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Tuesday August 10th, 2010 0

Posted on August 10, 2010 by Flashpoints

A Bedouin woman sits in front of her rebuilt home in al-Araqib after it was destroyed by Israeli forces, again. (Joseph Dana)

Ali Abunimah talks about the third attempt to bulldoze a Bedouin village in apartheid Israel in two weeks; also, New Orleans-based investigative reporter, Jordan Flaherty, talks about his new book Floodlines, and gives an in-depth analysis of police corruption in New Orleans; and we’ll have a special report from Arizona on life after SB1070 and how the Tucson community is resisting.
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Guests:

Jordan Flaherty, Editor of Left Turn Magazine, Investigative Journalist and Author

Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of the Electronic Intifada and Contributing Author to Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Barni Qaasim, Phoenix Activist and Flashpoints Special Contributor (see her full video HERE)

Dan Froomkin’s video, highlighted in Up Front

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 0

Posted on August 03, 2010 by Flashpoints

IDF Tank Near the Lebanon Border Earlier Today

We’ll have a report from Beirut, Lebanon, on the deadly face-off between Lebanese and Israeli forces at the tense border between the two countries; we’ll also talk about the reconstruction of Southern Lebanon on the fourth anniversary of the massive Israeli air attack on the country; we’ll feature a special report on the recent Israeli air strikes against Gaza; and we’ll have a special report from Dahr Jamail on the expanding cover up by the United States and BP of the worst oil disaster in modern history.

This is the video from which we played the audio during today’s Up Front.

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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, Independent Investigative Journalist

Bilal El-Amine, Flashpoints Correspondent in Lebanon

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Special Correspondent and journalist with Electronic Intifada and Truthout.

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Tarballs on the Gulf Coast

In what appears to be a real life repeat of the Jaws scenario, beaches along the Gulf Coast were allowed to stay open as swimmers were told to swim at their own risk and look out for the oil; we’ll speak to long-time shrimp boat captain and Texas environmental campaigner, Diane Wilson; also joining us is the environmental coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster, just back from beaches in Florida and Alabama; we’ll speak to Counterpunch editor Jeffrey St. Claire about the inter-locking complicit relationships between our government and corporate oil lobbies that make these power brokers complicit in the gulf oil disaster; and UN Special Investigator for human rights in the Occupied Territories suggests that the current visitor to the White House should be investigated for war crimes.

Click HERE for Jesse Strauss’ article on Oakland’s run up to the Oscar Grant-Johannes Mehserle verdict

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Guests:

Diane Wilson, Texas Fisherwoman and activist

Nicolet Slagel, Environmental Coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster

Jeffrey St Claire, author and editor of CounterPunch

Richard Falk, Professor of international law at Princeton and Special Rapporteur for the UN on the Occupied Palestinian Territories

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 2

Posted on June 15, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Oil Splashing through Waves in the Gulf

We’ll get a report from our correspondent Larry Everest in the Gulf; we’ll learn about a secret global trade agreement which could change the internet and make it easier for governments to stop whistle blowers; and we’ll be joined by special correspondent Nora Barrow-Friedman speaking about Israel trying to sell nuclear weapons to South Africa during the Apartheid government.

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Guests:

Corey Doctorow, Author and Blogger

Gwen Hinze, International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation. Learn more about today’s story here.

Larry Everest, Journalist in the Gulf, reporting on BP’s Gusher

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Special Correspondent and Independent Journalist

Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Author of The Unspoken Allience: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa

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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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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 0

Posted on June 08, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Obama's AfPak War: A conversation with Pratap Chatterjee and Kiren Aziz Chaudhry, moderated by Dennis Bernstein

Unraveling the Israeli disinformation machine, we’ll speak with Max Blumenthal, who has been on the trail of the big Israeli lie since Israel’s deadly attack on the Gaza flotilla; also, international law expert Francis Boyle advises the victims of Israel’s attack on potential legal strategies for prosecution at the International Criminal Court; and we’ll have a report on private profiteers in bed with traffickers and the state department in Afghanistan.

