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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 0

Posted on December 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

...from Footnotes in Gaza (Joe Sacco)

...from Footnotes in Gaza (Joe Sacco)

A year of corruption, privatization and violence in US-occupied Iraq, we’ll get a full report from our correspondent Ahmed Habib; also, we continue our speak-out from Cairo and hear why Holocaust survivor and hunger striker Hedy Epstein refused to get on the bus to Gaza today; and award-winning cartoonist and reporter Joe Sacco, author of Footnotes in Gaza, talks about his new book and the story of two massacres in 1956 that still echo throughout the Gaza strip.

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Ahmed Habib, journalist and spoken word artist

Hedy Epstein, Holocaust survivor and Gaza Freedom March delegate

Joe Sacco, award-winning cartoonist/reporter, author of Footnotes in Gaza

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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 0

Posted on December 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

Barack Obama - Nobel Recipient, War Maker

Barack Obama - Nobel Recipient, War Maker

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams speaks out against Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo; plus, we’ll hear from Kathy Kelly on the subject; we’ll continue our coverage of the Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen; also, we’ll have an update on the case of Kevin Cooper and the fight to end the death penalty; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Jody Williams, Nobel Laureate, Chair of Nobel Women’s Initiative

Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Clayton Thomas Muller, Director of Canadian Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign

Crystal Bybee and Barbara Becnel, Kevin Cooper defense team

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Monday, December 7th, 2009 0

Posted on December 07, 2009 by Flashpoints
cartoon by Khalil Bendib

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

We continue our reporting on the multiple impacts of Obama’s war policy; we’ll speak to an anti-war veteran on the 26th day of a hunger strike in front of the White House; we’ll revisit with a Native American anti-war mom and hear about her son’s struggle against a devastating case of PTSD; also, we’ll talk to a radical comedian who is challenging Charlie Schumer for the US Senate seat in New York; we’ll have a preliminary report on the sentencing of the Cuban Five in Miami; and we’ll also hear about the victory of a local activist who was beaten, arrested and indicted on felony charges for standing against the endless wars; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Thomas Mahaney, Veteran

Georgia Stillwell Bissionette, anti-war mom

Stephanie Tang, World Can’t Wait

Walter Riley, attorney

Randy Credico, New York Senate Candidate

Gloria La Riva, Free theĀ  Cuban Five

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 0

Posted on December 03, 2009 by Flashpoints

Randy Credico

Randy Credico

The US-backed government of Haiti bans the participation of the largest pro-democracy party, the Lavalas party of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide; also, New York State Senate candidate and political satarist Randy Credico joins us in studio to talk about the new William Kunstler film, the war, and his comical race for Senate; JR and the Block Report weigh in on the Angola 3 case; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent to Haiti

Maryse Narcisse , Official Representative of Lavalas Political Party, designated by President Aristide

Randy Credico, New York Senate candidate, political satarist

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 0

Posted on December 02, 2009 by Flashpoints

Iraq Vets Against the War

Iraq Vets Against the War

A Native American mom speaks out against the war as her military son suffers from PTSD; also, we’ll continue our investigation into the military’s cover-up of suicide and soldier breakdowns inside Forts across the country; we’ll have a report from one of many protests taking place in opposition to the expansion of the war in Afghanistan; also, an on-the-ground report from the Gaza strip, as Israeli occupation forces continue to destroy everyday life and attack Palestinians; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Richard Becker, ANSWER Coalition

Dahr Jamail, FP Special Correspondent and author, The Will to Resist

Pvt. Michael Kern, active-duty Army soldier, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War

Georgia Stillwell Bissomette, mother and relative of soldiers in Iraq

Lisa Lietz, Board member of Military Families Speak Out

Rami al-Meghari, FP Special Correspondent, Free Speech Radio News and Electronic Intifada

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 0

Posted on December 01, 2009 by Flashpoints

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Today on a special bi-coastal edition of Flashpoints, We go to West Point for a live broadcast of US President Barack Obama’s intentions to escalate the war in Afghanistan; with co-host Robert Knight, we’ll have analysis of the speech, a look at the possible parallels in policy between Afghanistan and Vietnam, and we’ll be joined by award-winning independent journalist and Flashpoints special correspondent Dahr Jamail to assess the impact the war is having on soldiers and their families and to report on the growing military resistance movement.

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Dahr Jamail, award-winning independent journalist and the author of The Will To ResistFPLOGO1

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Nov. 9-13, 2009 0

Posted on November 13, 2009 by Flashpoints

Afghan politician and outspoken critic of the expanding warlord corruption and US occupation of her country, Malalai Joya, talks about the war being waged against women and democracy in Afghanistan; also, former political prisoner Alaa’ Jaradat from the occupied West Bank tells us about the ongoing suffering, including widespread torture, of Palestinians inside Israeli prisons and detention camps; plus, remembering one of this country’s greatest storytellers, Brother Blue; and Military Families Speak Out on Veterans’ Day.

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 0

Posted on November 11, 2009 by Flashpoints

Aoki: The Film

Aoki: The Film

On Veteran’s Day, Military Families Speak Out against the expanding war in Afghanistan; also, a remembrance about the bee that saved my veteran father’s life; the AFL-CIO expands its involvement in representing migrant day laborers; plus, a new film documentary about the only Japanese-American to rise through the ranks of the Black Panthers; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Nancy Lessin and Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out

Eddie Acosta, AFL-CIO

Ben Wang, Director, AOKI

Music by: Jim Page, Matthew Owens and Adam Kathman

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 0

Posted on November 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

Pvt. Michael Kern

Pvt. Michael Kern

A Private at Fort Hood attempts to hand-deliver a letter against the expanding war to President Obama during today’s memorial service, we’ll speak to the active-duty veteran soldier who says that while Secret Service destroyed his letter, he’s determined to get it to the President; we’ll also be joined by Dahr Jamail, who has written extensively about the growing GI resistance movement; plus, Andy Worthington, the director of a troubling new film, Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo, live in the studio; on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts, she’ll talk about the permanent war budget and its implications for the ongoing theft of people’s money; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Private Michael Kern, Iraq Vets Against the War, active-duty Iraq veteran at Fort Hood

Dahr Jamail, journalist and Flashpoints special correspondent, author, The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Andy Worthington, co-director, Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo

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Monday, November 9th, 2009 0

Posted on November 09, 2009 by Flashpoints

Malalai Joya

Malalai Joya

We’ll speak to a courageous, young Afghan parliamentarian suspended from Parliament for speaking out against the growing corruption and the rise of warlords in US-occupied Afghanistan; also, former Palestinian political prisoner speaks out against the ongoing and systematic torture meted out in Israeli prisons; plus, we’ll hear about an action by the American Indian Movement against the racist use of Indian names for mascots in professional sports; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Malalai Joya, former Afghan Parliamentarian, author, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Woman Who Dared to Raise Her Voice

Ala’ Jaradat, program manager of Addameer Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights Organization

Jimbo Simmons, American Indian Movement

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