This morning on Flashpoints, guest host Kevin Pina talks with Corey Saylor from the Council of American-Islamic Relations on the "political theatre" of New York Republican Peter King's Congressional witch-hunts in Muslim-American communities. Also joining Kevin, author Greg Mitchell, who was recently censored by Google in promoting his new book on the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That, plus Tea Party antics along the Arizona-Mexico border, and an update on Libya from correspondent Mahdi Nazemroaya.
"Grounds for Resistance," a documentary about the veterans who run Coffee Strong
Host Marvin Simmons speaks with Lisa Gilman, Folklore Program Director and Associate Professor
Folklore and English at the University of Oregon, about her documentarty "Grounds for Resistance," about the veterans who run Coffee Strong, a G.I. coffeehouse just outside Joint Lewis-McChord Base in Washington State. The film is showing at the Clinton Street Theater on Thursday (July 21st) night.
Veteran's Voice honors co-host Bill Bires by interviewing him about his work and life. Bill is President of Northwest Veterans for Peace. He worked as a copper miner and a Teamster. He also survived atomic bomb testing in Nevada and a combat tour in Korea. He'll talk with his good friend and co-host Marvin Simmons about his life.
As the Republic is delivered into the hands of the plutocrats, Abe surveys the wreckage.
We truly have passed through the looking glass. With unemployment near 10 percent for the third straight year, the patricians in Washington haggle over whether corporate jets deserve special tax consideration. In the name of fiscal discipline, after eight years of reckless borrowing and warmongering under G.W. Bush, congressional Republicans have seen fit to hold hostage the creditworthiness of the United States.