Flashpoints – December 27, 2007

Today on Flashpoints, Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto assassinated as the country falls further into political collapse; Plus, Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza as illegal settlement colonies expand in the West Bank, our Palestine Bureau Chief Kristen Ess investigates; Haitian human rights leader goes into hiding following a new wave of threats, Kevin Pina speaks with Selma James of the Global Women’s Strike; The Block Report features a discussion with legendary comedian Paul Mooney; and the Knight Report.

5:00 Play Flashpoints Theme Music:

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5:01 Knight Report

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Robert Knight

5:06 Benazir Bhutto Assassinated in Pakistan

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Junaid Ahmad, National Muslim Law Students Association

5:18 Report from Palestine: Israeli Attacks in Gaza and Settlement Colony Expansion

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Kristen Ess, Palestine Bureau Chief

5:42 Update from Haiti: Human Rights Worker Goes into Hiding

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Kevin Pina, FP Special Correspondent

Selma James, Global Women’s Strike

5:48 Block Report

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JR and the Block Report with legendary comedian Paul Mooney

5:58 Play Flashpoints Theme Music & fade under show; outro: “And that wraps it up for another edition of Flashpoints, which airs every weekday and is produced by Dennis Bernstein and Nora Barrows Friedman. Our Contributing Producer is Robert Knight, Our technical director is Eric Klein, and our production assistants are Emily Howard and Evelina Molina. Our Friday co-host is Francisco Herrera. Miguel Molina is our roving producer and JR and the Block Report contribute to this program. To comment on today’s program, please contact us at [email protected] Look us up on the web at www.flashpoints.net for our archived shows. Many thanks to our web-team and thank you for listening.

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