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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 0

Posted on January 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Kevin Pina reports from Port-au-Prince on the growing needs of Haitians and the secondary wave of death and suffering resulting from a lack of speedy distribution of essential medicines and foods; also, we continue to remember Howard Zinn with his longtime friend and co-author, Anthony Arnove; plus, we’ll continue our discussion of the bailout and the President’s speech on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; and the Block Report investigates a travesty of justice for a pair of sisters serving heavy jail sentences for no proven crime.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Anthony Arnove, editor, co-author of Voices of a People’s History of the United States with Howard Zinn

JR and the Block Report

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 0

Posted on January 21, 2010 by Flashpoints

US military personnel monitor traffic at Port-au-Prince airport (Courtesy of AFP)

US military personnel "monitor traffic" at Port-au-Prince airport (Courtesy of AFP)

A survivor and eyewitness to the Haiti earthquake talks about his experiences and reports on the response by the Haitian diaspora in New York; also, noted international scholar and law professor Francis Boyle files a complaint in the International Criminal Court against high officials of the Bush administration, including Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, for their criminal policy of extraordinary rendition; plus, anti-torture protesters arrested in Washington DC, protesting Obama’s failure to shut down Guantanamo; and news headlines from Project Censored.

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Yvon Kernizan, Haitian activist and organizer with the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Dr. Francis Boyle, professor of International Law at University of Illinois

Matt Deloisio, Witness Against Torture

Project Censored

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Thursday, January 14th, 2010 2

Posted on January 14, 2010 by Flashpoints

Helicopter flying over Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday.  Francois Mori/AP

Helicopter flying over Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday. Francois Mori/AP

We’ll have a frontline report from on the ground in Haiti, where tens of thousands of people have died in a massive earthquake; we’ll also talk about the politics behind relief and hear from Pierre Labossiere about various actions to support the people of Haiti; also, Flashpoints special correspondent Jamal Jumaa released from Israeli detention, he talks about his month in jail, enduring solitary confinement and psychological torture and his perseverance to keep the anti-apartheid movement going; Bekah Wolf talks about expanding Israeli settler attacks in West Bank villages; and cartoonist reporter Joe Sacco talks about the focus story of his book, Footnotes in Gaza.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina, Haiti Action

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Emergency Relief Fund

Ansel Herz, Narco News

Jamal Jumaa, Stop the Wall

Bekah Wolf, Palestine Solidarity Project

Joe Sacco, reporter and cartoonist

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Joe Sacco

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 0

Posted on January 12, 2010 by Flashpoints

Earthquake in Haiti - from Radio Tele Ginen

Earthquake in Haiti - from Radio Tele Ginen

The poverty-stricken nation of Haiti was rocked today by a massive earthquake that exceeded 7.0 on the richter scale; a major hospital, the presidential palace and many other buildings were damaged; we’ll have a special report on the devastation; also, ten Palestinians killed in Gaza in two weeks by Israeli airstrikes and tank fire, we’ll go to Gaza City for a full report; and a year after the police murder of Oscar Grant, protesters face felony charges for their street response to the close-range killing.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Pierre Labossiere

Farah Juste

Dr. Haidar Eid, professor of Culture Studies at Al-Aqsa University, Steering committee member of PACBI, One Democratic State Group, and Gaza Freedom March

JR and the Block Report

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Friday, January 8th, 2010 0

Posted on January 08, 2010 by Flashpoints

Global Climate Crisis

Global Climate Crisis

We’ll have an expansive report-back from the recent Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen, and we’ll be joined by Tony Gonzales of the American Indian Movement West, Flashpoints special correspondent Evelina Molina, who went as a part of a Global Exchange delegation, also joining us is Global Exchange founder Kevin Danaher, and syndicated media columnist Norman Solomon will give some analysis of the media coverage of the climate summit; we’ll be looking at what happened and where the movement goes from here; plus, JR reports from Los Angeles, on the opening hearings for the trial of Oscar Grant murderer, BART Cop Johannes Mesherle; we’ll also have news headlines from Project Censored; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Guests:

JR and the Block Report

Tony Gonzales, AIM West

Evelina Molina, FP Special Correspondent

Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange

Norman Solomon, Media columnist

Richard Becker, International ANSWER Coalition

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 1

Posted on January 07, 2010 by Flashpoints

Food Security / Anuradha Mittal

Food Security / Anuradha Mittal

Internationally-renowned expert on trade and development Anuradha Mittal talks about the politics of food and has a good deal to say about what’s happening between African farmers and the so-called Green Revolution; also, we rebroadcast an interview with legendary South African poet and leading anti-apartheid activist Dennis Brutus, who passed away December 26th.

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Anuradha Mittal, Founder/Executive Director of the Oakland Institute

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Monday, January 4th, 2010 0

Posted on January 05, 2010 by Flashpoints


Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier

Jewish Holocaust survivor and anti-Zionist Heddy Epstein, is the First to sign the Cairo Declaration to End Israeli Apartheid: In her on-going dialogue with Flashpoints, Heddy Epstein explains why; Also, a special report from Chiapas on the anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising: and American Indian Movement Founder, Bill Means, remembers Wounded Knee on the hundred and tenth anniversary of US Calvary Slaughter there, and calls for the release of Leonard Peltier
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Heddy Epstein
Bill Means
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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 0

Posted on December 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

Barack Obama - Nobel Recipient, War Maker

Barack Obama - Nobel Recipient, War Maker

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams speaks out against Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo; plus, we’ll hear from Kathy Kelly on the subject; we’ll continue our coverage of the Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen; also, we’ll have an update on the case of Kevin Cooper and the fight to end the death penalty; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Jody Williams, Nobel Laureate, Chair of Nobel Women’s Initiative

Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Clayton Thomas Muller, Director of Canadian Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign

Crystal Bybee and Barbara Becnel, Kevin Cooper defense team

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  • Share/Bookmark

Monday, December 7th, 2009 0

Posted on December 07, 2009 by Flashpoints
cartoon by Khalil Bendib

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

We continue our reporting on the multiple impacts of Obama’s war policy; we’ll speak to an anti-war veteran on the 26th day of a hunger strike in front of the White House; we’ll revisit with a Native American anti-war mom and hear about her son’s struggle against a devastating case of PTSD; also, we’ll talk to a radical comedian who is challenging Charlie Schumer for the US Senate seat in New York; we’ll have a preliminary report on the sentencing of the Cuban Five in Miami; and we’ll also hear about the victory of a local activist who was beaten, arrested and indicted on felony charges for standing against the endless wars; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Thomas Mahaney, Veteran

Georgia Stillwell Bissionette, anti-war mom

Stephanie Tang, World Can’t Wait

Walter Riley, attorney

Randy Credico, New York Senate Candidate

Gloria La Riva, Free theĀ  Cuban Five

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 0

Posted on November 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

Kevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper

We’ll have a report from the resistance caravan on the ground in Honduras, as well as a report from inside the Brazilian Embassy where the current President of Honduras remains in internal exile; also, the Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by Kevin Cooper, putting him on the fast track to the death house; we’ll speak to Greg Palast on the ten year anniversary of the Battle in Seattle, and ongoing corporate attempts to sell the Third World on derivatives and other risky financial instruments; also, Catherine Austin Fitts continues with our ongoing series on the Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Andres Conteris, Democracy Now and Nonviolence International

Tim Russo, Free Speech Radio News

Norman Hile, lead attorney for Kevin Cooper

Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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