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Monday August 16th, 2010 5

Posted on August 16, 2010 by Flashpoints

TIME Magazine's Recent Propaganda Cover

The Global Women’s Strike calls for support of twenty thousand Haitian women demanding the return of ousted president Jean Bertrand-Aristide; also, a look at TIME magazine’s pro-war disinformation; JR and the Block Report update the bloody wars and the growing resistance to them in the Congo.

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Ziad Abbas, Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance and former political prisoner in Israel

Lucinda Marshall, Founder and Director of the Feminist Peace Network

Selma James, Coordinator of Global Women’s Strike and former collaborator and wife of the late CLR James

Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

POCC Minister of Information JR and the Block Report

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 0

Posted on June 08, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Obama's AfPak War: A conversation with Pratap Chatterjee and Kiren Aziz Chaudhry, moderated by Dennis Bernstein

Unraveling the Israeli disinformation machine, we’ll speak with Max Blumenthal, who has been on the trail of the big Israeli lie since Israel’s deadly attack on the Gaza flotilla; also, international law expert Francis Boyle advises the victims of Israel’s attack on potential legal strategies for prosecution at the International Criminal Court; and we’ll have a report on private profiteers in bed with traffickers and the state department in Afghanistan.

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Max Blumenthal, Journalist currently based in Israel

Francis Boyle, Professor and International Law Expert

Pratap Chatterjee, Investigative Journalist and Author

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 3

Posted on April 20, 2010 by Flashpoints

Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

We’ll speak to our special correspondent Ahmed Habib about the current situation inside US-occupied Iraq, as the theater of elections and vote recounts distract the mainstream media from the ongoing destruction of Iraqi lives across the country; and Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff of Project Censored talk about the truth emergency in the US and run down several censored news stories you may have missed this year if you just watched the evening news or read the New York Times.

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Guests:

Ahmed Habib, journalist and poet

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, Project Censored

EVENT:

THE EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES

WHEN: Thu, April 22nd, 2010 – 7:00 pm

Final Event for Spring 2010

An evening with Project Censored

Please join the co-editors of Censored 2010 in discussion

Truth Emergency International:  Censorship, Propaganda, and American Empire

Peter Phillips, President, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored

Mickey Huff, Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation

Details:

Thursday, April 22nd, 7 P.M.

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists,

1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley, CA

Doors at 6:30 P.M., panel discussion at 7 P.M.

Event is a fundraiser, $5-$20, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds, wheelchair accessible.

Co-sponsors include Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, ANSWER, World Can’t Wait, MECA, RCP, BFUU Social Justice Committee

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The series is a fund raiser in support of Flashpoints Radio, and the Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored Investigative Reporting Fund.

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Monday, April 5th, 2010 0

Posted on April 05, 2010 by Flashpoints

Collateral Murder

Collateral Murder

A classified US military videotape shows US soldiers engaging in a massacre of unarmed civilians and and two Reuters journalists; also, we’ll have special reports on the expanding wars in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, where local militias lay siege to a US Consulate.

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Guests:

Josiah White, Iraq Vets Against the War

WATCH: “Collateral Murder” – US Classified military video leaked

Gareth Porter

Reese Erlich

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 0

Posted on March 30, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Aftermath of a drone strike in Pakistan

Aftermath of a drone strike in Pakistan


Today on Flashpoints, In Afghanistan, US Drone massacres and cvilian killings on the rise. Also, is the state of Texas about to kill another innocent man? And JR and the Block Report interview an anti-police violence activist facing felony charges for protesting the New Year’s Day police murder of Oscar Grant.

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Guests:
Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Dave Lindorff, Investigative journalist
JR, Block Report

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy


The rain has started to fall with hundreds of thousands of Haitians in need of basic food, shelter, and medical care. We’ll feature a special report on the ground in Haiti and talk about the policies that are now being carried out by former Presidents Bush and Clinton. Also, we’ll speak to Arundhati Roy about the expanding war in Afghanistan, the Maoist in central India and about her new book Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers.

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Guests:
Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent
Arundhati Roy, Author and activist

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Friday, March 12th, 2010 0

Posted on March 12, 2010 by Flashpoints
 


Broadcasting live from the Answer Coalition in the Heart of San Francisco’s Mission District: We’ll contine our special reporting on a new ICE federal crackdown against immigrant workers and their familes in Sonoma County in Northern California. We’ll speak to the Prime Minister in Exile from Burma, also known as Myanmar. Then a speak out against the expanding war in Afghanastan, and Flashpoints in Espanol.

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on February 03, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

We continue our coverage of the Haiti earthquake disaster with on-the-ground reports from Kevin Pina and Dr. Christina Chavez, niece of the late Cesar Chavez; also, an investigation into secret US prisons in Afghanistan known as Field Detention Sites; and we’ll have an update on Mexico on its Constitution Day.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Anand Gopal

Gabriel Hernandez

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 0

Posted on January 05, 2010 by Flashpoints

John Ross

John Ross

Award-winning Independent of London reporter Patrick Cockburn responds to Hillary Clinton’s statements on Yemen and assesses the expanding war in Afghanistan; also, John Ross reviews the year in Mexican politics and takes a look forward at some of the key issues as the Mexican economy continues to crumble; and Andres Thomas Conteris reports on a breaking story regarding high US officials meeting with President Zelaya in the Brazilian Embassy at this hour.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now and Nonviolence International

John Ross, author, historian and poet

Patrick Cockburn, Independent of London


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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 0

Posted on December 31, 2009 by Flashpoints

Stop AIPAC

Stop AIPAC

An encore presentation of our in-depth interview with Jefferey Blankfort, a leading investigator into the pervasive powers of AIPAC, the US-Israeli lobby; and we’ll rebroadcast our interview with exiled Afghan parliamentarian Malalai Joya, who talks about the ongoing impact of US occupation policy in her country.

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Guests:

Jefferey Blankfort, investigative journalist

Malalai Joya, author, A Woman Among Warlords

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