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Flashpoints – October 18, 2005

US forces bomb innocent civilians, including women and children as US officials put the final touches on fixing the Iraq election; we’ll take a look at the war and what many believe are sham elections with Flashpoints special correspondent Dahr Jamail and warfront filmmaker Mark Manning; and we’ll feature hard-hitting excerpts from two documentaries, one … Continued


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Flashpoints – October 14, 2005

Today on Flashpoints, we broadcast live from the SomArts Gallery in San Francisco in a special celebration of the Day of the Dead! We’ll be talking about the Day of the Dead and the powerful, political significance that it has now taken on; Plus, mudslides and hurricanes from Guatemala to Southern Mexico wreak havoc and … Continued


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Flashpoints – October 13, 2005

The Great War for Civilisation: the Conquest of the Middle East: we feature the new, 1300-page book of award-winning journalist Robert Fisk, along with excerpt of a prescient interview we did with Fisk in January; also, a Texan runs for president of Haiti as the Bush administration attempts to put the final touches in its … Continued


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Flashpoints – October 11, 2005

We feature the work of Norman Finkelstein, one of the most outspoken and articulate critics of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine; plus, Ali Abunimah speaks out against the continued killing of Palestinian teens as Israelis open fire again in Gaza while in the West Bank, arresting over a hundred more Palestinians; and the Knight … Continued


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Flashpoints – October 10, 2005

The bloodbath continues in the streets of Iraq as the US presses forward on its phony referendum; corporate media continues to flack for war; and media critic Norman Solomon will join us to read between the lines; and environmental activist Diane Wilson on the lam from Texas authorities.


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Flashpoints – October 7, 2005

We’ll feature a regional roundup of key stories in the hemisphere, in English and in Spanish; we’ll take a look at the current face-off between the US and Nicaragua as the Sandanistas vie for power again; also, Homeland Security deports immigrants who lost their homes as a result of hurricane Katrina; we’ll take a look … Continued


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Flashpoints – October 5, 2005

We’ll take an in depth look at the recent Bali Bombings and other kinds of terrorisms that have been haunting the people of Indonesia since the CIA Over throw of Sukarno’s non-aligned government in 1965 ; also an update on the situation in ache since the tsunami killed over a hundred thousand people there; Earth … Continued