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Flashpoints – September 21, 2005

Nationally-noted poet Sharon Olds refuses to break bread with First Lady Laura Bush at the National Book Festival; we replay our recent interview with British parliamentarian George Galloway; and the Knight Report. Knight Report: Five Iraqis are dead in the aftermath of the British raid in Basra, where local authorities demand an apology, while Iraq’s … Continued


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Flashpoints – September 20, 2005

British troops make war on their Iraqi allies, killing a number of US-trained police, we’ll examine why; also, tracking the vigilantes at the US-Mexico border; a hearing on the latest police shooting of an innocent youth in BayView-Hunters Point; Books Not Bars calls for an alternative to incarceration and more support for our youth; an … Continued


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Flashpoints – September 16, 2005

A people’s clinic pops up in the Algiers section of New Orleans, where people have started to rebuild their own community after being abandoned by the Federal government; plus, poetry through the floodwaters with Aurora Levins Morales; how to fight military recruiters from harvesting our kids for Bush’s illegal war; a celebration of 25 years … Continued


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Flashpoints – September 12, 2005

Our jailed Haiti correspondent Kevin Pina released without charges after being held behind bars over the weekend; also, we’ll have a special update on the situation in New Orleans and down South with Jeremy Scahill; on the Block Report, we feature the harrowing story of Fred Hampton, Jr.’s rescue of five families from Mississippi; Laila … Continued


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Flashpoints – September 9, 2005

Haiti special correspondent Kevin Pina arrested by death squad police and facing grave danger; also, we return to the wreckage of the South, asFEMA’s chief is sacked for incompetency, we’ll have a report from ouremergency correspondent Malik Rahim, who is spearheading a grassroots initiative to return infrastructure, medical services and human rights to the area; … Continued


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Flashpoints – September 7, 2005

We’ll feature a breaking story on how the federal government has vetoed a crucial microtransmitter radio project for the Astrodome; we’ll hear the stories of two Bay Area survivors who were shot at by local police in New Orleans; we’ll speak with a young man who is doing what the feds should be doing, re-establishing … Continued