Flashpoints – December 28, 2007

As the U.S. Border Patrol fires gas cannisters at Mexican citizens in Tijuana, Mexico, we get a response from the American Friends Service Committee working on the ground; Plus, we speak with Bill Means on the decision by the Lakota Nation to declare independence from the United States; Also, Activist Nation features the work of the White Rose Collective in Southern California; JR and Block Report talk about the impact of gang injunctions and gentrification in San Francisco; Headlines from the Region with Miguel Peres; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

5:00 Play Flashpoints Theme Music:

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5:01 Border Patrol Attacks on Mexican Citizens

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Pedro Rios-American Friends Service Committee, www.afsc.org

5:11 Lakota Nation Sessession from the U.S.

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Bill Means-American Indian Movement,  http://www.aimovement.org/

5:21 Activist Nation

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Joe Tougas with Eva from White Rose Collective, www.bcimpeach.com

5:30 Block Report: Gang Injuctions in San Francisco

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JR featuring Alicia Swartz- [email protected]

5:42 Headlines from the Region

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Miguel Peres

5:46 Flashpoints en Espanol

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Juan Jose Gutierrez, Latino Movement USA

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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