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Thursday August 19th, 2010 0

Posted on August 19, 2010 by Flashpoints

The "Media Pornography" Described by Eva Golinger

We feature a major breaking story on the direct business connections between Trans Ocean and the legendary Burmese heroine trafficking family of Lo Sing Han and his son, Stephen Law; also, Eva Golinger reports from Venezuela on a story she is labeling mass “media pornography.”
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Thomas Maung Shwe, Reporter for Mizzima News Service speaking from Chiang Mai

Eva Golinger, Investigative News and author of the Chavez Code

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 0

Posted on August 03, 2010 by Flashpoints

IDF Tank Near the Lebanon Border Earlier Today

We’ll have a report from Beirut, Lebanon, on the deadly face-off between Lebanese and Israeli forces at the tense border between the two countries; we’ll also talk about the reconstruction of Southern Lebanon on the fourth anniversary of the massive Israeli air attack on the country; we’ll feature a special report on the recent Israeli air strikes against Gaza; and we’ll have a special report from Dahr Jamail on the expanding cover up by the United States and BP of the worst oil disaster in modern history.

This is the video from which we played the audio during today’s Up Front.

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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, Independent Investigative Journalist

Bilal El-Amine, Flashpoints Correspondent in Lebanon

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Special Correspondent and journalist with Electronic Intifada and Truthout.

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 0

Posted on July 07, 2010 by Flashpoints


 

Photos of the Gulf (c) Erika Blumenfeld

A long-time sea captain and resident out of Gulfport, Mississippi, mourns the potential end of the Gulf; also, Dahr Jamail reports from Venice, Louisiana, after several aerial fly-overs of the disaster zone; and sports writer Dave Zirin talks about the potential of athletes to lead the resistance to Arizona’s racist laws.
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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, investigative reporter

Captain Louis Skrmetta, Chief Executive of Ship Island Excursions

Dave Zirin, sports commentator, journalist and author

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Tarballs on the Gulf Coast

In what appears to be a real life repeat of the Jaws scenario, beaches along the Gulf Coast were allowed to stay open as swimmers were told to swim at their own risk and look out for the oil; we’ll speak to long-time shrimp boat captain and Texas environmental campaigner, Diane Wilson; also joining us is the environmental coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster, just back from beaches in Florida and Alabama; we’ll speak to Counterpunch editor Jeffrey St. Claire about the inter-locking complicit relationships between our government and corporate oil lobbies that make these power brokers complicit in the gulf oil disaster; and UN Special Investigator for human rights in the Occupied Territories suggests that the current visitor to the White House should be investigated for war crimes.

Click HERE for Jesse Strauss’ article on Oakland’s run up to the Oscar Grant-Johannes Mehserle verdict

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Diane Wilson, Texas Fisherwoman and activist

Nicolet Slagel, Environmental Coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster

Jeffrey St Claire, author and editor of CounterPunch

Richard Falk, Professor of international law at Princeton and Special Rapporteur for the UN on the Occupied Palestinian Territories

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Mississippi Gov. Barbour Fronts for BP 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

By Dennis Bernstein
July 6, 2010

Louie Miller, state director of the Sierra Club in Mississippi, is burning up. And its not the sweltering heat typical of Mississippi summers that’s getting to him: It’s Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and his kid-glove treatment of BP over its oil blow-out disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

“I don’t know how to express the level of frustration and disgust and contempt that we have for this whole episode and the havoc that it is wreaking on our coastline,” said Miller, a native of Mississippi. Read the rest of this entry →

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BP’s Oil Spill Fouls Water, Land and Air 0

Posted on July 02, 2010 by Flashpoints

by Dennis Berstein

Pensacola Beach, Fla., last week. (Globe and Mail)

On a morning last week, Floridians along the pristine beaches of the Florida panhandle found themselves the latest shoreline victims of the underground volcano of oil and dangerous gasses released by BP into the Gulf of Mexico.

And again, the disaster was winning in the water, on the land — and in the air. Read the rest of this entry →

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 0

Posted on July 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Supporters of Oscar Grant outside the LA courthouse

Please note: Upcoming town hall meeting for Oscar Grant. It is this Saturday at Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 807 27th st, Oakland. Click HERE for more info.

We’ll get an update on the BP volcano and what’s going on in Mississippi at the Gulf: we’ll speak to the state director of the Sierra Club for Mississippi and the director of First Responders there; also, we’ll have an in-depth look at the Oscar Grant-Johannes Mehserle trial, as both the defense and the prosecution conclude their closing arguments; we’ll also take a look at what could come of the community reaction to the verdict; finally we’ll hear from a Pakistani human rights campaigner who works with domestic workers in Lahore.

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Louis Miller, State Director of the Sierra Club in Mississippi

Linda St. Martin, Director of First Responders in Mississippi

Thandisizwe Chimurenga, LA-based independent journalist

Aige Patterson, activist with the LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant

Bushra Khalik, Pakistani women’s rights activist, speaking tonight at the Socialism Conference in Oakland

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

 
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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 0

Posted on June 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Oil being pushed ashore by Hurricane Alex off the Texas coastline

Hurricane Alex hovers off the coast of Texas and threatens to escalate and spread the oil from the BP underground volcano; we’ll have reports from Venice, Louisiana at the coast, and from the Florida panhandle, where a number of beaches have already been closed down; also, we’ll have a report back from the International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Reproductive Health; and we’ll have our regular weekly segment of Community Business with Catherine Austin-Fitts.

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Guests:

Kindra Arnesson, fleeing shrimper and mother in Venice, Louisiana

Cindy Lapori, environmentalist and concerned citizen in Florida’s panhandle

Dominic Mogavero, environmentalist and concerned citizen in Florida’s panhandle

Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan, poet, activist, and indigenous rights organizer from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Speaking tonight in Oakland.

Catherine Austin-Fitts, regular contributor for Community Business and editor of Solari

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Friday, June 25th, 2010 0

Posted on June 26, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Leonard Peltier

We continue our drumbeat reporting on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster; we’ll speak to to the founding Director of the Bucket Brigade about growing health Concerns from the spill, and get a report from the coordinator of Gulf oil disaster responders for Louisiana about what appears to be the entire collapse of the shrimp season; also, we’ll remember Leonard Peltier in Prison on the 35th Anniversary of the US invasion of Wounded Knee; and we also have Flashpoints in Espanol with Migel Perez and Miguel Gavilan Molina

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Guests:

Linnda St. Martin, Coordinator of gulf oil disaster responders in louisiana

New Orleans based environmental activist

Cyndie Lapori and Dominick Mogavero, Florida environmentalists

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Thursday, June 24th, 2010 1

Posted on June 24, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Oil Washes Ashore on Pensacola Beach, Florida

Thick oil washes up in Pensacola and the the Florida Panhandle-Kids decorate their sandcastles with toxic tar balls; also, confronting the Coast Guard to find out the truth about the BP gusher and its real impacts in the Gulf-A photo journalist flies over the Gulf, but it isn’t a pretty picture, and was that a toxic rainbow spotted today over New Orleans?; also, Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts and Jesse Strauss joins us for Up Front from the US Social Forum in Detroit.

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Guests:

Cyndie Lapori and Dominick Mogavero, Florida environmentalists.

Kris Kluge, photographer

New Orleans based environmental activist

Catherine Austin Fitts, Community Business from the Solari Network

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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