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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 1

Posted on April 29, 2010 by Flashpoints

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Ali Abunimah and university student organizers talk about last night’s vote at UC Berkeley to uphold the veto on divestment, we’ll discuss the technical defeat but the moral victory of the vote and the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement across the country and across the world; also, thousands of Oakland teachers go on strike to defend public education, we’ll hear voices from educators and students demanding fair contracts and salaries.

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Guests:

Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

Shoaib Kamil, UC Berkeley Task Force on Divestment

Loubna Qatami, Palestinian Youth Network

Jesse Strauss on assignment in Oakland

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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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Guests:

Debate between Michael Parenti and Victor Hansen

(thanks to KFCF for this recording)

JR and the Block Report

Mumia Abu Jamal, political prisoner and journalist

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 3

Posted on April 20, 2010 by Flashpoints

Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

We’ll speak to our special correspondent Ahmed Habib about the current situation inside US-occupied Iraq, as the theater of elections and vote recounts distract the mainstream media from the ongoing destruction of Iraqi lives across the country; and Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff of Project Censored talk about the truth emergency in the US and run down several censored news stories you may have missed this year if you just watched the evening news or read the New York Times.

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Guests:

Ahmed Habib, journalist and poet

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, Project Censored

EVENT:

THE EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES

WHEN: Thu, April 22nd, 2010 – 7:00 pm

Final Event for Spring 2010

An evening with Project Censored

Please join the co-editors of Censored 2010 in discussion

Truth Emergency International:  Censorship, Propaganda, and American Empire

Peter Phillips, President, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored

Mickey Huff, Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation

Details:

Thursday, April 22nd, 7 P.M.

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists,

1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley, CA

Doors at 6:30 P.M., panel discussion at 7 P.M.

Event is a fundraiser, $5-$20, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds, wheelchair accessible.

Co-sponsors include Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, ANSWER, World Can’t Wait, MECA, RCP, BFUU Social Justice Committee

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The series is a fund raiser in support of Flashpoints Radio, and the Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored Investigative Reporting Fund.

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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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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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Guests:

Kevin Pina

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

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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 the  Cuban Five

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 0

Posted on November 18, 2009 by Flashpoints

John Ross

John Ross

Former economic hit-man John Perkins talks about his new book, Hoodwinked: Why the World Financial Markets Imploded And What We Need to Do to Remake Them; also, our special correspondent and globetrotting troublemaker John Ross talks about his new book as well, El Monstruo – Dread and Redemption in Mexico City, the most conflictive megalopolis in the Americas; UC Berkeley students wage a massive walkout and strike against rising fees and privatized education; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

John Perkins, author, Confessions of an Economic Hitman; Hoodwinked

John Ross, author, El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City

Students from UC Berkeley Protests and Walkout

Music by Jim Page

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Best of Flashpoints – Week of Nov. 2-6, 2009 0

Posted on November 06, 2009 by Flashpoints

This week on the best of Flashpoints, internationally-renowned author and essayist Arundhati Roy talks about her new book, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers; also, an in-depth look at the national health care crisis, as single-payer becomes an endangered idea; Andy Bichlbaum of the corporate prankster activist group the Yes Men talks about the power of nonviolent creative civil disobedience against multinational companies, along with Antonia Juhasz of Global Exchange; and Jewish-American poet Josh Healey discusses why he was disinvited to the J-Street conference in Washington after they learned about his pro-justice views on Palestine.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 0

Posted on November 03, 2009 by Flashpoints

Judge Richard Goldstone

Judge Richard Goldstone

The US Congress votes to condemn the Goldstone Report, which corroborates Palestinians’ accounts of massive war crimes during the massacres in Gaza earlier this year, we’ll speak to a poet and activist who was disinvited from a conference of the so-called alternative to the pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC, because of his views on Palestine; also, legendary economist Naomi Klein talks about California’s budget crisis, student fee hikes and disaster capitalism in a recent speech at UC Berkeley; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Josh Healey, poet and activist

Naomi Klein, author, The Shock Doctrine

(Thanks to Davey D for this audio recording at UC Berkeley)

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Monday, November 2nd, 2009 1

Posted on November 02, 2009 by Flashpoints

Dow Accepts Full Responsibility for Bhopal Disaster - Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men

"Dow Accepts Full Responsibility for Bhopal Disaster" - Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men

We continue our multi-part series on the anatomy of a financial coup d’etat, on a day when new revelations show that Goldman Sachs secretly bet on the US housing crash; also, environmentalists win a major victory in Oregon, in reversing a draconian law that restrained peaceful environmental activists from protesting the destruction of land and wildlife; plus, how The Yes Men Fix The World, an interview with corporate prankster Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men and Antonia Juhasz of Global Exchange’s Chevron Program; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Lauren Regan, Staff attorney and director of Civil Liberties Defense Center

Andy Bichlbaum, The Yes Men

Antonia Juhasz, Director, Chevron Program, Global Exchange; author, The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry, and What we Must do to Stop It

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