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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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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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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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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 6

Posted on August 05, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Blackwater allegations

Blackwater allegations

Resistance in Honduras grows as the coup leaders continue to crack down on protesters, educators, and radio stations who oppose the coup; also, an in-depth interview with Jeremy Scahill on sworn allegations that the founder of Blackwater murdered or conspired to murder investigators and was on a self-described crusade to wipe out Islam; plus, Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, author, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

http://www.blackwaterbook.com/, rebelreports.com

READ: Jeremy’s article in the Nation

Catherine Austin Fitts, solari.com

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