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Tuesday July 23rd 2019 0

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Flashpoints

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Today on Flashpoints: We bring you another update on Puerto Rico from the streets of San Juan. Also, excerpts of a new powerful documentary, “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?”

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Monday July 22nd 2019 0

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Flashpoints

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Today  on Flashpoints: We’ll have an update from San Juan, Puerto Rico where more than 3/4 of a million peo[le have taken to the streets to call for the immediate resignation of the corrupt governor of the poverty stricken US occupied territory.

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Friday July 19th 2019 0

Posted on July 19, 2019 by Flashpoints

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Today on Flashpoints: We present a special live Friday program looking at the situation in Puerto Rico, where the people face a battle with the corrupt and abusive government rages on.

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Thursday July 18th 2019 0

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Flashpoints

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Today we bring Ajamu Baraka back to the program to talk about the meaning of last night’s Trump rally in Greenville, North Carolina where the audience began chanting for Minnesota Congressional Representative Ilhan Omar to leave the United States and return to Somalia. Then, we feature a discussion between Leona Amosah who works as a program assistant at the Atlantic Council and the editor of Consortium News, Joe Lauria about US/Russia relations.

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Wednesday July 17th 2019 0

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Flashpoints

Today we speak with Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson of the Love Not Blood Campaign about yesterday’s decision by the Department of Justice to drop charges against the police officer who choked and killed Eric Garner 5 years ago. Then, we catch up with Shahid Buttar who is trying to unseat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the next election. Finally we feature an encore broadcast with Keith McHenry the founder of Food Not Bombs.

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Tuesday July 16th 2019 0

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Flashpoints

Today we take a closer look at the connections between US foreign policy, US economic policy and the fight of political refugees from Central America and the Caribbean to enter the United States. Then, we speak with an immigrants rights organization in San Francisco, California about the chilling impact the threat of immigration raids by ICE has had on the community. Next we continue our coverage of the New Red Scare in the US scientific community as the FBI and Dept. of Justice raise the stakes for researchers from China and their Chinese American counterparts. Finally., we turn our attention to the Philippines and the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte.  

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Monday July 15th 2019 0

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Flashpoints

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Today we continue our coverage of the racist and xenophobic turn of US immigration policy under the Trump administration with another look into the conditions facing children imprisoned by the US Border Patrol and increasingly in what are euphemistically being called Private Detention Centers. Dr. Warren Binford, the director of the clinical law program at Willamette University in Oregon jonis us.  Then, we return to our ongoing dialogue with policy experts and scientists about the US nuclear arsenal and the real possibility of nuclear war. We speak with Matt Korda of the Federation of American Scientists.

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Thursday July 11th 2019 0

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Flashpoints

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With the announcement by the Trump administration of widespread raids planned by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE to begin this Sunday, we feature an interview with Elizabeth Oglesby, an associate Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona who has studied the traumatic effects of such raids on entire communities. Then, we return to the continuing crisis in Haiti with Flashpoints analyst Frantz Jerome. Finally, we feature a rebroadcast of a 2010 interview with Julian Assange at the TED 2010 Global Conference.

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Wednesday July 10th 2019 0

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Flashpoints

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Today we take a deep dive into the ongoing tensions between the Trump administration and Iran with Ryan Costello the Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council. Then we feature an update on the state of homelessness in American with the founder of Food Not Bombs Keith McHenry. Finally, we continue our series on political reform in the United States with Josh Silver, from the organization RepresentUS.

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Tuesday July 9th 2019 0

Posted on July 09, 2019 by Flashpoints

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Today we revisit the situation in Honduras as activists there regroup for a new round of protests targeting the US-backed regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez even as new reports surface of increased death squad activity and political assassinations. Then we focus on the rise of for-profit private detention centers and their role in housing immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE and the US Border Patrol. Next we ask the question, “What can I do to help Julian Assange” the Wikileaks publisher whose health is failing and is currently imprisoned in Britain  facing extradition to the United States for exposing the truth to the American public about what their govt has been doing in their name. Finally, we feature a discussion with renowned scholar Martin Gilens who co-authored the book, Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do about It. We pose some tough questions to him about whether the US political system is capable of reform.

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