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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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Wednesday June 27th 2018 0

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: Did Senator Warmer and former FBI Director, Comey, collude to shut down a thorough investigation into who really released the Clinton emails in order to fan the Russia Gate frenzy? Also, the multiple implications for today’s Supreme Court decision in the Janus case. And a look at Trump’s proposal for a new division of the military in space. 

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Tuesday June 26th 2018 0

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We devote the entire hour to a powerful protest and vigil at the only San Francisco Bay Area ICE holding facility, located in Richmond, California. Flashpoints Senior Producer, Miguel Gavilan Molina, brought the protestors to tears by recounting his own childhood experience with “Operation Wetback”, when his father was ripped out of his arms and beaten unconscious.

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Monday June 25th 2018 0

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: Where are the children? We’ll hear the story of a women, whose two children were taken from her, based on the false pretenses that they would soon be returned. We’ll speak to a frontline immigration lawyer working on the Mexican on asylum cases from the Mexican side of the border. Well also be joined by Alex Mensing of Sin Fronteras, an activist doing refuge work at the border and here in San Francsico as well. Our own Francsico Herrera will join us from borderland: And we’ll get an indigenous perspective on the breaking up of families, the official mass kidnapping of brown kids, and the shredding of the political asylum program.

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