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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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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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Wednesday August 4th, 2010 0

Posted on August 04, 2010 by Flashpoints

Wyclef Jean Announced his Candidacy for President of Haiti

EPA whistle-blower Hugh Kauffman out front again, blowing the whistle on the Obama Administration and on his own higher-ups at the EPA; also, a federal judge throws out Proposition 8, the constitutional ban on gay marriage, but a long-time gay rights activist advises caution in the midst of celebration; we’ll have a special report from Kevin Pina on the decision by anti-Aristide rapper Wyclef Jean to run for president of Haiti; and we’ll feature our regular weekly segment of Community Business with Catherine Austin-Fitts.

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Hugh Kaufman, EPA Whistle-Blower currently working inside the agency

Leland Traiman, Activist in the GLBTQ Community

Catherine Austin-Fitts, Solari Editor and Community Business Contributor

Brian Concannon, Director, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Andre Joseph

Wadner Pierre, Haitian Journalist in Haiti

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 0

Posted on June 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Oil being pushed ashore by Hurricane Alex off the Texas coastline

Hurricane Alex hovers off the coast of Texas and threatens to escalate and spread the oil from the BP underground volcano; we’ll have reports from Venice, Louisiana at the coast, and from the Florida panhandle, where a number of beaches have already been closed down; also, we’ll have a report back from the International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Reproductive Health; and we’ll have our regular weekly segment of Community Business with Catherine Austin-Fitts.

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Kindra Arnesson, fleeing shrimper and mother in Venice, Louisiana

Cindy Lapori, environmentalist and concerned citizen in Florida’s panhandle

Dominic Mogavero, environmentalist and concerned citizen in Florida’s panhandle

Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan, poet, activist, and indigenous rights organizer from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Speaking tonight in Oakland.

Catherine Austin-Fitts, regular contributor for Community Business and editor of Solari

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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 24th, 2010 1

Posted on June 24, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Oil Washes Ashore on Pensacola Beach, Florida

Thick oil washes up in Pensacola and the the Florida Panhandle-Kids decorate their sandcastles with toxic tar balls; also, confronting the Coast Guard to find out the truth about the BP gusher and its real impacts in the Gulf-A photo journalist flies over the Gulf, but it isn’t a pretty picture, and was that a toxic rainbow spotted today over New Orleans?; also, Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts and Jesse Strauss joins us for Up Front from the US Social Forum in Detroit.

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Cyndie Lapori and Dominick Mogavero, Florida environmentalists.

Kris Kluge, photographer

New Orleans based environmental activist

Catherine Austin Fitts, Community Business from the Solari Network

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 2

Posted on June 16, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Aerial Image of Oil in the Gulf

Stanley Sporkin, former general council of the CIA under Iran-Contra mastermind William Casey, is none other than the Ombudsman for BP; we’ll speak with Catherine Austin Fitts who has conducted an in-depth investigation into Sporkin; also, we’ll speak to Richard Steiner, a former university of Alaska professor who played a key role in the aftermath of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, and who has just returned from working on the cleanup in the Gulf; we’ll have a special report; also, a report on the cultural devastation that BP’s oil spill has unleashed on Gulf communities; and a report back from a poor peoples march from New Orleans to Detroit.

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Catherine Austin Fitts, Community Business contributor and Solari Network coordinator

Richard Steiner, Professor and Conservation and Sustainability Consultant
Anchorage, Alaska

Jordan Flaherty, New Orleans activist, journalist and editor of Left Turn Magazine

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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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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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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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 0

Posted on May 26, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

According to several leading scientists, if BP’s plan fails to plug its as-yet uncontrollable offshore oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, the hole in the ocean could be pumping vast quantities of thick, brown crude for months and even years to come; we’ll speak to our special correspondent on the scene and shrimperwoman, mom and local activist Kindra Arnesen; also, on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts, we’ll report on how the key major Wall Street bandits are now suing each other and casting blame outside their own corporate headquarters; and sounds from the film The Yes Men Fix the World.

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Guests:

Larry Everest

Kindra Arnesen

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Sounds from the film The Yes Men Fix the World (Affiliates only)

Ed Rosenthal

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 0

Posted on May 20, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein - American Radical

BP oil smothers the shores of Louisiana’s coastline today, confirming people’s worst fears in this unprecedented oil spill that scientists say equals an Exxon Valdez-size spill every three days; we’ll speak to shrimper and local activist Kindra Arnesen; we’ll also hear from our special correspondent on the coast Larry Everest; we’ll have our regular weekly edition of Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts, who will report on the devastating impact the Wall Street meltdown has had on Calpirg, the largest pension fund in the country; and we broadcast excerpts of American Radical, a documentary film about historian and scholar Norman Finkelstein.

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Kindra Arnesen, shrimper and local activist

Larry Everest, historian and author

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 0

Posted on May 12, 2010 by Flashpoints

An AP reporter scoops up oil from the Gulf of Mexico with a bucket and displays it in his hands at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on May 10.

An AP reporter scoops up oil from the Gulf of Mexico with a bucket and displays it in his hands at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on May 10.

Catherine Austin Fitts talks about the devastation of the Gulf as the BP-Halliburton oil spill gets worse, and the economic impact of the environmental disaster; also, we get an update on the struggle to protect access for medical marijuana patients as Federal attacks continue across the country; and longtime marijuana advocate and activist Ed Rosenthal talks about the upcoming potential for full legalization in California and his new book, Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuna Grower’s Handbook.

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Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Kris Hermes, Americans For Safe Access

Ed Rosenthal, marijuana advocate and activist

Noam Chomsky in a speech at the Oakland Paramount Theater, October 2009

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 1

Posted on May 05, 2010 by Flashpoints

Blackhawk helicopters at Wounded Knee

Blackhawk helicopters at Wounded Knee

Blackhawk helicopters descend on Wounded Knee for May Day, we’ll talk to American Indian Movement founder Bill Means about the helicopters, the racist Arizona law, the Gulf spill and the arrest in New York; also, we’ll have our regular weekly visit with Catherine Austin Fitts on Community Business; and Olympia, Washington activists win a lawsuit against law enforcement for illegally spying on their anti-war activities.

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Bill Means, American Indian Movement

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Philip Chin and Brendan Maslauskas Dunn, activists in Olympia

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