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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

The Will To Resist by Dar Jamail

The Will To Resist by Dar Jamail


Today on Flashpoints, special correspondent Dahr Jamail remembers the new forgotten war in Iraq. Also, a revered priest from El Salvador reports on a recent visit to neighboring Honduras where post-coup violence continues to take its toll. And we’ll have our regular weekly segment on community business with Catherine Austin-Fitts.

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Dahr Jamail
Father Andres Tamayo
Catherine Austin-Fitts

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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 0

Posted on February 11, 2010 by Flashpoints

Fort Stewart, Georgia officials confirmed that the Army will attempt to separate Spc Marc A Hall from both his civilian legal team and his established military defender Capt. Anthony Schiavetti by sending him to Iraq “within a few days” to face court martial.

Fort Stewart, Georgia officials confirmed that the Army will attempt to separate Spc Marc A Hall from both his civilian legal team and his established military defender Capt. Anthony Schiavetti by sending him to Iraq “within a few days” to face court martial.

The first rains fall on post-earthquake Haiti, and a cry of fear and resistance swells up, Kevin Pina continues his frontline reporting from ground zero in Port-au-Prince; also, Andres Conteris, back from Honduras, where he spent months reporting from the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa with the exiled President Manuel Zelaya; and Fort Stewart soldier and hip-hop artist Mark Hall faces a court martial for writing a song about military stop-loss.

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Kevin Pina

Andres Thomas Conteris

Sarah Lazare and Jeff Patterson, Courage to Resist

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 0

Posted on January 26, 2010 by Flashpoints

Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Kevin Pina continues his drumbeat reporting from Port-au-Prince, where tens of thousands of Haitians still wait for food, water and shelter, as thousands more who could have been saved die from a lack of support; also, internationally-renowned peace activist Kathy Kelly joins us to talk about the Peaceful Assembly campaign, a series of actions to hold the Obama administration accountable for promises made and broken; and we’ll hear from Andres Thomas Conteris, who prepares to leave the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras after spending 129 days with exiled President Manuel Zelaya.

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Kevin Pina

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 0

Posted on January 05, 2010 by Flashpoints

John Ross

John Ross

Award-winning Independent of London reporter Patrick Cockburn responds to Hillary Clinton’s statements on Yemen and assesses the expanding war in Afghanistan; also, John Ross reviews the year in Mexican politics and takes a look forward at some of the key issues as the Mexican economy continues to crumble; and Andres Thomas Conteris reports on a breaking story regarding high US officials meeting with President Zelaya in the Brazilian Embassy at this hour.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now and Nonviolence International

John Ross, author, historian and poet

Patrick Cockburn, Independent of London


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Monday, December 28th, 2009 0

Posted on December 28, 2009 by Flashpoints

Dennis Brutus

Dennis Brutus

Our special correspondent in the occupied West Bank, Jamal Juma, jailed by Israel for his nonviolent activism; also, a Holocaust survivor goes on hunger strike in protest to Egypt’s lockout of the Gaza Freedom March, we’ll also speak to Barbara Lubin in Cairo; plus, Andres Conteris reports on the upsurge of death squad violence under the coup regime in Honduras; we remember noted South African poet and freedom fighter Dennis Brutus; and the Knight Report.

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Hindi Mesleh, anti-apartheid wall activist and organizer with Stop the Wall Campaign

Hedy Epstein, peace activist and Holocaust survivor

Barbara Lubin, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

Excerpts from an interview in 2007 with Dennis Brutus

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Monday, December 21st, 2009 0

Posted on December 22, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

Kevin in Haiti

Kevin in Haiti

In Haiti, Death Squads Take to the streets in Port au Prince with full impunity; also, Eva Golinger reports from Caracas on Drone Surveillance from Columbia, CIA infiltrations into Cuba, and the coup in Honduras; A leader of the Indigenous Environmental Network Speaks out at the end of the Global Summit, and the Knight report.

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Kevin Pina, Flashpoints special correspondent

Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

Eva Golinger, author, The Chavez Code


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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 0

Posted on December 09, 2009 by Flashpoints
 
According to secret documents, The G-8 supports
climate policies that Jeopardize the entire African
Continent; We'll feature and in-depth interview with
the Sudanese Chairman of the G-77 about the secret
document and its potentially deadly impact on
hundreds of millions of Africans: we also speak to a
Kenyan food aid worker who helped lead a march at
the Climate Summit to protest the secret document.
We'll get a report from Honduras confirming fraud in 
the recent sham election: JR and the Block Report 
and extensive violence by the coup-government during
talk to Mumia Abu Jamal plus the Knight report.

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 0

Posted on November 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper

We’ll have a report from the resistance caravan on the ground in Honduras, as well as a report from inside the Brazilian Embassy where the current President of Honduras remains in internal exile; also, the Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by Kevin Cooper, putting him on the fast track to the death house; we’ll speak to Greg Palast on the ten year anniversary of the Battle in Seattle, and ongoing corporate attempts to sell the Third World on derivatives and other risky financial instruments; also, Catherine Austin Fitts continues with our ongoing series on the Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Andres Conteris, Democracy Now and Nonviolence International

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Norman Hile, lead attorney for Kevin Cooper

Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 0

Posted on November 24, 2009 by Flashpoints

Students protest budget cuts and rising tuition costs

Students protest budget cuts and rising tuition costs

We’ll get an update on the situation in Honduras, where President Zelaya is still holding out in the Brazilian Embassy there, while the resistance movement continues to take to the streets; also, we’ll speak to a veteran teacher in the community college system in California about the impact of budget cuts at the two-year level; we’ll also be joined by Peter Phillips, who has a new article about the real causes for the financial meltdown at the Universities and Colleges; and Kevin Pina will be in the studio for an update on the situation in Haiti as he heads out to the region.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now

Grahame Russell, Rights Action

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, educators and editors/directors of Project Censored

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent to Haiti

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 0

Posted on November 20, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

Dialogues Against Militarism

Dialogues Against Militarism

In an unprecedented move, Iraq and Afghanistan war resisters from the United States meet with their Israeli counterparts known as refuseniks to strategize and plan future actions to resist militarism; and three Mayors from El Salvador’s FMLN party visit the United States and meet with key officials in San Francisco.

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Sarah Lazare, Stephen Funk, Eddie Falcon, and Clare Baird, Dialogues Against Militarism

Roberto Alvarado, Izalco; Francisco Estrada, Santa Ana; and Jose Minero, Delgado – Mayors of Cities in El Salvador

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    We like smart, political and well-produced music -- and are especially in search of possible new theme instrumentals. Please send it to Flashpoints, c/o KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email your Mp3s at flashpointsproducer@gmail.com with full descriptions and credits.



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