What happened in the Dominion case against Fox? What about Smartmatic, the voting machine company which Hugo Chavez helped launch that’s also suing Fox? Why has Fulton County DA Fani Willis filed a motion to remove the attorney representing 10 of the Georgia fraudulent electors? And what’s happening with… READ MORE
Dennis J. Bernstein is the executive producer and host of Flashpoints, an award winning front-line investigative news magazine focusing on human, civil and workers' rights, issues of war and peace, global warming, racism and poverty, and other issues. Flashpoints is broadcast weekdays at 5 PM PST on the Pacifica Radio station KPFA-FM (94.1) in Berkeley, California and is relayed on Pacifica's national feed.
I hate to rain on the parade, but Trump’s indictment — even felony conviction — will not bar Trump from holding office. While I’ve reported on Trump as a one-man crime wave, the cold truth is, if convicted, it will be his first offense for low-level felony — so forget jail time.… READ MORE
“It’s in front of him” may be the words that finally send Donald Trump to the hoosegow. The focus of Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis’ Grand Jury investigation was on the scheme to present a fraudulent slate of Electors to Congress. And, according to the January 6th Committee report, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel sent an “elector recap” memo to… READ MORE
Why does it always come down to Georgia?
There's no question that it's Jim Crow forcing Reverend Raphael Warnock into a runoff
As control of the Senate hangs in the balance, once again, the balance of power may be decided in Georgia. And once again, as in 2020, Reverend Raphael Warnock [D] is headed for a runoff race — but this time the rules have been changed. … READ MORE
Why do we even have voter registration?
Registration itself is the number one vote suppression horror show in America
On National Voter Registration Day, Palast and Flashpoints host Dennis Bernstein ponder the big question: Why do we even have voter registration? … READ MORE
Separate from the investigation being undertaken by the January 6th Committee, the raid on Trump’s Florida home was done at the request of the National Archives, who were seeking official documents Trump had illegally removed from the White House. And there’s a certain amount of schadenfreude to be had, knowing … READ MORE
Contents of Alex Jones’ phone set to implicate Trump
Jan 6 rally organizers communicated with Trump Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows
The contents of Alex Jones’ cellphone — which were accidentally handed over to the prosecution in their entirety by the shock jock’s own lawyers during the Sandy Hook defamation trial — could provide proof that Trump and members of his administration were directly involved in the planning of the illegal … READ MORE
Why Georgia DA Fani Willis is the biggest threat to Donald Trump
State racketeering statute, intended to entrap Democrats, could snare Trump
About a month ago, I would’ve said there’s no chance Donald Trump will be indicted, and I still think that you’re not gonna see that on a federal level. But Trump may yet see the inside of a prison cell, thanks to the efforts of Fani Willis, the first… READ MORE
Donziger: Why am I the one locked up and not Chevron?
Human rights lawyer facing prison for holding oil giant to account talks about his Kafkaesque case.
Calling in to the FlashPoints News studio from his new New York home, where he is currently under house arrest, attorney Steven Donziger talks about his Kafkaesque case. This outrageous tale of oil, power, corruption, corporate murder and ecocide … READ MORE
Who would have ever thought that it would be one lone Democratic Senator that would finally put an end our democratic voting system? The one person, one vote ideal we’ve been trying to achieve in this country. Maybe it’s time now to make Joe Manchin’s name into a verb, as in “Manchining” — as in crippling a structural system of voting. As in … READ MORE
They’re hostile to counting the vote in the US for voters of color and for young people, that’s just the truth. We still have an apartheid vote counting system and they will do everything to get in your way.
There were 7.9 million votes not counted or voters blocked in the 2016 election. That figure is from the US Election Assistance Commission, which keeps track not only of our votes, but … READ MORE