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Tuesday August 17th, 2010 0

Posted on August 17, 2010 by Flashpoints

Dylcia Pagan, Former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

We will rebroadcast the compelling interview with Flashpoints’ Special Correspondent Jon Gibler on the expanding involvement of the Mexican Military and State Police in the country’s deadly drug trade; also, JR and the Block Report sit down for an extended interview with the legendary revolutionary Dylcia Pagan; and we’ll examine the decision of the 9th circuit to put an indefinite stay on same sex marriage in California.
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Dylcia Pagan, Former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

Dennis Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney

Leland Traiman, long time activist in the LGBT community

Elizabeth Gill, Lawyer with the ACLU of Northern California

John Gibler, Independent Reporter in Mexico

POCC Minister of Information JR and the Block Report

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Friday July 16, 2010 0

Posted on July 16, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Living with State-Sponsored, Paramilitary Violence on Both Sides of the US Mexico Border :Co-host Francisco Herrera talks about the Kidnapping, and torture of his brother-in-law last week in Chihuahua Mexico, as well as the shoot-in-the-back murder of his cousin six years ago by LA Sheriffs. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, same as Oscar Grant’s killer, Johannes Mehserle.

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Francisco Herrera

Jose Artiga: The SHARE Foundation

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Monday, June 14th, 2010 0

Posted on June 14, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

We feature exclusive eye-witness testimony of last Monday’s border patrol killing of an unarmed 14 year old Mexican boy; we’ll hear how border patrol and local authorities dispersed dozens of eye-witnesses instead of taking their statement; also, in a major victory for the First Amendment, anti-torture activists, including Kathy Kelly, were found not guilty today by a judge in a Federal Court in Washington, DC; and Obama tours the Gulf as BP’s gusher continues to destroy large chunks of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Linda St. Martin

Bobbie McDow, eye-witness to last week’s border killing

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Friday, May 14th, 2010 0

Posted on May 14, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Tona Tierra

Tona Tierra

We’ll focus on the first racist murder after the passage of Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation, we’ll speak with Tupac Enrique Acosta; also, we’ll speak to Mapa President Nativo Lopez about Los Angeles’ action to restrain Arizona but fails to clean up its own anti-immigrant house; and, we welcome back advocate, author and marijuana guru Ed Rosenthal.

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Tupac Enrique Acosta

Nativo Lopez

Ed Rosenthal

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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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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 0

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Refugee camp in East Timor

Refugee camp in East Timor


Today on Flashpoints, we’ll speak to investigative reporter Alan Nairn about an Indonesian military assassination program against dissidents. We’ll also speak to Enrique Morones, founder of the Border Angels and former high level sports executive with an update of the militarization of the Mexican-American border and how he is giving out water to the people that are stranded in the desert. Then Bob Parry talks about the politics of healthcare coverage in the media.

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Guests:
Alan Nairn, Investigative journalist
Enrique Morones, Founder, Border Angels
Bob Parry, Editor, Consortium News

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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 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on February 03, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

We continue our coverage of the Haiti earthquake disaster with on-the-ground reports from Kevin Pina and Dr. Christina Chavez, niece of the late Cesar Chavez; also, an investigation into secret US prisons in Afghanistan known as Field Detention Sites; and we’ll have an update on Mexico on its Constitution Day.

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Kevin Pina

Anand Gopal

Gabriel Hernandez

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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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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 0

Posted on November 18, 2009 by Flashpoints

John Ross

John Ross

Former economic hit-man John Perkins talks about his new book, Hoodwinked: Why the World Financial Markets Imploded And What We Need to Do to Remake Them; also, our special correspondent and globetrotting troublemaker John Ross talks about his new book as well, El Monstruo – Dread and Redemption in Mexico City, the most conflictive megalopolis in the Americas; UC Berkeley students wage a massive walkout and strike against rising fees and privatized education; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

John Perkins, author, Confessions of an Economic Hitman; Hoodwinked

John Ross, author, El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City

Students from UC Berkeley Protests and Walkout

Music by Jim Page

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