8 July 2011 — Global Research – Flashpoints
July 5, 2011
Today on Flashpoints, we return to the escalating war in Libya following a fresh bombing campaign on the capital of Tripoli this weekend. We then return to our coverage of the Freedom Flotilla 2 whose vessels have been seized and confined to dock by the Greek government. Finally, we look at the legal campaign to hold Haiti’s “Baby Doc Duvalier” accountable for thefts and crimes he committed against the Haitian people.
Guests: Mahdi Nazemroaya – Flashpoints special correspondent from Libya, Ray McGovern-former CIA analyst, Huwaida Arraf-chair of the Free Gaza Movement and a member of the Freedom Flotilla Steering Committee, and Brian Concannon-director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.
June 30, 2011
Today on Flashpoints we return to the escalating war in Libya after it was revealed that France has been arming rebels there since April in violation of a United Nations resolution. We then talk to a captain of one of the freighters that is part of the Freedom Flotilla 2 sailing out of Athens, Greece to Israeli occupied Gaza sometime next week. Next we look at a new report that reveals the real costs of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Finally we update the situation on three ongoing nuclear crises in the United States and a new simulation model of radioactive dust that hit the United States following the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Japan.
Guests: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – Flashpoints special correspondent on the ground in Libya, Freighter Captain Harold Lester Herrmann, Catherine Lutz, project manager for the Costs of War study and a department chair at Brown University, and Harvey Wasserman-author and anit-nuclear activist.
June 29, 2011
Today on Flashpoints, we continue our drumbeat coverage of the situation in Libya with an on-the-ground report with Madhi Darius Nazemroya; we’ll also talk with a legal expert about the recent warrants issued by the International Criminal Court against Ghaddafi and the implications this might have for President Obama; then we turn our attention back to the Freedom Flotilla 2 that is scheduled to leave for Israeli occupied Gaza sometime next week. Finally, we speak with two Palestinians: one in Gaza and the other a former refugee living in the United States.
Guests: Madhi Darius Nazemroya – Research Associate, Center for Research on Globalization and Flashpoints special correspondent on the ground in Libya, Francis Boyle-Professor of Law at University of Illinois College of Law, Leslie Cagen-Coordinator of the U.S. boat to Gaza, Amjad Shawa-Coordinator of Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network, and Ziad Abbas-Associate Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance
June 28, 2011
Today on Flashpoints we return to Obama’s illegal war in Libya with a special report on the ground by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of the Centre for Research on Globalization. We also take a look at the freedom flotilla 2 that will be leaving Athens Greece to call attention to the inhumane blockade of the Palestinian people in Gaza by the Israeli government. Finally we investigate two ongoing nuclear crises in the United States: one in Nebraska with a nuclear powerplant surrounded by floodwaters and the second with wildfires raging through New Mexico and approaching a dumping site full of plutonium waste.
Guests: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of the Center for Research on Globalization and Flashpoints special correspondent on the ground in Libya, Kevin Kamps-Beyond Nuclear, Alistair Cartwright of the Stop the War Coallition in the United Kingdom, Anne Wright: FF2 passenger and organizer
June 21, 2011
Today on Flashpoints we continue our coverage and attempt to seperate the truth from the lies regarding Obama’s illegal war in Libya. Then we return to the frontlines of the battle against nuclear power in the United States. We also look at the continuing ban against feeding the homeless by the city of Orlando against the organization Food Not Bombs. And finally we take an in depth look at the use of drones by the U.S military which reportedly killed another 11 people in Pakistan just today.
Guests: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of the Centre for Research on Globalization and Flashpoints special correspondent on the ground in Libya, Kevin Kamps-Beyond Nuclear, Keith McHenry-Food Not Bombs, Javed Tufail-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) SF Bay Area Coordinator and Media Advisor, and Toby Blome-Bay Area CodePink organizer and active with Codepink since 2003.