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Friday November 18th 2016 0

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Flashpoints

iron-eyesToday on Flashpoints: We conclude our week of broadcasts from Standing Rock. Today we’ll introduce you to 3 people who don’t usually enter the spotlight, but who’s fingerprints are all over this beautiful peace movement.

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Thursday November 17th 2016 0

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Flashpoints

tom-goldtoothToday on Flashpoints we continue our week of on the ground broadcast coverage from Standing Rock. On the show today we’ll hear a rare extended interview with Tom Goldtooth. Goldtooth is executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network and a key organizer at Standing Rock. And we speak with artist and activist Jean Roach who has been working to free Leonard Peltier for most of her life

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Wednesday November 16th 2016 0

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Flashpoints

jessicaToday on Flashpoints we continue our week of broadcasts from Standing Rock. We’ll cover a tense protest that took place in front of the federal building in downtown Bismark, as police did everything in
their power to prevent it from taking place, including blocking off
the main exits on the freeway that lead to the capital, forcing the a
hundred car caravan of water supporters from Standing Rock to seek
side roads and alternative roots to the city center. Also, an
indigenous Canadian activist tells about the struggle to hold the new
Canadian prime minister accountable to keep his promise to protect
indigenous lands from future oil spille: and Palestinian Human Rights
Lawyer Noura Erakat.  on how Israel Expanded Its use of force and diminished Palestinian resistance

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Monday November 14th 2016 0

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Flashpoints

img_7986Today on Flashpoints: We present the first of a series of broadcasts this week, from Standing Rock North Dakota. as Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline continues to grow. Today we’ll hear an eye witness account of a cement truck driver who purposely drove his truck into a crowd of protectors and pistol whipped one of them, when she tried to resist. We’ll also speak to Cheryl Angel of the Rosebud Nation, about the powerful role women are playing in the resistance.

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Thursday November 10th 2016 0

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Flashpoints

fullsizerenderToday on Flashpoints: Riding the freedom bus, as students and young people all across America continue to protest Trump’s ascension to the White House. Also, a report back back and update from Standing Rock, as the Flashpoints team heads out to North Dakota for a week of programming from the frontlines of the pipeline resistance.

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Wednesday November 9th 2016 0

Posted on November 09, 2016 by Flashpoints

9ae3deca6381c2a9e1ecfec3d7b54303Today on Flashpoints: A special post-election edition with legendary
award winning filmmaker, columnist, author, John Pilger. Call it a
view from Europe.

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Tuesday November 8th 2016 0

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Flashpoints

electiondayToday on Flashpoints: Greg Palast joins us for an election day
post mortem on voter-intimidation. Also The Pipeline: How Marin and
San Francisco financial Firms fuel the Fracking Boom. And we’ll see if
we can get in a few listener phone calls.

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Democratic Party’s Law Suit Against Donald Trump, the Death Penalty and more… 0

Posted on November 07, 2016 by Flashpoints

fplogo1_400x400Today on Flashpoints: The Supreme Court refuses to intercede today in a lawsuit brought by the Ohio Democratic Party against Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. Protecting the Vote in Ohio. And one person’s struggle with the death penalty that forced him to witness the violent murder of his good friend Robert Alton Harris.

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Special Edition with American University’s Professor Christopher Simpson 0

Posted on November 07, 2016 by Flashpoints

fplogo1_400x400Today on a special edition of Flashpoints, we’ll spend our time speaking to noted author of Blowback and the Splendid Blonde Beast Professor Christopher Simpson on the use of propaganda in the 2016 election and the revolution in metadata that has changed all of our lives.

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The Social and Political History of Cannabis 0

Posted on November 03, 2016 by Flashpoints

prop-64-2016Today on Flashpoints: The social and political history of cannabis as the people of the state of California seem ready to give the go for the legalization of recreational use. We feature a mini-debate on Prop 64 AUMA – Adult Use Marijuana Act exploring major breakthroughs in the medical use of cannabis: and we’ll take a close look at how public banks can break the impasse over floods of marijuana money.

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    We're searching for great new music produced by independent musicians and members of our global audience, so that we can be as non-corporate and copyright-free as possible. All genres -- from blues to electronica to world beats -- welcome!

    We like smart, political and well-produced music -- and are especially in search of possible new theme instrumentals. Please send it to Flashpoints, c/o KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email your Mp3s at flashpointsproducer@gmail.com with full descriptions and credits.



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