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Flashpoints - May 30, 2008 at 5:00pm

Flashpoints - May 29, 2008 at 5:00pm

Flashpoints - May 28, 2008 at 5:00pm

Flashpoints - May 27, 2008 at 5:00pm

Flashpoints - May 26, 2008 at 5:00pm
People who have successfully fought back against government gag orders through the draconian Patriot Act; JR and the Block Report feature an in-depth interview with Alec Foge.

Flashpoints - May 23, 2008 at 5:00pm
ICE raids Pottsville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrant workers; also, human rights attorney at the Mexico border receives multiple death threats; co-host Rene Saucedo reports from the National Day Laborer...

Flashpoints - May 22, 2008 at 5:00pm
UN Secretary visits the Burmese dictatorship but fails to convince them to let life and death aid flow into the country, meanwhile, in a breaking story out of Burma, reports say 7,000 people with swords and solid bamboo...

Flashpoints - May 21, 2008 at 5:00pm
An in-depth history of the bursting of the housing bubble with Catherine Austin Fitts, we'll spend the entire hour talking about the bailout and the covert side of the national economy.

Flashpoints - May 20, 2008 at 5:00pm
We spend the entire hour listening to excerpts from the riveting new documentary film, The USA vs. Al-Arian, which documents the dark side of the Patriot Act in the context of the extreme federal persecution...

Flashpoints - May 19, 2008 at 5:00pm
National immigrants rights activists condemn the latest homeland security raids on immigrants; also, Cuba in the headlines again, we'll speak to activists about a major breaking story; and noted Israeli historian Ilan Pappe.

Flashpoints - May 16, 2008 at 5:00pm
Noted international law scholar Francis Boyle demands that torture professor John Yoo be removed from UC Berkeley's Boalt Law School immediately...

Flashpoints - May 15, 2008 at 5:00pm
We devote the entire show to international coverage of the 60th anniversary of the Nakba in Palestine: we'll speak with Palestinian refugees, from communities across the global diaspora about the last six decades...

Flashpoints - May 14, 2008 at 5:00pm
We devote the entire hour to Part two of Community Business with Catherine Austin Fitts: a look at the dark side of Wall Street and how you can fight back with local economic power.

Flashpoints - May 13, 2008 at 5:00pm
1.5 million Burmese still facing epidemics and death as Burma's narco-dictatorship continues to stonewall against foreign aid; also, the street battles in Lebanon move to the northern city of Tripoli, we'll have special ....

Flashpoints - May 12, 2008 at 5:00pm
1.9 million people in grave jeopardy in Burma as the narco-dictatorship continues to stonewall on international humanitarian aid, we'll speak to pro-democracy leaders about the devastation and the tens of thousands ...

Flashpoints - May 9, 2008 at 5:00pm

Flashpoints - May 8, 2008 at 5:00pm
Over a million and a half Burmese in life-threatening conditions as the narco-dictatorship refuses outside aid; also, we get a report under fire from the streets of Beirut, where six people have been killed...

Flashpoints - May 7, 2008 at 5:00pm
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces corruption and bribery charges, as Palestinians continue to face the brunt of his ethnic cleansing policies, Kristen Ess reports from the occupied West Bank.

Flashpoints - May 6, 2008 at 5:00pm
Twenty-two thousand dead, forty thousand missing, and a million on the run in Burma, we'll have an update on the wake of the cyclone that devastated the country over the weekend; also, ICE raids all over the Bay Area,..

Flashpoints - May 5, 2008 at 5:00pm
Public Citizen speaks out against oil price gouging and the Bush administration's support for Big Oil; also, award-winning author and lecturer Michael Parenti dissects the plan to aerial spray the people of northern ...

Flashpoints - May 2, 2008 at 5:00pm
Labor activists and union organizers reflect on yesterday's international May Day actions and protests, as workers continue their struggles for justice, from the post office to the biotech industry...

Flashpoints - May 1, 2008 at 5:00pm
Today on a special edition of Flashpoints, We broadcast live from the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, where workers and immigrants rights activists, students, teachers, and antiwar coalitions have converged on this May Day!

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