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Thursday November 14th 2013 0

Posted on November 14, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We return to Haiti where demonstrations have steadily been growing, calling for the resignation of Michel Martelly. We also cover the rise of the community police in Mexico, as a popular alternative to the corruption of the traditional law enforcement. And the Biggz Beat returns with a commentary on “Ender’s Game and separating the art from the artist”.

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Monday August 12th 2013 0

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we take a closer look at the closing of former CIA analyst Edward Snowden’s email provider, Lavabit and the chilling reality of continuing domestic surveillance. Next, did you know that radioactive fallout from the 28 month old Fukushima disaster in Japan is still spewing into the Pacific Ocean, at what has been called apocalyptic rate? Finally, we pay tribute to missing Haitian human rights activist, Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, who was kidnapped and disappeared seven years ago today.

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Thursday February 28th 2013 0

Posted on March 05, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we remember the ninth anniversary of the coup against the constitutional government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti. We’ll listen to some excerpts of Senior Producer Kevin Pina’s live reports from the past. We’ll also speak with author Jeb Sprague about his new book, “Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti”.

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Wednesday January 9th 2013 0

Posted on January 10, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we’ll feature an expose on right-wing Weekly Standard Editor, William Kristol. Also The Battle for immigrants rights continues. we’ll speak to California Assemblyman Tom Amiano about his fight to pass the Trust Act, after it was vetoed once by Governor Jerry Brown. In Haiti, prosecutors visit John Bertand Arisitide in his house, amidst large militant pro-Aristides protest. We’ll also have a foreclosure update, and we will remember KPFA/La Onda producer–known and loved by many–as La Brava

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Tuesday January 8th 2013 0

Posted on January 08, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we’ll have deep background on John Brennan, Obama’s pick to be the next Director of Central Intelligence. Also in Haiti, a kangaroo court goes after former Haitian President, John Bertrand Aristide. And We”ll have our weekly report on Occupied Palestine with Nora Barrows Friedman and the Electronic Intifada

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Thursday January 3rd 2013 0

Posted on January 03, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we discuss the current status of the Afghanistan War. Then, we focus on two Acts recently signed in to law by President Obama that affect our civil liberties. Next, we talk about global Nuclear Power Plants. And finally, we continue our coverage of Haiti and the protests developing in response to former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s summons for a hearing today by the government prosecutor’s office.

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Wednesday January 2nd 2013 0

Posted on January 03, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we take a look at the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency as portrayed in the recent film “Zero Dark Thirty.” Next we focus on the effects of the recent deal made between the Obama administration and Congress to avert what is now famously know as THE FISCAL CLIFF. And finally, we return to our coverage of Haiti with news that former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been summoned for a hearing tomorrow by the government prosecutor’s office.

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Tuesday January 1st 2013 0

Posted on January 02, 2013 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We have a New Years day special, focusing on the 209th anniversary of the independence on the nation of Haiti.

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Tuesday October 30th 2012 0

Posted on October 30, 2012 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We’ll have an update on Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact on Haiti. Also, Robert Knight reports on Sandy from New York.

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Wednesday August 22nd 2012 0

Posted on August 22, 2012 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, We look at the case of Chavis Carter who is alleged by police in Jonesboro, Arkansas to have committed suicide while handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. Then we return to the situation in Syria with another report direct from Damascus. Next we get an update on how president Michel Martelly of Haiti is stacking the deck in his favor for upcoming US sponsored elections. Then we talk with a member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe about their Winter 2012 production of A Christmas Carol.

For more information on the SF Mime Troupe log onto http://www.sfmt.org/index.php

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    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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