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Wednesday September 3rd 2014 0

Posted on September 03, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints, we look at the case of a 67 year-old Palestinian woman being prosecuted by the Obama administration for what her attorney, Micheal Deutsch says is part of a political persecution program in the United States. Then we talk with activist David Cobb of the Movement to Amend about ongoing efforts to overturn a United States Supreme Court decision that granted the rights of an individual to corporations, namely the Citizens United ruling. After that we’re joined by Gary Ruskin of the Center for Corporate Policy and take a look at a recent report he co-authored that details how corporations are spying on non-profits and whistle blowers. We follow that story with a discussion with Daphne Wysham of the Genuine Progress Project and their efforts to redefine how we look at the quality of life and prosperity in the world. Finally, journalist Jessica Bruder discusses her recent article in Harper’s magazine focusing on an ever growing population of retired nomads roaming across the country in Recreational Vehicles in search of subsistence wages and seasonal work.

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Tuesday September 2nd 2014 0

Posted on September 02, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: We ask the question, what role has US policy in Syria played towards the rise of the group known as ISIS. Then we talk with a former FBI intelligence specialist who is part of an effort questioning the Obama administration’s evidence of Russia’s direct military involvement in the Ukraine. Following that, we take a sober assessment of the recent mass die off in the world’s fish population and try to understand why more scientists aren’t speaking out. Finally, with the world’s population having passed 7 billion, is overpopulation the real problem with the environment, r is ti the way we’ve organized our economics. We’ll speak with author Ian Agnus for his surprising answer to that question.

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Monday September 1st 2014 0

Posted on September 02, 2014 by Flashpoints

USHToday on Flashpoints: We take a closer look at US intelligence policy in Syria, with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Then, we turn our attention back to Haiti, where former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, continues to be under attack by the US backed regime of Michel Martelly.

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Friday August 29th 2014 0

Posted on September 02, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPTODAY ON FLASHPOINTS, WE’LL SPEAK TO CARLOS MONTES, ONE OF FOUNDING MEMBERS OF BROWN BERETS AND LONGTIME COMMUNITY ACTIVIST FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM/AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY ON THE 44TTH COMMEMORATTION OF THE CHICANO MORATORIUM AND ALEX SALAZAR, INVESTIGATOR ON THE ANDY LOPEZ CASE ON RECENT TRIP TO FERGUSON, MISSOURI.

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Thursday August 28th 2014 0

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: We look a the choices facing Obama administration as the situation continues to unravel in Syria. Then we explore the benefits of tax inversion therapy, for consumers and the economy. We follow that with a closer look at a recent judgment against a Tokyo power company, and a suicide following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Finally we finish up with our continuing discussion with activists and independent journalists, about the situation in Gaza.

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Wednesday August 27th 2014 0

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Flashpoints

JAToday on Flashpoints: We have an in-depth discussion on Haiti and the attempts to implicate former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in a corruption scandal. Then we feature our regular segment by Nora Barrows-Friedman and The Electronic Intifada on occupied Palestine.

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Tuesday August 26th 2014 0

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Flashpoints

CFToday on Flashpoints: We return to Gaza as talks continue for a lasting ceasefire agreement with Israel. Then we have an in-depth conversation with Yvonne Ridley who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and who has take up the cause of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a neuroscientist and former student of Noam Chomsky, sentenced to 86 years in a maximum state prison in Texas. It’s the strange tale of a miscarriage of justice prosecuted in the name of protecting America from terrorism.

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Monday August 25th 2014 0

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Flashpoints

ANToday on Flashpoints: Executive Producer Dennis Bernstein and contributing Producer Sabrina Jacobs, speak with leaders and community activists from San Francisco’s Mission District and the Bay Area, who participated in last Friday’s march and rally for Alex Nieto, a young Latino man who was shot to death by San Francisco Police. This march was created in solidarity with the African-American community of Ferguson,  MO, over the shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown and victims of unwarranted police brutality and death.

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Thursday August 21st 2014 0

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Flashpoints

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Today on Flashpoints: We feature an exclusive interview with Ira Kurzban, legal council for former Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Then we have an in-depth conversation with Henry A. Giroux, about his book, “The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine. Finally, as the world confronts the breakout of hostilities and war around the planet, Executive Producer Dennis Bernstein talks with radical Buddhists about the prospects for peace.

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Wednesday August 20th 2014 0

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: We speak with a Liberian woman whose husband was recently struck with the Ebola virus, amid concern about a potential case in Sacramento, California. Then we follow the expansion of a successful blockade action against an Israeli cargo ship at the Port of Oakland, to now include seaports in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Next, we catch up with the Trail  For Humanity, calling attention to the plight of immigrant children and we also go to an ongoing fast, on their behalf at the San Francisco Federal building. Then we look a the case of Nestora Salgado, a naturalized US citizen being held in a maximum security prison in Mexico. Finally, as Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson in St. Louis County MO, we look at some startling facts about the realities confronting black youth in the United States.

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