Is Wikileaks founder the butt of a US disinformation campaign?; Rapper/musician Wyclef Jean forbidden from Running for President in Haiti; Rapper Immortal Technique on SB1070; and comedian-turned-political run out of the Democratic primary ticket by Schumer.
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The Global Women’s Strike calls for support of twenty thousand Haitian women demanding the return of ousted president Jean Bertrand-Aristide; also, a look at TIME magazine’s pro-war disinformation; JR and the Block Report update the bloody wars and the growing resistance to them in the Congo.
Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, who was Kidnapped and Dissapeared in Haiti August 12th, 2007
We mark the three year anniversary of the kidnapping and disappearance of Hatian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine; also, oil giant BP back in the news as they lose a 50 million dollar lawsuit for the explosion at their refineries in Texas; we feature an in-depth interview with Efia Nwangaza, the Founding Director of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement for Self Determination on her presentation to the United Nations of human rights violations regarding the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program of the 1960′s and 70′s as well ; and on an expanded Up Front we’ll take a look at the federal judges decision today to reject a stay on last week’s Proposition 8 ruling.
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Dahr Jamail, Investigative Reporter Focusing on the Gulf and Friend of Flashpoints
The Mavi Marmara, Lead Vessel in the Freedom Flotilla, Attacked in International Waters by Israeli Commandos on May 31st
On the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the Obama Administration continues to expand the nuclear weapons race into outer space; also, we’ll speak to three leading US figures in the movement to break the economic boycott on Gaza; and we’ll have an update on the decision by Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean to run for president of Haiti.
Wyclef Jean Announced his Candidacy for President of Haiti
EPA whistle-blower Hugh Kauffman out front again, blowing the whistle on the Obama Administration and on his own higher-ups at the EPA; also, a federal judge throws out Proposition 8, the constitutional ban on gay marriage, but a long-time gay rights activist advises caution in the midst of celebration; we’ll have a special report from Kevin Pina on the decision by anti-Aristide rapper Wyclef Jean to run for president of Haiti; and we’ll feature our regular weekly segment of Community Business with Catherine Austin-Fitts.
Activists fighting against Arizona’s new racist anti-immigrant laws prepare to converge on the state next week for a national protest. Meanwhile momentum grows for the movement calling on Major League Baseball to move next years All Star Game out of Arizona. Also, an in-depth, update on the worsening situation in Haiti, including a report on a Lavalas Protest of over 10,000 people that went totally unreported by the mainstream and alternative press.
We’ll bring Haiti back into the spotlight with an update on the ground with independent journalist Anzel Herz about growing desperation in the survivor camps, where an estimated 2 million Haitians are trying to survive as rains increase and hurricane season serves as another threat; we’ll also speak with Robert Roth and Laura Flynn about grassroots efforts to rebuild Haiti; Finally, we’ll hear from Leilani Clark, an Arizona activist who spoke to us last week from the US Social Forum about her protest of Senate Bill 1070, including her recent arrest and court appearance as well as the discovery of over 110 unidentified rotting bodies along the Arizona-Mexico border.
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
Today on Flashpoints, we continue our coverage of the cold blooded killing of a teenager by the border patrol in El Paso, Texas; we’ll have a report back on a vigil held last night at the bridge where the young man was gunned down; also, we’ll hear about the violent and deadly conditions that women now face in Haiti; and we’ll speak with Fatima Mohamadi, who was on board the Mavi Marmara of the Freedom Flotilla when it was attacked by Israeli commandos last week.
A demonstrator, holding up an image of Haiti's ousted President Jean-Betran Aristide, amidst tear gas during a protest against Haiti's President Rene Preval in Port-au-Prince, Monday, May 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Kevin Pina talks about thousands of Haitians in the streets of Port-au-Prince, demanding the resignation of President Rene Preval and the reinstatement of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and getting tear-gassed by police; also, an update on the second week of the UC Berkeley hunger strike, as students urge the University to publicly oppose the racist Arizona anti-immigrant law; and we broadcast excerpts of the hard-hitting film documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story” by Michael Moore.
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