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Monday, October 26th, 2009 0

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Flashpoints
 Iraqis gather at the site of the massive bomb attack at the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad  Photo: AP

Iraqis gather at the site of the massive bomb attack at the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad. Photo: AP

Over 150 people killed in twin suicide car bombings of several government buildings in Central Baghdad; also, Israeli police attack Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa Mosque, the site where Ariel Sharon provoked the second intifada; plus, leading Afghan women’s activist, Zoya, debunks the myth that entrenching the US occupation of Afghanistan will save women and children; on our continuing series on the Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat, Catherine Austin Fitts talks about how crime pays on Wall Street; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Ahmed Habib, al-Jazeera reporter and spoken word poet

Jamal Jumaa, Stop the Wall Campaign in occupied Palestine

Zoya, Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Monday, October 19th, 2009 0

Posted on October 19, 2009 by Flashpoints

Financial Coup DEtat

Financial Coup D'Etat

We kick off our multi-part series, The Anatomy of a Financial Coup D’Etat, with Catherine Austin Fitts; also, high-level US Generals contradict General Stanley McChristol’s logic in a call for more troops and say the policy will likely strengthen the Afghan insurgency; JR and the Block Report talk to the father of one of Oscar Grant’s friends who was witness to his murder about Oakland’s decision to change the venue for the killer cop’s trial; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Gareth Porter, investigative historian and journalist; author, Perils of Dominance

Jack Bryson, father of two of Oscar Grant’s friends, who were witness to Grant’s murder

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 0

Posted on October 15, 2009 by Flashpoints
New Orleans, October 2009 (via AP)

New Orleans, October 2009 (via AP)

Greg Palast talks about healthcare and the corporations that are trying to kill it; also, a report from a protest in Santa Clara, California, against Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano and the continuing draconian policies against undocumented workers and their families; we’ll also go to the devastated Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans where President Obama visited today; plus, gearing up for a massive mobilization against US wars and occupations in the Middle East; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Jacques Morel, Louisiana Justice Institute

James Perry, New Orleans Mayoral candidate

Greg Palast, investigative reporter

Jeff Mackler and Kathy Lipscomb, co-leaders of October 17th Anti-War Coalition

MARCH AND RALLY: Saturday, Oct. 17, 12noon at UN Plaza, San Francisco

Miguel Gavilan Molina, Flashpoints’ roving producer/reporter

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 0

Posted on October 14, 2009 by Flashpoints
Israeli soldiers fire on Palestinians in Qalandyia, West Bank (courtesy of Getty/The Independent)

Israeli soldiers fire on Palestinians in Qalandiya, West Bank (courtesy of Getty/The Independent)

Internationally-renowned, award-winning journalist Robert Fisk talks about the recent takeover of central military headquarters in Pakistan, the recent corrupt elections in Afghanistan, and the situations in Iraq and Iran; also, on Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts, we’ll continue our discussion of the financial coup d’etat in Washington and on Wall Street; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Robert Fisk, award-winning author and journalist with the Independent of London

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 0

Posted on October 13, 2009 by Flashpoints
Sgt. Travis Bishop, who served a tour in Iraq, is now considered to be a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. (Photo: courtesy of Travis Bishop)

Sgt. Travis Bishop, who served a tour in Iraq, is now considered to be a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. (Photo: courtesy of Travis Bishop)

Award-winning reporter and author Dahr Jamail talks about the expanding wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the growing GI resistance movement; also, we’ll have a report from the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with Andres Conteris; plus, we focus on the Arab Film Festival in the Bay Area, we’ll speak to the director of the event and one of the filmmakers included in the festival; and the Knight Report.

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Guests:

Dahr Jamail, FP Special Correspondent, author, The Will to Resist; see his new piece on GI resistance here

SPEAKING EVENTS: click here for Bay Area event calendar

Michel Shehadeh, director of the Arab Film Festival

Najwa Najjar, director, Pomegranates & Myrrh

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 0

Posted on October 07, 2009 by Flashpoints

Environmental justice

Environmental justice

We spend the hour looking at the environmental justice movement, the wins, the losses and the long fights ahead; we speak with Dean Kuipers, author of a brand-new biography on Rod Coronado, the legendary eco-rights and animal-rights activist; also, we’ll hear from longtime activist Mike Roselle and talk about his new book documenting his life and work in the environmental justice movement, including his current struggle to save the mountains of Appalachia from coal strip mining; live music in the studio with political singer-songwriter Dana Lyons; and we’ll hear sounds from the documentary film Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice.

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Guests:

Dean Kuipers, author, Operation Bite Back: Rod Coronado’s War to Save American Wilderness

Mike Roselle, author, Treespiker: From Earth First to Lowbagging, My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action

Dana Lyons, singer-songwriter extraordinaire

Sounds from the film Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice

Amanda Bellerby, co-host

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 3

Posted on September 30, 2009 by Flashpoints

Censored 2010

Censored 2010

Special correspondent Tim Russo reports from the major military crackdown in the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; we’ll also have a report from the Brazilian embassy, where President Manuel Zelaya remains surrounded by security forces; also, on Community Business, we’ll have an expose on Andrew Cuomo and his role in the subprime meltdown; and Peter Phillips briefs us on the new 2010 Project Censored Yearbook.

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Guests:

Tim Russo, FSRN and Flashpoints Special Correspondent

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

Peter Phillips, Project Censored

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 0

Posted on September 10, 2009 by Flashpoints

Canadas Outsourced War for Iraqs Oil Riches

Canada's Outsourced War for Iraq's Oil Riches

We continue our focus on the resistance to expanding mountaintop removal in Appalachia, we’ll speak to Mike Roselle of Climate Ground Zero; also, an in-depth investigation into Canada’s role in the occupation and colonial-privatization of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine; ongoing Israeli settler attacks in the occupied West Bank, we’ll have news headlines from Palestine; Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; and a commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Guests:

Mike Roselle, Climate Ground Zero (also check out I Love Mountains)

Anthony Fenton, investigative journalist

International Middle East Media Center

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Mumia Abu Jamal

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