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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 0

Posted on October 13, 2009 by Flashpoints
Sgt. Travis Bishop, who served a tour in Iraq, is now considered to be a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. (Photo: courtesy of Travis Bishop)

Sgt. Travis Bishop, who served a tour in Iraq, is now considered to be a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. (Photo: courtesy of Travis Bishop)

Award-winning reporter and author Dahr Jamail talks about the expanding wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the growing GI resistance movement; also, we’ll have a report from the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with Andres Conteris; plus, we focus on the Arab Film Festival in the Bay Area, we’ll speak to the director of the event and one of the filmmakers included in the festival; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, FP Special Correspondent, author, The Will to Resist; see his new piece on GI resistance here

SPEAKING EVENTS: click here for Bay Area event calendar

Michel Shehadeh, director of the Arab Film Festival

Najwa Najjar, director, Pomegranates & Myrrh

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 0

Posted on September 08, 2009 by Flashpoints

Illegal Israeli settlement colony construction in the occupied West Bank

Illegal Israeli settlement colony construction in the occupied West Bank

Venezuela and the United States nose-to-nose on regional and hemispheric policies, we’ll speak to the Consul General to San Francisco from Venezuela; also, continuing US-related atrocities in Afghanistan paint a dark picture for the future of that country; plus, the Israeli government starts issuing hundreds of new building permits in illegal settlement colonies in the West Bank as the “settlement freeze” becomes meaningless; a leading war resister decides to run for Congress on the Republican ticket; and a special edition of the Knight Report focuses on the expanding war in Afghanistan.

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Guests:

Martin Sanchez, Venezuelan Consul General for San Francisco

Tom Englehardt, TomDispatch

Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

Tina Richard, Military Families Speak Out

Adam Kokesh, GI Resister and Congressional candidate

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