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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on June 23, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Oil, gushing into the gulf

Massive new surges of oil bleeding into the Gulf of Mexico and the situation could get a lot worse, and soon, we’ll feature a series of reports from the Florida Keys and from New Orleans, where activists are confronting BP as we go to air;  we also have a report from the Second US Social Forum in Detroit on a bold new domesitc workers rights bill, plus Up Front with Jesse Strauss, reporting from the Social Forum.

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Guests:

Larry Everest, reporter and activist in the Gulf

N’Dana Carter, STOP activist, from the US Social Forum in Detroit

Jill Shanker, National Coordinator for the Domestic Workers’ Alliance

Cyndie Lepori, Environmental activist in Florida

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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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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 1

Posted on June 22, 2010 by Flashpoints

[podcast]http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20100622-Tue1700.mp3[/podcast]

US Social Forum started today in Detroit

An activist report from the Gulf on the expanding BP disaster: we’ll get an in-depth report on the growing civilian casualties in the Afpak War, as the US Commander there tenders his resignation; and we’ll have a report on how the mainstream press demonized a military whistle-blower instead of supporting and  welcoming his courage; and Jesse Strauss reports in Up front from  the second US Social Forum.

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Guests:

Elizabeth Cook, Louisiana native and environmental activist (the website she mentioned was http://www.gulfemergencysummit.org/)

Kathy Kelly

Robert Parry, Award-winning investigative reporter

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Monday, June 21st 2010 0

Posted on June 21, 2010 by Flashpoints

[podcast]http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20100621-Mon1700.mp3[/podcast]

The Cover of David Chura's Book, 'I Don't Wish Nobody To Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup'

We’ll speak to one of the coast guard commanders in charge of monitoring the BP’s Gulf Gusher; also, we’ll have a report on yesterday’s successful action to prevent an Israeli apartheid ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland; we’ll have an update on the dismal situation in Haiti as people brace for the rainy season; and we’ll have a special report on the demonization of juveniles by the criminal justice system

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Guests:

Nora Barrows-Friedman, special Flashpoints correspondent

Commander Linskey of the Louisiana Coast Guard

David Chura, author of I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup

Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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Palestinian community activist

Heyman

Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 2

Posted on June 16, 2010 by Flashpoints

[podcast]http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20100616-Wed1700.mp3[/podcast]

Aerial Image of Oil in the Gulf

Stanley Sporkin, former general council of the CIA under Iran-Contra mastermind William Casey, is none other than the Ombudsman for BP; we’ll speak with Catherine Austin Fitts who has conducted an in-depth investigation into Sporkin; also, we’ll speak to Richard Steiner, a former university of Alaska professor who played a key role in the aftermath of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, and who has just returned from working on the cleanup in the Gulf; we’ll have a special report; also, a report on the cultural devastation that BP’s oil spill has unleashed on Gulf communities; and a report back from a poor peoples march from New Orleans to Detroit.

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Guests:

Catherine Austin Fitts, Community Business contributor and Solari Network coordinator

Richard Steiner, Professor and Conservation and Sustainability Consultant
Anchorage, Alaska

Jordan Flaherty, New Orleans activist, journalist and editor of Left Turn Magazine

Cheri Honkala, national organizer for the Poor Peoples Economic and Human Rights Campaign

Shamako Noble, coordinator of the Hip Hop Congress and on the March to Fulfill the Dream

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 2

Posted on June 15, 2010 by Flashpoints

[podcast]http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20100615-Tue1700.mp3[/podcast]

Oil Splashing through Waves in the Gulf

We’ll get a report from our correspondent Larry Everest in the Gulf; we’ll learn about a secret global trade agreement which could change the internet and make it easier for governments to stop whistle blowers; and we’ll be joined by special correspondent Nora Barrow-Friedman speaking about Israel trying to sell nuclear weapons to South Africa during the Apartheid government.

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Guests:

Corey Doctorow, Author and Blogger

Gwen Hinze, International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation. Learn more about today’s story here.

Larry Everest, Journalist in the Gulf, reporting on BP’s Gusher

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Special Correspondent and Independent Journalist

Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Author of The Unspoken Allience: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa

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Monday, June 14th, 2010 0

Posted on June 14, 2010 by Flashpoints

We feature exclusive eye-witness testimony of last Monday’s border patrol killing of an unarmed 14 year old Mexican boy; we’ll hear how border patrol and local authorities dispersed dozens of eye-witnesses instead of taking their statement; also, in a major victory for the First Amendment, anti-torture activists, including Kathy Kelly, were found not guilty today by a judge in a Federal Court in Washington, DC; and Obama tours the Gulf as BP’s gusher continues to destroy large chunks of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Guests:

Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Linda St. Martin

Bobbie McDow, eye-witness to last week’s border killing

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 0

Posted on June 11, 2010 by Flashpoints

Jesus Hernandez, Father of the Slain 14 Year Old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka

We continue our reporting on Monday night’s border patrol execution of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka; we’ll speak with Benino Pena a long time civil rights and human rights activist on the border; we’ll also talk to Mikey Velarde, the founder of a new grassroots organization working with the people from the ground up, fighting against border occupation; we’ll have a front line update from our special correspondent, dealing with the oil spill from New Orleans; also on Flashpoints en Espanol, we’ll focus on the border shooting and the FBI’s decision to investigate it as a possible civil rights violation.

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Guests:

Benino Pena

Mikey Velarde

Larry Everest

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Monday, June 7th, 2010 0

Posted on June 07, 2010 by Flashpoints

The Bhopal Gas Plant

Today on Flashpoints, Amnesty International says recent convictions for the 1984 Union Carbide-Bhopal disaster are too little and too late; we’ll have a report on the continued suffering of tens of thousands who were wounded in the 1984 release of thousands of pounds of deadly chemicals; also, victims of Israel’s recent bloody commando raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla consider international legal action against Israel; we’ll have an update on the continuing BP oil gusher disaster in the Gulf; we’ll also be joined in the studio by Paul Larudee, who was heading for Gaza on the Mavi Marmara when commandos attacked, killed and beat passengers; finally, Nora Barrows-Friedman contrtibutes an interview with congressional candidate for tomorrow’s election, Marcy Winograd.

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Guests:

Enrique Marones, LA Border Angels

Shana Blustein Ortman, US coordinator of the international campaign for justice in Bhopal.

Kieran Suckling, Executive Director of the Center for Biological Diversity, New Mexico.

Dr. Paul S. Larudee, Ph.D, Survivor of the Freedom Flotilla

Marcy Winograd

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 1

Posted on June 03, 2010 by Flashpoints

BP's Gulf Gusher Oil Spill

A survivor of the Israeli commando attack on the main boat of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla contradicts all of Israel’s claims about their bloody attack; also, we’ll speak to our special correspondent Nora Barrows-Friedman about the implications of the recent attack, and we’ll hear an excerpt of a debate between Jeremy Scahill and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch; also, we’ll speak to Antonia Juhasz about her recent tour on the Gulf arrest for criminal trespassing at a Chevron plant; and on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts we’ll talk about the impending devastation of the BP under-water gusher; and our new daily feature follows: Up Front with Jesse Strauss.

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Guests:

Catherine Austin Fitts, of the Solari Network and our weekly segment Community Business

Antonia Juhasz

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints correspondent and independent journalist

JR and the Block Report

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