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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


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Flashpoints – May 3, 2005

Helen Caldicott reports from a global UN conference on nuclear proliferation; also, immigrant California governor Schwartzenegger goes pro-vigilante; Iraq and Afghanistan still up in flames as a new government is sworn in; youth voices from Palestine; and the Knight Report.