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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 0

Posted on April 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

We’ll have a report on a Federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for contaminating their workers; also, a former Iranian torture victim and student revolutionary speaks out about the current executions in Iran; and a brand-new film series in Berkeley highlights the ongoing struggle of Palestinans under occupation.

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Guests:

Anahita, student revolutionary from 1970s

Steve Zeltzer, Labor activist

Becky McLaine, former Pfizer scientist

Steve Shrag, Connecticut co-chair, Council on Occupational Safety and Health

Nabil Wahbeh and Annette Herskovits

Palestine Film Series at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 0

Posted on February 22, 2010 by Flashpoints
 


Today on Flashpoints, Special correspondent Kevin Pina returns from
Port Au Prince. We will be debriefing him about some of the key life
and death issues being faced by millions of Haitians. Also, we’ll
take a look at Hillary Clinton and the U.S. State Department beating
the drums of war.

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Guests:
Ray McGovern
Kevin Pina

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 0

Posted on October 23, 2009 by Flashpoints
 
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky takes on Obama’s policies in the Middle East, we’ll hear from a recent speech he made at the Paramount Theater in Oakland; also, supporting the GI resistance movement through the opening of a cafe and outreach center near Fort Hood, Texas; and JR and the Block Report investigate some of the trumped-up charges of defendants in the Oakland 100 case, activists who were arrested during the rebellions against the cop murder of Oscar Grant in January.

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Guests:

Noam Chomsky, legendary historian and linguist

Mike Wong, Veterans for Peace and Asian-Americans Against the War

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 0

Posted on October 15, 2009 by Flashpoints
New Orleans, October 2009 (via AP)

New Orleans, October 2009 (via AP)

Greg Palast talks about healthcare and the corporations that are trying to kill it; also, a report from a protest in Santa Clara, California, against Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano and the continuing draconian policies against undocumented workers and their families; we’ll also go to the devastated Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans where President Obama visited today; plus, gearing up for a massive mobilization against US wars and occupations in the Middle East; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Jacques Morel, Louisiana Justice Institute

James Perry, New Orleans Mayoral candidate

Greg Palast, investigative reporter

Jeff Mackler and Kathy Lipscomb, co-leaders of October 17th Anti-War Coalition

MARCH AND RALLY: Saturday, Oct. 17, 12noon at UN Plaza, San Francisco

Miguel Gavilan Molina, Flashpoints’ roving producer/reporter

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 0

Posted on October 14, 2009 by Flashpoints
Israeli soldiers fire on Palestinians in Qalandyia, West Bank (courtesy of Getty/The Independent)

Israeli soldiers fire on Palestinians in Qalandiya, West Bank (courtesy of Getty/The Independent)

Internationally-renowned, award-winning journalist Robert Fisk talks about the recent takeover of central military headquarters in Pakistan, the recent corrupt elections in Afghanistan, and the situations in Iraq and Iran; also, on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts, we’ll continue our discussion of the financial coup d’etat in Washington and on Wall Street; and the Knight Report.

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Robert Fisk, award-winning author and journalist with the Independent of London

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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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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Guests:

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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Monday, September 7th, 2009 0

Posted on September 08, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

Bob Parry, Consortium News

Bob Parry, Consortium News

Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Parry takes issue with whether the Iranian elections were stolen, and whether the convicted Lockerbie bomber was really the mass murderer who blew up Pan Am flight 103 in 1988; Bob Parry also talks about real journalism and what it takes to tell the truth in the mainstream.

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Robert Parry, Consortium News

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