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Monday, September 28th, 2009 1

Posted on September 28, 2009 by Flashpoints
Honduran police at Brazilian Embassy

Honduran police at Brazilian Embassy

Special Correspondent Tim Russo reports on a Funeral March for one of the first Victims of the Coup Government’s lethal crack down on the growing resistance:Also a report from Inside the Brazilian Embassy, where president Zeleya is still surrounded by heavily armed pro-coup security forces, and we’ll also feature a round-up of the various human rights violations, since the coup began three months ago.

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Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and FSRN

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

Grahame Russell, Rights Action


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Best of Flashpoints, Week of Sept. 21-25, 2009 2

Posted on September 25, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, We hear from four days of drumbeat coverage from the Honduran capital as President Manuel Zelaya returns to the country; Our special correspondents Tim Russo and Andres Conteris report from inside the Brazilian embassy and out in the streets as Zelaya and his supporters take refuge while Honduran military and police surround and attack the building; We’ll also get an exclusive from President Zelaya himself; and a new documentary film spotlights the Chevron-Texaco destruction of the Ecuadorian rainforest and how indigenous communities are fighting back.

To listen online, CLICK HERE and download the show from Radio4All.

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Friday, September 25th, 2009 0

Posted on September 25, 2009 by Flashpoints

Honduran troops near Brazilian Embassy (via BBC)

Honduran troops near Brazilian Embassy (via BBC/AFP)

We continue our drumbeat coverage from the streets and inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as the situation remains tense and as Honduran forces allegedly attack the embassy building with chemical weapons; we’ll talk about the role of the  School of the Americas in the coup; also, University students maintain their militant protests against tuition hikes, budget cuts and the privatization of education in California; American Indian Movement leader Tony Gonzales reports-back on a major indigenous gathering in California and updates the case of Leonard Peltier.

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

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News and Flashpoints correspondent

Lisa Sullivan, SOA Watch

Martin Sanchez, SF Consul General for Venezuela

Christopher Barkan, UC Santa Cruz graduate student – http://occupyca.wordpress.com/

Tony Gonzales, AIM West

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 0

Posted on September 24, 2009 by Flashpoints
Crude: The Real Price of Oil

Crude: The Real Price of Oil

We return to the Brazilian consulate in Tegucigalpa for a live report on the continuing standoff between President Manuel Zelaya and the illegal coup government of Roberto Micheletti; we’ll also have a report on the coast-to-coast and statewide emergency walk-outs today within the public education system, based on massive cutbacks and privatization; and Crude, a new documentary film that chronicles an epic battle to hold Chevron accountable for its systematic destruction of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Sounds from the UC Berkeley Student Protest and Walk-Out Against Tuition Hikes and Privatization of Schools (recorded by Eric Klein)

Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and Free Speech Radio News

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

Dr. Juan Almendares, physician and human rights activist in Tegucigalpa

Grahame Russell, Rights Action

Joe  Berlinger, filmmaker, CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil (Opening in theaters tomorrow!)

Paul Paz y Miño, Managing Director,  Amazon Watch

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 0

Posted on September 23, 2009 by Flashpoints

Zelaya supporters in Tegucigalpa

Zelaya supporters in Tegucigalpa

PRESIDENT MANUEL ZELAYA SPEAKS LIVE ON FLASHPOINTS

The Honduran coup government continues to crack down, re-instituting martial law today at 5pm local time, we’ll follow Tim Russon on a demonstration in defiance of the coup government and we’ll speak to a leading human rights doctor about the killings and other human rights violations that have taken place in the last 72 hours since President Zelaya’s return.

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Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and Free Speech Radio News

Dr. Juan Almendares, Human Rights activist and physician

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

PRESIDENT MANUEL ZELAYA, speaking from inside the Brazilian Embassy

(For non-KPFA affiliates only) Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 0

Posted on September 22, 2009 by Flashpoints

Honduran Police at Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa

Honduran Police at Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa

We continue our drumbeat reporting on the bold return of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to Tegucigalpa yesterday, we’ll speak to our reporters standing by with President Zelaya inside the Brazilian embassy that remains surrounded by Honduran security forces; and we’ll also have a report on dozens of activists who are reporting serious human rights violations by the Honduran police and military in an all-day curfew and crackdown.

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Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and Free Speech Radio News

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

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Monday, September 21st, 2009 1

Posted on September 21, 2009 by Flashpoints
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

MANUEL ZELAYA RETURNS TO HONDURAS!

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya defies US wishes and returns to Tegucigalpa to join the people’s resistance, we’ll have a series of reports from Honduras and around the region on Zelaya’s bold return.

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Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent and reporter with Free Speech Radio News

Al Giordano, NarcoNews

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 0

Posted on September 09, 2009 by Flashpoints

The Cuban Five

The Cuban Five

An exclusive report from a militant anti-coup protest and march through the poor neighborhoods through Tegucigalpa; also, an update on the case of Bay Area activist Tristan Anderson, who was shot in the head with a tear-gas canister by Israeli occupation forces six months ago; plus, the Cuban Five file suit in Federal Court against the US government for paying professional journalists to write anti-Cuba stories during their trial; and the Knight Report.

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Grahame Russel, Rights Action

Gabby Silverman, girlfriend of Tristan Anderson

Mara Verhayden-Hillard, Partnership for Civil Justice

Gloria LaRiva, Committee to Free the Cuban Five

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Best of Flashpoints: Week of August 31, 2009 0

Posted on September 04, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, Continuing resistance to the coup on the ground in Honduras; Israeli snipers shoot at children in the occupied West Bank, killing a 15 year old Palestinian boy; the Knight Report with special analysis on Obama’s expanding war in Afghanistan; Reese Erlich on the Afghan elections and the widening drug trade; Eva Golinger talks about the regional move to close US bases in Latin America; plus, Ahmed Habib discusses the situation in US-occupied Iraq; and Catherine Austin Fitts delivers Community Business.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 0

Posted on September 03, 2009 by Flashpoints

The Death Penalty

The Death Penalty

12,000 people march through the streets of Tegucigalpa to protest the ongoing coup in Honduras, we’ll have a report from the ground; also, drug dealing and phony elections in Afghanistan, we’ll speak to Reese Erlich, just back from Kabul; a new survey shows that more people oppose the death penalty than ever before, yet the state keeps executing innocent people; and the Knight Report.

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Tim Russo,  FSRN

Reese Erlich, author and journalist

Stephanie Faucher, Death Penalty Focus

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