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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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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 1

Posted on April 14, 2010 by Flashpoints

US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli

US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli

Support continues to build for a global movement against Israeli apartheid in Palestine, today we feature anti-apartheid activist and Nazi holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein talking about why she supports the campus divestment movement; also, an in-depth analysis of the extent and the dangers of the unmeasured Israeli nuclear arsenal; and a GI resister who was a member of the same company shown in the recently-released Wikileaks video talks about how this action is commonplace throughout the military’s occupation of Iraq.

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Guests:

Hedy Epstein, activist

John Steinbach, journalist

Spc. Josh Steiber, Iraq vet and peace activist

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Monday, April 5th, 2010 0

Posted on April 05, 2010 by Flashpoints

Collateral Murder

Collateral Murder

A classified US military videotape shows US soldiers engaging in a massacre of unarmed civilians and and two Reuters journalists; also, we’ll have special reports on the expanding wars in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, where local militias lay siege to a US Consulate.

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Guests:

Josiah White, Iraq Vets Against the War

WATCH: “Collateral Murder” – US Classified military video leaked

Gareth Porter

Reese Erlich

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

The Will To Resist by Dar Jamail

The Will To Resist by Dar Jamail


Today on Flashpoints, special correspondent Dahr Jamail remembers the new forgotten war in Iraq. Also, a revered priest from El Salvador reports on a recent visit to neighboring Honduras where post-coup violence continues to take its toll. And we’ll have our regular weekly segment on community business with Catherine Austin-Fitts.

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Guests:
Dahr Jamail
Father Andres Tamayo
Catherine Austin-Fitts

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Monday, March 15th, 2010 0

Posted on March 15, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

© Billionaires for Bush

© Billionaires for Bush


Today on Flashpoints, the first corporate campaign for congress, also Flashpoints Senior producer Nora Barrows-Friedman reports on a massive Israeli crackdown in Arab East Jerusalem and the locking down of the entire West Bank. We’ll also begin our daily coverage of the lawsuit being brought by the parents of Rachel Corrie against the state of Israel for wrongful death and we’ll feature an update on the elections in Iraq with well known dissident-analyst Raed Jarrar – senior fellow with Peace Action – just back from that country.

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Guests:
William Klein, Campaign Manager, Murray Hill for Congress
Craig Corrie, father of Rachel Corrie
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Senior Producer
Raed Jarrar, Analyst, Peace Action

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 0

Posted on December 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

...from Footnotes in Gaza (Joe Sacco)

...from Footnotes in Gaza (Joe Sacco)

A year of corruption, privatization and violence in US-occupied Iraq, we’ll get a full report from our correspondent Ahmed Habib; also, we continue our speak-out from Cairo and hear why Holocaust survivor and hunger striker Hedy Epstein refused to get on the bus to Gaza today; and award-winning cartoonist and reporter Joe Sacco, author of Footnotes in Gaza, talks about his new book and the story of two massacres in 1956 that still echo throughout the Gaza strip.

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Guests:

Ahmed Habib, journalist and spoken word artist

Hedy Epstein, Holocaust survivor and Gaza Freedom March delegate

Joe Sacco, award-winning cartoonist/reporter, author of Footnotes in Gaza

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 0

Posted on December 02, 2009 by Flashpoints

Iraq Vets Against the War

Iraq Vets Against the War

A Native American mom speaks out against the war as her military son suffers from PTSD; also, we’ll continue our investigation into the military’s cover-up of suicide and soldier breakdowns inside Forts across the country; we’ll have a report from one of many protests taking place in opposition to the expansion of the war in Afghanistan; also, an on-the-ground report from the Gaza strip, as Israeli occupation forces continue to destroy everyday life and attack Palestinians; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Richard Becker, ANSWER Coalition

Dahr Jamail, FP Special Correspondent and author, The Will to Resist

Pvt. Michael Kern, active-duty Army soldier, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War

Georgia Stillwell Bissomette, mother and relative of soldiers in Iraq

Lisa Lietz, Board member of Military Families Speak Out

Rami al-Meghari, FP Special Correspondent, Free Speech Radio News and Electronic Intifada

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Oct. 26-30, 2009 0

Posted on October 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, Another innocent man is murdered by the state of Texas, we’ll hear from Reginald Blanton’s mother, uncle, and anti death penalty experts; also, over 150 dead in Baghdad, we’ll speak with Ahmed Habib of al-Jazeera about the continuing despair in US-occupied Iraq; and women’s rights leader Zoya of the Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan debunks the myth that more troops and an entrenched US occupation will save the Afghan women; and the Knight Report.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 0

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Flashpoints

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

A benefit to save one of the most important Black churches in New Orleans; we’ll speak to Colonel Ann Wright about the bloody and explosive situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan; also, legendary economist and author of The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, in a rabble-rousing speech on UC Berkeley campus; and the Knight Report.

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Colonel Ann Wright (retired)

Naomi Klein, economist and author, The Shock Doctrine (Thanks to Davey D for this audio recording)

Sakura Kone, National Campaign Coordinator to Restore Wesley United in New OrleansFPLOGO1

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Monday, October 26th, 2009 0

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Flashpoints
 Iraqis gather at the site of the massive bomb attack at the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad  Photo: AP

Iraqis gather at the site of the massive bomb attack at the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad. Photo: AP

Over 150 people killed in twin suicide car bombings of several government buildings in Central Baghdad; also, Israeli police attack Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa Mosque, the site where Ariel Sharon provoked the second intifada; plus, leading Afghan women’s activist, Zoya, debunks the myth that entrenching the US occupation of Afghanistan will save women and children; on our continuing series on the Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat, Catherine Austin Fitts talks about how crime pays on Wall Street; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Ahmed Habib, al-Jazeera reporter and spoken word poet

Jamal Jumaa, Stop the Wall Campaign in occupied Palestine

Zoya, Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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