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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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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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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 0

Posted on August 18, 2009 by Flashpoints

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Example of mountaintop removal in Kentucky/West Virginia

Example of mountaintop removal in Kentucky/West Virginia

We’ll have a live report on the latest struggle from the resistance movement in Honduras; also, we’ll take a look at the expanding war in Afghanistan and the involvement of high-level officials in the expanding drug trade; we’ll have an update on mountaintop strip mining, where protesters are battling with federal officials in Virginia and several other states; and we’ll take a look at a new book called Violent Gods, which examines Hindu nationalism in India and the impact, particularly on women, in Kashmir.

Guests:

Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and FSRN reporter

Reese Erlich, author and journalist

Mike Roselle, environmental justice activist and author of TreeSpiker (forthcoming)

Angana Chatterji, professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology and author of Violent Gods


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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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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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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.

Guests:

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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Monday, August 10th, 2009 0

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

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the Israeli apartheid wall in Qalqiliya, West Bank

the Israeli apartheid wall in Qalqiliya, West Bank

We’ll have a live report from Honduras on the continuing repression from the coup leaders there; plus, a look at Obama care, which will cost $1 trillion dollars over ten years, and won’t even cover 37 of the 50 million Americans who need health care; also, we’ll look at what would single-payer mean as an alternative to Obama care? Plus, Flashpoints’ special correspondent Jon Elmer reports from the West Bank, and talks about the neo-liberal “model city” structure, entrenching apartheid and economic repression; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News
Russell Mokhiber, Single Payer Action

Jon Elmer, Flashpoints’ West Bank correspondent

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 0

Posted on August 06, 2009 by Flashpoints

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courtesy of HaitiAction.net

courtesy of HaitiAction.net

We continue our drumbeat coverage of the ongoing military coup in Honduras, where yesterday, riot police attacked hundreds of students protesting against the coup; also, pro-democracy activists in Haiti clash with security forces and UN forces as former President Bill Clinton gets ready to address the Haitian diaspora; Catherine Austin Fitts returns with Community Business, and a few choice thoughts on raises given to Wall Street cons at Merrill Lynch; and the Knight Report.

Guests:

Al Giordano, NarcoNews Bulletin

Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent for Haiti

Catherine Austin Fitts,  Solari Network

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