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Tuesday August 10th, 2010 0

Posted on August 10, 2010 by Flashpoints

A Bedouin woman sits in front of her rebuilt home in al-Araqib after it was destroyed by Israeli forces, again. (Joseph Dana)

Ali Abunimah talks about the third attempt to bulldoze a Bedouin village in apartheid Israel in two weeks; also, New Orleans-based investigative reporter, Jordan Flaherty, talks about his new book Floodlines, and gives an in-depth analysis of police corruption in New Orleans; and we’ll have a special report from Arizona on life after SB1070 and how the Tucson community is resisting.
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Jordan Flaherty, Editor of Left Turn Magazine, Investigative Journalist and Author

Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of the Electronic Intifada and Contributing Author to Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Barni Qaasim, Phoenix Activist and Flashpoints Special Contributor (see her full video HERE)

Dan Froomkin’s video, highlighted in Up Front

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Friday August 6th, 2010 0

Posted on August 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

Minnesota Activists Against SB1070

An in-depth look at the struggle for immigrant worker rights; we’ll speak with Rene Salcedo about the struggle in California against the reactionary policies of gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and many others; we’ll be joined by national board member of NDLON, the leading national organization for day laborer rights and immigration reform; and we’ll take a look at youth organizing on the ground in Arizona with an activist who spent the last three months on the ground; and Flashpoints en Espanol.
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Francisco Herrera

Rene Salcedo

Rafael Landon, Contributor to Flash/Onda and Community Activist

Davin Cardenas, National Board member of NDLON and organizer in California

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Best of Flashpoints, Week of July 26-30 0

Posted on July 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

THIS WEEK ON THE BEST OF FLASHPOINTS, THE CREW REPORTS FROM ON THE GROUND IN PHOENIX ARIZONA AS THE RACIST SB1070 TAKES EFFECT – WE’LL HEAR NEWS AND ANALYSIS ON HOW THE FEDERAL JUDGE’S TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AGAINST PARTS OF THE LAW STILL OPENS THE DOOR FOR ABUSES AGAINST THE PEOPLE IN ARIZONA.

Click HERE to access the show from Radio 4 All.

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Friday July 30th, 2010 0

Posted on July 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

Image from yesterday's protest in Phoenix

We’ll feature two of the leading voices in the movement against SB1070, who were both arrested yesterday in Phoenix; also, we’ll be joined by Evelyn Sanchez with a report on the widespread actions that took place in the Bay Area yesterday, especially in San Jose; we’ll speak with filmmaker and journalist Martin Rosetti about his arrest and the attempt by Phoenix authorities to restrain journalists; and we’ll have more sound from yesterday’s peaceful protest against SB1070 in Phoenix.

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Tupac Enrique Acosta, Director of Tona Tierra, a social cultural center for indigenous and Spanish speaking communities

Salvador Reza, Director of Puente Arizona [interview canceled due to arrest]

Martin Rosetti, documentary Filmmaker, arrested yesterday in Phoenix

Evelyn Sanchez, Friday Co-Host and Special Correspondent

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Wednesday July 28th, 2010 0

Posted on July 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Today's Press Conference in Phoenix in response to the SB1070  decision
Today’s Press Conference in Phoenix in response to the SB1070 decision, with Salvador Reza and Pablo Alvarado

We bring you special coverage of the beginnings of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, live from Phoenix, Arizona; we’ll be speaking with three major Arizona organizers: Pablo Alvarado, of the National Director of the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, Tupac Enrique Acosta, Director of Tona Tierra, a social cultural center for indigenous and Spanish speaking communities, and Salvador Reza, Director of Puente Arizona; with them, we’ll go in depth on today’s judicial decision which gives a slight game-changer for SB1070, at least for the moment; we’ll also speak with some young Arizona activists who have been fighting the racist law for months.

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Pablo Alvarado, National Director of the NDLON National Day Laborers Organizing Network

Tupac Enrique Acosta, Director of Tona Tierra, a social cultural center for indigenous and Spanish speaking communities

Salvador Reza, Director of Puente Arizona

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Monday, July 19, 2010 0

Posted on July 19, 2010 by Flashpoints

 
Activists fighting against Arizona’s new racist anti-immigrant laws prepare to converge on the state next week for a national protest. Meanwhile momentum grows for the movement calling on Major League Baseball to move next years All Star Game out of Arizona. Also, an in-depth, update on the worsening situation in Haiti, including a report on a Lavalas Protest of over 10,000 people that went totally unreported by the mainstream and alternative press.

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Guests:

Enrique Morones: Border Angels

Roodley Jules: Independent Haitian Journalist based Port au Prince

Farah Juste: Haitian singer song-writer and political activist based in Miami Florida

Frantz Jerome: Haitian Political Analyst and Commentary based in New York

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Friday July 16, 2010 0

Posted on July 16, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Living with State-Sponsored, Paramilitary Violence on Both Sides of the US Mexico Border :Co-host Francisco Herrera talks about the Kidnapping, and torture of his brother-in-law last week in Chihuahua Mexico, as well as the shoot-in-the-back murder of his cousin six years ago by LA Sheriffs. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, same as Oscar Grant’s killer, Johannes Mehserle.

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Francisco Herrera

Jose Artiga: The SHARE Foundation

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Friday July 9, 2010 0

Posted on July 09, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

We have a series of reports from last night’s post-verdict protests and rage from the streets of Oakland. We’ll present a collage from last night’s street action, and we’ll speak with Anita Johnson from Hard Knock Radio and Jesse Strauss from Flashpoints who were on the ground watching it all unfold. Also we’ll speak with Pablo Alvarado, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network with a response to Obama’s decision to contest the Arizona laws in the courts. And we’ll have Flashpoints en Espanol with Miguel Perez

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Anita Johnson, Hard Knock Radio

Jesse Strauss, Flashpoints Special Projects Producer

Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Netwowrk

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Video Captures Another Border Killing 0

Posted on July 03, 2010 by Flashpoints

By Dennis Bernstein

It’s a muddy cell phone video, taken from a difficult angle, but the audio recorded on the modest device, is both revealing and chilling: the contents cast doubt on claims by the U.S. Border Patrol, regarding the death of a Mexican national who died in custody after being beaten and electric-shocked by federal agents on May 28.

This video is stoking anger already simmering along the U.S.-Mexico border in part fueled by the June 7 shooting at the El Paso/Juarez crossing where a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed an unarmed Mexican junior high school student after a brief chase and scuffle. That case also involved a cell-phone video that appeared to contradict the self-defense claims of the Border Patrol. Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday, June 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on July 02, 2010 by Flashpoints

The US Social Forum in Detroit was last week, from Jun 22nd-June 26th

We have part one of a special report on last week’s US Social Forum in Detroit, where tens of thousands of beautiful activists, organizers and people who are simply sick and tired of being sick and tired, came together to network, strategize and create local, regional and national goals. On today’s special, we’ll hear testimonials about the devastation occurring in people’s communities around the country; also, we’ll hear about a new exciting domestic workers’ alliance that’s been built at the US Social Forum; finally, we’ll end the show with Radio Flash, that is, Flashpoints en Espanol, also featuring sounds from the US Social Forum in Detroit.

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

 
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