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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 0

Posted on August 25, 2009 by Flashpoints
Israeli PM Netanyahu with US President Barack Obama

Israeli PM Netanyahu with US President Barack Obama

A special report from Honduras on the ongoing investigation of the coup leaders by the Spanish judge who indicted Pinochet; plus, Israel bombs southern Gaza, killing at least three, we’ll speak with Ali Abunimah about the attacks and Obama’s declaration in support of a “necessary war” in Afghanistan; also, we’ll have a special report from the United Native Americans on a pilgrimage to take back Mt. Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Ali Abunimah, editor and co-founder of Electronic Intifada

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Quanah Parker Brightman, United Native Americans

Professor Lehman Brightman, President of UNA

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Monday, August 24th, 2009 3

Posted on August 24, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Eric Holder appoints special prosecutor / via HuffingtonPost.com

Eric Holder appoints special prosecutor / via HuffingtonPost.com

Foreign ministers from seven countries arrived in Tegucigalpa today and called for the restoration of democracy, we’ll have an update from Tegucigalpa on today’s politics and resistance actions that have been taking place in the streets over the last several days; also, US attorney general Eric Holder will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA contractors and interrogators; we’ll be joined by our Haiti special correspondent Kevin Pina for an update on Haiti and the expansion of the Clinton free trade policy there; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Stephanie Tang, World Can’t Wait

Sharon Adams, National Lawyer’s Guild

Kevin Pina, FP Haiti Correspondent

Farrah Juste, Haitian activist and musician


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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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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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Friday, August 14th, 2009 2

Posted on August 14, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Mothers Day vigil at ICE detention facility, Oregon (courtesy of OregonSanctuary.org)

Mother's Day vigil at ICE detention facility, Oregon (courtesy of OregonSanctuary.org)

We’ll continue our live reports from the front lines of resistance in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; also, we hear the personal story of an ICE kidnapping and the impact on an entire family; plus, we’ll continue our series on how ICE is misusing the Department of Motor Vehicles’ bureaus to seize immigrant’s cars; Flashpoints en Espanol has headlines for the region and will also focus on the abuse of the DMV by ICE; and Headlines from Project Censored.

Guests:

Project Censored

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Raphael Vasquez, Okily Ngubery and Sabrina Krauss

Molly Goss

Miguel Perez

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 0

Posted on August 13, 2009 by Flashpoints

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John Pilger

John Pilger

The son of a leading anti-coup human rights activist in Honduras is missing and may have been kidnapped and tortured, we’ll feature a special report from San Pedro Sula on the expanding resistance in Honduras and the continuing violent crackdowns; also,we’ll feature a compelling speech by legendary film documentarian John Pilger on Obama’s endless war policy; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Sandra Cuffe, special correspondent

Honduras information links:

- Honduras Solidarity

- Rights Action

- Habla Honduras (En Español)

John Pilger, award-winning documentary filmmaker speaking at Socialism 2009 Conference


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