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Thursday, May 27th, 2010 0

Posted on May 27, 2010 by Flashpoints
Riki Ott

Riki Ott

We speak with leading marine toxicologist Riki Ott about the BP oil gusher and its ongoing devastation; also, self-proclaimed zionists threaten a local activist and attack his outdoor business on Telegraph avenue in Berkeley; and we send Nora Barrows Friedman on her next ventures with lots of love and wishes of luck as she transitions away from Flashpoints.

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Riki Ott, Author, former fisherwoman and marine toxicologist

Russell Bates, Berkeley activist and local businessman

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 0

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Flashpoints

Aiyanna Jones

Aiyanna Jones

Judi Bari

Judi Bari

We honor the spirit of Earth First founder and radical union organizer Judi Bari, on the 20th anniversary of the car bombing that ultimately cost her her life; we’ll hear a Flashpoints interview with Judi, done right after she left the hospital from the bombing, and we’ll hear the voices of some of those who worked closely with her; and we’ll devote the show to the memory of Aiyanna Jones, the 7 year old girl who was bombed and then shot in the head by Detroit police on Sunday.

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Guests:

Amanda Bellerby, producer

Dennis Cunningham, lead attorney

Ben Rosenfeld, attorney

Karen Pickett, Earth First! And Coalition for Headwaters

Alicia Littletree – paralegal and friend of Judi Bari

Ramona Africa – MOVE

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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 0

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Flashpoints

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

American Indian Movement leaders Tony Gonzales and Bill Means report from a United Nations permanent forum on Indigenous Affairs in New York City, we’ll speak to them about human rights standards on health, education and the environment for indigenous peoples on this continent; also, a commentary by Miguel Molina on the 17th anniversary of Cesar Chavez’ passing; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Guests:

Tony Gonzales and Bill Means, American Indian Movement

Francisco Herrera

Miguel Gavilan Molina

Miguel Perez

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Monday, April 19th, 2010 0

Posted on April 19, 2010 by Flashpoints

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa

Palestinian-American novelist Susan Abulhawa focuses on the ongoing refugee struggle in her new novel, Mornings in Jenin; also, Evelina Molina speaks with Arnoldo Garcia of the National Network of Immigrant and Refugee Rights about new, racist crackdowns on migrant workers in Arizona; and JR and the Block Report talk about how the state and local governments avoid the root causes of violence through the implementation of racial profiling and gang injunctions.

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Guests:

Susan Abulhawa, author, Mornings in Jenin

Arnoldo Garcia, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

JR and the Block Report

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 0

Posted on April 13, 2010 by Flashpoints

Jeff Biggers: Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland

Jeff Biggers: Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland

We’ll take a look at how civilian killings in Afghanistan are paid for by war taxes; plus, we’ll have a pre-tax day edition of Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts; also, an update from West Virginian on an investigation into the Massey coal mine disaster that killed 29 workers last week; and we’ll continue to follow the work of Canadian filmmaker and minister Kevin Annett in his quest for justice, as he attempts to hold the Pope and the Canadian church accountable for the child molestation scandals and the genocide against indigenous communities all across Canada.

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Guests:

Dave Lindorff, author and investigative reporter

Kevin Annett, radical minister and filmmaker

Catherine Austin Fitts, Solari Network

Jeff Biggers, author

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Friday, April 9th, 2010 0

Posted on April 09, 2010 by Flashpoints
ICE Raids

ICE Raids

Please note: Best of Flashpoints not available online this week.

ICE continues to expand its crackdown on migrant workers, their families and supporters, we’ll speak with Rene Saucedo about how the Obama administration is even worse than Bush when it comes to these persecuted workers; also, a Salvadoran leader and indigenous chief talks about his return to El Salvador and his fight to protect original language and agriculture; we’ll also report on a major change just announced by the Sierra Club which has come down four-square against the US-Mexico wall; and Flashpoints in Espanol will also talk about El Salvador and the wall.

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Guests:

Francisco Herrera

Rene Saucedo

Miguel Gavilan Molina

Dan Mills, Sierra Club/No More Deaths

David Escobar

Chief Antonio Chevez

Miguel Perez

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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 0

Posted on April 08, 2010 by Flashpoints
Massey Energy Complex near Montcoal, WV is seen in a Wednesday, April 6, 2010 aerial photo. A Massey executive said Thursday, April 8, 2010 that more drilling is needed to help clear a West Virginia mine of dangerous gases so that rescue teams go underground again.(AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

Massey Energy Complex near Montcoal, WV is seen in a Wednesday, April 6, 2010 aerial photo. A Massey executive said Thursday, April 8, 2010 that more drilling is needed to help clear a West Virginia mine of dangerous gases so that rescue teams go underground again.(AP Photo/Charleston Daily Mail, Craig Cunningham)

We’ll feature an extended report on the failure of the government and the Massey coal mining company to protect its workers; also, we’ll continue to follow the journey of a Canadian minister trying to hold the Church accountable for the genocide of the indigenous population of Canada; and we’ll also look at the recent closing of the Nummi-Toyota plant in California.

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Guests:

Steve Zeltzer, labor journalist/videographer and co-host

Barry Shepherd, labor activist and writer

Jeff Biggers, labor activist and writer

Rev. Jim Lewis, Episcopal Minister, Charleston WV

Juan Castillo, UAW2244 Executive Board member

Kevin Annett, former Minister and filmmaker

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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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Guests:

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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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 0

Posted on January 13, 2010 by Flashpoints

Haiti

Haiti

We devote most of the show to the massive earthquake that devastated the island nation of Haiti, we’ll speak to the former director of Haitian National Television, we’ll speak to activist and singer Farah Juste in Miami, we’ll be joined again by Flashpoints special correspondent Kevin Pina and leading international activist Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee and the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund; also, we’ll bring you a special report on workers’ safety in the film industry.

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Guests:

Kevin Pina

Renald Louis, Former director-general of Television National d’Haiti, director of Radio Kajou

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee and Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Farah Juste, activist and singer

Steve Zeltzer

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 0

Posted on December 22, 2009 by Flashpoints
 The Annexation Wall surrounds the Palestinian village of  Qalqilya.    The wall deprives its 12,000 residents of their basic needs to work, to receive proper medical care, and to harvest their own land.  AIPAC heavily lobbied Congress to support the Wall. (via StopAIPAC.org)

The Annexation Wall surrounds the Palestinian village of Qalqilya. The wall deprives its 12,000 residents of their basic needs to work, to receive proper medical care, and to harvest their own land. AIPAC heavily lobbied Congress to support the Wall. (via StopAIPAC.org)

An in-depth report on the pervasive powers of the highly influential US Israeli Lobby, AIPAC; Also, JR and the Block Report look at the racism around the distribution of federal bail-out funds, and how it impacts on Black construction workers; and we feature more grassroots voices from the recent Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen.
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Guests:

Jefferey Blankfort, expert on Israeli Lobbies

JR and the Block Report

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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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