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Wednesday August 11th, 2010 0

Posted on August 11, 2010 by Flashpoints

Thousands Protesting Section 8 Housing Failures in Atlanta Today

The economy takes another turn for the worse as thousands in Atlanta riot over housing shortages; on today’s extended Community Business, we’ll take a look at the state of today’s economy as it continues to unravel; also, an update on the case of the Scott Sisters who are serving two life sentences for an 11 dollar robbery eye witnesses say they didn’t do; and we’ll have a report on BP’s cash supporting academic apartheid at the University of California.
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Guests:

Will Evans, Investigative Reporter with California Watch

Tyson Slocum, Director of the energy program at Public Citizen

Miguel Altieri, Professor of Entemology at UC Berkeley and critic of the BP-University deal

Kambiz Mostofi, Spokesman for the family of the Scott Sisters

Catherine Austin-Fitts, Editor of Solari and Community Business contributor

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 0

Posted on August 03, 2010 by Flashpoints

IDF Tank Near the Lebanon Border Earlier Today

We’ll have a report from Beirut, Lebanon, on the deadly face-off between Lebanese and Israeli forces at the tense border between the two countries; we’ll also talk about the reconstruction of Southern Lebanon on the fourth anniversary of the massive Israeli air attack on the country; we’ll feature a special report on the recent Israeli air strikes against Gaza; and we’ll have a special report from Dahr Jamail on the expanding cover up by the United States and BP of the worst oil disaster in modern history.

This is the video from which we played the audio during today’s Up Front.

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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, Independent Investigative Journalist

Bilal El-Amine, Flashpoints Correspondent in Lebanon

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Special Correspondent and journalist with Electronic Intifada and Truthout.

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BP’s Oil Spill Fouls Water, Land and Air 0

Posted on July 02, 2010 by Flashpoints

by Dennis Berstein

Pensacola Beach, Fla., last week. (Globe and Mail)

On a morning last week, Floridians along the pristine beaches of the Florida panhandle found themselves the latest shoreline victims of the underground volcano of oil and dangerous gasses released by BP into the Gulf of Mexico.

And again, the disaster was winning in the water, on the land — and in the air. Read the rest of this entry →

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