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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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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 0

Posted on July 20, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Native American Activists speak out against 60 years of Oil Company Devastation in Southern Louisiana. Also, Antonia Juhasz just back from the Gulf gives us an update on the continuing disaster. We’ll also hear the next chapter on the the Iranian Spy and the CIA. We also have another edition of JR and the Block Report.

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Antonia Juhasz: The Tyranny of Oil and Director of theGlobal Exchange Chevron Program

Patty Ferguson: Attorney for the Pointe-au-Chien Indians

Ray McGovern: former CIA Analyst

Malcolm Lateef Shabazz: Grandson of Malcolm X

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 0

Posted on July 15, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Today on Flashpoints:Independent Report Greg Palast Launches His “Amazon to Arctic” investigation of BP, even as the Oil Giant claims to have finally capped it deadly oil gusher. Also We’ll have a report about continuing protests in El Paso in response to the recent killing of a 14 year old Mexican boy by the US border Patrol and Lyn Stewart gets another 8 years tacked on her sentence for speaking publicly about her case.

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Ruben L Garcia: Annunciation House

Greg Palast: The Amazon to Arctic Investigation of BP

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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, May 24th, 2010 0

Posted on May 24, 2010 by Flashpoints
Judi Bari

Judi Bari

We’ll continue our expanded reporting on what appears to be one of the worst environmental accidents in history; also, we’ll hear from the late Judi Barri on the 20th anniversary of the Oakland bombing of Judi and Darryl Cherney.
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Larry Everest

Kindra Arnesson

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 0

Posted on August 19, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Sub-Prime Meltdown

Sub-Prime Meltdown

A special report on the bloodiest day in Baghdad in 18 months, with over 100 people dead and 500 wounded; also, American Casino: a new, hard-hitting documentary by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn on the Sub-Prime ripoff and how it worked; on our regular weekly segment, Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts, we’ll look at the sub-prime meltdown, CalPers, and how JP Morgan Chase is putting the screws to California; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Raed Jarrar, Iraqi-born blogger, architect, Al-Jazeera contributor and Iraq consultant with the American Friends Service Committee

Leslie and Andrew Cockburn, filmmakers: American Casino

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 0

Posted on August 18, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Example of mountaintop removal in Kentucky/West Virginia

Example of mountaintop removal in Kentucky/West Virginia

We’ll have a live report on the latest struggle from the resistance movement in Honduras; also, we’ll take a look at the expanding war in Afghanistan and the involvement of high-level officials in the expanding drug trade; we’ll have an update on mountaintop strip mining, where protesters are battling with federal officials in Virginia and several other states; and we’ll take a look at a new book called Violent Gods, which examines Hindu nationalism in India and the impact, particularly on women, in Kashmir.

Guests:

Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and FSRN reporter

Reese Erlich, author and journalist

Mike Roselle, environmental justice activist and author of TreeSpiker (forthcoming)

Angana Chatterji, professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology and author of Violent Gods


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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 0

Posted on August 12, 2009 by Flashpoints

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AWOL soldiers and Military Resisters

AWOL soldiers and Military Resisters

In our continuing coverage of the coup in Honduras and the growing resistance, we’ll feature an on-the-ground report and be joined by NarcoNews Bulletin founder Al Giordano with a breaking story on close ties between Hillary Clinton and a USAID agency corporation caught funneling money to five private contractors in Honduras; plus, the US military exposed for attempting to break the will of military war resisters through the use of draconian prison conditions; we’ll have Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Al Giordano, NarcoNews Bulletin

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist

Read Lazare and Dahr Jamail’s piece about AWOL soldiers here on TomDispatch


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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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