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Best of Flashpoints, Week of August 2-6 0

Posted on August 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

This week on the best of Flashpoints, a report from Lebanon on the border skirmish between Israel and the Lebanese Army on the fourth anniversary of the war there – Sounds from the Kent State truth Tribunal. A federal judge throws out Proposition 8, the constitutional ban on gay marriage, but a long-time gay rights activist advises caution in the midst of celebration. And more!

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Best of Flashpoints, Week of July 26-30 0

Posted on July 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

THIS WEEK ON THE BEST OF FLASHPOINTS, THE CREW REPORTS FROM ON THE GROUND IN PHOENIX ARIZONA AS THE RACIST SB1070 TAKES EFFECT – WE’LL HEAR NEWS AND ANALYSIS ON HOW THE FEDERAL JUDGE’S TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AGAINST PARTS OF THE LAW STILL OPENS THE DOOR FOR ABUSES AGAINST THE PEOPLE IN ARIZONA.

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Friday, June 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on July 02, 2010 by Flashpoints

The US Social Forum in Detroit was last week, from Jun 22nd-June 26th

We have part one of a special report on last week’s US Social Forum in Detroit, where tens of thousands of beautiful activists, organizers and people who are simply sick and tired of being sick and tired, came together to network, strategize and create local, regional and national goals. On today’s special, we’ll hear testimonials about the devastation occurring in people’s communities around the country; also, we’ll hear about a new exciting domestic workers’ alliance that’s been built at the US Social Forum; finally, we’ll end the show with Radio Flash, that is, Flashpoints en Espanol, also featuring sounds from the US Social Forum in Detroit.

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Palestinian community activist

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Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Best of Flashpoints–Week of 6/14-6/18/2010 0

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

We’ll hear a disturbing eye-witness account of last week’s border killing; also, we’ll speak with Jordan Flaherty about the cultural destruction of the Gulf and New Orleans by large corporations, especially BP; and we’ll speak with FBI whistle-blower Coleen Rowley about the importance of speaking truth to power in our tightly controlled society.

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Best of Flashpoints–Week of 6/7-6/10/2010 0

Posted on June 11, 2010 by Flashpoints

We’ll continue our coverage on the Free Gaza Movement Freedom Flotilla, which was attacked by Israeli commandos on Monday, May 31st; we’ll speak with Paul Larudee and Fatima Mohammadi who were on board vessels in the flotilla as well as Max Blumenthal, who has been doing investigative reporting on the incident from Israel; we’ll also continue our focus on the recent border killing of a 14 year old jr high school student in Juarez, Mexico, by a US border patrol agent, who shot and killed the young man from across the border.

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Best of Flashpoints-Week of 5/31-6/4/10 0

Posted on June 04, 2010 by Flashpoints

We’ll focus on the massacre on board the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, with conversations with UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories for the United Nations Human Rights Council, Richard Falk, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, Coordinator of the Palestinian NGO Network Amjad Shawa, Huwaida Arraf, a survivor of the attack and long time anti-occupation activist; we’ll also speak with Antonia Juhasz, a scholar and activist who has just come back from a tour of the oil spill on the Gulf coast.

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Best of Flashpoints–Week of 5/24-5/28/10 0

Posted on May 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, We get in-depth reports from the
Gulf Coast, where BP’s massive oil gusher continues to threaten the
ocean and the Louisiana coastline, we’ll speak to marine toxicologist
Riki Ott and our special correspondent Larry Everest; and Nora
Barrows-Friedman says her goodbyes to the Flashpoints show.

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of 5/17-5/21/10 0

Posted on May 21, 2010 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast talks about the BP oil disaster; shrimper and local activist Kindra Arnesen in Louisiana talks about the oil slicks now reaching the wetlands on the Gulf Coast; also, we remember radical environmental activist Judi Bari on the 20th anniversary of the FBI’s bombing of her car in Oakland; and Davey D of Hard Knock Radio talks about a national epidemic of police brutality, arrests and killings of young girls by law enforcement.

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This week on the Best of Flashpoints, BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast talks about the BP oil disaster; shrimper and local activist Kindra Arnesen in Louisiana talks about the oil slicks now reaching the wetlands on the Gulf Coast; also, we remember radical environmental activist Judi Bari on the 20th anniversary of the FBI’s bombing of her car in Oakland; and Davey D of Hard Knock Radio talks about a national epidemic of police brutality, arrests and killings of young girls by law enforcement.

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Best of Flashpoints- Week of 5/10 – 5/14/10 0

Posted on May 14, 2010 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, historian and author Norman Finkelstein talks about his new book, This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion; British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey discusses the merging of music, activism and the information war when it comes to Western policies in the Middle East; an in-depth conversation with Bedouin-Palestinian lawyer Rawia Abu Rabia, who talks about the untold stories of ongoing ethnic cleansing and legalized discrimination in Israel against its indigenous citizens; and Jesse Strauss speaks with two UC Berkeley students, on hunger strike to protest Arizona’s racist anti-immigrant legislation. All this straight ahead on this week’s Best of Flashpoints, stay tuned.

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Friday, May 7th, 2010 / Best of Flashpoints, Week of 5/3-5/7/2010 0

Posted on May 07, 2010 by Flashpoints

Ariel Luckey

Ariel Luckey

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, We speak to a Texas fisherwoman and an Alaskan indigenous leader about the effects of the BP oil disaster on the threats to delicate ecologies and the livelihoods of Gulf Coast communities; also, Ali Abunimah talks about the racist double-standards applied to the media frenzy of the Times Square car bomb attempt; Cindy Corrie joins artist Susan Greene and Middle East Children’s Alliance director Barbara Lubin to talk about a vivid and political art mural in Washington to bring attention to the suffering in occupied Gaza; and performer and spoken word artist Ariel Luckey talks about revealing stories from the rich histories of indigenous communities in the Bay Area.
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