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Tuesday August 10th, 2010 0

Posted on August 10, 2010 by Flashpoints

A Bedouin woman sits in front of her rebuilt home in al-Araqib after it was destroyed by Israeli forces, again. (Joseph Dana)

Ali Abunimah talks about the third attempt to bulldoze a Bedouin village in apartheid Israel in two weeks; also, New Orleans-based investigative reporter, Jordan Flaherty, talks about his new book Floodlines, and gives an in-depth analysis of police corruption in New Orleans; and we’ll have a special report from Arizona on life after SB1070 and how the Tucson community is resisting.
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Jordan Flaherty, Editor of Left Turn Magazine, Investigative Journalist and Author

Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of the Electronic Intifada and Contributing Author to Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Barni Qaasim, Phoenix Activist and Flashpoints Special Contributor (see her full video HERE)

Dan Froomkin’s video, highlighted in Up Front

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Monday, July 5th, 2010 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

 
The US Social Forum in Detroit was last week, from Jun 22nd-June 26th

We have a special 5th of July edition, featuring interviews from the US Social Forum in Detroit between June 22nd and 26th; we try to give space to the reality of people struggling around the country–from the Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign to academic boycotts of Israel, as well as the need for libraries and radical childcare; the voices you’ll hear on today’s show are a testimony to the state of our nation and approaches being taken to address social change.

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Friday, June 18th 2010 0

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Los Angeles residents protesting the recent border killing of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka

Today on Flashpoints, we continue our focus on the expanding violence of the militarized US-Mexico border; we’ll also speak with Rene Salcedo about the growing movement for migrant worker rights in the US; then, we’ll turn our focus to Bay Area activists who are planning to prevent a ship from apartheid Israel to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland; also, on Flashpoints en espanol we’ll focus on the situation in Arizona and migrant worker rights.

Click Here for more information about the Port of Oakland action which was discussed on today’s show.

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Guests:

Loubna Qutpami, Palestine Youth Network

Jack Heyman, member of the ILWU

Chris Banks, International ANSWER Coalition

Rene Salcedo

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Victor Quintana, Congressional Legislator for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Thursday, June 17th 2010 0

Posted on June 17, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

PFC Bradley Manning, alleged leaker of 260,000 classified US Military documents

FBI whistle-blower and one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year, Coleen Rowley, speaks out about the attacks on Wikileaks and compares their importance to the Pentagon Papers; also, activists in the San Francisco Bay Area reach out to dock workers in an attempt to prevent the unloading of Israeli cargo, in support of the divestment movement against Apartheid Israel; and Food Not Bombs activists face arrest for passing out food to hungry people; and we’ll have a report from the poor people’s march from New Orleans to Detroit.

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Coleen Rowley, FBI Whistle-blower and one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year

Eyad Kishawi, Palestinian community activist

Richard Becker, organizer with the International ANSWER Coalition

Steve Zeltzer, union activist

Michael, Food Not Bombs activist in Concord

Cheri Honkala, national organizer for the Poor Peoples Economic and Human Rights Campaign

Shamako Noble, coordinator of the Hip Hop Congress and on the March to Fulfill the Dream

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 1

Posted on June 03, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

BP's Gulf Gusher Oil Spill

A survivor of the Israeli commando attack on the main boat of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla contradicts all of Israel’s claims about their bloody attack; also, we’ll speak to our special correspondent Nora Barrows-Friedman about the implications of the recent attack, and we’ll hear an excerpt of a debate between Jeremy Scahill and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch; also, we’ll speak to Antonia Juhasz about her recent tour on the Gulf arrest for criminal trespassing at a Chevron plant; and on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts we’ll talk about the impending devastation of the BP under-water gusher; and our new daily feature follows: Up Front with Jesse Strauss.

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Guests:

Catherine Austin Fitts, of the Solari Network and our weekly segment Community Business

Antonia Juhasz

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints correspondent and independent journalist

JR and the Block Report

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Monday, May 31st, 2010 0

Posted on May 31, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Israeli Commandoes landing on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

In dedication to the early morning attack on the Freedom Flotilla off the coast of Gaza, where at least 10 humanitarian activists were killed by Israeli commandos, we’ll speak to long time anti-occupation activist Adam Shapiro and UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories for the UNHCR, Richard Falk; we’ll also have a report from the Gaza strip and we’ll speak with Ali Abunimah.

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Shakeed Saed, Executive Director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

Sandra Ruch, Gaza Freedom March

Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territories for the UN Human Rights Council

Adam Shapiro, Partner of a person aboard one of the ships

Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Amjad Shawa, Coordinator of the Palestinian NGO Network and health worker in Gaza

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 1

Posted on April 29, 2010 by Flashpoints

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Ali Abunimah and university student organizers talk about last night’s vote at UC Berkeley to uphold the veto on divestment, we’ll discuss the technical defeat but the moral victory of the vote and the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement across the country and across the world; also, thousands of Oakland teachers go on strike to defend public education, we’ll hear voices from educators and students demanding fair contracts and salaries.

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Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

Shoaib Kamil, UC Berkeley Task Force on Divestment

Loubna Qatami, Palestinian Youth Network

Jesse Strauss on assignment in Oakland

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 1

Posted on April 14, 2010 by Flashpoints

US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli

US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli

Support continues to build for a global movement against Israeli apartheid in Palestine, today we feature anti-apartheid activist and Nazi holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein talking about why she supports the campus divestment movement; also, an in-depth analysis of the extent and the dangers of the unmeasured Israeli nuclear arsenal; and a GI resister who was a member of the same company shown in the recently-released Wikileaks video talks about how this action is commonplace throughout the military’s occupation of Iraq.

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Hedy Epstein, activist

John Steinbach, journalist

Spc. Josh Steiber, Iraq vet and peace activist

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Monday, April 12th, 2010 1

Posted on April 12, 2010 by Flashpoints

Dr. Francis Boyle

Dr. Francis Boyle

Dr. Michio Kaku talks about the global nuclear state of affairs as world leaders gather at a Presidential summit in Washington; also, Francis Boyle analyzes the front-runners for possible appointment to the Supreme Court; and UC Berkeley students talk about the university’s bill to divest from companies that profit from the injustices of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

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Guests:

Dr. Francis Boyle, International law professor

Michio Kaku, legendary physicist, author, radio and tv personality

Nairi Shrinian and Majdi Abuhamdieh, UC Berkeley undergraduates and members of Students for Justice in Palestine

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 1

Posted on February 25, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Haitian President Rene Preval with Bush in 2006

Haitian President Rene Preval with Bush in 2006


Today on Flashpoints, we will be speaking to special correspondent Kevin Pina about new revelations that President Preval secretly participated in the 2004 U.S. sponsored coup against Aristide. Also, Ali Abunimah speaks about the future of the movement to end Israeli occupation of Palestine, and much more.

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Guests:
Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

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