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Thursday, May 27th, 2010 0

Posted on May 27, 2010 by Flashpoints
 
Riki Ott

Riki Ott

We speak with leading marine toxicologist Riki Ott about the BP oil gusher and its ongoing devastation; also, self-proclaimed zionists threaten a local activist and attack his outdoor business on Telegraph avenue in Berkeley; and we send Nora Barrows Friedman on her next ventures with lots of love and wishes of luck as she transitions away from Flashpoints.

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Guests:

Riki Ott, Author, former fisherwoman and marine toxicologist

Russell Bates, Berkeley activist and local businessman

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 0

Posted on March 30, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Aftermath of a drone strike in Pakistan

Aftermath of a drone strike in Pakistan


Today on Flashpoints, In Afghanistan, US Drone massacres and cvilian killings on the rise. Also, is the state of Texas about to kill another innocent man? And JR and the Block Report interview an anti-police violence activist facing felony charges for protesting the New Year’s Day police murder of Oscar Grant.

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Guests:
Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Dave Lindorff, Investigative journalist
JR, Block Report

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Obama signs the health care bill

Obama signs the health care bill


Israelis have announced new settlement construction while Obama is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netenayu. We’ll speak with Ali Abunimah and report on the powerful AIPAC meeting. Also, we’ll hear from doctors and nurses about the health care bill signed into law today. And we’ll speak to a former death row prisoner about his work against the death penalty.

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Guests:
Dr. Steffie Wolhandler, Co-founder, Physicians for a National Health Program
Chuck Idelson, California Nurses Association
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada
Lawrence Hayes, Death row activist
Jack Bryson

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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 0

Posted on December 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

Barack Obama - Nobel Recipient, War Maker

Barack Obama - Nobel Recipient, War Maker

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams speaks out against Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo; plus, we’ll hear from Kathy Kelly on the subject; we’ll continue our coverage of the Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen; also, we’ll have an update on the case of Kevin Cooper and the fight to end the death penalty; and the Knight Report.

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Jody Williams, Nobel Laureate, Chair of Nobel Women’s Initiative

Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Clayton Thomas Muller, Director of Canadian Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign

Crystal Bybee and Barbara Becnel, Kevin Cooper defense team

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 0

Posted on November 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper

We’ll have a report from the resistance caravan on the ground in Honduras, as well as a report from inside the Brazilian Embassy where the current President of Honduras remains in internal exile; also, the Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by Kevin Cooper, putting him on the fast track to the death house; we’ll speak to Greg Palast on the ten year anniversary of the Battle in Seattle, and ongoing corporate attempts to sell the Third World on derivatives and other risky financial instruments; also, Catherine Austin Fitts continues with our ongoing series on the Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat; and the Knight Report.

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Andres Conteris, Democracy Now and Nonviolence International

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Norman Hile, lead attorney for Kevin Cooper

Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Oct. 26-30, 2009 0

Posted on October 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, Another innocent man is murdered by the state of Texas, we’ll hear from Reginald Blanton’s mother, uncle, and anti death penalty experts; also, over 150 dead in Baghdad, we’ll speak with Ahmed Habib of al-Jazeera about the continuing despair in US-occupied Iraq; and women’s rights leader Zoya of the Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan debunks the myth that more troops and an entrenched US occupation will save the Afghan women; and the Knight Report.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 0

Posted on October 28, 2009 by Flashpoints
 
Anna Blanton, Reginald Blantons mother, at the state-sponsored execution

Anna Terrell Blanton, Reginald Blanton's mother, at the state-sponsored execution

As we go to air, the state of Texas may have just murdered Reginald Blanton, another innocent man, we’ll feature a series of interviews from the death house in Huntsville, Texas, including an interview with Blanton’s uncle and a last-minute plea from his mother, Ana Blanton, for the state to spare her son’s life; also, we’ll look at a project to restore a key activist church in New Orleans that was destroyed by Katrina; and the Knight Report.

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Gloria Rubeck, anti death penalty activist

Reginald Blanton’s uncle and mother (thanks to Davey D for pre-recorded interviews and sounds from the protest in Austin)

Sakura Kone, National Campaign Coordinator to Restore Wesley United

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