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Monday August 16th, 2010 5

Posted on August 16, 2010 by Flashpoints

TIME Magazine's Recent Propaganda Cover

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.

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Guests:

Ziad Abbas, Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance and former political prisoner in Israel

Lucinda Marshall, Founder and Director of the Feminist Peace Network

Selma James, Coordinator of Global Women’s Strike and former collaborator and wife of the late CLR James

Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

POCC Minister of Information JR and the Block Report

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Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 0

Posted on August 03, 2010 by Flashpoints

IDF Tank Near the Lebanon Border Earlier Today

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.

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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, Independent Investigative Journalist

Bilal El-Amine, Flashpoints Correspondent in Lebanon

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Special Correspondent and journalist with Electronic Intifada and Truthout.

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Friday, June 18th 2010 0

Posted on June 18, 2010 by Flashpoints

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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.

Click Here for more information about the Port of Oakland action which was discussed on today’s show.

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Guests:

Loubna Qutpami, Palestine Youth Network

Jack Heyman, member of the ILWU

Chris Banks, International ANSWER Coalition

Rene Salcedo

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Victor Quintana, Congressional Legislator for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 0

Posted on June 08, 2010 by Flashpoints

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.

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Guests:

Max Blumenthal, Journalist currently based in Israel

Francis Boyle, Professor and International Law Expert

Pratap Chatterjee, Investigative Journalist and Author

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Monday, June 7th, 2010 0

Posted on June 07, 2010 by Flashpoints

The Bhopal Gas Plant

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.

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Guests:

Enrique Marones, LA Border Angels

Shana Blustein Ortman, US coordinator of the international campaign for justice in Bhopal.

Kieran Suckling, Executive Director of the Center for Biological Diversity, New Mexico.

Dr. Paul S. Larudee, Ph.D, Survivor of the Freedom Flotilla

Marcy Winograd

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Gaza Boat Activists Deny Israeli Story 0

Posted on June 04, 2010 by Flashpoints

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 →

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on June 02, 2010 by Flashpoints

Israeli Commandos on Board the Freedom Flotilla

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’.

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Guests:

Huwaida Arraf, long time anti-occupation activist who was on one of the Freedom Flotilla vessels

Jan St. Onge, partner of Gene St. Onge, a Bay Area activist on board one of the Freedom Flotilla vessels

Allan Nairn, investigative reporter with News and Commentary

Cindy Corrie, mother of Rachel Corrie, an activist killed in 2003 by an Israeli bulldozer

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 1

Posted on June 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

Israeli Commandos Aboard a Freedom Flotilla Ship

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.

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Guests:

Norman Finkelstein, long time authro and anti-occupation activist

Richard Becker, San Francisco activist

Ramzi Kysia, a coordinator of the Gaza Freedom Movement

Ali Abunimah, friend of the show and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Amjad Shawa, Coordinator of the Palestinian NGO Network and health worker in Gaza

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Monday, May 31st, 2010 0

Posted on May 31, 2010 by Flashpoints

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.

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Guests:

Shakeed Saed, Executive Director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

Sandra Ruch, Gaza Freedom March

Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territories for the UN Human Rights Council

Adam Shapiro, Partner of a person aboard one of the ships

Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Amjad Shawa, Coordinator of the Palestinian NGO Network and health worker in Gaza

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Friday, May 28th 2010 0

Posted on May 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

Nora Barrows-Friedman in Palestine

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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Diane Wilson, Texas Shrimperwoman and Activist

Enrique Marones, Founder of Border Angels

Tupac Enrique Acosta, Indigenous Activist with Tona Tierra

Ahmed Habib, Journalist and Spoken Word Artist

Nora Barrows-Friedman

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