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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.


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Flashpoints – April 29, 2005

US-backed death squads, along with the United Nations, viciously attack and kill nonviolent demonstrators in Haiti, we’ll have a full report from Kevin Pina in Port-au-Prince; plus, we celebrate a hard-won victory in the Pepper Spray trial; a rundown of weekly news featured by the Palestine News Network; part two of an interview with former … Continued


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Flashpoints – April 28, 2005

We speak with Camilo Mejia, the first conscientious objector to the current war in Iraq, just released from military prison; we’ll talk about what he witnessed in Iraq and why he is speaking out; plus, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark on why George Bush should be impeached; and Earth Matters looks at the slaughter of … Continued


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Flashpoints – April 27, 2005

Torture in the Middle East and in the United States: A grim one-year anniversary of the publication of the Abu Ghraib photos, we’ll assess the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, Palestine and the US in the wake of the infamous torture scandal; also, an in-depth look at Palestinian political prisoners and we’ll feature an interview … Continued


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Flashpoints – April 26, 2005

19 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, what we’re still learning about the environmental fallout; plus, an update on the political turmoil sweeping Latin America; Palestinian youth speak out about the current situation in the context of 56 years of oppression; and the Knight Report.


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Flashpoints – April 25, 2005

A look at the political situation in Mexico, as over a million protesters hit the streets of Mexico City; plus, we’ll talk about a new report that demands a full independent investigation of Donald Rumsfeld and others in the US Abu Ghraib torture scandal; also, you’re being watched: Rumsfeld’s secret military intelligence operations in Colorado; … Continued