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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 0

Posted on May 13, 2010 by Flashpoints

This is what Negev Development funded by the JNF looks like in Khashm Zanna, an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev. (International Jewish Anti-zionist Network)

This is what "Negev Development" funded by the JNF looks like in Khashm Zanna, an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev. (International Jewish Anti-zionist Network)

We speak to UC Berkeley student activists after the hunger strike officially ended last night as the administration agreed to negotiate towards their demands, we’ll talk to them about what happens next and why one of the students remains on a hunger strike on his way to Arizona; plus, JR and the Block Report speak with Ramona Africa, the lone adult survivor of the MOVE headquarters bombing by police 25 years ago in Philadelphia; and Bedouin Palestinian attorney Rawia Abu Rabia of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel discusses the entrenched institutionalized racism and discrimination inside the state against its indigenous citizens, as home demolitions and attacks on civil rights leaders continue apace.

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Alejandro Lara Briseño and Ricardo Gomez, UC Berkeley student hunger strikers

Ramona Africa, MOVE

Rawia Abu Rabia,  social justice activist and attorney,  Association for Civil Rights in Israel

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 0

Posted on May 11, 2010 by Flashpoints

A demonstrator, holding up an image of Haitis former President Jean-Betran Aristide, reacts amidst tear gas during a protest against Haitis President Rene Preval in Port-au-Prince, Monday, May 10, 2010.  (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

A demonstrator, holding up an image of Haiti's ousted President Jean-Betran Aristide, amidst tear gas during a protest against Haiti's President Rene Preval in Port-au-Prince, Monday, May 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Kevin Pina talks about thousands of Haitians in the streets of Port-au-Prince, demanding the resignation of President Rene Preval and the reinstatement of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and getting tear-gassed by police; also, an update on the second week of the UC Berkeley hunger strike, as students urge the University to publicly oppose the racist Arizona anti-immigrant law; and we broadcast excerpts of the hard-hitting film documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story” by Michael Moore.

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Kevin Pina, Flashpoints special correspondent

Michael Moore’s film, Capitalism: A Love Story

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Monday, May 10th, 2010 0

Posted on May 10, 2010 by Flashpoints

Norman Finkelstein and Lowkey

Norman Finkelstein and Lowkey

Norman Finkelstein talks about his new book, This Time, We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion, in which he documents the 2008-2009 massacres by the Israeli military and sets forth possibilities for redemption as the world’s conscience galvanized in outrage; also, British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey, who joins Finkelstein in his speaking event this week in Berkeley, discusses the powerful blending of hip hop and activism, we’ll also hear some of his music; and a look back at the Kent State massacre forty years later as new testimonies reveal shocking details.

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Norman Finkelstein, author, scholar and historian

Lowkey, British-Iraqi hip hop artist

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Thursday, May 13th, 7:30pm, Norman Finkelstein and Lowkey; King Middle

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Monday, April 12th, 2010 1

Posted on April 12, 2010 by Flashpoints

Dr. Francis Boyle

Dr. Francis Boyle

Dr. Michio Kaku talks about the global nuclear state of affairs as world leaders gather at a Presidential summit in Washington; also, Francis Boyle analyzes the front-runners for possible appointment to the Supreme Court; and UC Berkeley students talk about the university’s bill to divest from companies that profit from the injustices of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

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Dr. Francis Boyle, International law professor

Michio Kaku, legendary physicist, author, radio and tv personality

Nairi Shrinian and Majdi Abuhamdieh, UC Berkeley undergraduates and members of Students for Justice in Palestine

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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 0

Posted on March 04, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Student and Faculty activists at UC Berkeley

Student and Faculty activists at UC Berkeley


Nora Barrows-Friedman reports on the illegal arrests and detention of 10 year old and 12 year old Palestinian brothers by Israeli security forces. Also, a special report from Chiapas Mexico where state security forces are cracking down on indigenous communities who they are falsely accusing of involvement in the drug trade. We’ll hear from Dr. Mads Gilbert who treated the victims of Israel’s use of unconventional weaponry in last years attack on Gaza. And students and teachers protest budget cuts all over the state.

