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Friday, November 6th, 2009 0

Posted on November 06, 2009 by Flashpoints

Gloria and Jacobo Arenas

Gloria and Jacobo Arenas

An in-depth look at yesterday’s Fort Hood shooting, with Dahr Jamail; also, American Indian Movement founder Bill Means joins us to talk about a major visit by the United Nations to the Pine Ridge Reservation yesterday; We’ll also get a report from the Brazilian embassy in Honduras where the talks between President Zelaya and the coup government have broken down, and the deal has unraveled; we’ll hear about the harrowing story of two Mexican revolutionaries who were just released from prison after spending a good chunk of their lives locked down for advocating the overthrow of the Mexican government; and news headlines from Project Censored.

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Dahr Jamail, author and journalist

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now and Nonviolence International

John Gibler, reporter

Jimbo Simmons and Bill Means, American Indian Movement

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Friday, October 30th, 2009 0

Posted on October 30, 2009 by Flashpoints
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Has a deal been struck that will restore President Zelaya to power in Honduras? We’ll speak to our sources inside the Brazilian Embassy, where the President is still holding court; also, a roundtable discussion on coups and regional policy from Honduras to Venezuela to Haiti; news headlines from Project Censored; and Flashpoints en Espanol will also look at Zelaya’s possible return.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now! and Nonviolence International

Lisa Sullivan, SOA Watch in Caracas, Venezuela

Martin Sanchez, San Francisco Consul General to Venezuela

Kevin Pina, FP Haiti Special Correspondent

Miguel Perez, Flashpoints en Espanol

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 0

Posted on October 23, 2009 by Flashpoints

Protesters outside St. Francis Hotel, SF

Protesters outside St. Francis Hotel, SF

The Latino-Indigenous community goes green, we’ll speak to David Escobar, one of the key organizers of a major conference dealing with this issue in Marin County this weekend; also, we’ll get an update from the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras, on stalled negotiations to restore President Zelaya; and militant activists confront and disrupt former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s speech last night in San Francisco; we’ll have news headlines from Project Censored; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now

Dave Welsh, social justice activist

David Escobar, Latino-Indigenous Green Movement

Miguel Perez

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 0

Posted on October 13, 2009 by Flashpoints
Sgt. Travis Bishop, who served a tour in Iraq, is now considered to be a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. (Photo: courtesy of Travis Bishop)

Sgt. Travis Bishop, who served a tour in Iraq, is now considered to be a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. (Photo: courtesy of Travis Bishop)

Award-winning reporter and author Dahr Jamail talks about the expanding wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the growing GI resistance movement; also, we’ll have a report from the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with Andres Conteris; plus, we focus on the Arab Film Festival in the Bay Area, we’ll speak to the director of the event and one of the filmmakers included in the festival; and the Knight Report.

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Dahr Jamail, FP Special Correspondent, author, The Will to Resist; see his new piece on GI resistance here

SPEAKING EVENTS: click here for Bay Area event calendar

Michel Shehadeh, director of the Arab Film Festival

Najwa Najjar, director, Pomegranates & Myrrh

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Best of Flashpoints: Week of Oct. 5-9, 2009 0

Posted on October 09, 2009 by Flashpoints

Andres Conteris reports from his post inside the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, for an update on the continued standoff as President Zelaya remains inside the compound; also, the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, reaches a new and disturbing level of complicity with Israel and the US, we get striking analysis from Ali Abunimah; new revelations on the police murder of Oscar Grant; plus, a new biography on the life and work of eco-activist Rod Coronado and a close look at the struggles inside the environmental movement; and Arnoldo Garcia discusses a new report on growing human rights violations of anti-immigrant policies.

To listen online, click here and download the file from Radio4All.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2009 0

Posted on October 08, 2009 by Flashpoints

David Ray Griffin

David Ray Griffin

Fifteen members of the OAS meet with President Zelaya and the coup government in Honduras, but no real solution in sight, we’ll get a report from the Brazilian Embassy, where the President is still holding out; also, we’ll speak to 9-11 investigation expert David Ray Griffin about his new book that focuses in on the collapse of Building 7 at the World Trade Center.

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Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International, Democracy Now! en Espanol

David Ray Griffin, author, The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2009 0

Posted on October 02, 2009 by Flashpoints

We continue our drumbeat reporting from the streets of Tegucigalpa and inside the Brazilian Embassy, where a military coup standoff continues in Honduras; also, author and journalist Max Blumenthal dissects the inner workings of the religious right wing in his new book, Republican Gomorrah; and Jimbo Simmons of the American Indian Movement talks about the ongoing fight for indigenous rights in North America.

To listen to this show, click here to access the downloadable Mp3 on Radio4All.net

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Friday, October 2nd, 2009 0

Posted on October 02, 2009 by Flashpoints
Honduran coup military attacking pro-Zelaya demonstrators (via BBC)

Honduran coup military attacking pro-Zelaya demonstrators (via BBC)

Another teacher killed in Honduras resisting the coup government, we’ll have a report from the funeral which is beginning at this hour, and we’ll go back to the Brazilian Embassy to get a response from President Zelaya on the murder of another educator standing up for democracy; also, we’ll speak to several leading activists in the battle for immigrant worker rights in the Bay Area; and headlines from Project Censored.

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Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and FSRN

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now! en Espanol, Nonviolence International

Gabriel Hernandez, Exec. Director of Hayward Day Labor Center

Father Rigoberto Rivas, Exec. Director of Multicultural Institute in Berkeley

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 3

Posted on September 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

Censored 2010

Censored 2010

Special correspondent Tim Russo reports from the major military crackdown in the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; we’ll also have a report from the Brazilian embassy, where President Manuel Zelaya remains surrounded by security forces; also, on Community Business, we’ll have an expose on Andrew Cuomo and his role in the subprime meltdown; and Peter Phillips briefs us on the new 2010 Project Censored Yearbook.

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Guests:

Tim Russo, FSRN and Flashpoints Special Correspondent

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now! en Espanol and Nonviolence International

Peter Phillips, Project Censored

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 2

Posted on September 29, 2009 by Flashpoints
Republican Gomorrah

Republican Gomorrah

We continue to monitor the volatile situation in Honduras, as the President remains surrounded inside the Brazilian embassy, we’ll have a live report from Tim Russo on today’s resistance activities; and an in-depth look at the vicious new religious right, with award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal, author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party.

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Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent, FSRN

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now! en Espanol and Nonviolence International

Max Blumenthal, award-winning investigative journalist, author of Republican Gomorrah

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