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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 0

Posted on May 13, 2010 by Flashpoints

This is what Negev Development funded by the JNF looks like in Khashm Zanna, an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev. (International Jewish Anti-zionist Network)

This is what "Negev Development" funded by the JNF looks like in Khashm Zanna, an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev. (International Jewish Anti-zionist Network)

We speak to UC Berkeley student activists after the hunger strike officially ended last night as the administration agreed to negotiate towards their demands, we’ll talk to them about what happens next and why one of the students remains on a hunger strike on his way to Arizona; plus, JR and the Block Report speak with Ramona Africa, the lone adult survivor of the MOVE headquarters bombing by police 25 years ago in Philadelphia; and Bedouin Palestinian attorney Rawia Abu Rabia of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel discusses the entrenched institutionalized racism and discrimination inside the state against its indigenous citizens, as home demolitions and attacks on civil rights leaders continue apace.

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Guests:

Alejandro Lara Briseño and Ricardo Gomez, UC Berkeley student hunger strikers

Ramona Africa, MOVE

Rawia Abu Rabia,  social justice activist and attorney,  Association for Civil Rights in Israel

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 0

Posted on May 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

Olympia-Rafah Mural Project

Olympia-Rafah Mural Project

The Rachel Corrie foundation joins dozens of other activist organizations fighting against Israeli apartheid through the arts and self-expression, Cindy Corrie joins Susan Greene of the Break the Silence Mural Project and Barbara Lubin of the Middle East Children’s Alliance in the Flashpoints studio to talk about a massive mural in downtown Olympia, Washington; also, we’ll have special coverage of the Poor People’s March to Fulfill the Dream, the march that started in Louisiana is heading for New Orleans, we pick up the story in Memphis, Tennessee; JR and the Block Report speak to Holly Works, a protester still facing trumped-up felony charges around the Oscar Grant rebellions in Oakland last year; and a new commentary on Arizona’s racist anti-immigrant legislation by political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal.

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Guests:

Susan Greene, Breaking the Silence and Olympia-Rafah Mural Project

Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corrie Foundation

Barbara Lubin, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Cheri Honkala, National Organizer for Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign

Abel Francisco, marcher

JR with Holly Works

Mumia Abu Jamal, Prison Radio

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 0

Posted on April 27, 2010 by Flashpoints

Dr. Michael Parenti

Dr. Michael Parenti

Renowned author and social critic Michael Parenti debates military historian Victor Hansen about the state of US imperialism and globalization; also, JR and the Block Report talk about Imam Luqman Abdullah, killed by Detroit police and the FBI in 2008; and political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu Jamal talks about the Tea Party movement in this country.

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Debate between Michael Parenti and Victor Hansen

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JR and the Block Report

Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner and journalist

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Monday, April 26th, 2010 0

Posted on April 26, 2010 by Flashpoints

A Palestinian teenager sits outside a protest tent in Silwan, next to a site where Israeli settlers are excavating a tunnel. (Jonathan Cook, Electronic Intifada)

A Palestinian teenager sits outside a protest tent in Silwan, next to a site where Israeli settlers are excavating a tunnel. (Jonathan Cook, Electronic Intifada)

Rene Saucedo of the San Francisco Day Labor Center reports back from City Hall on a day of protest against Arizona’s racist, anti-immigrant legislation SB 1070; also, Israel plans to build more illegal settlement colonies in occupied East Jerusalem as Palestinians face violent repression by settlers and Israeli forces; we’ll have an in-depth discussion on the state of emergency facing Haitians three months after the devastating earthquake as relief and food runs out; and commentaries by death row journalist Mumia Abu Jamal.

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Guests:

Rene Saucedo, Director, SF Day Labor Center

Zakaria Odeh, Director, Civic Coalition to Defend Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Ryan Ikeda, filmmaker and high school teacher

Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner, journalist

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 0

Posted on November 05, 2009 by Flashpoints

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

An in-depth interview with internationally-renowned author and activist Arundhati Roy, Roy is the author of a brand-new book, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. She speaks about the new book and the deterioration of real democracy around the world; also, we get an update on the case of Mumia Abu Jamal; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Arundhati Roy, Award-winning novelist and essayist

Jeff Mackler, Director, National Campaign to Free Mumia Abu Jamal

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 0

Posted on September 16, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

US bombs Somalia using attack helicopters

US bombs Somalia using attack helicopters

A special report by Robert Knight on the recent US bombing and extra-judicial assassinations in Somalia; also, Temple University professor and Mumia Abu Jamal expert Linn Washington updates the case of Mumia and reveals further government misconduct; and our regular weekly segment, Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts.

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Guests:

Linn Washington,  Professor of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia and a weekly columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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