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Monday August 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on August 23, 2010 by Flashpoints

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

Is Wikileaks founder the butt of a US disinformation campaign?; Rapper/musician Wyclef Jean forbidden from Running for President in Haiti; Rapper Immortal Technique on SB1070; and comedian-turned-political run out of the Democratic primary ticket by Schumer.
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Immortal Technique

Ray McGovern

Randy Credico

Kevin Pina

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Tuesday August 10th, 2010 0

Posted on August 10, 2010 by Flashpoints

A Bedouin woman sits in front of her rebuilt home in al-Araqib after it was destroyed by Israeli forces, again. (Joseph Dana)

Ali Abunimah talks about the third attempt to bulldoze a Bedouin village in apartheid Israel in two weeks; also, New Orleans-based investigative reporter, Jordan Flaherty, talks about his new book Floodlines, and gives an in-depth analysis of police corruption in New Orleans; and we’ll have a special report from Arizona on life after SB1070 and how the Tucson community is resisting.
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Jordan Flaherty, Editor of Left Turn Magazine, Investigative Journalist and Author

Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of the Electronic Intifada and Contributing Author to Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Barni Qaasim, Phoenix Activist and Flashpoints Special Contributor (see her full video HERE)

Dan Froomkin’s video, highlighted in Up Front

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Best of Flashpoints, Week of July 26-30 0

Posted on July 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

THIS WEEK ON THE BEST OF FLASHPOINTS, THE CREW REPORTS FROM ON THE GROUND IN PHOENIX ARIZONA AS THE RACIST SB1070 TAKES EFFECT – WE’LL HEAR NEWS AND ANALYSIS ON HOW THE FEDERAL JUDGE’S TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AGAINST PARTS OF THE LAW STILL OPENS THE DOOR FOR ABUSES AGAINST THE PEOPLE IN ARIZONA.

Click HERE to access the show from Radio 4 All.

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Friday July 30th, 2010 0

Posted on July 30, 2010 by Flashpoints

Image from yesterday's protest in Phoenix

We’ll feature two of the leading voices in the movement against SB1070, who were both arrested yesterday in Phoenix; also, we’ll be joined by Evelyn Sanchez with a report on the widespread actions that took place in the Bay Area yesterday, especially in San Jose; we’ll speak with filmmaker and journalist Martin Rosetti about his arrest and the attempt by Phoenix authorities to restrain journalists; and we’ll have more sound from yesterday’s peaceful protest against SB1070 in Phoenix.

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Tupac Enrique Acosta, Director of Tona Tierra, a social cultural center for indigenous and Spanish speaking communities

Salvador Reza, Director of Puente Arizona [interview canceled due to arrest]

Martin Rosetti, documentary Filmmaker, arrested yesterday in Phoenix

Evelyn Sanchez, Friday Co-Host and Special Correspondent

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Wednesday July 28th, 2010 0

Posted on July 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Today's Press Conference in Phoenix in response to the SB1070  decision
Today’s Press Conference in Phoenix in response to the SB1070 decision, with Salvador Reza and Pablo Alvarado

We bring you special coverage of the beginnings of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, live from Phoenix, Arizona; we’ll be speaking with three major Arizona organizers: Pablo Alvarado, of the National Director of the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, Tupac Enrique Acosta, Director of Tona Tierra, a social cultural center for indigenous and Spanish speaking communities, and Salvador Reza, Director of Puente Arizona; with them, we’ll go in depth on today’s judicial decision which gives a slight game-changer for SB1070, at least for the moment; we’ll also speak with some young Arizona activists who have been fighting the racist law for months.

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Pablo Alvarado, National Director of the NDLON National Day Laborers Organizing Network

Tupac Enrique Acosta, Director of Tona Tierra, a social cultural center for indigenous and Spanish speaking communities

Salvador Reza, Director of Puente Arizona

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 0

Posted on July 07, 2010 by Flashpoints


 

Photos of the Gulf (c) Erika Blumenfeld

A long-time sea captain and resident out of Gulfport, Mississippi, mourns the potential end of the Gulf; also, Dahr Jamail reports from Venice, Louisiana, after several aerial fly-overs of the disaster zone; and sports writer Dave Zirin talks about the potential of athletes to lead the resistance to Arizona’s racist laws.
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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, investigative reporter

Captain Louis Skrmetta, Chief Executive of Ship Island Excursions

Dave Zirin, sports commentator, journalist and author

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Monday, June 28th, 2010 1

Posted on June 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

 

Post-Earthquake Releif Efforts in Haiti

We’ll bring Haiti back into the spotlight with an update on the ground with independent journalist Anzel Herz about growing desperation in the survivor camps, where an estimated 2 million Haitians are trying to survive as rains increase and hurricane season serves as another threat; we’ll also speak with Robert Roth and Laura Flynn about grassroots efforts to rebuild Haiti; Finally, we’ll hear from Leilani Clark, an Arizona activist who spoke to us last week from the US Social Forum about her protest of Senate Bill 1070, including her recent arrest and court appearance as well as the discovery of over 110 unidentified rotting bodies along the Arizona-Mexico border.

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Guests:

Ansel Herz, independent journalist, living in Haiti since September 2009

Robert Roth, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Haiti Emergency Releif Fund

Laura Flynn, member of the Board of Directors of the Aristide Foundation for Democracy

Leilani Clark, Arizona activist with the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Coalition) and member of the ‘Capitol 9′

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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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Friday, June 4th, 2010 1

Posted on June 04, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

The Rachel Corrie-on its way to Gaza

We’ll speak with an activist on board the Rachel Corrie, now 80 miles off the Gaza shore, and preparing to enter Gaza early Saturday morning; also, we’ll have a report on the border patrol beating death of a Mexican national on the US-Mexico border; we’ll also have an update on activities planned for the return of Gaza activists who were kidnapped and beaten on the last Gaza boat; and on Flashpoints en Espanol we’ll also report on the beating death on the border; and we’ll also feature Up Front with Jesse Strauss.

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Live report the Rachel Corrie off the coast of Gaza

Henry Norr

Francisco Herrera

Enrique Marones

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    We like smart, political and well-produced music -- and are especially in search of possible new theme instrumentals. Please send it to Flashpoints, c/o KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email your Mp3s at flashpointsproducer@gmail.com with full descriptions and credits.



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