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Flashpoints - May 29, 2009 at 5:00pm
Taking the global battle for indigenous and environmental rights to the Chevron shareholder's meeting, we'll talk to Mitch Anderson of Amazon Watch about the largest environmental case in history; also, Palestinian Authority quisling president Mahmoud Abbas goes to Washington as Israeli forces...

Flashpoints - May 28, 2009 at 5:00pm

Flashpoints - May 27, 2009 at 5:00pm
After years of racist railroading by Federal prosecutors, a Texas court sentences five Arab-Americans on a combined 69 counts for their charitable work serving Palestinians, we'll speak to one of the defense attorneys whose client was just sentenced to 65 years in prison...

Flashpoints - May 26, 2009 at 5:00pm
The California Supreme Court upholds the discriminatory and draconian Proposition 8, continuing the ban on gay marriage, we'll talk to a gay pastor risking arrest as demonstrators hit the streets of San Francisco in protest of the ruling; also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Flashpoints - May 25, 2009 at 5:00pm
Today on a special Memorial Day edition of Flashpoints, We re-broadcast the full hour of death row prisoner Kevin Cooper, in an in-depth interview about his case, and the criminal injustice system.

Flashpoints - May 20, 2009 at 5:00pm

Flashpoints - May 19, 2009 at 5:00pm
Bill Clinton, a consistent enemy of the people's Lavalas movement of Haiti, named as UN envoy, we'll feature a special report on the implications and a remembrance on UN and US slaughters in 2004 and 2005; also, the Block Report interviews Martina Davis on an international day...

Flashpoints - May 18, 2009 at 5:00pm
According to eleven Federal judges, the State of California is one step away from murdering an innocent Black man; an exclusive interview with death row prisoner Kevin Cooper.

Flashpoints - May 15, 2009 at 5:00pm
Live from Sonoma State University with Cindy Sheehan; talking about Immigrant Rights, the Torture Memos and much more!

Flashpoints - May 14, 2009 at 5:00pm
On the 61st anniversary of the expulsion of Palestinians from their land, ethnic cleansing continues apace in occupied Palestine. We spend the hour listening to excerpts from the hard-hitting documentary film, Occupation 101, which takes viewers through the brutal chronology of dispossession...

Flashpoints - May 13, 2009 at 5:00pm
Award-winning independent journalist Dahr Jamail explains the accelerated collapse of security and infrastructure in US-occupied Iraq, as President Obama seeks to refuse to allow the public release of new torture photographs from US-run prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Flashpoints - May 12, 2009 at 5:00pm
Torture still happening under the Obama administration, we'll talk about why activists are gearing up to launch major protest around the country; also, JR and the Block Report talks about an innocent man who did 18 years in prison, and legal loopholes that prevent him from receiving compensation...

Flashpoints - May 11, 2009 at 5:00pm
In Gaza, Palestinian patients interrogated or blackmailed as Israel attempts to trade their access to medical care across the border in exchange for becoming informants for the state, we get a full report from the Gaza Strip with al-Jazeera correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin; plus, British member of...

Flashpoints - May 8, 2009 at 5:00pm
We'll have Francisco Herrerra our Troubadour Cultural worker and Co-Host joining us as we focus on recent developments in Mexico. And a live report from Mexico City on the recent federal indictments against members of the Zapatistas with Alejandro Reyes our foreign correspondent...

Flashpoints - May 7, 2009 at 5:00pm
US airstrikes in Afghanistan kill an estimated 130 civilians, including many women and children, as the Pentagon scurries to cover up the massacre and Obama prepares to send 21,000 more troops to occupy the country; also, excerpts from the Pacifica Radio documentary, the Ballad of Pete Seeger...

Flashpoints - May 6, 2009 at 5:00pm
We spend the hour listening to a speech by author and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, as he discusses Israel's siege on Gaza and the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid.

Flashpoints - May 5, 2009 at 5:00pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and social justice activist Alice Walker talks about her recent trip to occupied Gaza after the latest massacre of Palestinians by the Israeli military; an in-depth discussion with Iraqi writer, journalist and spoken word artist Ahmed Habib...

Flashpoints - May 4, 2009 at 5:00pm
Environmental justice activist Mike Roselle talks about a legal victory for activists in court against Massey Energy, a leading corporation responsible for mountaintop removal and toxic coal mining; also, we re-broadcast a special Flashpoints investigation into how Palestinians are employing...

Flashpoints - May 1, 2009 at 5:00pm

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