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Wednesday March 25th 2015 0

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Flashpoints

vpToday on Flashpoints: We take a closer look at the situation Venezuela where president Maduro has accused the US of destabilizing his country.  Then, we look at the recently declassified National Intelligence Estimate report by the CIA that was used by the Bush administration to justify the war in Iraq. We then take a closer look at money, elections and politics in the United States. Finally, we feature our weekly installment  of the series “The Battle for Public Education in the 21st Century” with Ken Yale.

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Tuesday March 24th 2015 0

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Flashpoints

droneToday on Flashpoints: Obama’s drone policy crashes and burn in Yemen. Next, as the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, known by its acronym FOIA approaches, we take a closer look to see how much truth can be had about the United States government.  Then, we examine the role of independent contractors hired by the US government as publics service are being privatized at an alarming rate. Finally, we join our Special correspondent Alejandro Reyes reporting from Mexico City about attacks on journalists in southern Mexico for trying to report on government efforts to seize indigenous land.

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Monday March 23rd 2015 0

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: Is Google censoring content on the web solely because it’s critical of the US government? We’ll take a close look at that question and the recent experience of folks at the website AntiWar.com. Next, what foes Netanyahu’s victory in the recent Israeli elections mean for the prospects of a peaceful solution with the Palestinian people? Then, we turn our attention to the apparent profile killing of an unarmed man, Garcia Villalpando, gunned down by police officer, Robert Clark in Euless, Texas. Finally, we take a look at a recent spate of articles in the NY Times focusing on corruption, murder and drug trafficking scandals tied to the current president of Haiti, Michel Martielly

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Thursday March 19th 2015 0

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on a Special Edition Flashpoints: Did US counter insurgency teams play a key role during a recent deadly raid in the Philippines? Also 24 years of US destruction and murderous policy towards Iraq, and 12 years after US shock and awe against that war torn country. We’ll have two extended reports on the situation on the ground, as well as on protest planned in D.C. For this weekend

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Wednesday March 18th 2015 0

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Flashpoints

IEToday on Flashpoints: Does Netanyahu’s victory open the door for a one-state solution for Israel Palestine? Also, the battle for public education in the 21st century: a new exclusive fifteen-part Flashpoints series on the history and future of Public Education in the US. And the semiotics of a face slashing in South Korea

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Tuesday March 17th 2015 0

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Flashpoints

c33Today on a Special Edition Flashpoints: Pulitzer Prize winning author, Glen Greenwald, Academy Award-winner Laura Poitras, and courageous whistle blower, Edward Snowden piped in from Russia, in a recent forum hosted by the late New York Times Media Columnist, David Carr

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Monday March 16th 2015 0

Posted on March 16, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: A $30 million lawsuit is filed over the FBI killing of a Boston bombing witness? What does it mean for the ongoing case? Also, Jeb on the run to be the next Bush in the White House. Tales of The Grim Sleeper, a troubling new film investigation into the devaluing of black women’s lives. And a protest planned for the 12th anniversary of shock and awe in Iraq

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Thursday March 12th 2015 0

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: Was there a real shake up at the CIA? Will there be more transparency at the hyper-secret US Spy Agency? We’ll speak to a former high level CIA analysis about what’s going on. Also, we’ll have a report from the leader of the Pit River Tribe on the latest battle to save indigenous Sacred Sites in Northern California. We talk to Flashpoints special correspondent on police violence Randy Credico who is facing major trumped up charges for photographing and filming out of control police brutality in New York City. And we’ll have our weekly visit with the Electronic Intifada hosted by Nora Barrows Friedman.

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Wednesday March 11th 2015 0

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Flashpoints

fukuToday on Flashpoints: The US declares Venezuela a national security threat and orders sanctions against several government officials. Also, the National Day Labor Organization Network, continues it’s fight for human immigration reform. And on the 4th anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown, anti-nuclear activist push to shut down nukes worldwide and move toward renewable at all levels

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Tuesday March 10th 2015 0

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: Radical author and political analysis, Michael Parenti on US foreign policy in crisis. We’ll have an in-depth report back on the police killing in San Francisco’s Mission district. And the Palestine Advocacy Project confronts Israeli apartheid in Palestine with a series of billboards across the country.

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