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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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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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