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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 0

Posted on April 27, 2010 by Flashpoints

Dr. Michael Parenti

Dr. Michael Parenti

Renowned author and social critic Michael Parenti debates military historian Victor Hansen about the state of US imperialism and globalization; also, JR and the Block Report talk about Imam Luqman Abdullah, killed by Detroit police and the FBI in 2008; and political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu Jamal talks about the Tea Party movement in this country.

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Debate between Michael Parenti and Victor Hansen

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JR and the Block Report

Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner and journalist

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 0

Posted on February 17, 2010 by Flashpoints

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Our special correspondent Kevin Pina continues his drumbeat reports from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince as thousands of Lavalas supporters flood the streets, demanding reparations and restitution from France as the French President Nicolas Sarkozy makes a visit; also, acclaimed economist and author of the Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, talks about disaster capitalism in a speech she gave last fall at the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley.

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Kevin Pina

Naomi Klein, speaking at Mario Savio Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley, Fall of 2009

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Monday, January 25th, 2010 0

Posted on January 25, 2010 by Flashpoints

Corporate Courting

Corporate Courting

Kevin Pina reports live from Port-au-Prince on the ongoing suffering in Haiti and the decision by the US government to put military security before saving lives; also, Greg Palast talks about the recent Supreme Court decision that empowers corporations to fully control the electoral process; and we continue our discussion on the politics of food.

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Kevin Pina

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee

Greg Palast, investigative reporter, author and filmmaker

Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute

Lilian Autler, Grassroots International

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Monday, January 11th, 2010 0

Posted on January 12, 2010 by Flashpoints
 
Protesting Torture

Protesting Torture

Obama breaks his campaign promise to close the US Torture Center at Guantanamo Bay;  anti-torture protesters hold him accountable in Washington D.C. ; Meanwhile, the man who wrote the memos justifying the wide ranging use of torture under the Bush administration, John Yoo, starts teaching again, but exactly where is being kept a secret by Officials at the University of California in Berkeley; And Ali Abumimah speaks with us from Amman, Jordan about two weeks of protest in Cairo against Israeli Apartheid.

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Stephanie Tang, World Can't Wait
Kevin Pina, Haiti Action
Ali Abinumah, Electronic Intifada
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 0

Posted on October 06, 2009 by Flashpoints

Blood and Politics

Blood and Politics

Blood and Politics: An in-depth look at the white supremacists and neo-Nazi movement with one of the leading experts in the field; also, a new report documents a trail of human rights violations against immigrants and undocumented workers; and activists planning major protests across the country tomorrow against the expansion of the war in Afghanistan.

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Richard Becker, ANSWER Coalition

Arnoldo Garcia, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Leonard Zeskind, author, Blood and Politics

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2009 0

Posted on October 02, 2009 by Flashpoints

We continue our drumbeat reporting from the streets of Tegucigalpa and inside the Brazilian Embassy, where a military coup standoff continues in Honduras; also, author and journalist Max Blumenthal dissects the inner workings of the religious right wing in his new book, Republican Gomorrah; and Jimbo Simmons of the American Indian Movement talks about the ongoing fight for indigenous rights in North America.

To listen to this show, click here to access the downloadable Mp3 on Radio4All.net

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 2

Posted on September 29, 2009 by Flashpoints
Republican Gomorrah

Republican Gomorrah

We continue to monitor the volatile situation in Honduras, as the President remains surrounded inside the Brazilian embassy, we’ll have a live report from Tim Russo on today’s resistance activities; and an in-depth look at the vicious new religious right, with award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal, author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party.

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Tim Russo, FP Special Correspondent, FSRN

Andres Thomas Conteris, Democracy Now! en Espanol and Nonviolence International

Max Blumenthal, award-winning investigative journalist, author of Republican Gomorrah

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 1

Posted on September 17, 2009 by Flashpoints
 

Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal

An in-depth look at Glenn Beck and the new extreme right with Nation writer Max Blumenthal and his new book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party; also, a new United Nations report accuses Israel of potential major war crimes and crimes against humanity during its recent bombing siege and attacks on Gaza, we’ll speak to the top UN investigator for human rights in occupied Palestine, Richard Falk.

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Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Max Blumenthal, award-winning investigative reporter and author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party

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