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Guests:

Max Blumenthal, Journalist currently based in Israel

Francis Boyle, Professor and International Law Expert

Pratap Chatterjee, Investigative Journalist and Author

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 1

Posted on June 03, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

BP's Gulf Gusher Oil Spill

A survivor of the Israeli commando attack on the main boat of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla contradicts all of Israel’s claims about their bloody attack; also, we’ll speak to our special correspondent Nora Barrows-Friedman about the implications of the recent attack, and we’ll hear an excerpt of a debate between Jeremy Scahill and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch; also, we’ll speak to Antonia Juhasz about her recent tour on the Gulf arrest for criminal trespassing at a Chevron plant; and on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts we’ll talk about the impending devastation of the BP under-water gusher; and our new daily feature follows: Up Front with Jesse Strauss.

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Guests:

Catherine Austin Fitts, of the Solari Network and our weekly segment Community Business

Antonia Juhasz

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints correspondent and independent journalist

JR and the Block Report

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on June 02, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Israeli Commandos on Board the Freedom Flotilla

An in-depth interview with Gaza Freedom Flotilla organizer Huwaida Arraf from occupied Palestine; Arraf was on one of the seized boats and was then left after being interrogated in Israel on the side of the road, semi-conscious; we’ll also speak with Cindy Corrie, whose daughter was run over by an Israeli bulldozer and murdered in the Gaza Strip; one of the flotilla boats now on the way is named the Rachel Corrie, after her daughter; we’ll also speak with Allan Nairn about the legalization of murder by US and Israeli forces; and we’ll speak to the wife of a Bay Area resident who was also seized and beaten by Israeli commandos; finally, we’ll present a daily short news feature called ‘Up Front with Jesse Strauss’.

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Guests:

Huwaida Arraf, long time anti-occupation activist who was on one of the Freedom Flotilla vessels

Jan St. Onge, partner of Gene St. Onge, a Bay Area activist on board one of the Freedom Flotilla vessels

Allan Nairn, investigative reporter with News and Commentary

Cindy Corrie, mother of Rachel Corrie, an activist killed in 2003 by an Israeli bulldozer

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 1

Posted on June 01, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Israeli Commandos Aboard a Freedom Flotilla Ship

We continue our drum-beat reporting on the deadly Israeli commando raid that left at least ten Free Gaza activists dead and dozens wounded; we’ll speak to a lead organizer of the Free Gaza Movement in Washington DC; we’ll have a report of a live protest taking place at this hour at the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco; we’ll speak to long time anti-occupation activist and noted author Norman Finkelstein; and we’ll hear the second half of an interview with Ali Abunimah and our special correspondent in the Gaza Strip.

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Click Here to download or listen to the full uninterrupted interview with Ali Abunimah and Amjad Shawa

Guests:

Norman Finkelstein, long time authro and anti-occupation activist

Richard Becker, San Francisco activist

Ramzi Kysia, a coordinator of the Gaza Freedom Movement

Ali Abunimah, friend of the show and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Amjad Shawa, Coordinator of the Palestinian NGO Network and health worker in Gaza

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Monday, May 31st, 2010 0

Posted on May 31, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Israeli Commandoes landing on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

In dedication to the early morning attack on the Freedom Flotilla off the coast of Gaza, where at least 10 humanitarian activists were killed by Israeli commandos, we’ll speak to long time anti-occupation activist Adam Shapiro and UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories for the UNHCR, Richard Falk; we’ll also have a report from the Gaza strip and we’ll speak with Ali Abunimah.

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Guests:

Shakeed Saed, Executive Director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

Sandra Ruch, Gaza Freedom March

Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territories for the UN Human Rights Council

Adam Shapiro, Partner of a person aboard one of the ships

Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Amjad Shawa, Coordinator of the Palestinian NGO Network and health worker in Gaza

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