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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Flashpoints

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

American Indian Movement leaders Tony Gonzales and Bill Means report from a United Nations permanent forum on Indigenous Affairs in New York City, we’ll speak to them about human rights standards on health, education and the environment for indigenous peoples on this continent; also, a commentary by Miguel Molina on the 17th anniversary of Cesar Chavez’ passing; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Guests:

Tony Gonzales and Bill Means, American Indian Movement

Francisco Herrera

Miguel Gavilan Molina

Miguel Perez

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 0

Posted on April 21, 2010 by Flashpoints

Jordan Flaherty: Floodlines

Jordan Flaherty: Floodlines

New Orleans police officers harass, discriminate and sexually assault members of the Black gay and transgender community, we’ll speak to Jordan Flaherty who peels back the layers of state violence against people in New Orleans, we’ll also speak with a member of the trans community who is labeled as a sex offender and has been forced into sex by a police officer because of her transgender identity; also, Palestinians face rampant attacks by ultra-right wing Jewish settlers, we’ll speak with Jamal Jumaa of the Stop the Wall Campaign about the critical situation in occupied Palestine; and Ed Rosenthal stops by to talk about the prospects for legalization of marijuana in California.

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Guests:

Ed Rosenthal, author and marijuana advocate

Jamal Juma’, Stop the Wall Campaign

Jordan Flaherty, editor of Left Turn Magazine, journalist, and author, Floodlines

READ: New Complaints of Police Violence in New Orleans

Wendi Cooper, health worker, transgender activist and advocate

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 3

Posted on April 20, 2010 by Flashpoints

Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

We’ll speak to our special correspondent Ahmed Habib about the current situation inside US-occupied Iraq, as the theater of elections and vote recounts distract the mainstream media from the ongoing destruction of Iraqi lives across the country; and Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff of Project Censored talk about the truth emergency in the US and run down several censored news stories you may have missed this year if you just watched the evening news or read the New York Times.

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Guests:

Ahmed Habib, journalist and poet

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, Project Censored

EVENT:

THE EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES

WHEN: Thu, April 22nd, 2010 – 7:00 pm

Final Event for Spring 2010

An evening with Project Censored

Please join the co-editors of Censored 2010 in discussion

Truth Emergency International:  Censorship, Propaganda, and American Empire

Peter Phillips, President, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored

Mickey Huff, Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation

Details:

Thursday, April 22nd, 7 P.M.

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists,

1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley, CA

Doors at 6:30 P.M., panel discussion at 7 P.M.

Event is a fundraiser, $5-$20, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds, wheelchair accessible.

Co-sponsors include Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, ANSWER, World Can’t Wait, MECA, RCP, BFUU Social Justice Committee

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The series is a fund raiser in support of Flashpoints Radio, and the Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored Investigative Reporting Fund.

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Monday, April 19th, 2010 0

Posted on April 19, 2010 by Flashpoints

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa

Palestinian-American novelist Susan Abulhawa focuses on the ongoing refugee struggle in her new novel, Mornings in Jenin; also, Evelina Molina speaks with Arnoldo Garcia of the National Network of Immigrant and Refugee Rights about new, racist crackdowns on migrant workers in Arizona; and JR and the Block Report talk about how the state and local governments avoid the root causes of violence through the implementation of racial profiling and gang injunctions.

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Guests:

Susan Abulhawa, author, Mornings in Jenin

Arnoldo Garcia, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

JR and the Block Report

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 0

Posted on April 13, 2010 by Flashpoints

Jeff Biggers: Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland

Jeff Biggers: Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland

We’ll take a look at how civilian killings in Afghanistan are paid for by war taxes; plus, we’ll have a pre-tax day edition of Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; also, an update from West Virginian on an investigation into the Massey coal mine disaster that killed 29 workers last week; and we’ll continue to follow the work of Canadian filmmaker and minister Kevin Annett in his quest for justice, as he attempts to hold the Pope and the Canadian church accountable for the child molestation scandals and the genocide against indigenous communities all across Canada.

