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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 0

Posted on September 14, 2010 by Flashpoints

Israeli Palestinian peace talks reconvened in Egypt today, but will they be in vain without the U.S. taking a strong stand against Israeli Settlement Building in the West Bank. Also, Disaster in San Bruno: we have a special Upfront on the deadly explosion and speak to several concerned residents from the area, including one who would probably be dead today if his house wasn’t foreclosed on.

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The Utility Reform Network

Khalila Sabra: U.S. campaign to end Israeli Occupation

Ray McGovern

Fred Nesbit

Dianna Gilbert

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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 0

Posted on March 11, 2010 by Flashpoints

A soldier searches a child in the West Bank

A soldier searches a child in the West Bank


Today on Flashpoints, Senior producer Nora Barrows-Friedman reports for the entire hour from the Israeli-occupied West Bank of Palestine. Nora will speak with a traumatized 10 year old arrested twice by soldiers and beaten so badly that he was hospitalized. We’ll hear from the troubled child, his family, and from a child development expert on the multiple impacts the illegal occupation is having on Palestinian children.

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Guests:
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Senior Producer

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Monday, March 8th, 2010 0

Posted on March 08, 2010 by Flashpoints

The boy with his mother just hours before he was abducted by Israeli soldiers

The boy with his mother just hours before he was abducted by Israeli soldiers


Israeli forces beat and rearrest 10 year old; Nora Barrows-Friedman talks to the traumatized child and to the family about the 2nd attack on their home in Hebron. Also, Lubna Masarwa, a Palestinian activist from the West Bank, is in-studio to talk about her continuing grassroots organizing against Israeli occupation. Also, we have more excerpts from a recent speech by Ali Abunimah, founder of the Electronic Intifada.net.

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Guests:
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Senior Producer
Lubna Masarwa, Palestinian Activist
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada.net

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 0

Posted on August 25, 2009 by Flashpoints
Israeli PM Netanyahu with US President Barack Obama

Israeli PM Netanyahu with US President Barack Obama

A special report from Honduras on the ongoing investigation of the coup leaders by the Spanish judge who indicted Pinochet; plus, Israel bombs southern Gaza, killing at least three, we’ll speak with Ali Abunimah about the attacks and Obama’s declaration in support of a “necessary war” in Afghanistan; also, we’ll have a special report from the United Native Americans on a pilgrimage to take back Mt. Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Ali Abunimah, editor and co-founder of Electronic Intifada

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Quanah Parker Brightman, United Native Americans

Professor Lehman Brightman, President of UNA

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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 0

Posted on August 20, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Cynthia McKinney in Gaza

Cynthia McKinney in Gaza

An in-depth interview with former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney; we’ll speak with her about her recent trip on the Gaza boat and the arrest by Israeli authorities, and Obama’s expanding war policies throughout the Middle East; also, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges warns about the dangers of the expanding war and occupation policy; JR and the Block Report on the Troy Anthony Davis case, as the Supreme court will hear crucial information that was excluded in the initial trials; and the the Knight Report.

Guests:

Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

Martina Davis, sister of Troy Anthony Davis

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Monday, August 17th, 2009 0

Posted on August 17, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Protesting John Yoo

Protesting John Yoo

An exclusive interview with Army Sergeant Travis Bishop, the highest enlisted officer to resist deployment to Afghanistan, we’ll hear the voice of the Sergeant before he was locked away in the brig and we speak to Dahr Jamail about the significance of the expanding GI resistance movement; also, 24 dead and over 120 wounded in bloody internal clashes in Gaza between Hamas security forces and radical elements of a pro-Sharia Islamic cult, we’ll talk to al-Jazeera’s correspondent in Gaza City; plus, Code Pink faces off again with pro-torture advocate John Yoo as he returned to shape the future of young law students at Boalt Law School in Berkeley, we’ll also speak with the President of the National Lawyer’s Guild about its actions to hold Yoo accountable for his justification of the Bush administration’s torture policy; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Dahr Jamail, FP Special Correspondent and author, The Will To Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse To Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

Sgt. Travis Bishop, Military resister

Ayman Mohyeldin, al-Jazeera English correspondent in Gaza City

Cynthia Papermaster, Code Pink

Marjorie Cohn, President of National Lawyer’s Guild and Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, author of soon-to-be-released “United States of Torture: America’s Past and PresentPolicy of Interrogation and Abuse”

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Best of Flashpoints: Week of August 10th, 2009 0

Posted on August 14, 2009 by Flashpoints

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This week on the Best of Flashpoints, Tim Russo in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, reports on the expanding resistance to coup repression; a report by Jon Elmer in Palestine on the Israeli-US and EU partnership in creating economic ghettos in the West Bank and passing them off as so-called model cities; also, a critical look at Obama’s healthcare plan with Russell Mokhiber of Single Payer Action; Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi convicted for another 18 months; and the US military warehouses AWOL soldiers, pressuring some of them to go back to Iraq and Afghanistan as PTSD and suicide rates skyrocket.

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Monday, August 10th, 2009 0

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

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the Israeli apartheid wall in Qalqiliya, West Bank

the Israeli apartheid wall in Qalqiliya, West Bank

We’ll have a live report from Honduras on the continuing repression from the coup leaders there; plus, a look at Obama care, which will cost $1 trillion dollars over ten years, and won’t even cover 37 of the 50 million Americans who need health care; also, we’ll look at what would single-payer mean as an alternative to Obama care? Plus, Flashpoints’ special correspondent Jon Elmer reports from the West Bank, and talks about the neo-liberal “model city” structure, entrenching apartheid and economic repression; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News
Russell Mokhiber, Single Payer Action

Jon Elmer, Flashpoints’ West Bank correspondent

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009 0

Posted on August 03, 2009 by Flashpoints

 

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Nasser al-Ghawei, Sheikh Jarrah, occupied East Jerusalem. Courtesy Active Stills

Nasser al-Ghawei, Sheikh Jarrah, occupied East Jerusalem. Courtesy Active Stills

We’ll talk to a Palestinian victim of expanding Israeli ethnic cleansing in occupied East Jerusalem; also, another teacher murdered in Honduras after the funeral of a teacher shot to death last week by Honduran forces, we’ll have a live report from Tegucigalpa; we’ll return to Caracas, where the extreme right wing is attempting to use the example of Honduras to destabilize the Chavez government; plus, South Bronx activists celebrate a people’s victory; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Sandra Cuffe, correspondent in Tegucigalpa

Eva Golinger, author

Maher Hanoun, resident in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood – www.standupforjerusalem.org

Jaisal Noor, educator and reporter in NYC with the New York Indypendent

Rebel Diaz

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