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Thursday, June 30 2011

Posted on June 30, 2011 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints we return to the escalating war in Libya after it was revealed that France has been arming rebels there since April in violation of a United Nations resolution. We then talk to a captain of one of the freighters that is part of the Freedom Flotilla 2 sailing out of Athens, Greece to Israeli occupied Gaza sometime next week. Next we look at a new report that reveals the real costs of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Finally we update the situation on three ongoing nuclear crises in the United States and a new simulation model of radioactive dust that hit the United States following the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Japan.
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Guests: Mahdi Nazemroaya-Flashpoints special correspondent on the ground in Libya, Freighter Captain Harold Lester Herrmann, Catherine Lutz, project manager for the Costs of War study and a department chair at Brown University, and Harvey Wasserman-author and anit-nuclear activist.

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