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Monday, August 17th, 2009 0

Posted on August 17, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Protesting John Yoo

Protesting John Yoo

An exclusive interview with Army Sergeant Travis Bishop, the highest enlisted officer to resist deployment to Afghanistan, we’ll hear the voice of the Sergeant before he was locked away in the brig and we speak to Dahr Jamail about the significance of the expanding GI resistance movement; also, 24 dead and over 120 wounded in bloody internal clashes in Gaza between Hamas security forces and radical elements of a pro-Sharia Islamic cult, we’ll talk to al-Jazeera’s correspondent in Gaza City; plus, Code Pink faces off again with pro-torture advocate John Yoo as he returned to shape the future of young law students at Boalt Law School in Berkeley, we’ll also speak with the President of the National Lawyer’s Guild about its actions to hold Yoo accountable for his justification of the Bush administration’s torture policy; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Dahr Jamail, FP Special Correspondent and author, The Will To Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse To Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

Sgt. Travis Bishop, Military resister

Ayman Mohyeldin, al-Jazeera English correspondent in Gaza City

Cynthia Papermaster, Code Pink

Marjorie Cohn, President of National Lawyer’s Guild and Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, author of soon-to-be-released “United States of Torture: America’s Past and PresentPolicy of Interrogation and Abuse”

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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.

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

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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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