The Global Women’s Strike calls for support of twenty thousand Haitian women demanding the return of ousted president Jean Bertrand-Aristide; also, a look at TIME magazine’s pro-war disinformation; JR and the Block Report update the bloody wars and the growing resistance to them in the Congo.
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.
Los Angeles residents protesting the recent border killing of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka
Today on Flashpoints, we continue our focus on the expanding violence of the militarized US-Mexico border; we’ll also speak with Rene Salcedo about the growing movement for migrant worker rights in the US; then, we’ll turn our focus to Bay Area activists who are planning to prevent a ship from apartheid Israel to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland; also, on Flashpoints en espanol we’ll focus on the situation in Arizona and migrant worker rights.
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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.
Today on Flashpoints, Amnesty International says recent convictions for the 1984 Union Carbide-Bhopal disaster are too little and too late; we’ll have a report on the continued suffering of tens of thousands who were wounded in the 1984 release of thousands of pounds of deadly chemicals; also, victims of Israel’s recent bloody commando raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla consider international legal action against Israel; we’ll have an update on the continuing BP oil gusher disaster in the Gulf; we’ll also be joined in the studio by Paul Larudee, who was heading for Gaza on the Mavi Marmara when commandos attacked, killed and beat passengers; finally, Nora Barrows-Friedman contrtibutes an interview with congressional candidate for tomorrow’s election, Marcy Winograd.
With a bloody raid on the “Freedom Flotilla,” Israel has demonstrated, once again, its willingness to kill innocents in order to sustain its punishing blockade on the Gaza strip, even when doing so raises more and more questions about nuclear-armed Israel’s national sanity.
Scholar Norman Finkelstein, author of a new book on Israel’s 2008-09 assault on Gaza entitled “This Time We’ve Gone Too Far,” deemed the attack on the six ships in international waters that left nine people dead Monday the actions of a “demented… lunatic state.”Read the rest of this entry →
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’.
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.
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.
Today on Flashpoints, we’ll hear from Enrique Marones, founder of the Border Angels, who is about to leave for Arizona from Chicano Park in San Diego; we’ll also speak to indigenous ecologist and deep environmentalist Tupac Enrique Acosta about the major protest planned against the new racist laws in Arizona, and we’ll get an indigenous view of the BP man-made oil volcano; and we’ll speak to a longtime fisherwoman and resident of the Gulf about national actions planned against BP; and we’ll bid Nora Barrows-Friedman a fond farewell from Flashpoints.
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