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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 0

Posted on July 07, 2010 by Flashpoints


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Photos of the Gulf (c) Erika Blumenfeld

A long-time sea captain and resident out of Gulfport, Mississippi, mourns the potential end of the Gulf; also, Dahr Jamail reports from Venice, Louisiana, after several aerial fly-overs of the disaster zone; and sports writer Dave Zirin talks about the potential of athletes to lead the resistance to Arizona’s racist laws.
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Dahr Jamail, investigative reporter

Captain Louis Skrmetta, Chief Executive of Ship Island Excursions

Dave Zirin, sports commentator, journalist and author

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Tarballs on the Gulf Coast

In what appears to be a real life repeat of the Jaws scenario, beaches along the Gulf Coast were allowed to stay open as swimmers were told to swim at their own risk and look out for the oil; we’ll speak to long-time shrimp boat captain and Texas environmental campaigner, Diane Wilson; also joining us is the environmental coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster, just back from beaches in Florida and Alabama; we’ll speak to Counterpunch editor Jeffrey St. Claire about the inter-locking complicit relationships between our government and corporate oil lobbies that make these power brokers complicit in the gulf oil disaster; and UN Special Investigator for human rights in the Occupied Territories suggests that the current visitor to the White House should be investigated for war crimes.

Click HERE for Jesse Strauss’ article on Oakland’s run up to the Oscar Grant-Johannes Mehserle verdict

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Guests:

Diane Wilson, Texas Fisherwoman and activist

Nicolet Slagel, Environmental Coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster

Jeffrey St Claire, author and editor of CounterPunch

Richard Falk, Professor of international law at Princeton and Special Rapporteur for the UN on the Occupied Palestinian Territories

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Monday, July 5th, 2010 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

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The US Social Forum in Detroit was last week, from Jun 22nd-June 26th

We have a special 5th of July edition, featuring interviews from the US Social Forum in Detroit between June 22nd and 26th; we try to give space to the reality of people struggling around the country–from the Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign to academic boycotts of Israel, as well as the need for libraries and radical childcare; the voices you’ll hear on today’s show are a testimony to the state of our nation and approaches being taken to address social change.

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Friday, June 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on July 02, 2010 by Flashpoints

The US Social Forum in Detroit was last week, from Jun 22nd-June 26th

We have part one of a special report on last week’s US Social Forum in Detroit, where tens of thousands of beautiful activists, organizers and people who are simply sick and tired of being sick and tired, came together to network, strategize and create local, regional and national goals. On today’s special, we’ll hear testimonials about the devastation occurring in people’s communities around the country; also, we’ll hear about a new exciting domestic workers’ alliance that’s been built at the US Social Forum; finally, we’ll end the show with Radio Flash, that is, Flashpoints en Espanol, also featuring sounds from the US Social Forum in Detroit.

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 0

Posted on July 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Supporters of Oscar Grant outside the LA courthouse

Please note: Upcoming town hall meeting for Oscar Grant. It is this Saturday at Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 807 27th st, Oakland. Click HERE for more info.

We’ll get an update on the BP volcano and what’s going on in Mississippi at the Gulf: we’ll speak to the state director of the Sierra Club for Mississippi and the director of First Responders there; also, we’ll have an in-depth look at the Oscar Grant-Johannes Mehserle trial, as both the defense and the prosecution conclude their closing arguments; we’ll also take a look at what could come of the community reaction to the verdict; finally we’ll hear from a Pakistani human rights campaigner who works with domestic workers in Lahore.

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Guests:

Louis Miller, State Director of the Sierra Club in Mississippi

Linda St. Martin, Director of First Responders in Mississippi

Thandisizwe Chimurenga, LA-based independent journalist

Aige Patterson, activist with the LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant

Bushra Khalik, Pakistani women’s rights activist, speaking tonight at the Socialism Conference in Oakland

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 0

Posted on June 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Oil being pushed ashore by Hurricane Alex off the Texas coastline

Hurricane Alex hovers off the coast of Texas and threatens to escalate and spread the oil from the BP underground volcano; we’ll have reports from Venice, Louisiana at the coast, and from the Florida panhandle, where a number of beaches have already been closed down; also, we’ll have a report back from the International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Reproductive Health; and we’ll have our regular weekly segment of Community Business with Catherine Austin-Fitts.

