Flashpoints – December 26, 2007

Our Palestine Bureau Chief Kristen Ess reports from the occupied city of Bethlehem, as Israeli forces continue to kidnap, arrest, attack, and shoot Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza strip during Christmas celebrations; also, JR and the Block Report feature an update on police terrorism in Chicago; and activists in Santa Cruz and Berkeley, California, talk about why tree-sits are necessary actions to defend the environment, native land and the community from University collaborations with nuclear and military corporate contractors.

5:00 Play Flashpoints Theme Music:

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5:01 Report from Palestine: Christmas Under Occupation

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Kristen Ess, FP Palestine Bureau Chief

5:14 Music Break

5:15 Police Terrorism in Chicago

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JR and the Block Report

5:22 Tree-Sits Against University Ties with Military Industrial Complex; Protecting Indian Sacred Sites

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Air, Berkeley tree-sitter and local Native activist

Jono and Vernon Rodriguez, UC Santa Cruz student activists

5:54 PSA – Palestine Human Rights Activist from Coming to Speak in Berkeley

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Mark Turner, Flashpoints correspondent – ResearchJournalismInitiative.net

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