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Thursday January 21st 2016 0

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Flashpoints

18759746-standardToday on Flashpoints: We’ll feature an in-depth update on the Flint water poisoning disaster. Also we’ll look at water systems and water accessibility across the country. we’ll have a report on the crucial significance of the upcoming elections in Uganda, And an encore broadcast of last night’s front line report on Haiti.

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Wednesday January 20th 2016 0

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Flashpoints

haiti--election-protest-2.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxToday on Flashpoints: Armed white racist-ranchers in Southern Oregon continue to trample over native Indian burial sites that go back fifteen thousand years, and longer, with out arrest or prosecution. Also violence in Haiti in the wake of tainted elections and massive protests. We’ll take another look at the health care debate: Did Hillary pillory Bernie in their latest go round: And an update from Michigan on the water poisoning disaster.

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Flashpoints 01-20-16


Video Pt 1: Arrest & beating of protesters by police in #Haiti

Video Pt 2: Arrest & beating of protesters by police in #Haiti


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Tuesday November 24th 2015 0

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Flashpoints

Donald TrumpToday on Flashpoints: The real truth about Trump’s big lie. Was there cheering after 911? And if so who was doing the alleged cheering from New Jersey? Also, Bernie Sanders pro-war foreign policy leaves a great many open questions and a lot fo be desired. We’ll have an update on what many are calling stolen elections in Haiti. And The Electronic Intifada returns.

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Tuesday November 10th 2015 0

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Flashpoints

Burma_By-Election_2012Today on Flashpoints: historic elections in Burma. Also, low wage fast food workers walk out in support of a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage. And we’ll have an update on the recent presidential elections in Haiti

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Monday October 26th 2015 0

Posted on October 26, 2015 by Flashpoints

haiti_1772627bToday on Flashpoints: An in depth discussion and report back on yesterday’s elections in Haiti. We’ll feature a series of reports from election observers and human rights activists in Haiti, Florida and San Francisco

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Thursday October 22nd 2015 0

Posted on October 22, 2015 by Flashpoints

Haitians_voting_in_the_2006_elections-1024x672Today on Flashpoints: Politically motivated mass murder in Haiti, a week before the presidential elections? Will the elections be fair? We’ll have a series of reports from the ground in Port au Prins and from around the country. Later, The Biggz Beat on Star Wars: The Racism Awakens.

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Thursday August 27th 2015 0

Posted on August 27, 2015 by Flashpoints

shamToday on Flashpoints, we have breaking news of a new protest in Haiti today, against what are being called sham parliamentary elections, held there on August 9th. Then, we feature an interview with economist James Henry, about an revised proposal for a financial transaction tax in the United States, money madness, the stocks and his fears for democracy.  Finally, Flashpoints senior producer, Miguel Gavilan Molina, interviews Carlos Montes about the 44th annual gathering of the Chicano moratorium.

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Tuesday August 25th 2015 0

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Flashpoints

haiti-election-007Today on Flashpoints, we present a special encore of our rHaiti coverage of recent parliamentary elections held this past August 9. We begin with political analysts Jocelyn Gaye in New York and Frantz Jerome in Florida with their predictions of the outcome of the elections six days before they were held. We then feature an interview with Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti giving his views of the legitimacy of the elections.  We end our encore presentation with an interview with Yvon Kernizan, a political activist who works closely with the Fanmi Lavalas party founded by former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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Monday August 24th 2015 0

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Flashpoints

SMToday on Flashpoints, international markets are experiencing a meltdown with US stocks having lost an estimated 25% of their value this year. We talk with historian and author Alice O’Connor about what that means for most of us.  Then we continue our coverage of Haiti and the response of political parties there to the US Embassy and the Organization of American States signing off on flawed parliamentary elections held on August 9. Next, we look at US policy in the pacific and its influence on the on again off again diplomatic spats between North and South Korea. Finally, we are joined by the author of a new report focusing on the phenomena of mass shootings in the world. I’ll let you guess which country is considered in a “league of its own” and leads the world in mass shootings. That’s right, the good ole’ US of A.

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Thursday August 20th 2015 0

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Flashpoints

ha3Today on Flashpoints, we start with Haiti where the election council there held a press conference today as questions continue to mount about the legitimacy of the last parliamentary elections. Then we have a special interview from Myanmar with one of its foremost human rights heroes. Next, we go to Thailand to talk with our special correspondent there about the recent bombing at a sacred shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 and wounded 120.

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Flashpoints 08-20-15

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