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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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Monday, December 14th, 2009 1

Posted on December 14, 2009 by Flashpoints

Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah

Today on a special edition of Flashpoints, Editor and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, delivers the keynote speech at the recent National Campus Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts; Abunimah lays out the strategies and the tactics of the growing international movement against Israeli apartheid policies in Palestine.

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Ali Abunimah, editor and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Keynote Speaker at the 2009 National Campus BDS Conference at Hampshire College, MA

— Music Break: Invincible – “The Emperor’s Clothes” —

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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 6

Posted on November 25, 2009 by Flashpoints

Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah

Today on a special edition of Flashpoints, Editor and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, delivers the keynote speech last weekend at the National Campus Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts; Abunimah lays out the strategies and the tactics of the growing international movement against Israeli apartheid policies in Palestine.

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Guests:

Ali Abunimah, editor and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Keynote Speaker at the 2009 National Campus BDS Conference at Hampshire College, MA

— Music Break: Invincible – “The Emperor’s Clothes” —

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 0

Posted on November 24, 2009 by Flashpoints

Students protest budget cuts and rising tuition costs

Students protest budget cuts and rising tuition costs

We’ll get an update on the situation in Honduras, where President Zelaya is still holding out in the Brazilian Embassy there, while the resistance movement continues to take to the streets; also, we’ll speak to a veteran teacher in the community college system in California about the impact of budget cuts at the two-year level; we’ll also be joined by Peter Phillips, who has a new article about the real causes for the financial meltdown at the Universities and Colleges; and Kevin Pina will be in the studio for an update on the situation in Haiti as he heads out to the region.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now

Grahame Russell, Rights Action

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, educators and editors/directors of Project Censored

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent to Haiti

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 0

Posted on November 24, 2009 by Flashpoints
Lynne Stewart

Lynne Stewart

We’ll feature an update on the ongoing battle by UC Berkeley students fighting massive tuition increases and cutbacks at the University of California and other state-run campuses; also, we’ll take a look at the case of people’s attorney, Lynne Stewart, who was jailed unexpectedly by the state; and we’ll hear about a new film, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe; and the Knight Report.

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Lynne Stewart with Ralph Pointer

Emily Kunstler and Joey Johnson

Reuben Caneda and student activists

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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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Friday, September 25th, 2009 0

Posted on September 25, 2009 by Flashpoints

Honduran troops near Brazilian Embassy (via BBC)

Honduran troops near Brazilian Embassy (via BBC/AFP)

We continue our drumbeat coverage from the streets and inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as the situation remains tense and as Honduran forces allegedly attack the embassy building with chemical weapons; we’ll talk about the role of the  School of the Americas in the coup; also, University students maintain their militant protests against tuition hikes, budget cuts and the privatization of education in California; American Indian Movement leader Tony Gonzales reports-back on a major indigenous gathering in California and updates the case of Leonard Peltier.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now! en Español, Nonviolence International

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News and Flashpoints correspondent

Lisa Sullivan, SOA Watch

Martin Sanchez, SF Consul General for Venezuela

Christopher Barkan, UC Santa Cruz graduate student – http://occupyca.wordpress.com/

Tony Gonzales, AIM West

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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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