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Thursday September 3rd 2015 0

Posted on September 03, 2015 by Flashpoints

eqToday on Flashpoints: US backed counter insurgency forces in the Philippines murder three key leaders and educators from the radical opposition, in the lead up to their presidential elections. Also, Nepal still devastated from the massive earthquake that rocked the country in April.

 

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Wednesday September 2nd 2015 0

Posted on September 02, 2015 by Flashpoints

hunToday on Flashpoints: A special report on the current migrant crisis in Hungary and the immediate region. Also, a preview of the 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference: Practicing Sustainable Agriculture to Restore Ecosystems and Mitigate Climate. And we speak with Harvey Wasserman on Obama in Alaska and alternative energy.

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Tuesday September 1st 2015 0

Posted on September 02, 2015 by Flashpoints

scToday on Flashpoints: California prisoners win historic gains with settlement against solitary confinement. Also, Obama goes environmental after giving the go ahead for shell to explore for oil in the pristine waters of the Arctic. And a dream ending for circus lions rescued in South America. We’ll feature an in depth live report on the saving of the lions and other animals being brutalized in circuses in zoos around the world

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Monday August 31st 2015 0

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Flashpoints

fnbToday on Flashpoints: The homeless under attack in liberal Santa Cruz California. We”ll feature a special field report report on how the grass roots group, Food Not Bombs, is picking up the slack of feeding the poor, and then getting arrested for it: Also We’ feature an in depth report on recent flare ups between North and South Korea, and their underling meaning

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Thursday August 27th 2015 0

Posted on August 27, 2015 by Flashpoints

shamToday on Flashpoints, we have breaking news of a new protest in Haiti today, against what are being called sham parliamentary elections, held there on August 9th. Then, we feature an interview with economist James Henry, about an revised proposal for a financial transaction tax in the United States, money madness, the stocks and his fears for democracy.  Finally, Flashpoints senior producer, Miguel Gavilan Molina, interviews Carlos Montes about the 44th annual gathering of the Chicano moratorium.

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Wednesday August 26th 2015 0

Posted on August 26, 2015 by Flashpoints

trumpoToday on Flashpoints: We look at the issue of immigration reform and the impact it’s having on the presidential campaign. Next, an advocate for the homeless in San Francisco reacts to Mayor Ed Lee’s plans, to boot the homeless out before the Super Bowl comes into town. Finally, Flashpoints presents an special edition of the Electronic Intifada, with Nora Barrows-Friedman,  commemorates the anniversary of Israel’s war on Gaza

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Tuesday August 25th 2015 0

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Flashpoints

haiti-election-007Today on Flashpoints, we present a special encore of our rHaiti coverage of recent parliamentary elections held this past August 9. We begin with political analysts Jocelyn Gaye in New York and Frantz Jerome in Florida with their predictions of the outcome of the elections six days before they were held. We then feature an interview with Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti giving his views of the legitimacy of the elections.  We end our encore presentation with an interview with Yvon Kernizan, a political activist who works closely with the Fanmi Lavalas party founded by former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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Monday August 24th 2015 0

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Flashpoints

SMToday on Flashpoints, international markets are experiencing a meltdown with US stocks having lost an estimated 25% of their value this year. We talk with historian and author Alice O’Connor about what that means for most of us.  Then we continue our coverage of Haiti and the response of political parties there to the US Embassy and the Organization of American States signing off on flawed parliamentary elections held on August 9. Next, we look at US policy in the pacific and its influence on the on again off again diplomatic spats between North and South Korea. Finally, we are joined by the author of a new report focusing on the phenomena of mass shootings in the world. I’ll let you guess which country is considered in a “league of its own” and leads the world in mass shootings. That’s right, the good ole’ US of A.

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Thursday August 20th 2015 0

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Flashpoints

ha3Today on Flashpoints, we start with Haiti where the election council there held a press conference today as questions continue to mount about the legitimacy of the last parliamentary elections. Then we have a special interview from Myanmar with one of its foremost human rights heroes. Next, we go to Thailand to talk with our special correspondent there about the recent bombing at a sacred shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 and wounded 120.

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Wednesday August 19th 2015 0

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Flashpoints

haiToday on Flashpoints, the American Psychological Association responds to allegations of providing cover for the CIA’s torture program. Then we continue our coverage of Haiti amid the continuing controversy surrounding parliamentary elections and reports of protests against what’s being called an electoral coup. Finally, we continue Flashpoints coverage of the Vatican’s attempt to thrust Spanish missionary Junipero Serra into sainthood despite evidence of his participation in human right abuses against indigenous people in California

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