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Dennis Bernstein

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.

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

Is it time we made Manchin a verb?

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

Black Lives Matter protest, Minneapolis. May29, 2020. Photo: Zach D. Roberts

We Still Have Apartheid Elections

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