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

Posted on August 14, 2009 by Flashpoints

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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.

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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.


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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