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Tuesday May 12th 2020 0

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: We’ll have a frontline update on the South Dakota stand-off: with Sioux Tribes at Pine Ridge blockading against covid 19 Carriers. Also will report on the disaster unfolding on the expansive Navajo Reservation in the midst of a devastating outbreak of the Virus. And we;ll feature a report on Gallup New Mexico where the white racist mayor apparently tried to cut off local Indigenous communities  from coming into town to buy the basics in food and supplies.

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May 11th 2020 0

Posted on May 11, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: A South-Dakota stand-off as Sioux Tribes blockade against covid 19 carriers. Alsom Andrew Cuomo, good on the Pandemic, not so good on education. And Noted Photojournalist Tish Lampert documents the spirit of celebrated heroes and ordinary citizens on their activist journeys for civil and human rights

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Friday May 8th 2020 0

Posted on May 08, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show:  Alleged murderers of 25 year-old Ahmaud Arbery arrested in Georgia, but why did it take so long? Also it is clear now that Prisons Are Coronavirus Hotspots. We’ll have a special report from the town of Palestine Texas, with five prisons ready to burst. And we’ll hear more about a protest planned for this weekend at San Quentin

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Wednesday May 6th 2020 0

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: We remember Carlos Escobar, who died after contracting covid19 in a private ICE prison.  Also  Mitch McConnell pushing right-wing judge nominations in the middle of the Pandemic, while threatening to cut-off crucial aid to the cities. And we’ll have a follow-up on the struggle of Filipino nurses to get the the necessary equipment they need to protect themselves

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Tuesday May 5th 2020 0

Posted on May 05, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: A special meaning for Cinco de Mayo in the middle of the pandemic. Also we’ll hear about a mission of mercy and social  justice in San Francisco’s Mission district. We’ll feature a Cinco de Mayo commentary from our own Miguel Gavilan Molina. And Trump plots to overthrow the Venezuelan Government while the rest of the world wrestles with Covid 19

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Monday May 4th 2020 0

Posted on May 04, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: China Bashing takes front and center in Washington, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unleashes a frontal PR attack to blame China for the Covid 19 pandemic. Also 50 years after the 1970 Kent-state The murder of four unarmed students by unprovoked fire form the National Guardsmen: We’ll have an extended interview with Laurel Krause, sister of Alison Krause who was gunned down by the guard five decades ago.

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Friday May 1st 2020 0

Posted on May 01, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: We take a deep dive into Trump’s push to pump up the guest worker program while slashing immigration. Also, Filipino nurses on the frontline of this COVID pandemic, demanding protection and respect. we’ll rebroadcast our Story on the abuse of meat packers at a Smithfield Foods Pork Plant. And Norman Solomon laments the pathetic nature of the presumptive Democratic nominee for president

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Thursday April 30th 2020 0

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: Teresa Romero, President of the United Farm Workers talks about the  multiple struggles the farmworkers face as the covid19 death tolls breaks 62 thousand with over a million testing positive for the killer virus. Also, immigrants and their allies caravan to Sacramento CA to pressure lawmakers for COVID 19 safety nets. Later, we’ll feature  our regular segment, Food fight

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Wednesday April 29th 2020 0

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: Undocumented Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, speaks out on how undocumented immigrants are being left out of the recovery.  Also Missouri pork plant workers sue pork giant Smithfield Foods for failing to protect them from the Coronavirus infections. We’ll get an update on the treatment of undocumented day laborers. And activists turn up the heat in their push to release prisoners from Santa Rita jail, in Alameda Country California to avoid an major outbreak of Covid19

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Tuesday April 28th 2020 0

Posted on April 28, 2020 by Flashpoints

Today on the Show: Billionaire Bonanza 2020! Wealth windfalls, tumbling taxes, and the pandemic profiteers. Also w’ell get a medical  update on the battle against covid19. Where we are now, and what we didn’t know 3 months ago about the Novel Cororna virus. And, are  police discriminating against people of color during the pandemic

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