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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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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 0

Posted on February 17, 2010 by Flashpoints

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Our special correspondent Kevin Pina continues his drumbeat reports from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince as thousands of Lavalas supporters flood the streets, demanding reparations and restitution from France as the French President Nicolas Sarkozy makes a visit; also, acclaimed economist and author of the Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, talks about disaster capitalism in a speech she gave last fall at the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Naomi Klein, speaking at Mario Savio Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley, Fall of 2009

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 0

Posted on February 03, 2010 by Flashpoints

Mohammed Khatib

Mohammed Khatib

We continue our reporting from the earthquake zone in Haiti with Kevin Pina and Laura Flynn of the Aristide Foundation; also, Israel intensifies its arrests and attacks against nonviolent Palestinian peace activists, we’ll talk to Mohammed Khatib of the Popular Committee Against the Wall, who was just released from five days in detention; and on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts, we look at Secretary Treasurer Geithner’s claiming credit for the disastrous bailout.

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Guests:

Mohammed Khatib, Popular Committee Against the Wall in Bil’in

Kevin Pina

Laura Flynn, Aristide Foundation

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 0

Posted on January 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Kevin Pina reports from Port-au-Prince on the growing needs of Haitians and the secondary wave of death and suffering resulting from a lack of speedy distribution of essential medicines and foods; also, we continue to remember Howard Zinn with his longtime friend and co-author, Anthony Arnove; plus, we’ll continue our discussion of the bailout and the President’s speech on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; and the Block Report investigates a travesty of justice for a pair of sisters serving heavy jail sentences for no proven crime.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Anthony Arnove, editor, co-author of Voices of a People’s History of the United States with Howard Zinn

JR and the Block Report

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 0

Posted on January 27, 2010 by Flashpoints

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn

We’ll remember legendary radical historian Howard Zinn, who passed away earlier today in Santa Monica at age 87; also, Kevin Pina continues his on-the-ground reporting from Port-au-Prince, as hundreds of thousands of Haitians still search for proper food, water, shelter and medical care; and on another edition of Community Business, Catherine Austin Fitts addresses the bailout and the hearings taking place in Washington DC.

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Guests:
Kevin Pina

Catherine Austin Fitts,  Solari Network

Barbara Lubin, Middle East Children’s Alliance

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Monday, January 25th, 2010 0

Posted on January 25, 2010 by Flashpoints

Corporate Courting

Corporate Courting

Kevin Pina reports live from Port-au-Prince on the ongoing suffering in Haiti and the decision by the US government to put military security before saving lives; also, Greg Palast talks about the recent Supreme Court decision that empowers corporations to fully control the electoral process; and we continue our discussion on the politics of food.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee

Greg Palast, investigative reporter, author and filmmaker

Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute

Lilian Autler, Grassroots International

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 0

Posted on January 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

In Cairo, protesting is dangerous to ones health. Plainclothes government thugs clash with demonstrators protesting Israels assault on Gaza. (Photo © 2009 Mohamed Boraie)

In Cairo, plainclothes government thugs clash with demonstrators protesting Israel's assault on Gaza. (Photo © 2009 Mohamed Boraie)

Sam Husseini reports from Amman, Jordan, on ten days of protests in Cairo; also, Catherine Austin Fitts returns with Community Business, we’ll take a look at the year that just passed and what’s up ahead economically; and Flashpoints special correspondent Kevin Pina, just back from Haiti, joins us in the studio for an update.

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Guests:

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent

Sam Husseini, Institute for Public Accuracy

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009 0

Posted on December 17, 2009 by Flashpoints

Global Climate Summit

Global Climate Summit

Nativo Lopez talks about immigration reform and health care for migrant workers; also, Kevin Pina reports on the 19th anniversary of Jean Bertrand Aristide’s first election to the presidency in Haiti; plus, Dorothy Guerrero from the Climate Summit talks about the real impacts on the Global South; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent in Haiti

Nativo Lopez, President, Mexican-American Political Association

Dorothy Guerrero, Focus on the Global South – Philippines

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 0

Posted on December 15, 2009 by Flashpoints

UC Student Protests

UC Student Protests

We begin a series of new reports on the expanding devastation in Haiti with our special correspondent on the ground, Kevin Pina; also, we’ll take a look at the attacks by AIPAC and Zionist activists on local and national media; plus, we’ll continue our drumbeat coverage of the student rebellions across California in response to massive cutbacks and tuition increases at the University and Community College level; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent

Barbara Lubin, Executive Director, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Mickey Huff, Associate Director, Project Censored; Professor at Diablo Valley College

George Cicariello-Maher, UC Berkeley PhD candidate, correspondent for Counterpunch

Laura Zee, Student at UC Berkeley, arrested at Wheeler Hall, in court today

Asas Shalev, UC Berkeley Student, arrested at Wheeler Hall

Tyler Collins, UC Berkeley Student

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Friday, November 20th, 2009 0

Posted on November 24, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

Reports from UC Berkeley Campus as students were arrested, protesting fee hikes and privatized education; and how cutbacks are affecting working class and students of color; and Project Censored headlines.

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