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Friday August 27th, 2010 0

Posted on August 27, 2010 by Flashpoints

Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six by Jordan Flaherty

We bring our focus to New Orleans, 5 years after hurricane Katrina powerfully ripped up much of the city and destroyed the levees, devastating the entire community; worst hit were the poor and Black communities, more because of governmental negligence than anything else; we’ll speak with community activists and organizers who have been struggling to reconstruct the city on a grassroots level; also, we’ll speak to New Orleans-based investigative journalist and author Jordan Flaherty about his experiences during Katrina and the more recent re-emergence of cultural growth in New Orleans.
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Jordan Flaherty, Investigative Reporter, Author and Editor of Left Turn Magazine, and featured speaker in the Community and Resistance Tour

Thom Pepper, Director of Operations for Common Ground

Viola Washington, Organizer with Welfare Organization

Jenga Mwenda, Founder of the Backyard Gardener’s network in the Lower 9th Ward

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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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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 0

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Flashpoints

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

A benefit to save one of the most important Black churches in New Orleans; we’ll speak to Colonel Ann Wright about the bloody and explosive situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan; also, legendary economist and author of The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, in a rabble-rousing speech on UC Berkeley campus; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Colonel Ann Wright (retired)

Naomi Klein, economist and author, The Shock Doctrine (Thanks to Davey D for this audio recording)

Sakura Kone, National Campaign Coordinator to Restore Wesley United in New OrleansFPLOGO1

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 0

Posted on October 28, 2009 by Flashpoints
 
Anna Blanton, Reginald Blantons mother, at the state-sponsored execution

Anna Terrell Blanton, Reginald Blanton's mother, at the state-sponsored execution

As we go to air, the state of Texas may have just murdered Reginald Blanton, another innocent man, we’ll feature a series of interviews from the death house in Huntsville, Texas, including an interview with Blanton’s uncle and a last-minute plea from his mother, Ana Blanton, for the state to spare her son’s life; also, we’ll look at a project to restore a key activist church in New Orleans that was destroyed by Katrina; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Gloria Rubeck, anti death penalty activist

Reginald Blanton’s uncle and mother (thanks to Davey D for pre-recorded interviews and sounds from the protest in Austin)

Sakura Kone, National Campaign Coordinator to Restore Wesley United

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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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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Aug. 24-28, 2009 0

Posted on August 28, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the Best of Flashpoints, Jordan Flaherty and Malik Rahim, activists and journalists in New Orleans, reflect on the 4th year since hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and the continued inaction and injustice perpetrated by the Federal Government; also, Native American leaders prepare to reclaim Mt. Rushmore and other sacred sites across the country; Ali Abunimah talks about the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza and Obama’s policies in Palestine; plus, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern talks about the potential to jail Bush administration officials for torture and kidnapping; and the Knight Report returns from exile.

To listen: Click here for link to Radio4All website, then click on the red arrow at bottom of that page.

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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 0

Posted on August 27, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

Malik Rahim, Common Ground Relief

Malik Rahim, Common Ground Relief

In our continuing series on New Orleans, four years after Katrina, we speak with Common Ground Relief founder Malik Rahim about his battle to rebuild the lower Ninth ward of the city; also, JR and the Block Report interview Martina Davis about recent decisions by the Supreme Court to allow crucial information in the death row case of her brother, Troy Anthony Davis; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Malik Rahim, Common Ground Relief

Martina Davis, activist and sister of Troy Anthony Davis

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 0

Posted on August 26, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

New Orleans, August 2005

New Orleans, August 2005

The first in a series of special reports on New Orleans, four years after it was demolished by hurricane Katrina; also, former high-level CIA analyst Ray McGovern talks about the potential to jail Bush administration officials for torture and kidnapping; plus, on our regular segment, Community Business, we’ll look at the ongoing corporate bailout and the disappearance of tens of thousands of jobs every month; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Jordan Flaherty, editor, Left Turn Magazine; journalist and New Orleans activist – most recent article here

Ray McGovern, former high-level CIA analyst – most recent article on torture here

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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