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Guests:

Dave Lindorff, author and investigative reporter

Kevin Annett, radical minister and filmmaker

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Jeff Biggers, author

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Friday, April 9th, 2010 0

Posted on April 09, 2010 by Flashpoints
ICE Raids

ICE Raids

Please note: Best of Flashpoints not available online this week.

ICE continues to expand its crackdown on migrant workers, their families and supporters, we’ll speak with Rene Saucedo about how the Obama administration is even worse than Bush when it comes to these persecuted workers; also, a Salvadoran leader and indigenous chief talks about his return to El Salvador and his fight to protect original language and agriculture; we’ll also report on a major change just announced by the Sierra Club which has come down four-square against the US-Mexico wall; and Flashpoints in Espanol will also talk about El Salvador and the wall.

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Guests:

Francisco Herrera

Rene Saucedo

Miguel Gavilan Molina

Dan Mills, Sierra Club/No More Deaths

David Escobar

Chief Antonio Chevez

Miguel Perez

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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 0

Posted on April 08, 2010 by Flashpoints
Massey Energy Complex near Montcoal, WV is seen in a Wednesday, April 6, 2010 aerial photo. A Massey executive said Thursday, April 8, 2010 that more drilling is needed to help clear a West Virginia mine of dangerous gases so that rescue teams go underground again.(AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

Massey Energy Complex near Montcoal, WV is seen in a Wednesday, April 6, 2010 aerial photo. A Massey executive said Thursday, April 8, 2010 that more drilling is needed to help clear a West Virginia mine of dangerous gases so that rescue teams go underground again.(AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

We’ll feature an extended report on the failure of the government and the Massey coal mining company to protect its workers; also, we’ll continue to follow the journey of a Canadian minister trying to hold the Church accountable for the genocide of the indigenous population of Canada; and we’ll also look at the recent closing of the Nummi-Toyota plant in California.

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Guests:

Steve Zeltzer, labor journalist/videographer and co-host

Barry Shepherd, labor activist and writer

Jeff Biggers, labor activist and writer

Rev. Jim Lewis, Episcopal Minister, Charleston WV

Juan Castillo, UAW2244 Executive Board member

Kevin Annett, former Minister and filmmaker

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 0

Posted on April 07, 2010 by Flashpoints

Hidden from History

Hidden from History

Former Minister and current filmmaker and muckraker Kevin Annett goes to Rome to confront the Pope at the Vatican over its child molestation coverup; also, JR and the Block Report interview a lifer at Solano Prison in California, who talks about the lack of education inside prison and the cycle of violence within the criminal injustice system; and the Block Report also speaks with a team of Cuban-trained medical doctors just back from Haiti, who address the global politics of medicine and humanitarian relief.

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Guests:

Kevin Annett, Hidden From History

JR and the Block Report

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 0

Posted on March 10, 2010 by Flashpoints

Unrepentant, award-winning documentary film

Unrepentant


Today on Flashpoints, an encore broadcast of “Unrepentant”, a documentary exposing Canada’s dirty secret about the genocide against Native Peoples.

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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 0

Posted on March 04, 2010 by Flashpoints

Student and Faculty activists at UC Berkeley

Student and Faculty activists at UC Berkeley


Nora Barrows-Friedman reports on the illegal arrests and detention of 10 year old and 12 year old Palestinian brothers by Israeli security forces. Also, a special report from Chiapas Mexico where state security forces are cracking down on indigenous communities who they are falsely accusing of involvement in the drug trade. We’ll hear from Dr. Mads Gilbert who treated the victims of Israel’s use of unconventional weaponry in last years attack on Gaza. And students and teachers protest budget cuts all over the state.

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Guests:
Alejandro Reyes, Flashpoints Special Correspondent
Dr. Mads Gilbert, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Senior Producer
Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent

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