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Friday, April 30th, 2010 0

Posted on April 30, 2010 by Flashpoints
Gulf Coast BP Oil Spill

Gulf Coast BP Oil Spill

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Tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, endangering the lives and the livelihoods of thousands of Gulf Coast residents and the already-fragile eco-systems; also, Mexican paramilitaries ambush and kill members of a human rights convoy in Oaxaca; we’ll continue our reporting on the crackdown on the entire immigrant community and their supporters; we’ll update our reports on the protests against school budget cuts; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen

John Gibler, FP Special Correspondent and author

Rene Saucedo

Evelina Molina

Cesar Cruz

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Friday, February 12th, 2010 0

Posted on February 12, 2010 by Flashpoints

Haiti

Haiti

We continue our reporting from ground zero in Haiti, where hundreds of thousands of earthquake victims continue to face life and death conditions; also, Francisco Herrera reports back from the National Latino Caucus on migration, militarization and the border wars; we’ll also get a report on a recent slaughter in Chihuahua; we’ll hear about a recent action by the Border Angels; headlines from the region; and Flashpoints en Espanol reports from the National Latino Caucus.

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Kevin Pina

Francisco Herrera

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 0

Posted on February 09, 2010 by Flashpoints

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Kevin Pina reports on the emerging disaster as a result of US and Western control over the rescue and rebuilding of Haiti; also, we’ll hear about cross-cultural literacy programs taking place between educators in the US and El Salvador, under the FMLN; news headlines from Project Censored; and poetry in a time of war, with Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows reading from their newest translation of Rilke.

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Kevin Pina

Sudilla Paloma, educator

Kajal Shahali, Project Censored and Media Freedom International

Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows, translators and poets

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Friday, January 8th, 2010 0

Posted on January 08, 2010 by Flashpoints

Global Climate Crisis

Global Climate Crisis

We’ll have an expansive report-back from the recent Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen, and we’ll be joined by Tony Gonzales of the American Indian Movement West, Flashpoints special correspondent Evelina Molina, who went as a part of a Global Exchange delegation, also joining us is Global Exchange founder Kevin Danaher, and syndicated media columnist Norman Solomon will give some analysis of the media coverage of the climate summit; we’ll be looking at what happened and where the movement goes from here; plus, JR reports from Los Angeles, on the opening hearings for the trial of Oscar Grant murderer, BART Cop Johannes Mesherle; we’ll also have news headlines from Project Censored; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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JR and the Block Report

Tony Gonzales, AIM West

Evelina Molina, FP Special Correspondent

Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange

Norman Solomon, Media columnist

Richard Becker, International ANSWER Coalition

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 0

Posted on January 05, 2010 by Flashpoints

John Ross

John Ross

Award-winning Independent of London reporter Patrick Cockburn responds to Hillary Clinton’s statements on Yemen and assesses the expanding war in Afghanistan; also, John Ross reviews the year in Mexican politics and takes a look forward at some of the key issues as the Mexican economy continues to crumble; and Andres Thomas Conteris reports on a breaking story regarding high US officials meeting with President Zelaya in the Brazilian Embassy at this hour.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now and Nonviolence International

John Ross, author, historian and poet

Patrick Cockburn, Independent of London


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Thursday, December 17th, 2009 0

Posted on December 17, 2009 by Flashpoints

Global Climate Summit

Global Climate Summit

Nativo Lopez talks about immigration reform and health care for migrant workers; also, Kevin Pina reports on the 19th anniversary of Jean Bertrand Aristide’s first election to the presidency in Haiti; plus, Dorothy Guerrero from the Climate Summit talks about the real impacts on the Global South; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent in Haiti

Nativo Lopez, President, Mexican-American Political Association

Dorothy Guerrero, Focus on the Global South – Philippines

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 0

Posted on November 20, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

Dialogues Against Militarism

Dialogues Against Militarism

In an unprecedented move, Iraq and Afghanistan war resisters from the United States meet with their Israeli counterparts known as refuseniks to strategize and plan future actions to resist militarism; and three Mayors from El Salvador’s FMLN party visit the United States and meet with key officials in San Francisco.

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Sarah Lazare, Stephen Funk, Eddie Falcon, and Clare Baird, Dialogues Against Militarism

Roberto Alvarado, Izalco; Francisco Estrada, Santa Ana; and Jose Minero, Delgado – Mayors of Cities in El Salvador

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