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

Posted on August 14, 2009 by Flashpoints

Listen Online: Best of Flashpoints: 8-14-09FPLOGO1.  Download the complete show by clicking here. (On this webpage at, click the red and white arrow button at the bottom of the page for the complete Mp3, or click the podcast link to download through iTunes.)

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.

Music Break: Street Sweeper Social Club, “Fight! Smash! Win!”

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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.


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

Jon Elmer, Flashpoints’ West Bank correspondent

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