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Wednesday July 18th 2018 0

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we take a closer look at the uprising earlier this month in Haiti that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant. Then we turn our attention back to developments in the denuclearization talks with North Korea. Finally we feature an interview with Claire Shoen about her recent Stepping Up podcast focusing on the battle between the Richmond Progressive Alliance versus the oil giant the Chevon Corporation and the fight over who will control city hall in Richmond California. 

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Tuesday July 17th 2018 0

Posted on July 17, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we feature an exclusive interview with Joe Lauria the Editor and Chief of Consortium News discussing reactions to yesterday’s Trump/Putin summit. Next we catch up with William Binney the former technical director of world military and geopolitical analysis and reporting for the National Security Agency. Binney worked at the NSA for 36 years and has plenty to say about Russian hacking and the recent FBI indictments. Finally we talk with Sam Husseini who was physically removed from the press conference between Trump and Putin in Helsinki Finland and detained by Finnish police yesterday.

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Monday July 16th 2018 0

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, first we go live to a demonstration in San Francisco in solidarity with Haiti and in support of recent protests against austerity measures being imposed by the International Monetary Fund, we speak with Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee. Then we feature an interview with veteran CIA analyst Ray McGovern about the recent FBI indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials for hacking American democracy. Then we speak with Norman Solomon about the arrest of Sam Husseini moments before a joint press conference between Trump and Putin in Helsinki Finland. Finally we speak with Michael Klare of the Arms Control Association about how close we really are to a possible nuclear war with Russia and the chilling new development of what are being called limited nuclear weapons .

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Thursday July 12th 2018 0

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we feature an interview with the founder of the organization Homies Unidos, Alex Sanchez,  who addresses the issue of Salvadoran gangs and how they have been held up as a symbol by the Trump administration to justify the criminalization of migrants and asylum seekers coming to the United States. Then we speak with Karina Moreno from the Latino Studies Association conference in Washington DC where academics and activists are sharing views and strategizing issues such as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and immigrant family separations. Last we cover a recent attempt to gut a strong Net Neutrality bill in the California legislature and the surprise outcome that actually pushed back against corporate influence over policy in the State.

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Wednesday July 11th 2018 0

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we continue our discussion about the reasons behind Central American refugees fleeing to this country and its relationship to the history of US foreign policy in the region. Today’s focus is El Salvador with former FMLN representative Ramon Cardona. Then we turn our attention back to Syria and the continuing bleeding of that country by a US-backed war.

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Tuesday July 11th 2018 0

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we discuss the plight of immigrants fleeing Guatemala for the United States with Guillermo Castillo of Cooperacin Migrante. We follow up with a discussion with the Reverend Deborah Lee , Executive Director of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, based in Oakland CA about the root causes of migration from Central America and the historical role of US foreign policy. Finally, we feature the second part of an exclusive interview with Nicolas JS Davies about the number of deaths resulting from US guns and bombs since 9/11. 

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Monday July 9th 2018 0

Posted on July 09, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, the clock is ticking on Trump’s announcement of a Supreme Court nominee. We talk with the Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild about the nominee’s role on the court and the far-reaching implications it will have for years to come.  Then we return to our Haiti coverage where a recent uprising triggered by a rise in gasoline prices is threatening to topple the government which is accused of widespread corruption and violence against political opponents . Finally, we feature the first part of an exclusive interview with Nicolas JS Davies about the number of deaths resulting from US guns and bombs since 9/11.

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Tuesday July 3rd 2018 0

Posted on July 03, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we look at the federal court case against 7 Catholics accused of trespassing and damaging US property as part of a symbolic protest against nuclear weapons in Georgia, then we discuss the role of NATO and it relationship to US foreign policy, next we look at the NSA’s purging of millions of records and whether this represents a cover up or failure, finally we continue our coverage of the outcome and ramifications of recent presidential elections in Mexico.

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Monday July 2nd 2018 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we go to Mexico where they are welcoming the election of their new President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador other wise known as AMLO. We speak with Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera who is an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Then we feature a special segment by Executive Producer Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico with Live on the Fly where they interview former British Diplomat, political activist, and whistleblower, Craig Murray.

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Thursday June 28th 2018 0

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We’ll hear about a nationwide day of action against Trump’s kidnapping policies, featuring over 700 events, organized by the Families Belong Together Coalition. Also, more on the fallout at the Supreme Court in the wake of the retirement of Anthony Kennedy. We’ll report on a surprise meet and greet for the EPA chief scoundrel, Scott Pruitt. And the UFW announces a major victory.

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