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Monday, April 26th, 2010 0

Posted on April 26, 2010 by Flashpoints

A Palestinian teenager sits outside a protest tent in Silwan, next to a site where Israeli settlers are excavating a tunnel. (Jonathan Cook, Electronic Intifada)

A Palestinian teenager sits outside a protest tent in Silwan, next to a site where Israeli settlers are excavating a tunnel. (Jonathan Cook, Electronic Intifada)

Rene Saucedo of the San Francisco Day Labor Center reports back from City Hall on a day of protest against Arizona’s racist, anti-immigrant legislation SB 1070; also, Israel plans to build more illegal settlement colonies in occupied East Jerusalem as Palestinians face violent repression by settlers and Israeli forces; we’ll have an in-depth discussion on the state of emergency facing Haitians three months after the devastating earthquake as relief and food runs out; and commentaries by death row journalist Mumia Abu Jamal.

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Guests:

Rene Saucedo, Director, SF Day Labor Center

Zakaria Odeh, Director, Civic Coalition to Defend Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Ryan Ikeda, filmmaker and high school teacher

Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner, journalist

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 0

Posted on April 15, 2010 by Flashpoints

James Chaney

James Chaney

Hundreds of thousands of homeless Haitians are now bracing themselves for the onslaught of the rainy season, activists on the ground say the people are ill-prepared and despite the publicity and the amount of money raised, tens of thousands of people are likely to die who could have been saved, we’ll speak to a doctor who is working around the clock to save lives and call attention to the impending disaster;  and in honor of Pacifica’s sixty-first birthday, we’ll play excerpts from three generations of KPFA, including the moving broadcast of the funeral of James Chaney, one of three civil rights workers who disappeared and was later found murdered by the Klan.

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Guests:

Dr. Evan Lyon, Partners in Health

Sounds from the 1964 funeral of James Chaney, civil rights worker murdered by the Klan

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 0

Posted on April 07, 2010 by Flashpoints

Hidden from History

Hidden from History

Former Minister and current filmmaker and muckraker Kevin Annett goes to Rome to confront the Pope at the Vatican over its child molestation coverup; also, JR and the Block Report interview a lifer at Solano Prison in California, who talks about the lack of education inside prison and the cycle of violence within the criminal injustice system; and the Block Report also speaks with a team of Cuban-trained medical doctors just back from Haiti, who address the global politics of medicine and humanitarian relief.

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Kevin Annett, Hidden From History

JR and the Block Report

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy


The rain has started to fall with hundreds of thousands of Haitians in need of basic food, shelter, and medical care. We’ll feature a special report on the ground in Haiti and talk about the policies that are now being carried out by former Presidents Bush and Clinton. Also, we’ll speak to Arundhati Roy about the expanding war in Afghanistan, the Maoist in central India and about her new book Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers.

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Guests:
Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent
Arundhati Roy, Author and activist

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 1

Posted on February 25, 2010 by Flashpoints

Haitian President Rene Preval with Bush in 2006

Haitian President Rene Preval with Bush in 2006


Today on Flashpoints, we will be speaking to special correspondent Kevin Pina about new revelations that President Preval secretly participated in the 2004 U.S. sponsored coup against Aristide. Also, Ali Abunimah speaks about the future of the movement to end Israeli occupation of Palestine, and much more.

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Guests:
Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on February 23, 2010 by Flashpoints

Haiti

Haiti


Today on Flashpoints, we’ll speak to aide workers; working day and night to prevent the 2nd wave of tragedy in Haiti. We’ll also celebrate the life and times of Howard Zinn and feature a moving documentary based on his autobiography, “You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train”.

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Guests:
Joanna Berrigan, House of Grace Catholic Workers
Laura Flynn, The Aristide Foundation
Marilyn Langlois, Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 0

Posted on February 22, 2010 by Flashpoints


Today on Flashpoints, Special correspondent Kevin Pina returns from
Port Au Prince. We will be debriefing him about some of the key life
and death issues being faced by millions of Haitians. Also, we’ll
take a look at Hillary Clinton and the U.S. State Department beating
the drums of war.

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Guests:
Ray McGovern
Kevin Pina

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of 2/15-2/19/10 0

Posted on February 19, 2010 by Flashpoints

Drumbeat coverage from our special correspondent Kevin Pina, on the ground in Port-au-Prince, as the rains pour down and as hundreds of thousands of people demand humanitarian aid, reparations from France and the return of President Jean Bertrand Aristide; well also hear an excerpt from Kevin’s film, Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits.

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Friday, February 19th, 2010 1

Posted on February 19, 2010 by Flashpoints

Kevin Pina: Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits

Kevin Pina: Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits

Special correspondent Kevin Pina was in Cite Soleil delivering necessary material and food to thousands of people who are facing starvation in the rainy season; also, we’ll look at an investigation coming out of Canada into how private contractors like Blackwater are capitalizing on the Haiti earthquake; and we’ll feature more excerpts from Kevin Pina’s award-winning documentary, Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Anthony Fenton, independent journalist – see this link for his latest article on Haiti

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 0

Posted on February 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn

Kevin Pina continues his reporting from Port-au-Prince, as the Haitian capital faces a new level of humanitarian crisis as the rainy season begins; and we hear from the legendary historian and educator Howard Zinn in a speech he gave last year called War and Civil Disobedience.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Howard Zinn

Barbara Lubin

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