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Flashpoints – January 12, 2007

A look at the culture, politics, and turmoil of the western hemisphere. Dennis Bernstein and Francisco Herrera speak with an analyst from Venezuela on the recent inaugurations of Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega. The Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival shares some of their finest music. And Miguel Guerrero covers Latin American politics in Flashpoints in … Continued


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Flashpoints – January 11, 2007

Military families speak out against Bush surge Dennis Bernstein speaks with the families of U.S. soldiers in Iraq on the long term implications of a troop surge in Iraq. Also, Flashpoints correspondents bring us voices of protest from the streets of San Francisco against Bush’s troop surge.


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Flashpoints – January 10, 2007

Colonization in Palestine and Somalia Nora Barrows-Friedman reports from the occupied West Bank, investigating the situation in Hebron, where Israeli settlers continue to attack and colonize Palestinian areas with support from the military and police. Also, Dennis Bernstein follows the unfolding situation in Somalia.


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Flashpoints – January 9, 2007

U.S. proxy war in Somalia expands with first direct attacks in 13 years. Co-host Dennis Bernstein speaks with former U.N spokesman Salim Leon in Kenya on fresh attacks by the U.S. military in neighboring Somalia. Permanent plans for regional military presence move forward in an attempt to control the resources of Africa.


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Flashpoints – January 8, 2007

An update on a troubling study that shows mass killings and rape were prevalent under the U.S. imposed government in Haiti; also we speak to Kathy Kelly in Amman, Jordan about the permanent effects of permanent war on Iraq and surrounding countries; an update on the case of Kevin Cooper and background on a crucial … Continued


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Flashpoints – January 5, 2007

How the democrats plan to sell out the immigrants rights movement: Dennis Bernstein speaks with activists on the U.S./Mexican border on the first hundred hours of the new democrat-controlled Congress. Francisco Herrera joins the Flashpoints team focusing on the border, immigrants rights, and how the new Congress will deal with the immigrants revolution.


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Flashpoints – January 4, 2007

Nora Barrows-Friedman spends an hour with Flashpoints Special Correspondent and independent unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail on the year that was 2006 in Iraq. The conversation ranges from women’s rights to the growing military industrial complex, collective punishment, and permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq; and the Knight Report.


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Flashpoints – January 3, 2007

A report from Beirut on the continued civil resistance movements and a look at the ongoing class struggles; six Palestinians killed in Gaza; JR talks with Stanley Tookie Williams’ son, Trey, about his father’s legacy and the death penalty; a tribute to Tillie Olsen with Anita Barrows (Nora’s mother); and the Knight Report.