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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 0

Posted on July 14, 2010 by Flashpoints


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Today on Flashpoints: Suing BP for the Truth. We’ll speak to a New Orleans Based Social Policy Attorney about his law suits against the Oil Giant, on behalf of a half-dozen regional and national environmental groups. Also, we’ll continue our special Haiti coverage with an update from our special correspondent on the ground, as well look at how current history continues to undermine the democratic future of the country
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Guests:

Joel Waltzer: Social Policy Attorney

Ansel Herz: www.mediahacker.org

Maryse Narcisse

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Monday, July 12, 2010 1

Posted on July 12, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Today on Flashpoints: an in-depth Look at Haiti six months after the Earth Quake that Killed over two hundred thousand and left more than a million and a half people Homeless and Hungry: We’ll speak with independent reporter, Ansel Herz and Canadian Journalist and Haiti Analyst, Isabel McDonald: We also speak a noted Brazilian Photographer about the negative role played by the US military, which put security in front of Humanitarian aid. And we’ll speak to Human rights attorney Walter Riley, about his false arrest in down Oakland after the verdict in the shot in the back BART-cop killing of Oscar Grant.

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Brazilian photographer Andre Liohn shot this footage of the brutal beating of a Haitian by plain clothes police as U.S. Soldiers and U.N. Police stood by and watched:

Liohn gave Kevin Pina permission to re-edit the above video to include a narrative by Sean Penn uncritically extolling the virtues of the U.S. Military:

Guests:


Walter Riley: Attorney, civil-rights and anti-war movement leader

Manuel Riley: Walter Riley’s son and witness to his Oakland arrest

Ansel Herz: independent freelance journalist

Isabel MacDonald: Montreal-based freelance journalist

Andre Liohn: Brazilian photographer

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Monday, August 24th, 2009 3

Posted on August 24, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Eric Holder appoints special prosecutor / via HuffingtonPost.com

Eric Holder appoints special prosecutor / via HuffingtonPost.com

Foreign ministers from seven countries arrived in Tegucigalpa today and called for the restoration of democracy, we’ll have an update from Tegucigalpa on today’s politics and resistance actions that have been taking place in the streets over the last several days; also, US attorney general Eric Holder will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA contractors and interrogators; we’ll be joined by our Haiti special correspondent Kevin Pina for an update on Haiti and the expansion of the Clinton free trade policy there; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Stephanie Tang, World Can’t Wait

Sharon Adams, National Lawyer’s Guild

Kevin Pina, FP Haiti Correspondent

Farrah Juste, Haitian activist and musician


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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 6

Posted on August 11, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi


Nobel Laureate and Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sentenced to 18 months in a Burmese dungeon after already spending 14 of the past 20 years in detention, we’ll have a special report on the conviction; also, the situation heats up in Honduras, where marchers from all over the country are arriving in the main cities to expand their resistance of the coup; UN Special Envoy Bill Clinton brings Haiti back into the neo-liberal camp of economic development with a kick-off speech to the diaspora in Southern Florida; plus, the battles against foreclosures continue in Oakland and across the country, we’ll have a special report from Just Cause Oakland; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Ko Ko Lay, Director of National Council of Union of Burma

Maung Maung, General Secretary of NCUB

Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent

Matt Nelson, Just Cause Oakland

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 0

Posted on August 06, 2009 by Flashpoints

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courtesy of HaitiAction.net

courtesy of HaitiAction.net

We continue our drumbeat coverage of the ongoing military coup in Honduras, where yesterday, riot police attacked hundreds of students protesting against the coup; also, pro-democracy activists in Haiti clash with security forces and UN forces as former President Bill Clinton gets ready to address the Haitian diaspora; Catherine Austin Fitts returns with Community Business, and a few choice thoughts on raises given to Wall Street cons at Merrill Lynch; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Al Giordano, NarcoNews Bulletin

Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent for Haiti

Catherine Austin Fitts,  Solari Network

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