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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 0

Posted on February 09, 2010 by Flashpoints

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Kevin Pina reports on the emerging disaster as a result of US and Western control over the rescue and rebuilding of Haiti; also, we’ll hear about cross-cultural literacy programs taking place between educators in the US and El Salvador, under the FMLN; news headlines from Project Censored; and poetry in a time of war, with Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows reading from their newest translation of Rilke.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Sudilla Paloma, educator

Kajal Shahali, Project Censored and Media Freedom International

Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows, translators and poets

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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 0

Posted on February 04, 2010 by Flashpoints

Walter Riley, Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Walter Riley, Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

We continue our reporting from the earthquake zone in Haiti, where the death toll has now risen to over 200,000, with close to a million more Haitians homeless now and living in fear of the rainy season; also, we’ll speak with Eva Golinger in Caracas, Venezuela, about a recent US intelligence classification of Hugo Chavez as an anti-US leader; and poetry in a time of perpetual war, we speak with Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows about their new translation of Rilke.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Walter Riley, Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Eva Golinger

Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows, A Year With Rilke

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Monday, December 28th, 2009 0

Posted on December 28, 2009 by Flashpoints

Dennis Brutus

Dennis Brutus

Our special correspondent in the occupied West Bank, Jamal Juma, jailed by Israel for his nonviolent activism; also, a Holocaust survivor goes on hunger strike in protest to Egypt’s lockout of the Gaza Freedom March, we’ll also speak to Barbara Lubin in Cairo; plus, Andres Conteris reports on the upsurge of death squad violence under the coup regime in Honduras; we remember noted South African poet and freedom fighter Dennis Brutus; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Hindi Mesleh, anti-apartheid wall activist and organizer with Stop the Wall Campaign

Hedy Epstein, peace activist and Holocaust survivor

Barbara Lubin, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

Excerpts from an interview in 2007 with Dennis Brutus

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Friday, December 11th, 2009 0

Posted on December 11, 2009 by Flashpoints

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca

We broadcast live from the ANSWER Coalition in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District; we’ll feature as our special guest the acclaimed Chicano poet, novelist, screenwriter and ex-con Jimmy Santiago Baca; we’ll also be joined by former San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman and the troubadour of the Mission District, our own Francisco Herrera; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Guests:

Jimmy Santiago Baca, novelist, poet and screenwriter

Jack Hirschman, former San Francisco Poet Laureate

Francisco Herrera

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