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Friday, May 14th, 2010 0

Posted on May 14, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Tona Tierra

Tona Tierra

We’ll focus on the first racist murder after the passage of Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation, we’ll speak with Tupac Enrique Acosta; also, we’ll speak to Mapa President Nativo Lopez about Los Angeles’ action to restrain Arizona but fails to clean up its own anti-immigrant house; and, we welcome back advocate, author and marijuana guru Ed Rosenthal.

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Guests:

Tupac Enrique Acosta

Nativo Lopez

Ed Rosenthal

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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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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 0

Posted on April 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

We’ll have a report on a Federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for contaminating their workers; also, a former Iranian torture victim and student revolutionary speaks out about the current executions in Iran; and a brand-new film series in Berkeley highlights the ongoing struggle of Palestinans under occupation.

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Anahita, student revolutionary from 1970s

Steve Zeltzer, Labor activist

Becky McLaine, former Pfizer scientist

Steve Shrag, Connecticut co-chair, Council on Occupational Safety and Health

Nabil Wahbeh and Annette Herskovits

Palestine Film Series at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 0

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Refugee camp in East Timor

Refugee camp in East Timor


Today on Flashpoints, we’ll speak to investigative reporter Alan Nairn about an Indonesian military assassination program against dissidents. We’ll also speak to Enrique Morones, founder of the Border Angels and former high level sports executive with an update of the militarization of the Mexican-American border and how he is giving out water to the people that are stranded in the desert. Then Bob Parry talks about the politics of healthcare coverage in the media.

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Guests:
Alan Nairn, Investigative journalist
Enrique Morones, Founder, Border Angels
Bob Parry, Editor, Consortium News

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Obama signs the health care bill

Obama signs the health care bill


Israelis have announced new settlement construction while Obama is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netenayu. We’ll speak with Ali Abunimah and report on the powerful AIPAC meeting. Also, we’ll hear from doctors and nurses about the health care bill signed into law today. And we’ll speak to a former death row prisoner about his work against the death penalty.

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Guests:
Dr. Steffie Wolhandler, Co-founder, Physicians for a National Health Program
Chuck Idelson, California Nurses Association
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada
Lawrence Hayes, Death row activist
Jack Bryson

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Nov. 2-6, 2009 0

Posted on November 06, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the best of Flashpoints, internationally-renowned author and essayist Arundhati Roy talks about her new book, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers; also, an in-depth look at the national health care crisis, as single-payer becomes an endangered idea; Andy Bichlbaum of the corporate prankster activist group the Yes Men talks about the power of nonviolent creative civil disobedience against multinational companies, along with Antonia Juhasz of Global Exchange; and Jewish-American poet Josh Healey discusses why he was disinvited to the J-Street conference in Washington after they learned about his pro-justice views on Palestine.

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 0

Posted on November 05, 2009 by Flashpoints
 
Single Payer Healthcare

Single Payer Healthcare

An in-depth look at the health care reform package moving through the House; and why advocates of single-payer claim that the health care bill is not even close to what is really needed to transform the system;  also, we continue our series on the Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat with Catherine Austin Fitts; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Donna Smith, Community Organizer for CNA

Chuck Idelson, CNA Spokesman

Cindy Young, CSEA

Daniel Hodges, Access Single Payer

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 0

Posted on October 15, 2009 by Flashpoints
New Orleans, October 2009 (via AP)

New Orleans, October 2009 (via AP)

Greg Palast talks about healthcare and the corporations that are trying to kill it; also, a report from a protest in Santa Clara, California, against Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano and the continuing draconian policies against undocumented workers and their families; we’ll also go to the devastated Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans where President Obama visited today; plus, gearing up for a massive mobilization against US wars and occupations in the Middle East; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Jacques Morel, Louisiana Justice Institute

James Perry, New Orleans Mayoral candidate

Greg Palast, investigative reporter

Jeff Mackler and Kathy Lipscomb, co-leaders of October 17th Anti-War Coalition

MARCH AND RALLY: Saturday, Oct. 17, 12noon at UN Plaza, San Francisco

Miguel Gavilan Molina, Flashpoints’ roving producer/reporter

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Monday, August 31st, 2009 0

Posted on August 31, 2009 by Flashpoints
 
Healthcare or Warfare?

Healthcare or Warfare?

A special report on Mexico: teetering on the economic brink; also, expanding resistance and repression in Honduras, we’ll feature a live report from “Coup City”; syndicated columnist Norman Solomon reports on destruction and refugee camps in Kabul; plus, the Democrats: spineless corporate rats on health care; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

John Ross, Historian, author and poet

Russell Mokhiber, Corporate Crime Reporter and Single Payer Action

Norman Solomon, media critic, Executive Director of Institute for Public Accuracy



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