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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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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 0

Posted on October 20, 2009 by Flashpoints

Guantanamo Bay Prison

Guantanamo Bay Prison

We’ll feature part two of our multi-part series, the Anatomy of a Financial Coup d’Etat with Catherine Austin Fitts; also, the US Supreme Court agrees to hear the case of 13 Uighurs who are still being held at Guantanamo, five years after they were to be released; plus, we’ll speak to the filmmaker of The Road to Fallujah, who is kicking off a national tour of US universities, attempting to build bridges of communication between American and Iraqi college students; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Shayana Kadidal, Senior Managing Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Mark Manning, filmmaker, The Road to Fallujah, and Global Access Media

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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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Guests:

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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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 0

Posted on September 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

Canadas Outsourced War for Iraqs Oil Riches

Canada's Outsourced War for Iraq's Oil Riches

We continue our focus on the resistance to expanding mountaintop removal in Appalachia, we’ll speak to Mike Roselle of Climate Ground Zero; also, an in-depth investigation into Canada’s role in the occupation and colonial-privatization of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine; ongoing Israeli settler attacks in the occupied West Bank, we’ll have news headlines from Palestine; Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; and a commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Guests:

Mike Roselle, Climate Ground Zero (also check out I Love Mountains)

Anthony Fenton, investigative journalist

International Middle East Media Center

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Mumia Abu Jamal

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Best of Flashpoints: Week of August 31, 2009 0

Posted on September 04, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, Continuing resistance to the coup on the ground in Honduras; Israeli snipers shoot at children in the occupied West Bank, killing a 15 year old Palestinian boy; the Knight Report with special analysis on Obama’s expanding war in Afghanistan; Reese Erlich on the Afghan elections and the widening drug trade; Eva Golinger talks about the regional move to close US bases in Latin America; plus, Ahmed Habib discusses the situation in US-occupied Iraq; and Catherine Austin Fitts delivers Community Business.

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 1

Posted on September 01, 2009 by Flashpoints
Israeli occupation soldier in West Bank (Courtesy of Maan News Images)

Israeli occupation soldier in West Bank (Courtesy of Maan News Images)

We continue reporting on Bush and torture as the Washington Post comes out four-square pro-torture; also, Israeli occupation forces inside a sniper tower in an illegal settlement shoot and kill a 15 year old Palestinian boy in the West Bank, we’ll have a report from Palestine; and Ahmed Habib talks about the unraveling humanitarian disaster in US-occupied and besieged Iraq.

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Guests:

Ray McGovern, former high-level CIA analyst

Bekah Wolf, Palestine Solidarity Project

Ahmed Habib, journalist, poet, blogger

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