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Flashpoints – May 17, 2005

Excerpts from John Pilger’s new film which documents the planning, execution and cover-up of a US-British scheme to "cleanse and sanitize" the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia for military expropriation. The gentle Chagosians who had lived there for generations were brutally expelled from their idyllic island home in the 1970s, left without hope in … Continued


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Flashpoints – May 16, 2005

Condi Rice in Baghdad as Iraqi death squads sweep the country: we’ll feature a report on the ongoing slaughter in Iraq with our special correspondent Dahr Jamail; plus, legendary journalist Bill Moyers speaks at the Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis; and the Knight Report.


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Flashpoints – May 13, 2005

Vicious police attacks on Mexican communities across California: we’ll speak to several activists about the growing paramilitary police presence in Latino communities; we play excerpts from the new film, The Corporation; also, Palestinians commemorate the 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe, of their forced exile as Israel plans its so-called independence day; and commentaries by Miguel Gavilan … Continued


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Flashpoints – May 12, 2005

We honor the new journalism: we’ll feature a new documentary by John Pilger on the expansion of US militarism on the island of Diego Garcia, entitled Stealing a Nation; plus, Flashpoints special correspondent Dahr Jamail talks about reporting from occupied Iraq; youth voices from Dheisheh refugee camp in Palestine; and the Knight Report.


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Flashpoints – May 11, 2005

The right-wing supreme court of Haiti overturns dozens of convictions of Haitian military mass murders and death squad activists, we’ll have a special report live from Port-au-Prince on the deadly implications of this breaking story, and we’ll speak to one of the lawyers who worked on what’s come to be known as the Robeteau massacre; … Continued


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Flashpoints – May 9, 2005

Independent of London reporter Patrick Cockburn reports from Baghdad on the killing of 75 Iraqis by US forces at the Syrian border; plus, a free-wheeling discussion with award-winning investigative reporter Robert Parry on CIA-linked drug trafficking and the cover-up of the October Surprise; and the Knight Report.


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Flashpoints – May 6, 2005

On their Morning Edition show, NPR censors the killing of two Palestinian kids, we’ll have a follow-up report on the killings and look at the recent arrests of Pentagon officials releasing secret documents to American-Israeli lobby group AIPAC; also, the US military continues their torture cover-up with the dismissal of charges against Lynndie England; a … Continued


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Flashpoints – May 4, 2005

Has Reporters Without Borders become a front group for the US State Department? We’ll feature a breaking story on right-wing and State department funding of Reporters Without Borders; plus, at least fifty killed and three times as many wounded in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, we’ll speak with Patrick Cockburn of the Independent of London and Aaron … Continued