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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 0

Posted on November 18, 2009 by Flashpoints

John Ross

John Ross

Former economic hit-man John Perkins talks about his new book, Hoodwinked: Why the World Financial Markets Imploded And What We Need to Do to Remake Them; also, our special correspondent and globetrotting troublemaker John Ross talks about his new book as well, El Monstruo – Dread and Redemption in Mexico City, the most conflictive megalopolis in the Americas; UC Berkeley students wage a massive walkout and strike against rising fees and privatized education; and the Knight Report.

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John Perkins, author, Confessions of an Economic Hitman; Hoodwinked

John Ross, author, El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City

Students from UC Berkeley Protests and Walkout

Music by Jim Page

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 0

Posted on November 03, 2009 by Flashpoints

Judge Richard Goldstone

Judge Richard Goldstone

The US Congress votes to condemn the Goldstone Report, which corroborates Palestinians’ accounts of massive war crimes during the massacres in Gaza earlier this year, we’ll speak to a poet and activist who was disinvited from a conference of the so-called alternative to the pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC, because of his views on Palestine; also, legendary economist Naomi Klein talks about California’s budget crisis, student fee hikes and disaster capitalism in a recent speech at UC Berkeley; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Josh Healey, poet and activist

Naomi Klein, author, The Shock Doctrine

(Thanks to Davey D for this audio recording at UC Berkeley)

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Monday, November 2nd, 2009 1

Posted on November 02, 2009 by Flashpoints

Dow Accepts Full Responsibility for Bhopal Disaster - Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men

"Dow Accepts Full Responsibility for Bhopal Disaster" - Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men

We continue our multi-part series on the anatomy of a financial coup d’etat, on a day when new revelations show that Goldman Sachs secretly bet on the US housing crash; also, environmentalists win a major victory in Oregon, in reversing a draconian law that restrained peaceful environmental activists from protesting the destruction of land and wildlife; plus, how The Yes Men Fix The World, an interview with corporate prankster Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men and Antonia Juhasz of Global Exchange’s Chevron Program; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Lauren Regan, Staff attorney and director of Civil Liberties Defense Center

Andy Bichlbaum, The Yes Men

Antonia Juhasz, Director, Chevron Program, Global Exchange; author, The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry, and What we Must do to Stop It

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 0

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Flashpoints

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

A benefit to save one of the most important Black churches in New Orleans; we’ll speak to Colonel Ann Wright about the bloody and explosive situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan; also, legendary economist and author of The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, in a rabble-rousing speech on UC Berkeley campus; and the Knight Report.

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Colonel Ann Wright (retired)

Naomi Klein, economist and author, The Shock Doctrine (Thanks to Davey D for this audio recording)

Sakura Kone, National Campaign Coordinator to Restore Wesley United in New OrleansFPLOGO1

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Monday, October 26th, 2009 0

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Flashpoints
 Iraqis gather at the site of the massive bomb attack at the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad  Photo: AP

Iraqis gather at the site of the massive bomb attack at the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad. Photo: AP

Over 150 people killed in twin suicide car bombings of several government buildings in Central Baghdad; also, Israeli police attack Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa Mosque, the site where Ariel Sharon provoked the second intifada; plus, leading Afghan women’s activist, Zoya, debunks the myth that entrenching the US occupation of Afghanistan will save women and children; on our continuing series on the Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat, Catherine Austin Fitts talks about how crime pays on Wall Street; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Ahmed Habib, al-Jazeera reporter and spoken word poet

Jamal Jumaa, Stop the Wall Campaign in occupied Palestine

Zoya, Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 0

Posted on September 24, 2009 by Flashpoints
Crude: The Real Price of Oil

Crude: The Real Price of Oil

We return to the Brazilian consulate in Tegucigalpa for a live report on the continuing standoff between President Manuel Zelaya and the illegal coup government of Roberto Micheletti; we’ll also have a report on the coast-to-coast and statewide emergency walk-outs today within the public education system, based on massive cutbacks and privatization; and Crude, a new documentary film that chronicles an epic battle to hold Chevron accountable for its systematic destruction of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Guests:

Sounds from the UC Berkeley Student Protest and Walk-Out Against Tuition Hikes and Privatization of Schools (recorded by Eric Klein)

Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and Free Speech Radio News

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

Dr. Juan Almendares, physician and human rights activist in Tegucigalpa

Grahame Russell, Rights Action

Joe  Berlinger, filmmaker, CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil (Opening in theaters tomorrow!)

Paul Paz y Miño, Managing Director,  Amazon Watch

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