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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 0

Posted on April 08, 2010 by Flashpoints
Massey Energy Complex near Montcoal, WV is seen in a Wednesday, April 6, 2010 aerial photo. A Massey executive said Thursday, April 8, 2010 that more drilling is needed to help clear a West Virginia mine of dangerous gases so that rescue teams go underground again.(AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

Massey Energy Complex near Montcoal, WV is seen in a Wednesday, April 6, 2010 aerial photo. A Massey executive said Thursday, April 8, 2010 that more drilling is needed to help clear a West Virginia mine of dangerous gases so that rescue teams go underground again.(AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

We’ll feature an extended report on the failure of the government and the Massey coal mining company to protect its workers; also, we’ll continue to follow the journey of a Canadian minister trying to hold the Church accountable for the genocide of the indigenous population of Canada; and we’ll also look at the recent closing of the Nummi-Toyota plant in California.

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Steve Zeltzer, labor journalist/videographer and co-host

Barry Shepherd, labor activist and writer

Jeff Biggers, labor activist and writer

Rev. Jim Lewis, Episcopal Minister, Charleston WV

Juan Castillo, UAW2244 Executive Board member

Kevin Annett, former Minister and filmmaker

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 0

Posted on April 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

We’ll have a report on a Federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for contaminating their workers; also, a former Iranian torture victim and student revolutionary speaks out about the current executions in Iran; and a brand-new film series in Berkeley highlights the ongoing struggle of Palestinans under occupation.

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Guests:

Anahita, student revolutionary from 1970s

Steve Zeltzer, Labor activist

Becky McLaine, former Pfizer scientist

Steve Shrag, Connecticut co-chair, Council on Occupational Safety and Health

Nabil Wahbeh and Annette Herskovits

Palestine Film Series at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

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Friday, March 26th, 2010 0

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Flashpoints


This week on the Best of Flashpoints, we speak with investigative journalist Alan Nairn on the run in Indonesia. Nairn just broke a major story on the killings of civil activists in Indonesia by the military. Also, Arundhati Roy speaks about her visits w/the Maoist rebels in central India as well as legendary enviornmental activist Mike Roselle and we’ll hear a report on the expanding militarization of the U.S./Mexico border and it’s lethal impact on migrant workers.

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints

Angana Chatterji

Angana Chatterji


Today on Flashpoints, we’ll speak to legendary radical environmental activist Mike Roselle about his on-going struggle to end the devastating mining practice of mountain-top removal in the Coal River Mountain Range. Also, We’ll speak to Angana Chatterji about a crucial benefit with Arundhati Roy to support The International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice In Indian-Administered Kashmir; and we’ll get a live report from Miguel Gavilan Molina on a march and rally for immigrants rights taking place in San Francisco.

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Guests:
Miguel Gavilan Molina, Producer, Flashpoints en Espanol
Mike Roselle, Co-founder, EarthFirst
Angana Chatterji, anthropologist and feminist historian

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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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Friday, January 15th, 2010 0

Posted on January 15, 2010 by Flashpoints

Girls collect water from a broken pipe in the ground to take back to their families who are camped in vacant lots in Port au Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Girls collect water from a broken pipe in the ground to take back to their families who are camped in vacant lots in Port au Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

We broadcast live from San Rafael’s Canal Welcome Center for the indigenous immigrant community; we’ll continue our reporting on Haiti with a devastating report from Bay Area attorney Walter Riley, who spent the last three days digging out bodies and treating the wounded in Port-au-Prince; plus, we’ll be joined by Evelina Molina, just back from the Global Climate Summit, we’ll be joined by the director of the Center, Douglas Mundo, Norman Solomon will be with us to talk about the fight to save the earth; and on Flashpoints on Espanol, Evelina Molina will talk about the Green Summit and green jobs with Douglas Mundo.

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Walter Riley, Bay Area-based Civil Rights attorney and board member of Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Kevin Pina

Norman Solomon

Evelina Molina

Davin Cardenas

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Friday, January 8th, 2010 0

Posted on January 08, 2010 by Flashpoints

Global Climate Crisis

Global Climate Crisis

We’ll have an expansive report-back from the recent Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen, and we’ll be joined by Tony Gonzales of the American Indian Movement West, Flashpoints special correspondent Evelina Molina, who went as a part of a Global Exchange delegation, also joining us is Global Exchange founder Kevin Danaher, and syndicated media columnist Norman Solomon will give some analysis of the media coverage of the climate summit; we’ll be looking at what happened and where the movement goes from here; plus, JR reports from Los Angeles, on the opening hearings for the trial of Oscar Grant murderer, BART Cop Johannes Mesherle; we’ll also have news headlines from Project Censored; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Guests:

JR and the Block Report

Tony Gonzales, AIM West

Evelina Molina, FP Special Correspondent

Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange

Norman Solomon, Media columnist

Richard Becker, International ANSWER Coalition

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 1

Posted on January 07, 2010 by Flashpoints

Food Security / Anuradha Mittal

Food Security / Anuradha Mittal

Internationally-renowned expert on trade and development Anuradha Mittal talks about the politics of food and has a good deal to say about what’s happening between African farmers and the so-called Green Revolution; also, we rebroadcast an interview with legendary South African poet and leading anti-apartheid activist Dennis Brutus, who passed away December 26th.

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Anuradha Mittal, Founder/Executive Director of the Oakland Institute

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 0

Posted on December 22, 2009 by Flashpoints
 The Annexation Wall surrounds the Palestinian village of  Qalqilya.    The wall deprives its 12,000 residents of their basic needs to work, to receive proper medical care, and to harvest their own land.  AIPAC heavily lobbied Congress to support the Wall. (via StopAIPAC.org)

The Annexation Wall surrounds the Palestinian village of Qalqilya. The wall deprives its 12,000 residents of their basic needs to work, to receive proper medical care, and to harvest their own land. AIPAC heavily lobbied Congress to support the Wall. (via StopAIPAC.org)

An in-depth report on the pervasive powers of the highly influential US Israeli Lobby, AIPAC; Also, JR and the Block Report look at the racism around the distribution of federal bail-out funds, and how it impacts on Black construction workers; and we feature more grassroots voices from the recent Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen.
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Guests:

Jefferey Blankfort, expert on Israeli Lobbies

JR and the Block Report

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Monday, December 21st, 2009 0

Posted on December 22, 2009 by Flashpoints

Kevin in Haiti

Kevin in Haiti

In Haiti, Death Squads Take to the streets in Port au Prince with full impunity; also, Eva Golinger reports from Caracas on Drone Surveillance from Columbia, CIA infiltrations into Cuba, and the coup in Honduras; A leader of the Indigenous Environmental Network Speaks out at the end of the Global Summit, and the Knight report.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina, Flashpoints special correspondent

Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

Eva Golinger, author, The Chavez Code


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