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Flashpoints coverage of Haiti Earthquake
The poverty-stricken nation of Haiti was rocked today by a massive earthquake that exceeded 7.0 on the richter scale; a major hospital, the presidential palace and many other buildings were damaged; we’ll have a special report on the devastation; also, ten Palestinians killed in Gaza in two weeks by Israeli airstrikes and tank fire, we’ll go to Gaza City for a full report; and a year after the police murder of Oscar Grant, protesters face felony charges for their street response to the close-range killing.
Guests: Kevin Pina, Pierre Labossiere, Farah Juste, Dr. Haidar Eid, professor of Culture Studies at Al-Aqsa University, Steering committee member of PACBI, One Democratic State Group, and Gaza Freedom March, JR and the Block Report
We devote most of the show to the massive earthquake that devastated the island nation of Haiti, we’ll speak to the former director of Haitian National Television, we’ll speak to activist and singer Farah Juste in Miami, we’ll be joined again by Flashpoints special correspondent Kevin Pina and leading international activist Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee and the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund; also, we’ll bring you a special report on workers’ safety in the film industry.
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Renald Louis, Former director-general of Television National d’Haiti, director of Radio Kajou
Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee and Haiti Emergency Relief Fund
Farah Juste, activist and singer
We’ll have a frontline report from on the ground in Haiti, where tens of thousands of people have died in a massive earthquake; we’ll also talk about the politics behind relief and hear from Pierre Labossiere about various actions to support the people of Haiti; also, Flashpoints special correspondent Jamal Jumaa released from Israeli detention, he talks about his month in jail, enduring solitary confinement and psychological torture and his perseverance to keep the anti-apartheid movement going; Bekah Wolf talks about expanding Israeli settler attacks in West Bank villages; and cartoonist reporter Joe Sacco talks about the focus story of his book, Footnotes in Gaza.
We broadcast live from San Rafael’s Canal Welcome Center for the indigenous immigrant community; we’ll continue our reporting on Haiti with a devastating report from Bay Area attorney Walter Riley, who spent the last three days digging out bodies and treating the wounded in Port-au-Prince; plus, we’ll be joined by Evelina Molina, just back from the Global Climate Summit, we’ll be joined by the director of the Center, Douglas Mundo, Norman Solomon will be with us to talk about the fight to save the earth; and on Flashpoints on Espanol, Evelina Molina will talk about the Green Summit and green jobs with Douglas Mundo.