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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 1

Posted on June 29, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Photo of Johannes Mehserle taken by Oscar Grant just before he was killed

We’ll feature an in-depth report from the Johannes Mehserle murder trial of Oscar Grant; also, we’ll get an update on the recent killings of two Mexican nationals by US border patrol agents in the last month; and we’ll get a legal response from a law professor who maintains that Elena Kagan will move the Supreme Court to the right; and we’ll also have an update from the Gulf.

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Guests:

Enrique Marones, LA Border Angels

Marjarie Cohn, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thandisizwe Chimurenga, independent LA-based journalist

Tim Killings

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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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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on June 23, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Oil, gushing into the gulf

Massive new surges of oil bleeding into the Gulf of Mexico and the situation could get a lot worse, and soon, we’ll feature a series of reports from the Florida Keys and from New Orleans, where activists are confronting BP as we go to air;  we also have a report from the Second US Social Forum in Detroit on a bold new domesitc workers rights bill, plus Up Front with Jesse Strauss, reporting from the Social Forum.

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Guests:

Larry Everest, reporter and activist in the Gulf

N’Dana Carter, STOP activist, from the US Social Forum in Detroit

Jill Shanker, National Coordinator for the Domestic Workers’ Alliance

Cyndie Lepori, Environmental activist in Florida

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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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Witness: US Agent Aimed at Mexican 0

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

By Dennis Bernstein and Jesse Strauss
June 18, 2010

An eyewitness to the June 7 shooting death of a 14-year-old Mexican youth said a U.S. Border Patrol agent took aim at the boy for several seconds after the boy emerged from behind a pillar of a bridge on the Juarez side of the border near El Paso, Texas. Read the rest of this entry →

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Witnesses of Border Killing Dispersed 0

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

By Dennis Bernstein and Jesse Strauss
June 15, 2010

At dusk on June 7, Bobbie McDow and her husband were heading south across the busy Paso Del Norte foot-bridge, which connects El Paso, Texas, to Juarez, Mexico. In the sweltering heat, McDow asked her husband if they could pause for a moment so she could catch her breath. Read the rest of this entry →

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Interview Transcript w/ Bobbie McDow on Border Killing from 6/11/2010 0

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

Dennis Bernstein interviewed Bobbie McDow on last Monday, on June 11th, 2010, about what she saw as an eye-witness to the killing by a border patrol agent of 14 year old Mexican national Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka.

This is the transcript of that interview. Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday, June 18th 2010 0

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Los Angeles residents protesting the recent border killing of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka

Today on Flashpoints, we continue our focus on the expanding violence of the militarized US-Mexico border; we’ll also speak with Rene Salcedo about the growing movement for migrant worker rights in the US; then, we’ll turn our focus to Bay Area activists who are planning to prevent a ship from apartheid Israel to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland; also, on Flashpoints en espanol we’ll focus on the situation in Arizona and migrant worker rights.

Click Here for more information about the Port of Oakland action which was discussed on today’s show.

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Guests:

Loubna Qutpami, Palestine Youth Network

Jack Heyman, member of the ILWU

Chris Banks, International ANSWER Coalition

Rene Salcedo

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Victor Quintana, Congressional Legislator for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico

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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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Monday, June 14th, 2010 0

Posted on June 14, 2010 by Flashpoints

We feature exclusive eye-witness testimony of last Monday’s border patrol killing of an unarmed 14 year old Mexican boy; we’ll hear how border patrol and local authorities dispersed dozens of eye-witnesses instead of taking their statement; also, in a major victory for the First Amendment, anti-torture activists, including Kathy Kelly, were found not guilty today by a judge in a Federal Court in Washington, DC; and Obama tours the Gulf as BP’s gusher continues to destroy large chunks of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Guests:

Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Linda St. Martin

Bobbie McDow, eye-witness to last week’s border killing

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El Paso ‘Cat and Mouse’ Turns Fatal 0

Posted on June 13, 2010 by Flashpoints

by Dennis Bernstein and Jesse Strauss

It was a blistering Monday evening in El Paso. The heat had jumped past 95 degrees and it was about to get a lot hotter in this militarized border town, with checkpoints and helicopters flying over head.

Pedestrians, who were crossing the Paso del Norte International bridge that links El Paso, Texas to Juarez, Mexico, had stopped to watch a real-life drama play out in the dried waters of the Rio Grande just below the bridge – a dangerous drama that occurs more and more in this highly militarized region of the Southwest U.S. Read the rest of this entry →

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 0

Posted on June 11, 2010 by Flashpoints

Jesus Hernandez, Father of the Slain 14 Year Old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka

We continue our reporting on Monday night’s border patrol execution of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka; we’ll speak with Benino Pena a long time civil rights and human rights activist on the border; we’ll also talk to Mikey Velarde, the founder of a new grassroots organization working with the people from the ground up, fighting against border occupation; we’ll have a front line update from our special correspondent, dealing with the oil spill from New Orleans; also on Flashpoints en Espanol, we’ll focus on the border shooting and the FBI’s decision to investigate it as a possible civil rights violation.

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Guests:

Benino Pena

Mikey Velarde

Larry Everest

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 0

Posted on June 10, 2010 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, we continue our coverage of the cold blooded killing of a teenager by the border patrol in El Paso, Texas; we’ll have a report back on a vigil held last night at the bridge where the young man was gunned down; also, we’ll hear about the violent and deadly conditions that women now face in Haiti; and we’ll speak with Fatima Mohamadi, who was on board the Mavi Marmara of the Freedom Flotilla when it was attacked by Israeli commandos last week.

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Guests:

Zeline Pinita

Fatima Mohamadi, Passenger on board the Mavi Marmara during Israel’s Freedom Flotilla attack last week

Blaine Bookey, Attorney with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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