the government. DACA enabled them to live and work in the US without fear of being torn from the place they consider their home country.

But a number of Republican-dominated states have threatened to sue the federal government if Trump does not cancel the plan by September 5th. By the time some of you are hearing or watching this program, DACA may have already been canceled.

Over the years Trump has expressed a variety of responses to DACA, flip flopping dramatically on whether he would cancel it.

That was Trump saying wildly different things about DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program over the years. House Speaker Paul Ryan has defended DACA however and this is what he had to say during a recent radio interview about it. PLAY PAUL RYAN VIDEO.

That’s House Speaker Paul Ryan speaking on a radio interview about his views on DACA.

For more information visit www.vdlf.org.

Valeria Ruiz, an organizer with Youth Empowered in the Struggle, the student arm of Voces de la Frontera, based in Racine, WI.

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Over the years Trump has expressed a variety of responses to DACA, flip flopping dramatically on whether he would cancel it.
That was Trump saying wildly different things about DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program over the years. House Speaker Paul Ryan has defended DACA however and this is what he had to say during a recent radio interview about it. PLAY PAUL RYAN VIDEO.
That’s House Speaker Paul Ryan speaking on a radio interview about his views on DACA.
For more information visit www.vdlf.org.

Valeria Ruiz, an organizer with Youth Empowered in the Struggle, the student arm of Voces de la Frontera, based in Racine, WI.
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Trump’s Tax Plan A Big Giveaway To Wealthy Elites http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/trumps-tax-plan-a-big-giveaway-to-wealthy-elites/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/trumps-tax-plan-a-big-giveaway-to-wealthy-elites/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 22:11:47 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4763 FEATURING TJ HELMSTETTER – After months of legislative defeats President Donald Trump in a speech in Springfield, Missouri this past Wednesday announced an ambitious plan to overhaul the US tax code. While his announcement was thin on details, among the things he specified was that the corporate tax rate would be cut from its current...]]>

FEATURING TJ HELMSTETTER – After months of legislative defeats President Donald Trump in a speech in Springfield, Missouri this past Wednesday announced an ambitious plan to overhaul the US tax code.

While his announcement was thin on details, among the things he specified was that the corporate tax rate would be cut from its current 35% to about 15%. He did not mention that by taking advantage of gaping loopholes corporations are already paying far lower taxes than 35%.

Trump also promised to lower the tax rate on individuals. His proposal is in line with long-standing Republican demands to reward the wealthy using the justification that it helps create jobs for ordinary Americans. But decades of trickle down economics show that helping the wealthy get richer does only that – help them get richer.

Now a broad based coalition of progressive organizations have come together to stop Trump’s proposed tax plan.

Find more information visit www.stoptrumptaxcuts.org and www.americansfortaxfairness.org.

TJ Helmstetter, Communications Director with Americans for Tax Fairness.

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Trump also promised to lower the tax rate on individuals. His proposal is in line with long-standing Republican demands to reward the wealthy using the justification that it helps create jobs for ordinary Americans. But decades of trickle down economics show that helping the wealthy get richer does only that – help them get richer.
Now a broad based coalition of progressive organizations have come together to stop Trump’s proposed tax plan.
Find more information visit www.stoptrumptaxcuts.org and www.americansfortaxfairness.org.

TJ Helmstetter, Communications Director with Americans for Tax Fairness.
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Mumia Abu Jamal on Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/mumia-abu-jamal-on-climate-change-and-hurricane-harvey/ http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/mumia-abu-jamal-on-climate-change-and-hurricane-harvey/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 22:08:03 +0000 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/?p=4767 FEATURING MUMIA ABU JAMAL – Mumia Abu Jamal is a political prisoner and award winning journalist. He recently filed this commentary about Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change. Find out more at www.prisonradio.org.]]>

FEATURING MUMIA ABU JAMAL – Mumia Abu Jamal is a political prisoner and award winning journalist. He recently filed this commentary about Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change.

Find out more at www.prisonradio.org.

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