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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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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 0

Posted on April 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

Palestinian children, Israeli detention policies

Palestinian children, Israeli detention policies

Maoist rebels attack and kill more than 70 policemen in central India after the government unleashes a campaign to seize land and hunt down the group’s leaders, we’ll re-broadcast excerpts of an interview with legendary Indian essayist and novelist Arundhati Roy, who talks about the struggle in context; and we’ll re-play a Flashpoints investigation into expanding lethal Israeli attacks against Palestinian children.

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Arundhati Roy, essayist, novelist

Nora Barrows-Friedman on assignment in the West Bank

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 0

Posted on April 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

Pfizer (photo: Getty Images)

We’ll have a report on a Federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for contaminating their workers; also, a former Iranian torture victim and student revolutionary speaks out about the current executions in Iran; and a brand-new film series in Berkeley highlights the ongoing struggle of Palestinans under occupation.

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Anahita, student revolutionary from 1970s

Steve Zeltzer, Labor activist

Becky McLaine, former Pfizer scientist

Steve Shrag, Connecticut co-chair, Council on Occupational Safety and Health

Nabil Wahbeh and Annette Herskovits

Palestine Film Series at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 0

Posted on February 03, 2010 by Flashpoints
 

We continue our coverage of the Haiti earthquake disaster with on-the-ground reports from Kevin Pina and Dr. Christina Chavez, niece of the late Cesar Chavez; also, an investigation into secret US prisons in Afghanistan known as Field Detention Sites; and we’ll have an update on Mexico on its Constitution Day.

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Kevin Pina

Anand Gopal

Gabriel Hernandez

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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, January 26th, 2010 0

Posted on January 26, 2010 by Flashpoints

Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Kevin Pina continues his drumbeat reporting from Port-au-Prince, where tens of thousands of Haitians still wait for food, water and shelter, as thousands more who could have been saved die from a lack of support; also, internationally-renowned peace activist Kathy Kelly joins us to talk about the Peaceful Assembly campaign, a series of actions to hold the Obama administration accountable for promises made and broken; and we’ll hear from Andres Thomas Conteris, who prepares to leave the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras after spending 129 days with exiled President Manuel Zelaya.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International and Democracy Now!

Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

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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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Guests:

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

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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

Joe Sacco


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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
Frida Berrigan, Witness Against TortureFPLOGO1



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Friday, December 4th, 2009 0

Posted on December 04, 2009 by Flashpoints

Nativo Lopez

Nativo Lopez

We’ll devote most of the show to Latino civil rights and worker activist Nativo Lopez; we’ll evaluate the Obama administration and hear about what’s happening in the workplace and at the border for immigrants; we’ll also have reports from Francisco Herrera on the battle to close down the torture training center at Fort Huachuca, the Green Card Campaign for real immigration reform, and a recent anti-war protest at a nuclear weapons base in Washington; plus, Flashpoints en Espanol; and news headlines from Project Censored.

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Guests:

Francisco Herrera

Nativo Lopez, National President of Mexican-American Political Association

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