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Guests:
Alejandro Reyes, Flashpoints Special Correspondent
Dr. Mads Gilbert, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Senior Producer
Kevin Pina, Flashpoints Special Correspondent

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 0

Posted on March 04, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

Vaccination line at a Liberian refugee camp, ©Doctors Without Borders

Vaccination line at a Liberian refugee camp, ©Doctors Without Borders


Featuring a speak out by student activists who are a part of an all day action tomorrow across California to protest the crippling cutbacks in the educational system from K through college. Also, we’ll be joined by award winning investigative reporter Greg Palast who will talk about his new investigation into vulture hedge-funds preying on poverty stricken Liberia.

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Guests:
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Student/Education for All
Sarah Knopp, High School Teacher in Los Angeles/United Teachers of L.A.
Christina Urista, UCB Student Organizer/Oakland High School Outreach
Quetzalli Martinez, SFSU Student Organizer
Kimberly Guzman, 11th Grader Organizer
Edres Diaz, 12th Grader Organizer
Randall Gustamante – High School Teacher, Mandela High School
Greg Palast, Investigative Journalist, BBC

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Monday, February 1st, 2010 0

Posted on February 03, 2010 by Flashpoints
 
We continue our drum-beat reporting on Haiti: We'll have a
live, in-depth  report from Kevin Pina on the ground Port Au Prince: Also The legal
architects of the Bush Torture are program given a pass by the Obama Administration:
We'll speak to the president of the National Lawyers Guild about it: And will have
an update on the the uphill battle by UC and community college students fighting
the deep cut backs in education.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 0

Posted on December 15, 2009 by Flashpoints

UC Student Protests

UC Student Protests

We begin a series of new reports on the expanding devastation in Haiti with our special correspondent on the ground, Kevin Pina; also, we’ll take a look at the attacks by AIPAC and Zionist activists on local and national media; plus, we’ll continue our drumbeat coverage of the student rebellions across California in response to massive cutbacks and tuition increases at the University and Community College level; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent

Barbara Lubin, Executive Director, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Mickey Huff, Associate Director, Project Censored; Professor at Diablo Valley College

George Cicariello-Maher, UC Berkeley PhD candidate, correspondent for Counterpunch

Laura Zee, Student at UC Berkeley, arrested at Wheeler Hall, in court today

Asas Shalev, UC Berkeley Student, arrested at Wheeler Hall

Tyler Collins, UC Berkeley Student

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Monday, December 14th, 2009 1

Posted on December 14, 2009 by Flashpoints

Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah

Today on a special edition of Flashpoints, Editor and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, delivers the keynote speech at the recent National Campus Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts; Abunimah lays out the strategies and the tactics of the growing international movement against Israeli apartheid policies in Palestine.

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Ali Abunimah, editor and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Keynote Speaker at the 2009 National Campus BDS Conference at Hampshire College, MA

— Music Break: Invincible – “The Emperor’s Clothes” —

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 0

Posted on November 24, 2009 by Flashpoints

Students protest budget cuts and rising tuition costs

Students protest budget cuts and rising tuition costs

We’ll get an update on the situation in Honduras, where President Zelaya is still holding out in the Brazilian Embassy there, while the resistance movement continues to take to the streets; also, we’ll speak to a veteran teacher in the community college system in California about the impact of budget cuts at the two-year level; we’ll also be joined by Peter Phillips, who has a new article about the real causes for the financial meltdown at the Universities and Colleges; and Kevin Pina will be in the studio for an update on the situation in Haiti as he heads out to the region.

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Guests:

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now

Grahame Russell, Rights Action

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, educators and editors/directors of Project Censored

Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent to Haiti

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