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Monday March 19th 2018 0

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we return to Haiti and the situation there as thousands are reportedly seeking ways to flee the country as a government corruption scandal grows over billions of dollars missing from the Venezuela sponsored PetroCaribe program. Poverty and illiteracy rates are reported to actually be on the rise as Haiti’s economy shrinks and remittances from family and friends now account for nearly 40% of the island nation’s GDP. Then we talk with author and scholar Matthew Alford about his recent book: National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.

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Tuesday January 16th 2018 0

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Flashpoints

Vijay PrashadToday on Flashpoints: We’ll speak with Professor Vijay Prashad, about the ongoing brutal ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people from Myanmar, and the deadly role Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is playing in facilitating the Genocide. Also, we’ll feature an update on the faltering Russia Gate scandal. And we’ll replay our interview with Pierre LaBossier of the Haiti Action Network about Trumps racist remarks last week

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Wednesday November 22nd 2017 0

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Flashpoints

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Today on Flashpoints: An update on Haiti with Senior Producer, Kevin Pina. And, Unthanksgiving and the upcoming Indigenous People’s celebration on the liberated island of Alcatraz. We’ll speak with AIM co founder, Bill Means

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Thursday November 16th 2017 0

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Flashpoints

Haiti-colorful-bus-on-streetToday on Flashpoints: An update on Haiti with Senior Producer, Kevin Pina. A new piece from Aurora Levins Morales regular series, Letters From Earth.

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Wednesday October 25, 2017 0

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Flashpoints

FPLOGO1_400x400Today on Flashpoints, an extended interview with California Senate Senator Kevin De Leon who announced this week he would run against incumbent US Senator Diane Fienstein. Also, how toxic smoke threatens California’s cannabis crop and could become a public health nightmare. And Flashpoints Senior Producer Kevin Pina reports on mass protests that are rocking Haiti.

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Thursday July 27th 2017 0

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Flashpoints

x3yrArdTToday on Flashpoints: Palestinian uprising in East Jerusalem: we’ll
feature a special edition of the Electronic Intifada with Nora Barrows
Friedman. And, Haitians take to the streets to protest against the
recreation of a death Squad military

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Tuesday March 21st 2017 0

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Flashpoints

aristideToday on Flashpoints: Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide
narrowly escapes an assassination attempt that leaves two wounded.
We’ll take a close look at what happened and who may have been on the
trigger-side of the barrel gunning for Aristide. And it looks like war
and more war for the US as the neocons have their way with Trump on
foreign policy.

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Monday February 6th 2017 0

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Flashpoints

fplogo1_400x400Today on Flashpoints: Haiti’s illigitate Government, being sworn in
tomorrow, is accused of random political assassinations to silence its
opposition.: Also US defense Secretary concludes his visit to South
Korea, with a warning for China to stand clear. And the latest
installment from the Electronic Intifada, with Nora Barrows Friedman

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Thursday December 29th 2016 0

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Flashpoints

fplogo1_400x400Today on Flashpoints: The US expels 35 Russian diplomats as punishment for alleged interference in last month’s election. The US lame duck president Obama, gives the Ruskys 72 hours to get out of dodge. Also we’ll have an update on Haiti with Senior Producer Kevin Pina. And we’ll rebroadcast our recent interview with Ali Abunimah.

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Tuesday December 20th 2016 0

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Flashpoints

haitians_voting_in_the_2006_electionsToday on Flashpoints: Haiti in turmoil once again as her people fight for democracy against an attempt to transform it into a corrupt narco state through fraudulent elections. We talk with Jeb Sprague, author of the book “Paramilitarism And The Assault on Democracy in Haiti”, about the election of military chieftain, drug baron and DEA fugitive, Guy Philippe to Haiti’s senate. Then we are joined by Maud Jean-Michel of Radio Timoun in Haiti and Haitian political analyst, Frantz Jerome to talk about the accused money launderer, Jovenel Moise and tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors demanding to overturn his fraudulent election to Haiti’s presidency. Finally we present an encore broadcast of an interview Executive Producer, Dennis Bernstein did with indie Canadian Journalist, Eva Bartlett, just back from Aleppo.

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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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