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Guests:

Kindra Arnesson, fleeing shrimper and mother in Venice, Louisiana

Cindy Lapori, environmentalist and concerned citizen in Florida’s panhandle

Dominic Mogavero, environmentalist and concerned citizen in Florida’s panhandle

Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan, poet, activist, and indigenous rights organizer from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Speaking tonight in Oakland.

Catherine Austin-Fitts, regular contributor for Community Business and editor of Solari

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 1

Posted on June 29, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Photo of Johannes Mehserle taken by Oscar Grant just before he was killed

We’ll feature an in-depth report from the Johannes Mehserle murder trial of Oscar Grant; also, we’ll get an update on the recent killings of two Mexican nationals by US border patrol agents in the last month; and we’ll get a legal response from a law professor who maintains that Elena Kagan will move the Supreme Court to the right; and we’ll also have an update from the Gulf.

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Guests:

Enrique Marones, LA Border Angels

Marjarie Cohn, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thandisizwe Chimurenga, independent LA-based journalist

Tim Killings

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Monday, June 28th, 2010 1

Posted on June 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Post-Earthquake Releif Efforts in Haiti

We’ll bring Haiti back into the spotlight with an update on the ground with independent journalist Anzel Herz about growing desperation in the survivor camps, where an estimated 2 million Haitians are trying to survive as rains increase and hurricane season serves as another threat; we’ll also speak with Robert Roth and Laura Flynn about grassroots efforts to rebuild Haiti; Finally, we’ll hear from Leilani Clark, an Arizona activist who spoke to us last week from the US Social Forum about her protest of Senate Bill 1070, including her recent arrest and court appearance as well as the discovery of over 110 unidentified rotting bodies along the Arizona-Mexico border.

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Guests:

Ansel Herz, independent journalist, living in Haiti since September 2009

Robert Roth, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Haiti Emergency Releif Fund

Laura Flynn, member of the Board of Directors of the Aristide Foundation for Democracy

Leilani Clark, Arizona activist with the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Coalition) and member of the ‘Capitol 9′

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Friday, June 25th, 2010 0

Posted on June 26, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Leonard Peltier

We continue our drumbeat reporting on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster; we’ll speak to to the founding Director of the Bucket Brigade about growing health Concerns from the spill, and get a report from the coordinator of Gulf oil disaster responders for Louisiana about what appears to be the entire collapse of the shrimp season; also, we’ll remember Leonard Peltier in Prison on the 35th Anniversary of the US invasion of Wounded Knee; and we also have Flashpoints in Espanol with Migel Perez and Miguel Gavilan Molina

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Guests:

Linnda St. Martin, Coordinator of gulf oil disaster responders in louisiana

New Orleans based environmental activist

Cyndie Lapori and Dominick Mogavero, Florida environmentalists

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Thursday, June 24th, 2010 1

Posted on June 24, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Oil Washes Ashore on Pensacola Beach, Florida

Thick oil washes up in Pensacola and the the Florida Panhandle-Kids decorate their sandcastles with toxic tar balls; also, confronting the Coast Guard to find out the truth about the BP gusher and its real impacts in the Gulf-A photo journalist flies over the Gulf, but it isn’t a pretty picture, and was that a toxic rainbow spotted today over New Orleans?; also, Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts and Jesse Strauss joins us for Up Front from the US Social Forum in Detroit.

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Guests:

Cyndie Lapori and Dominick Mogavero, Florida environmentalists.

Kris Kluge, photographer

New Orleans based environmental activist

Catherine Austin Fitts, Community Business from the Solari Network

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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