Obama’s Illegal War Rages On

From Global Research's Special Correspondent

July 14, 2011

Today on Flashpoints Obama’s illegal war in continues to rage through Libya where officials claim NATO bombs have killed more than 1000 civilians and have left more than 4000 wounded. Madhi Nazemroya joins us for an update. We then turn our attention back to Haiti where that country’s president continues to loose popularity over pandering to the right-wing that supported the coup against former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004. And finally we take a look at a move to change the electoral college voting system in the United States to a popular vote count.

Guests: Madhi Nazemroya – Flashpoints special correspondent on the ground in Libya, Fred Branfman, Brian Concannon-Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, and Jerry Hill-Assembly member.


July 13, 2011

Today on Flashpoints, we get a regular update on ground in Libya from our special correspondent Madhi Nazemroaya, we also look at the current state of the war in Iraq, then we continue our dialogue with historian Gareth Porter about Obama’s policies in Afghanistan, finally we take a closer look at the Rupert Murdoch scandal with Jonathan Schell.

Guests: Mahdi Nazemroaya – Flashpoints special correspondent from Libya, Raed Jarrar-Iraqi American Political Analyst, Gareth Porter-investigative journalist and policy analyst, and Jonathan Schell-Fellow at the Nation Institute and and visiting fellow at Yale.


July 12, 2011

Today on Flashpoints, we return to Obama’s illegal war in Libya with an update from our special correspondent Madhi Nazemroya. We then debrief one of the memebers of the Freedom Flotilla 2 aimed at calling attention to the blockade of the Palestinian people in Gaza. We then talk to Keith McHenry of Food not Bombs who was just released from jail for feeding the hungry in Orlando Florida. Then major league baseball’s decision to hold tonight’s all-star game in Phoenix Arizona comes under fire as hundreds of protestors converge on Chase Field. We discuss yesterday’s protests against yet another deadly shooting by Bay Area Rapid Transit police, or BART police, on July the 3rd. And finally a breaking news story where five activists from the organization Earth First are arrested after locking themselves in the Montana governor’s office to protest Big Oil’s invasion of their state.

Guests: Mahdi Nazemroaya – Flashpoints special correspondent from Libya, Henry Norr-retired journalist and activist, Keith McHenry-founder of Food Not Bombs in Orlando, Enrique Morones-Border Angeles and former Major League Baseball executive, Antonio Medrano-San Pablo School Board Member, Hannibal Shakur-No Justice No BART & Oakland For Justice, and Max Grainger of Earth First Montana.


July 7, 2011

Today on Flashpoints, Congress votes to limit funding for Obama’s illegal war in Libya as we’re joined by Madhi Nazemroya with another report on the ground. We’ll also hear about planned demonstrations against the war in Libya in San Francisco and Washington, DC. Then we return to Orlando Florida where Food Not Bombs founder Keith McHenry is still behind bars but due to be released on charges stemming from feeding the hungry and homeless. Finally we look at Honduras two years after a coup deposed the democratically elected government of President Manuel Zelaya.

Guests: Mahdi Nazemroaya – Flashpoints special correspondent on the ground in Libya, Richard Becker of the International Action Center, Miguel Rodriguez from the First Congregational Church of Winter Park, Laura Wells-Organizer of the East Bay Social Forum for 2012 and 2010 Green Party Candidate for Governor of California, and Roger Harris-Past President of the Marin Task
Force on the Americas.


July 6, 2011

Today on Flashpoints, we continue our drumbeat coverage of Obama’s illegal war and the situation in Libya, where it is reported that rebels have taken several key townships in an offensive aimed at capturing the capitol of Tripoli. We then devote the rest of the hour to the sixth anniversary of a massacre committed by UN troops in the poor neighborhood of Cite Soleil in Haiti. In doing to we examine one of the greatest human rights cover-ups in the history of the hemisphere.

Guests: Mahdi Nazemroaya – Flashpoints special correspondent from Libya, Seth Donnelly-member of San Fransico Bay Area Labor Council in Haiti, Dave Welsh-member of San Fransico Bay Area Labor Council in Haiti, Marguerite Laurent-founder and director of Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, and Brian Concannon-director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.


Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

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An award-winning author and geopolitical analyst, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is the author of The Globalization of NATO (Clarity Press) and a forthcoming book The War on Libya and the Re-Colonization of Africa. He has also contributed to several other books ranging from cultural critique to international relations. He is a Sociologist and Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), a contributor at the Strategic Culture Foundation (SCF), Moscow, and a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica, Italy.

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